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Connors, Rumpf & Gove 9th District
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May 29, 2020
Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Trenton is At It Again – Vetoed Common Interest Community Bill Reintroduced and Back on the Agenda

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are alerting constituents that the controversial Common Interest Community Legislation from last year, S-2425, has been reintroduced and advanced in committee.  The new bill number for the current Legislative Session is S-2261.

More than 9,000 residents signed a petition opposing legislation, later vetoed by the Governor, to change common community laws. The bill is back again, and Senator Connors, Asm. Rumpf and Asw. Gove are leading the opposition. (@iStock)

On May 27 of this year, Senator Connors voted against S-2261 as a member of the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.  Following the bill’s release from Committee, the 9th District Delegation provided an update to constituents:

“A large and actively engaged majority of our constituents living in age-restricted communities do not want or need Trenton interfering with the operations of their communities.

“Despite having already drawn the ire of many residents throughout the state and having been pocket-vetoed by Governor Murphy in January of this year, Common Community legislation S-2425 has been reintroduced with the new bill number of S-2261 for the current Session.

“While this legislative proposal is innocuous, it has been advertised as the first of several legislative proposals to modify common interest community-related laws.

“It is anticipated that the subsequent legislative proposals are to deal with more contentious issues, which likely does not bode well for residents of age-restricted communities.

“Last Session, our delegation delivered to the legislative leadership and Governor Murphy petitions signed by more than 9,000 residents opposed to the legislation.

“While we were extremely disappointed the Legislature passed S-2425, with our delegation voting NO, the citizen-led petition drive proved highly effective as Governor Murphy pocket-vetoed the legislation at the end of the Session.

“Over the years, these constituents have consistently rejected any effort by have age-restricted communities further regulated by the Trenton bureaucracy.

“Regardless of any arguments made by special interests, our delegation remains committed to representing the interests of our constituents.”

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