Bill to Eliminate Duplicative Inspections Was Approved by Senate Committee

On May 12, the Senate Community & Urban Affairs Committee, in a bi-partisan unanimous vote, approved and released S-2795, legislation sponsored by, Senator Jeff Van Drew (D-Cape May) and  Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex).  This legislation is a priority of the NJAA.

The bill clarifies state law to restore common-sense, balance, and fairness to a comprehensive registration/regulation/inspection system that has, for nearly 45 years, served the public well.  It aligns and clarifies various statutes to make the State solely responsible for establishing and enforcing registration, maintenance, use, and inspection standards for rental properties of three (3) or more units and prevents municipalities from imposing additional registration or inspection schemes on properties already inspected by the State.

This initiative is a top policy priority for the NJAA and we appreciate the efforts of Senator Van Drew and Senator Oroho in helping to facilitate the bill's movement during this hectic May - June Budget sprint. 

S-2795's companion, A-3835, is sponsored by Asm Kevin Ryan (D-Essex), Asw Mila Jasey (D-Essex), Vice Chair of the Assembly Housing Committee, and Majority Leader Joe Cryan (D-Union).  The NJAA appreciates the Senate and Assembly sponsor's interest in this important issue, and we look forward to working with the sponsors and stakeholders in moving both initiatives through the legislative process.

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