Governor Christie Vetoes NJAA Opposed Bill Authorizing Apartment Licensure Ordinances
January 22, 2016
On Tuesday, January 19, 2016, Governor Christie pocket vetoed S-3277, sponsored by Senator Cruz-Perez (D-Camden) and Assemblyman Burzichelli (Gloucester), which would have reversed the holding in Timber Glen v. Hamilton and allowed municipalities to license apartments. These municipal licensure schemes constitute a tax on apartments, and circumvent the bipartisan 2.0% property tax cap. NJAA had requested a veto, and applauds the governor’s decisive action on this misguided legislation. This is a priority issue for NJAA, and we will continue to have discussions with Assembly and Senate sponsors as well as all interested parties.
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