The Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee is responsible for reviewing legislation dealing with municipalities, counties, local finance, local public contracts, property taxes, local authorities, housing, land use, zoning and planning.
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Mazzeo Unveils Bill to Bring Successful Tax Credit Program to Atlantic City to Help Create Jobs & Economic Growth

Asm. Vince Mazzeo Bill Would Help Boost Economy in Atlantic County Region

Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo on Friday announced he's introduced legislation to help revitalize Atlantic City by extending a successful tax credit program to neighborhoods in which casino gaming is authorized.

"This will help revitalize Atlantic City and diversify the city's economy," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "This will build upon the unique recreational experience Atlantic City provides while also combating poverty and unemployment by encouraging economic development in the city's low and moderate-income neighborhoods. The bottom line is this - a strong Atlantic City is good for everyone and this would be another tool to accomplish that shared goal..."

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Sumter, Wimberly, Green & Garcia Legislation to Require Generators in Apartment Buildings Clears Full Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Shavonda Sumter, Benjie Wimberly, Jerry Green and Carmelo Garcia to ensure that residents of multiple-unit housing facilities have access to power during emergencies was approved 47-20-6 by the full Assembly on Thursday.

The bill (A-864) would require newly-constructed multiple dwellings with 25 or more residential units to install standby generators to provide electricity during an emergency. The generators would be reserved for emergency use when needed to protect the general health, safety and welfare of residents during a continued power outage.

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DeAngelo & Pintor Marin Bill to Promote Bedbug Awareness, Prevention Gains Assembly Approval

Asm. Wayne P. DeAngelo Legislation Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo and Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin sponsored to increase awareness about bedbugs and prevent the spread of the pests in New Jersey schools received unanimous approval on Monday in the General Assembly.

"When parents say 'Don't let the bedbugs bite,' what they may not realize is that their well wishes are no match for the invasion of these pests," said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "The information on this fact sheet can help parents, students and school staff familiarize themselves with the signs of infestation and hopefully limit the level of panic and stigma typically associated with bedbugs."

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THURSDAY - Expanded Tuition Equality, Veterans Tuition Assistance, UEZ Boost, Meadowlands Reform, Atlantic City Help & Rutgers Reform Top Assembly Session

Bills to expand tuition equality, provide tuition help for veterans, send more money back to Urban Enterprise Zones, reform Meadowlands tax sharing and governance, help Atlantic City's economy and reform the Rutgers board of trustees top Thursday's Assembly voting session.

Bills to reform New Jersey's expungement laws, create Gold Alerts for missing people with developmental disabilities, establish a motor vehicle surcharge payment plan, ban unsolicited text ads and checks, require ATM operators to disclose balance inquiry fees, expand use of DNA as crime evidence, eliminate consumer data collection requirements for gift cards and limit access to motor vehicle recording data are also to be considered...

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