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06/28/2013   Enforcement of New Jersey Fireworks Laws
05/23/2013   FY 2014 Local Employer Pension Bills
02/01/2013   Community Disaster Loan Program

Enforcement of New Jersey Fireworks Laws - 06/28/2013

The NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development has sent letters to New Jersey fire chiefs and independent store owners regarding their assistance in the enforcement of New Jersey's Fireworks Law N.J.S.A. 21:2-1 et seq. and  N.J.S.A. 21.3-1 et seq.  The letters are available to view on the DLWD website.  For questions, please contact the office of Public Safety Compliance at (609) 292-2096.

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FY 2014 Local Employer Pension Bills - 05/23/2013

On April 15, 2013, the Christie Administration issued a press release regarding Fiscal Year 2014 pension bills for local governments across the state.  These bills provide the formal actuarial assessment of pension costs to each local government with employees in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) and the Police and Firemen's Retirement System (PFRS).  Detailed information can be viewed online at:

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Community Disaster Loan Program - 02/01/2013

Local Finance Notice 2013-08 explains the "Community Disaster Loan Program" which is administered through FEMA.  This federal program can provide revenue in support of local budgets experiencing or expected to experience significant revenue losses (greater than 5%) attributable to Superstorm Sandy.  Federal assistance through the program can be included in local government budgets to maintain essential services while revenue sources are rebuilt.  Any county, municipality, authority or fire district interested in applying for a Community Disaster Loan must first notify the Division of Local Government Services by sending an email to

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Updated: 06/28/2013