HARTFORD \u2013\u00a0State Rep. John Frey (R-111)\u00a0panned Governor Malloy\u2019s decision to veto the bipartisan 8-30g affordable housing compromise bill, HB 6880 after the announcement was made\u00a0on Friday. The bill, co-sponsored by Rep. Frey, was a modest step towards affordable housing reform which hoped to\u00a0offer towns an attainable goal of developing and reaching a moratorium to achieve greater control over developments.\u00a0 It received 116 votes (77%) in the House and 30 votes (83%) in the State Senate. \u201cI consider this an outrageous move by the governor,\u201d said\u00a0Rep. Frey.\u00a0 \u201cThe bill he just vetoed was the product of bipartisan discussion and mutual compromise, and it took hard work to pass the House and Senate as broadly as it did.\u00a0 If the governor won\u2019t accept the careful and prudent ideas in HB 6880 to provide fairness and contemporary changes to the 8-30g statute, then he has truly given up trying to help municipalities.\u00a0 I\u2019m really not sure what else we can do to get his attention about how serious of a problem this is.\u201d Under the current 8-30g statue, towns like Ridgefield had very little chance of ever achieving the high bar for a moratorium that allowed predatory developers to sidestep local zoning laws. In spite of this setback,\u00a0Rep. Frey\u00a0noted that the bill passed with enough support to potentially override the governor\u2019s veto.\u00a0 Each year the legislature has a veto session to consider whether to override vetoes by the governor.\u00a0 An override requires a two-thirds vote by each chamber (House & Senate) which would mean the House of Representatives would need 101 votes and the Senate would need 24 votes. \u201cI will not be deterred on this issue.\u00a0 I urge the legislature to override the governor\u2019s veto and get this bill passed so the voices of Ridgefield residents and concerned citizens across the state will be heard.\u00a0 We can still do the right thing here,\u201d\u00a0Rep. Frey\u00a0added.