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  • NJ A4667
  • Establishes "Affordable Housing Obligation Study Commission."
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill establishes the Affordable Housing Obligation Study Commission. The commission would consist of seven members as follows: the Executive Director of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage and Finance Agency, ex officio, and six public members. Of the six public members, one would be appointed by the President of the Senate, one appointed by the Speaker of the General Assembly, one appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate, one appointed by the Minority Leader of the Assembly, and two appointed by the Governor, one from a list submitted by the League of Municipalities, and one from a list submitted by the Fair Share Housing Center. The commission would be required to: (1) examine and study the history of affordable housing in New Jersey and how past practices at the State and local level have resulted in the State's current legal framework. (2) analyze past guidance from State agencies and advocacy groups to municipalities with respect to methods of satisfying existing and future affordable housing obligations to determine whether such guidance has been effective. (3) Analyze the actual and projected population increases in the State, the number of affordable housing units actually needed to serve the needs of residents. (4) hold such public hearings and other activities as may be desirable, at the discretion of the commission, to ensure adequate public input into the preparation of a report. (5) gather and disseminate such information on housing needs and strategies as may be useful for the work of the commission and informative to the public. (6) prepare, adopt, and publish a report, not later than the 365th day next following the organization of the commission, that provides recommendations to municipalities regarding strategies which could be utilized to meet affordable housing obligations, and to State agencies on how best to assist municipalities in meeting affordable housing obligations. Under the bill, the publication of the report by the commission would trigger the immediate expiration of the commission.
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Motion To Table (Greenwald) (44-26-0)  (on 6/29/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
6/29/2017 A Motion To Table (Greenwald) (44-26-0)
6/29/2017 A Motion Relieve from Committee (Schepisi)
3/6/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 7/4/2017 Assembly Floor: Table Motion 44 26 10