Depending upon legislative intent, and the context within which the words are used, there can be a big difference between the word “shall” and the word “may.”
If you represent, or are affiliated with a “contracting unit” which owns or operates a water supply facility or a wastewater treatment facility, that is subject to the New Jersey Local Public Contracts Law (“LPCL”), you need to be familiar with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1)(gg); i.e., the “gg” exception.
On February 22, 2021, Governor Murphy signed three expansive pieces of legislation that create the framework for the sale and consumption of recreational cannabis in the State. The new law creates a laundry list of action items that must be addressed by municipal governing bodies within specified time frames.