NEW JERSEY – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony M. Bucco to extend the duration of existing permit approvals from state, county and municipal agencies for the duration of the COVID-19 health emergency was signed Wendesday by Governor Murphy.
The majority of business and government projects came to a sudden halt when the coronavirus pandemic hit and the Governor locked down the state. The enactment of Bucco’s bill (A-3919/S-2346) ensures those projects can resume without costly delays.
“The economy was stopped in its tracks by COVID-19,” said Senator Bucco (R-25). “Work has been frozen by mandated precautions and strict social distancing orders. During indefinite delays, permit approvals can expire, jeopardizing important construction projects and placing public and private investment at risk. By extending permits during this health crisis, we can prevent important, already-approved work from being abandoned.
“This new law helps make sure these projects remain viable and keeps people working during these trying times,” Bucco said.