Bills of Interest - Revised December 2012
The legislative committee regularly prepares a list of pending Assembly and Senate bills along with recommendations for a NJSFAC position on each. Click here to see the latest bill list.
The following legislative links are provided to help you navigate our state legislative process:
LOSAP Update - Revised 3/18/01
The Local Finance Board published the final LOSAP regulations in the January 16, 2001 edition of The New Jersey Register starting at 33 N.J.R. 254. They will be codified at N.J.A.C. 5:30-11. The First Aid Council as well as many other interested parties sent in written comments on these regulations.
The publishing of these final regulations means that any town or fire district that has adopted a LOSAP plan can now seek bids from insurance companies and other investment providers to administer their LOSAP plan. These regulations provide guidance regarding LOSAP plan administration and the need for towns to solicit bids from at least two plan administrators before selecting a provider. Squads whose town has adopted a LOSAP plan should contact their town's administrator and make sure that the town is aware of the adoption of the final LOSAP regulations. Each town must follow these LOSAP regulations to fully implement their LOSAP program for emergency service volunteers.
To download the final rules in pdf format (Adobe) click here (50k).
To download the sample plan and point system proposed by the State click here. This plan will help a town or squad draft the needed program. Please note that this plan was drafted prior to the adoption of the final rules and may not be in full compliance. Check with the DCA Local Government Services Staff to see if the plan is still valid.
Third Party Billing -
Recent changes in our bylaws allows certain squads that use third party billing to become members of our organization. Third party billing is not a panacea and there are a number of issues that can negatively impact a squad involved in billing.
To download a pdf format (Adobe) copy of a paper drafted on the issue by the NJSFAC click here.