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MEDIA ADVISORY – Senator Lesniak Announces COAH Media Availability For Monday

TRENTON – Senator Raymond J. Lesniak, the Chairman of the Senate Economic Growth Committee and prime sponsor of S-1, legislation to abolish the Council on Affordable Housing for a fairer, market-driven approach to create affordable housing, announced that the public hearing scheduled for the bill on Monday, March 8 would be cancelled, and replaced by an availability with the media and members of the Committee to go over, in detail, the provisions of a Senate Committee Substitute for the bill.

“The purpose of Monday’s availability is to go over – in great detail – what the Senate Committee Substitute for S-1 actually does,” said Senator Lesniak, D-Union. “Whether it’s coming from people who are in favor of the new approach to affordable housing outlined in S-1, or people who are opposed, there is a lot of misinformation being spread about this legislation. On Monday, we hope to put that misinformation to rest once and for all, so we can at least begin to discuss the bill for what it is.”

Senator Lesniak said that he would first brief the Committee members on the Committee Substitute for S-1, and would then open the meeting up to questions from the media. A copy of the legislation would also be available for public review at that time.

Senator Lesniak will be holding his briefing/media availability in Committee Room 6 of the Statehouse Annex, at 11:00 AM.

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