Senator Gayle Slossberg (D-Milford) and her colleagues in the Senate and House of Representatives voted Monday to override Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s veto of HB 6880, a reform to the 8-30g affordable housing statute which originally received an overwhelming, bipartisan vote of 30-6 in the Senate and 116-33 in the House of Representatives. The veto passed with the required two-thirds majority in the Senate by a vote of 24-12 and a vote of 101-47 in the House, according to a press release from Slossberg.
“The facts have spoken on this issue, and the people of Connecticut have been vocal in their support of reform. I am thrilled that we were able to pass the override and put this change into law,” said Senator Slossberg. “The current 8-30g law gives private developers the power to ignore local zoning decisions and site their developments wherever they choose. This disproportionate power given to developers has not helped Connecticut grow our affordable housing stock, and we are putting an end to it today.