TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate is set to consider a bill to overhaul New Jersey’s affordable housing laws.

The bill would abolish the state Council on Affordable Housing, eliminate a 2.5 percent fee on commercial development and reduce some municipalities’ obligations to provide housing for low- and moderate-income families.

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The Senate and Assembly versions are not identical, so if the Senate passes it Monday, it must still be reconciled before final passage.

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New Jersey has struggled with how to provide low- and moderate-income housing since a 1975 court case known as the Mount Laurel decision successfully challenged exclusionary zoning in the Garden State.

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