TRENTON, NJ –  Assembly Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21) has released a statement following the rejection of his request for a special state legislature session to address affordable housing laws.

“The speaker of the General Assembly rejected my request on procedural grounds,” Bramnick said. “I will continue to fight to sustain home rule on housing issues."

Bramnick called for the special state legislature session earlier this month.

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Bramnick said that he believes regional contribution agreements need to be brought back and that the courts need to create clear and concise rules regarding affordable housing.

“We have the wild, wild west right now,” Bramnick said. “Builders are suing municipalities and municipalities are confused. if you call any municipality and ask if it's clear what their affordable housing law is, it's not clear. For years, the legislature hasn't addressed it and the courts aren't setting a precedent. That happens anytime the law is unclear.”