NJAA Testifies Before Red Tape Review Commission

The bi-partisan Red Tape Review Commission met on Tuesday, April 24 in Cherry Hill (Camden County) to hear testimony from stakeholders and the public on regulatory reforms as they relate to energy and infrastructure issues.

The NJAA's testimony presented by Nicholas Kikis, Director of Regulatory Affairs & Research, focused on the Association's recent success in securing approval for sub-metering technology in newly constructed multi-family rental buildings, and to reiterate that more needs to be done on the issue - especially authorization for retrofitting water, electricity, and gas sub-metering. The NJ Board of Public Utility's (BPU) approval of an NJAA petition in August 2011 permitting sub-metering of water in new rental construction was the first time the BPU had approved any type of sub-metering in market-rate rental housing, yet the issue of retro-fits remains unfinished.

In addition to sub-metering, Mr Kikis thanked the Commission for its strong support on two other NJAA policy priorities - including the need to streamline NJ's antiquated boiler inspection and log-book regulations, and the Commission's support for eliminating duplicative municipal inspection and registration ordinances.

For a copy of the NJAA's submission, click here.