Senator Ronald L. Rice, D-Essex, speaks on the Senate floor in honor of retiring Senator Nicholas Asselta, R-Cumberland and Cape May.

11 Jun: Rice Housing Construction Bills Advance

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Ronald L. Rice and based on recommendations from the State Commission of Investigation (SCI) to protect new home buyers from unsafe construction practices was approved by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today.

“In a recent investigation, the SCI uncovered evidence of rampant code violations in a spectrum of areas from inspection irregularities, to dangerous building code violations to an unresponsive system for remedying these problems,” said Senator Rice, D-Essex. “The number of residents with nightmarish experiences of negligent and shoddy workmanship in their homes has been overwhelming and I wanted to give homebuyers the peace of mind that their houses are safe. My four measures will increase government oversight and provide safeguards for those purchasing homes in New Jersey.”