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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Green Bill to Clarify Law Concerning Homeowners Associations in Planned Real Estate Developments Gains Assembly OK

Asm. Jerry Green Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Jerry Green, chair of the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee, to modify regulations regarding planned real estate developments and homeowners associations recently received approval from the General Assembly.

"Access to meetings, records and information on ownership is the right of every homeowner in these communities," said Green (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union). "This bill would help to ensure homeowners remain clear on their investment and have a seat at the table when decisions are made for their communities."

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Mazzeo Bill to Increase Superstorm Sandy Aid Transparency Heads to Gov's Desk

Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo to make the distribution of Superstorm Sandy recovery and rebuilding aid more efficient and transparent received final legislative approval earlier this week and now heads to the governor's desk.

"For many Sandy victims - families who already suffered tremendous loss during the storm - navigating applications for recovery aid and trying to avoid foreclosure has yielded nothing but additional stress and discouragement," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "This bill will codify and expand upon standards and safeguards for the treatment of those seeking Sandy aid and make the efficient, expedient distribution of funds a priority."

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Gusciora, Eustace, Jasey, Quijano & Wimberly Bill to Encourage Police, Firefighters, Teachers, Sanitation & Corrections Workers to Buy Homes in Towns Where They Work Clears Legislature

Asm. Reed Gusciora Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora, Tim Eustace, Mila Jasey, Annette Quijano and Benjie Wimberly to provide financial incentives to let police officers, firefighters, public school teachers, corrections and sanitation workers to live where they work cleared the Legislature on Monday.

"There is an advantage to having these workers living in the communities they serve. We have very dedicated public employees, but the commitment is even greater when your work directly impacts the neighborhood where you live and raise your family," said Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon)...

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Schaer, Prieto, Caride, Lagana, Giblin & Wimberly Bill to Require Carbon Monoxide Detectors in More Public Buildings Gains Final OK

Bill Stems from Tragic Incident in Passaic
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gary Schaer, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Marlene Caride, Joseph Lagana, Thomas Giblin and Benjie E. Wimberly to require more buildings to have carbon monoxide detectors received final legislative approval from the Senate on Monday.

The bill (A-4073) is designated as Korman and Park's Law after Noel Korman and Alice Park, who lost their lives while several others were sickened and hospitalized due to carbon monoxide exposure in a multi-use commercial structure in Passaic. The building is home to nearly 20 rehearsal spaces and small recording studios rented monthly by a variety of local musicians and bands and part of an industrial complex off Van Houten Avenue.

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Andrzejczak Bill to Facilitate Ramp Construction for Individuals with Disabilities Clears Assembly

Asm. Bob Andrzejczak Measure Would Decrease Application Consideration Period to Five Days from 20 Days

Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak to make it easier for New Jersey residents with disabilities to access their homes received unanimous approval from the General Assembly on Thursday.

"Wheelchair ramps are simple projects that can significantly improve quality of life for New Jersey residents, but bureaucracy can delay the construction process," said Andrzejczak (D-Cape May/Atlantic/Cumberland). "By reducing the permit application consideration period from a month to mere days, this bill will help ensure that individuals who need wheelchairs at home can have ramps as soon as possible." ...

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Assembly Approves Mazzeo Bill to Increase Superstorm Sandy Aid Transparency

Asm. Vince Mazzeo Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo to make the distribution of Superstorm Sandy recovery and rebuilding aid more efficient and transparent was approved 78-0 Thursday by the Assembly.

"For many Sandy victims - families who already suffered tremendous loss during the storm - navigating applications for recovery aid and trying to avoid foreclosure has yielded nothing but additional stress and discouragement," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "This bill will codify and expand upon standards and safeguards for the treatment of those seeking Sandy aid and make the efficient, expedient distribution of funds a priority..."

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Gusciora, Eustace, Jasey, Quijano & Wimberly: Encourage Police, Firefighters, Teachers, Sanitation & Corrections Workers to Buy Homes in Towns Where They Work

Asm. Reed Gusciora Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora, Tim Eustace, Mila Jasey, Annette Quijano and Benjie Wimberly to provide financial incentives to enable qualified police officers, firefighters, public school teachers, corrections and sanitation workers to live where they work was advanced by the full Assembly on Thursday.

"There is an advantage to having these workers living in the communities they serve. We have very dedicated public employees, but the commitment is even greater when your work directly impacts the neighborhood where you live and raise your family," said Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon). "This financial incentive can help encourage more of our public servants to live in the communities where they work, which provides a benefit not just to those communities, but also the state as a whole." ...

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