Yesterday, the State Senate and the Assembly approved A-3919/S-2346. This legislation extends certain permits, approvals, and deadlines during the COVID-19 emergency, including timeframes for action required under the municipal land use law (MLUL).
Specifically, under this legislation, the 45-day period for an application for development to a municipal agency to certify an application as complete would be extended to either 90 days after March 9, 2020, or 60 days after the date the application for development is submitted, whichever date is later. In addition, timeframes as provided for in the MLUL, for a municipal agency to either grant or deny an application for development, would be extended by 60 days.
The measure is now before Governor Murphy for his action. We would like to thank the sponsors of this bill for recognizing municipal concerns and for their willingness to work with the League to ensure that our concerns are addressed.
Contact: Frank Marshall, Esq., Associate General Counsel, firstname.lastname@example.org, 609-695-3481 x137.