MARCH 2016 NJ STATE FOP LEGISLATIVE UPDATE On January 12, 2016 the 2014-2015 New Jersey Legislative Session ended and the new 2016-2017 Legislative Session commenced. During the 2014-2015 Legislative Session the FOP succeeded in having several new laws it initiated and supported signed into law. They are: *** P.L. 2015,
(Hamilton, NJ) Brothers and Sisters, this year the full New Jersey Assembly is up for election. That’s 80 seats of the 120 who serve in the New Jersey Legislature. The Senate is not up for election until 2017. NJFOP Board of Trustees held its September 23rd meeting at Hibernian Club
FOP LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR JULY 2015
NEW JERSEY PENSION UPDATE (Prepared by Peter Guzzo, NJ State FOP Lobbyist) On June 9th., the New Jersey State Supreme Court ruled in a 5-2 decision that although the Governor signed a law in 2011 (known as Chapter 78) to make the public employee’s pension system whole in seven years,
FOP LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR JUNE 2015 (Prepared by Peter Guzzo , NJ State FOP Lobbyist) The following are key pieces of legislation either pending in the New Jersey Legislature or recently enacted into law:: 1. A-3493/S-2564 (Prime Sponsors: Assemblyman Gordon Johnson-Dem/Senator Linda Greenstein-Dem): This bill requires police departments of institutions
During each yearly NJ State legislative session, the NJ FOP develops a document that lists all current bills currently on the floor of the state legislature that directly affects NJ Law Enforcement Officers. The legislative priorities explains each bill in terms that speak directly to the breadth of each bill
Brothers and Sisters: Below are critical pieces of legislation moving through the New Jersey Legislature. At the of the writing of this report (March 24, 2015), the New Jersey State Legislature is in the midst of the 2014 – 2015 Legislative Session. The current session ends in January 2016. Compared
Two key legislative issues faced the FOP as the 2014 Legislative Session headed to a finish in December 2014. One is the issue of mandating that law enforcement officers be required to wear body cameras. The other is the matter of prohibiting the posting, publishing on the internet, or disclosing
The NJ FOP Legislative corner is compiled by Peter Guzzo PHD. Dr. Guzzo has successfully advocated for the rights and benefits of both law enforcement officers and firefighters, as well as for expanding the rights of injured workers in New Jersey's Workers Compensation Courts. For many years, Dr. Guzzo has also coordinated the work of Consumers for Civil Justice, a coalition of citizen, labor, civil rights, victim rights, environmental and public health organizations committed to promoting and defending the interests of consumers and victims of wrongdoing through fair and equal access to the civil justice system and government.
The NJ FOP legislative corner provides important information encompassing law enforcement, labor, and all other FOP related issues facing the state legislature
- Newark Mayor jeopardizes police and fire unions’ healthcare!
- NJFOP-initiated bill that expands the list of retired officers who can handguns becomes Law!
- Summer, 2017 Legislative Report
- FOP President Fox speaks out against Gov. Christie’s conditional veto on our pension bill!
- Assemblyman Benson continues to work for fair compensation for public employees injured by inmates or detainees