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  • NJ A1484
  • Requires installation of operational automatic rain sensor on lawn sprinklers as condition of sale and on lawn sprinklers on commercial, retail or industrial property and in common interest communities within specified timeframes.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/19/2017)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires that every contract of sale of real property upon which a lawn sprinkler system was installed on or prior to September 8, 2000 must include a provision requiring, as a condition of the sale, the installation of an operational automatic rain sensor device or switch that will override the irrigation cycle of the automatic lawn sprinkler system when adequate rainfall has occurred. Closing of title on the sale of any real property cannot occur unless documentation is provided demonstrating the installation of an operational automatic rain sensor device or switch. At closing, the buyer and seller both must certify in writing that the requirements of this subsection have been met. These provisions will not apply to the closing of title on the sale of property within a common interest community. "Common interest community" is defined as a horizontal property regime, condominium, homeowner association, cooperative, or mutual housing corporation, in which some of the property, commonly known as "common elements" or "common areas," are owned or controlled by the unit or association owners or members. Failure to comply with these requirements will not defeat or impair the title conveyed. An owner who sells, leases, rents or otherwise permits to be utilized or occupied any property when the property does not comply with these requirements will be subject to a fine of not more than $500 to be collected in a civil action by a summary proceeding pursuant to the "Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999," P.L.1999, c.274 (C.2A:58-10 et seq.). Within 24 months after the date of enactment of this bill, an automatic lawn sprinkler installed on or prior to September 8, 2000 in a common interest community must be retrofitted with an operational automatic rain sensor device or switch that will override the irrigation cycle of the automatic lawn sprinkler system when adequate rainfall has occurred. Within 12 months after the date of enactment of this bill, an automatic lawn sprinkler system installed on or prior to September 8, 2000 on any commercial, retail or industrial property must be retrofitted with an operational automatic rain sensor device or switch that will override the irrigation cycle of the automatic lawn sprinkler system when adequate rainfall has occurred.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Environment and Solid Waste
Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading  (on 1/19/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
1/19/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
1/19/2017 Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Hearing (14:00 1/19/2017 Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 1/19/2017 Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee: Reported Favorably 5 1 0