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Connors Votes “NO,” Rumpf & Gove Remain Opposed to Common Interest Community Bill

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Senator Christopher Connors voted against controversial Common Interest Community legislation S-2261, which was voted on by the full Senate on June 29th of this year.

Sen. Christopher Connors voted against controversial Common Interest Community legislation which was voted on by the full Senate. Asm. Brian Rumpf and Asw. DiAnne Gove have pledged to the bill should it be considered by the Assembly. (©iStock)

The bill number from the previous legislative session was S-2425, which was the subject of an intensive citizen-led petition drive to have the legislation stopped from being enacted.

Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove have pledged to oppose S-2261 should it be considered by the Assembly.

“Our constituents living in age-restricted communities have consistently rejected any effort to have their communities further regulated by the Trenton bureaucracy,” stated the 9th District legislators in a statement to constituents. “In short, they don’t want or need Trenton interfering in the operations of their already well-run communities.”

“From the outset, our delegation has warned constituents that while this legislative proposal is innocuous, it has been touted as the first of several legislative proposals to modify common interest community-related laws. The introduction of subsequent legislation is likely to pertain to more contentious issues which residents of age-restricted communities may strongly object to.

“Last session, our delegation delivered to the legislative leadership and Governor Murphy petitions signed by more than 9,000 residents resulting from a citizen-led petition drive opposed to the legislation. Understandably, we were elated when Governor Murphy pocket-vetoed the legislation this past January.

“Trenton should focus on more pressing issues, such as property tax relief and school funding reform, not infringing upon the autonomy of age-restricted communities.”

On June 29th of this year, S-2261 passed the State Senate. The legislation has yet to be considered by the Assembly. The companion measure, A-4265, was referenced to the Assembly Housing Committee upon introduction.

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