NJ Appeals Court Issues Guidance On Referendum Deadlines

Law360, New York (January 3, 2014, 4:57 PM EST) -- A New Jersey appellate panel on Monday clarified conflicting state statutes governing the deadlines for submitting municipal referendums, ruling municipalities must follow all pertinent deadlines, and invalidating a recently considered referendum for its lack of timeliness.

In a published decision, a three-judge panel on the Superior Court of New Jersey’s Appellate Division ruled in favor of three Hopewell Township residents, invalidating a nonbinding referendum on the acquisition of a stretch of road because the Township Committee failed to submit the referendum with at least 81 days...
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