Law Restricts Bond Elections to Five Dates
TRENTON, June 6, 2001—A new law will limit school
construction questions and other special referenda to five dates throughout the
year. The legislation, S-249, signed into law last week, provides
school elections may be held only on the fourth Tuesday in January, the second
Tuesday in March, the last Tuesday in September or the second Tuesday in
December. (School boards can
continue to hold bond elections and other referenda on the Annual School
of education must give the municipal clerk and the county board of elections no
less than 60 days' notice, in writing, of its intention to hold a special school
The new law eliminates current provisions that authorize legal voters of the district to petition the school board to hold a special election.
The new law goes into effect 120 days after its enactment.