NJ Legislature Introduces Proposal to Lengthen the Protection of the Permit Extension Act of 2008

December 9th, 2011 | Posted by: Christopher DeGrezia 0| comments:

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On November 28, 2011, the New Jersey Legislature introduced A-4367 — proposed legislation standing to lengthen the protection of the Permit Extension Act of 2008 (the “PEA”), for an additional 3 years (i.e.,until at least December 31, 2015, after which the running of the approval periods would resume for up to 6 months, until June 30, 2016). 

By way of background, the Permit Extension Act automatically suspended the expiration of many (but not all) state, county and local permits and approvals, for an “extension period” intially lasting from January 1, 2007 through July 1, 2010.  However, by a legislative amendment, the duration of that “extension period” was extended until December 31, 2012, after which, under current law, the running of the approval periods will resume for up to 6 months, until June 30, 2013. 

With the introduction of A-4367, the Legislature is now proposing to extend (again) the duration of this so-called extension period until December 31, 2015.  A-4367 stands to benefit all approvals that were extended by the Permit Extension Act.  This proposal does not, conversely, stand to limit the scope of protection provided under the Permit Extension Act.  » Read the rest of this entry «

New Legislation Gives Additional Protection To Approvals Covered by the Permit Extension Act of 2008

January 21st, 2010 | Posted by: Christopher DeGrezia 0| comments:

2009-02-17 Transfer 102By Michael Smith, Esq., LEED AP.

On January 18, 2010, now former Governor Jon Corzine signed A-4347 – legislation that lengthens the protection of the Permit Extension Act of 2008, for an additional 2.5 years. 
 By way of background, the Permit Extension Act automatically suspended the expiration of many, but not all, state, county and local permits and approvals, for an “extension period” intially lasting from January 1, 2007 through July 1, 2010. 

With A-4347 signed into law, that “extension period” will now last until December 31, 2012, after which the running of the approval periods will resume for up to 6 months – that is, until June 30, 2013.  Furthermore, bear in mind that approvals covered by the Permit Extension Act remain eligible for additional extensions under other authorities (for example, the Municipal Land Use Law)

For a copy of A-4347 please click here.

NJ Legislature Proposes to Lengthen the Protection of the Permit Extension Act of 2008

December 18th, 2009 | Posted by: Christopher DeGrezia 0| comments:

dsc_0092aaBy Michael Smith, Esq., LEED AP.

The New Jersey Legislature recently introduced identical companion bills S-3137 and A-4347 – proposed legislation standing to lengthen the protection of the Permit Extension Act of 2008 (the “PEA”), until at least December 31, 2012.  By way of background, the PEA automatically suspended the expiration of many state, county and local approvals and permits, for an “extension period” lasting from January 1, 2007 through July 1, 2010, after which the running of the approval periods will resume for up to six months – that is, until December 31, 2010. » Read the rest of this entry «

The Permit Extension Act of 2008

January 1st, 2009 | Posted by: Christopher DeGrezia 3| comments:

Permit Extension - meadowIn response to a national recession, the New Jersey Assembly and Senate passed the Permit Extension Act of 2008 (“Act”), which was signed into law on or about September 6, 2008 by Governor Corzine .  The Act suspends the expiration of most state, county and local approvals and permits in existence during the “extension period” running from January 1, 2007 through July 1, 2010.  However, the Act specifically excludes permits involving the federal government, municipal approvals for residential developments where the land subsequently has been rezoned for either industrial or commercial use, permits for development in environmentally sensitive areas and some permits issued by the Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Protection. The act also excludes from coverage permits and approvals that are in “environmentally sensitive areas” which include certain Planning Ares (4B and 5).

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