Various Assembly and Senate committees held hearings and considered numerous pieces of legislation this week. The municipal issues considered include:
Assembly Telecommunications & Utilities:
A-2846: Permits local unit or authority that operates a water, sewerage, or stormwater management system to reduce the fees or other charges it collects from low-income persons residing in its district or service area was amended. The amendments will require that the provisions of the bill will only apply if an undesignated fund balance is available or a sufficient number of unreserved retained earnings are set aside and designated to offset the projected loss in revenues that may be attributable to providing a reduction. The bill, which the League supports, has been referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.