On August 7, 2017, Governor Chris Christie signed in to law P.L.2017, c.206 ("Act"), which permits fire districts in the State of New Jersey ("State") to move the date of their annual fire district election to the date of the November general election. Presently, N.J.S.A. 40A:14-72 requires that an election shall be held annually on the third Saturday in February in each established fire district in the State. Pursuant to the Act, the Board of Fire Commissioners of each fire district may now adopt a resolution moving the annual fire district election to the date of the general election in November.
On June 30, 2015, the New Jersey Tax Court released its decision in the case of AHS Hospital Corp d/b/a/ Morristown Memorial Hospital v. Town of Morristown.¹ The Court determined that AHS Hospital Corp., d/b/a Morristown Memorial Hospital (“Hospital”) was not eligible for property tax exemptions under New Jersey law as a non-profit corporation.