Tag: Public law

NJDEP Providing Toolkit to Help NJ Municipalities Address Climate Resilience

NJDEP Providing Toolkit to Help NJ Municipalities Address Climate Resilience

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) recently released the Resilient NJ: Local Planning for Climate Change Toolkit… The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) recently released the Resilient NJ: Local Planning for Climate Change Toolkit. It is designed to help municipal and county governments address climate change through sustainable

Gov. Murphy Signs Bill Extending Special Education Service

Gov. Murphy Signs Bill Extending Special Education Service

Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed legislation requiring boards of education to consider offering additional or compensatory special education and related services… On June 16, 2021, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation requiring boards of education to consider offering additional or compensatory special education and related services, including transition services, for a maximum

Gov. Murphy Signs Electronic Permitting Bill into Law

Gov. Murphy Signs Electronic Permitting Bill into Law

Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed legislation into law that establishes a State online electronic building permit review and inspection scheduling system… New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed legislation into law that establishes a State online electronic building permit review and inspection scheduling system. To help defray the costs of

Appellate Division Rules Administrative Assistant Entitled to Tenure Hearing

Appellate Division Rules Administrative Assistant Entitled to Tenure Hearing

The Appellate Division recently reversed a decision issued by the Commissioner of Education regarding the termination of an administrative employee of eight years, without a tenure hearing… The Appellate Division recently reversed a decision issued by the Commissioner of Education regarding the termination of an administrative employee of eight years,

Key Takeaways from Appellate Division’s Latest OPRA Decision

Key Takeaways from Appellate Division’s Latest OPRA Decision

The Appellate Division recently held that  police internal affairs files were not subject to disclosure under the state’s Open Public Records Act (OPRA)… In Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC v. Township of Neptune, the Appellate Division held that police internal affairs files were not subject to disclosure under the state’s

Significant Provisions of New Jersey’s School Regionalization Bill

Significant Provisions of New Jersey’s School Regionalization Bill

Legislation that would overhaul school regionalization is primed to move quickly through the New Jersey Legislature… Legislation that would overhaul school regionalization is primed to move quickly through the New Jersey Legislature. The bill, Senate Bill 3488, provides a road map for school districts to study and implement school regionalization

NJ Assembly Advances Legislation Targeting Student Mental Health

NJ Assembly Advances Legislation Targeting Student Mental Health

The mental health of New Jersey students was a growing concern before the COVID-19 pandemic hit… The mental health of New Jersey students was a growing concern before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Nationally, as well as in New Jersey, suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people

What NJ Municipalities Need to Know About the State’s New Cannabis Laws

What NJ Municipalities Need to Know About the State’s New Cannabis Laws

On February 22, 2021, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation legalizing cannabis use and possession for adults 21 years and older… On February 22, 2021, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation legalizing cannabis use and possession for adults 21 years and older, establishing the regulatory framework for legal cannabis. Gov. Murphy also