Category: State Government

Local Finance Notice Addresses Construction Code Fees

NJ Assembly Passes Bill in Response to TTFA Project Freeze

Pursuant to Gov. Chris Christie’s Executive Order No. 210 of 2016, all ongoing work funded by the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Authority (TTFA) was ordered to cease effective July 9, 2016. All over the state, contractors were forced to cease all active work and secure the projects.  The transportation

Plaintiff Can’t Circumvent AOM Statute by Suing Only Public Entity

Plaintiff Can’t Circumvent AOM Statute by Suing Only Public Entity

In McCormick v. the State of New Jersey, the Appellate Division considered whether a personal injury plaintiff can avoid the need to obtain an affidavit of merit (AOM) by suing only the public entity and not the licensed professionals. The appeals court ultimately concluded that such circumvention of the AOM

Gov. Christie Vetoes Airbnb Bill to Tax Short-Term Rentals

Proposed Bill Eliminates Municipal Oversight Over Ride-Sharing Companies

New Jersey lawmakers are currently debating legislation that will determine how to regulate ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft. Of particular interest to municipalities, a provision of the proposed bill removes the industry from local oversight. As we have previously discussed on the Scarinci Hollenbeck Business Law News Blog, so-called transportation

NJ Appeals Court: Notice Requirements of Torts Claims Act Don’t Apply to Government Contractors

NJ Appeals Court: Notice Requirements of Torts Claims Act Don’t Apply to Government Contractors

In Gomes v. Monmouth County, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court held that the 90-day notice requirement under the New Jersey Tort Claims Act does not apply to government contractors. The Facts of the Case Plaintiff GinaMarie Gomes was briefly incarcerated at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution

Changes to NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust Financing Program

Changes to NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust Financing Program

On August 25, 2015, Gov. Chris Christie signed into law legislation (Assembly Bill No. 4527) that makes several important changes to the Environmental Infrastructure Trust Financing Program. The changes took effect immediately. The statute, P.L. 2015, c. 160, specifically extends the possible term of bonds, notes, or other obligations of

NJ Attorney General Issues Police Body Worn Camera Directive

Acting Attorney General John Hoffman recently issued a directive regarding the use of body worn cameras (BWCs) by New Jersey law enforcement officers. While the decision to acquire body cameras is left to individual police departments and municipalities, the directive establishes foundational requirements for those entities that decide to deploy

NJ Appeals Court Disability Retirees Exempted from Health Insurance Premium Contributions

NJ Tax Court Rules Non-Profit Hospital Is Taxable

In AHS Hospital Corp d/b/a/ Morristown Memorial Hospital v. Town of Morristown, the New Jersey Tax Court found that Morristown Memorial Hospital, under its current method of operation, fails to satisfy the criteria for property tax exemption as set forth in N.J.S.A. 54:4-3.6. The precedential decision is expected to have

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NJ Turnpike Is Not Alter-Ego of State for Purposes of Tax Roll-back Exemption

The New Jersey Tax Court recently considered whether the New Jersey Turnpike Authority should be considered an alter ego of the State for the purposes of N.J.S.A. 54:4-23.8, which provides an exemption for roll-back taxes if lands are acquired by, among others, a local government unit for “recreation and conservation