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  • NJ A4076
  • Permits municipal reorganization meetings to be held on alternative dates.
Introduced
(9/15/2016)
In Committee
(6/22/2017)
Crossed Over
(6/22/2017)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill permits certain municipal reorganization meetings to be held on any day during the first week in July. Under current law, municipal bodies whose members begin their term of office on July 1st must hold a reorganization meeting on July 1st following municipal elections. This requirement may present a conflict when, for instance, July 1st falls on a day when religious observances occur, thereby limiting the ability of an elected representative to attend and participate in the meeting. These meetings are significant, in part, because they are organized in order to select mayors or municipal managers and conduct other important municipal business as required by statute. This bill would allow municipalities whose members begin their term of office on July 1st to hold a reorganization meeting on any day during the first week in July. By providing a multiple-day window, this plan accommodates personal conflicts while also ensuring that the municipal body will meet in a timely manner after an election. This bill would not affect the term of office of a member of a municipal governing body as elected by the voters of the municipality. This bill reflects a similar plan under which a municipal government that is reorganized in January may schedule the reorganization meeting for any day during the first week in January. Although section 1 of P.L.1956, c.176 (C.40:45A-1) states that it applies to any municipality that reorganizes in January, this bill amends several statutes to clarify existing language in order to limit the potential for ambiguity or confusion as to the scope of this requirement.
Judiciary, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, Community and Urban Affairs, Passed Assembly
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee  (on 6/22/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
6/22/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
6/22/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (75-0-0)
12/12/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
12/12/2016 Assembly Judiciary Hearing (10:00 12/12/2016 Committee Room 12, 4th Floor)
9/15/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 75 0 5
Detail 12/12/2016 Assembly Judiciary Committee: Reported Favorably 7 0 0