Legislative Corner

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...

Legislative Update: February 2014

Legislative Update: February 2014

 President Ed Brannigan and I have been meeting with various New Jersey State Legislative leaders since the new 2014-2015 Legislative Session convened on January 15th. to discuss FOP legislative priorities in the new session. The number one priority is the reenactment...

FOP Legislative Update for December, 2013

The 2013 Gubernatorial and State Legislative Elections held on November 5, 2013 can be best summarized as  “status quo” elections. Nothing changed. Governor Chris Christie was reelected overwhelmingly and the Democrats retained control of the New Jersey State...

FOP LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR MAY 3, 2013

As the New Jersey State Legislature approaches the Summer recess at the end of June, two top priority bills of the FOP have received action.  The first bill, Assembly Bill No. 2756 (sponsored by Assemblwomen Annette Quijano and Valerie Vainieri and Assemblymen Jason...

Current Legislative Update through January, 2013

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: EYE ON TRENTON (December 12, 2012) The New Jersey State Legislature returned to Trenton after the Summer break for the Fall Legislative Session. Among the hundreds of pieces of legislation pending in the Legislature are several of interest to the...