The U.S. Supreme Court continues to issue decisions impacting New Jersey municipalities. In Shurtleff v. City of Boston, 596 U. S. ____ (2022), the U.S. Supreme Court held that the city of Boston violated the First Amendment when it rejected an application to fly a Christian flag on one of
Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed legislation into law extending the shutoff moratorium for residential customers of local government water, sewer, and electric services. The moratorium, as well as the grace period for water and municipal electric charges, will now last until March 15, 2022. Extension of Grade Period for Water,
As the regulatory picture begins to get clearer, many New Jersey municipalities are likely reconsidering whether to give cannabis businesses the green light to operate within their borders. To help guide the process, the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) recently published the answers to several frequently asked questions. Municipal
Last month, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced significant changes to the statewide “Attorney General Directive Establishing the Use of Force Policy and Procedures” (Use of Force Policy) that must be followed by all state, county, and local law enforcement officers in New Jersey. This is the first time that
In In re Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive Nos. 2020-5 and 2020-6, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court upheld directives issued by the New Jersey Attorney General requiring the state to release information about police officers subjected to major discipline. According to the appeals court, the Attorney General
New Jersey municipalities and counties have new compliance obligations in the New Year. The Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) recently issued Local Finance Notice 2017-27, which addresses a new law requiring local government units to certify compliance with certain federal hiring requirements when submitting approved annual budgets. Pursuant to P.L.
New Jersey lawmakers are currently considering legislation that would transfer the management of the Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS) to a Board of Trustees. Under Senate Bill 3040, the Board of Trustees of the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System would be tasked with overseeing the operation of the retirement
Gov. Chris Christie recently signed legislation amending the Electronic Waste Management Act into law. The E-waste bill shifts the burden of recycling electronic devices from local governments to device manufacturers. The Electronic Waste Management Act previously mandated that each manufacturer provide for the collection, transportation, and recycling of its “return