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  • NJ A4840
  • Requires early retirement incentive offer before public safety department layoffs in municipalities in need of stabilization and recovery.
In Committee
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would require that the State, acting in its oversight capacity with respect to municipalities in need of stabilization and recovery, offer early retirement incentive programs, in writing, to public safety department employees prior to those employees being subject to a layoff plan. The City of Atlantic City has been under State control since 2016 pursuant to the authority granted to the Local Finance Board through the enactment of "Municipal Stabilization and Recovery Act," N.J.S.A.52:27BBBB-1 et seq. Since that time, the unions, which represent public safety employees, have made good faith attempts to negotiate with the State and reduce the size of its government while protecting the public health, safety, and welfare of Atlantic City residents and guests. It is the sponsor's belief that massive layoffs with respect to Atlantic City's police and fire departments is a serious detriment to the public safety of the residents, workers, visitors, and businesses in Atlantic City. The sponsor believes that the appropriate rightsizing of Atlantic City's public safety departments can be accomplished through the offering of an early retirement incentive program to reduce the size of these departments, without jeopardizing public safety and existing federal grants, while alleviating long-term financial stress on Atlantic City's budget. The City is required to pay off the ERI costs, and could pay off the cost over 15 years with the approval of the Director of the Divisions of Pensions and Benefits.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Budget, Substituted by another Bill
Substituted by S3311 (2R)  (on 7/31/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
7/31/2017 A Substituted by S3311 (2R)
6/29/2017 A Assembly Floor Amendment Passed (Muoio)
6/26/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
6/26/2017 Assembly Budget Hearing (19:00 6/26/2017 A-4432 (1R), A-4784 (1R) and A-5038 are pending referral. * Revi)
6/26/2017 Assembly Budget Hearing (19:00 6/26/2017 A-4432 (1R), A-4784 (1R) and A-5038 are pending referral.)
6/22/2017 A Transferred to Assembly Budget Committee
6/15/2017 A Reported out of Asm. Comm. with Amendments, and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
6/15/2017 Assembly State and Local Government Hearing (19:00 6/15/2017 )
5/18/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/26/2017 Assembly Budget Committee: Reported Favorably 9 3 1
Detail 6/15/2017 Assembly State and Local Government Committee: Reported with Amendments 3 1 1