NJSBA Board of Trustees Report
December 15, 2023
Note: This does not constitute official minutes
Honoring Jeremy Farrell: The Board agreed to posthumously recognize Jeremy Farrell, 44, with a Distinguished Legislative Service Award for his contributions as a former chair of the NJSBA’s Legislative Committee. As special counsel and senior managing director of community and government affairs for the LeFrak Organization, Farrell offered invaluable expertise on the Association’s legislative initiatives. He was an active participant on legislative committee calls, often calling in while travelling out of the country to share his insights. Farrell was also instrumental in helping arrange The Legislative Process: A User’s Guide for Lawyers – a CLE event where he joined a panel of state lawmakers to speak on lobbying, understanding the legislative process and legislative intent. He served as an At-Large Trustee on the Board before stepping down prior to the 2023-24 term.
The Board voted to support the following pending Legislation:
A5285 Greenwald / S3708 Greenstein – A bill that requires victims of domestic violence to receive copies of law enforcement records upon request.
A1223 Pintor Marin / S378 Turner – A bill that allows municipalities to adjust deadlines when applying for a short-term exemption or abatement for dwellings. It also requires a provision of notice to purchasers of dwellings in areas in need of rehabilitation under certain circumstances. The Board supported the bill with amendments.