TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick fought against a plan in the Legislature Thursday to impose a new fee on homeowners, renters and businesses based on the amount of rain that runs off their properties.
“Why should a homeowner pay a higher fee just because they have a driveway or a pool in the backyard? This is Trenton madness at its worst,” said Bramnick (R-Union). “New Jersey residents are already flooded by hundreds of taxes and fees. Do we really need a rain tax?”
The bill, S-1073, allows local governments to create storm water utilities. A utility will impose a tax on property owners and/or occupants to fund projects to manage storm water runoff.