Legislative Corner

New Jersey Pension Update

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...

FOP LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR JUNE 2015

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...

2014 – 2015 NJFOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

2014 – 2015 NJFOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

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...

FOP LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR MARCH, 2015

FOP LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR MARCH, 2015

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...

FOP LEGISLATIVE REPORT FOR DECEMBER 18, 2014

FOP LEGISLATIVE REPORT FOR DECEMBER 18, 2014

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...

Legislative Update September, 2014

Legislative Update September, 2014

By now everyone knows that Governor Christie’s promises on funding the New Jersey State Pension System are as worthless as President Putin’s statements that there are no Russian troops in the Ukraine. And everyone also knows that while all public employees increased...

Legislative Update July, 2014

Legislative Update July, 2014

On July 1st. the New Jersey State Legislature finished the 2014 Spring Legislative Session, passed the FY 2014 – 2015 State Budget and adjourned for the Summer. Typically, the Legislature stays out of session until after Labor Day but in challenging times, as New...