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April 6, 2009

Re:   Age-Restricted Housing Conversion Legislation

Dear Mayor:

We have received a number of questions regarding the status of A-3772 /S-2577, which allows for the conversion of approved age-restricted housing to market rate housing.   This legislation passed both houses of the legislature last month and now sits on the Governor’s Desk.   The League has written to the Governor and to all sponsors, and requested a veto of the legislation.          

Since the approval of this legislation on Monday, March 16 by the General Assembly and State Senate respectively, there has been a strong groundswell of opposition from our membership, based on its infringement on home rule and local zoning prerogatives, and the speed in which it traveled through the Legislature.   

If you have not done so already, we recommend that you also contact the Governor’s Office to request a veto and express concerns of your municipality.    You can direct your correspondence to:

William Castner, Esq,
Chief Counsel, Office of the Governor
Statehouse, PO Box 001
Trenton, NJ  08625
Fax: (609) 777-0393 

Please copy the League on any correspondence you send.

For more on this legislation, please see our March 24 Dear Mayor letter.

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director


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