NJ Pols Vote To Ease Red Tape On Flood-Elevation Projects

Law360, New York (June 24, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Legislature on Monday gave final approval to bipartisan legislation that could help property owners avoid the time and expense of local development regulations when raising a building to meet flood-elevation standards.

The bill, A3890, would grant certain property owners a limited exemption if rebuilding an existing structure to a “new and appropriate elevation” based on Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps could mean breaching municipal land use restrictions.

The state Senate on Monday approved the bill in a 40-0 vote, and the state...
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