TRENTON – At least seven bills that have primarily Republican sponsors were pulled from committee hearings next Monday due to an ongoing battle between Senate President Steve Sweeney and GOP Senate leader Thomas Kean Jr.
The bills address a variety of issues, including property valuations when dunes are constructed, converting some fines into tax liens, and allowing delivery of property tax bills and some other official correspondence via email.
Here is a rundown of some bills that originally were on committee agendas but have since been pulled back. The list includes the number, its GOP backers and a summary.
S2617: Sens. Anthony Bucco and Joseph Pennacchio. Concerns closure of Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury Township, Morris County.
S2618: Sens. James Holzapfel and Christopher Connors. Concerns valuation of property condemned for dune construction or beach replenishment.
S2457: Sen. Christopher Bateman. Makes discretionary a driver’s license suspension for first offense of driving without motor vehicle liability insurance.
S1071: Sen. Christopher Connors. Permits conversion of fines for violation of certain municipal ordinances into tax liens.
S1726: Sen. Anthony Bucco. Requires a municipality to comply with a state audit prior to receiving state aid.
S1825: Sen. Anthony Bucco. Authorizes municipality to deliver property tax bills, construction permits, and receipts for payment via e-mail.
S2494: Sens. Robert Singer and Joseph Kyrillos. Permits municipality to use proceeds of beach access fees for areas near beach facilities that are significantly affected by beach tourism; requires municipality to provide explanation of expenditures on website.