PFRS Pension Bill Advances!

Firefighters are closer than ever to transitioning investments and other key decisions regarding the success of the PFRS into the hands of a Board made up by a majority of the stakeholders who count on it for our retirement security.

Yesterday Governor Murphy conditionally vetoed the legislation on his desk to allow for additional technical amendments to be enacted. We believe this decision will further insure the security of our pensions dollars, and allow for a smooth transition to the new Board.

Final Passage of S-5/A-3671

Yesterday, the result of over three years of research and dedication to ALL members of the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System, came to its final step towards reality when the N.J. General Assembly voted 67-2-7 and the N.J. Senate voted 34-2 to send A-3671 / S-5 to the Governor for his consideration of this historic legislation. This vote tally dwarfed the affirmation vote from last years approval, showing the additional support we have garnished for our cause since last year. 

PFRS Pension Bills Advance For Full Consideration

Yesterday, March 22, 2018, Assembly bill A-3671 was reported out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee with bi-partisan support. A-3671 is the Assembly version of S-5, our legislation to transfer management of the PFRS to the PFRS Board of Trustees. Shortly after it’s release yesterday, A-3671 was placed on the board list for consideration by the full General Assembly this Monday, March 26 at 1:00 p.m. 

Trenton sends firefighter layoff plan to state for approval

TRENTON -- City officials have submitted a plan to the state to layoff Trenton firefighters if federal grant money is not awarded to the city, officials confirmed Monday.
Details of the plan were not immediately known Monday evening, but a city official confirmed that a layoff plan was sent to the state Civil Service Commission last week.

New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association