Senate Committee Releases NJAA Supported Legislation Providing Standards for Mold Remediation

On Monday, July 21st, the Senate Environment Committee met in Toms River to hold a special summertime session concurrent with the Assembly Environment Committee.

The Senate Committee took action on key legislation for the NJAA, which seeks to regulate the remediation of mold and the contractors who perform such services. In a 4-0 vote, the Committee amended S-2142, sponsored by Senator Singer (R-Monmouth/Ocean) and Senator Greenstein (D-Middlesex), to make the bill identical to A-1007, and released both bills for consideration on the Senate Floor. NJAA supports S-2142/A-1007, as amended, as the bill would allow maintenance workers to continue to address instances of mold at multifamily communities, would establish clear procedures to guide the inspection, evaluation, and abatement of mold, and would provide consumer protection by regulating mold remediation contractors. The Assembly and Senate Sponsors have committed to continuing stakeholder discussions to ensure that remaining concerns are addressed, and NJAA looks forward to partaking in such discussions.

Click here for a copy of A-1007 to which the Senate bill was amended to be identical. The General Assembly approved A-1007 earlier this year in a 60-15 vote.