On March 9, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 103, declaring both a Public Health Emergency (PHE) and a State of Emergency.
Effective June 4, 2021, Governor Murphy rescinded the Public Health Emergency (PHE). However, the State of Emergency continues and has not been rescinded. See P.L. 2021, c. 103, Section 4.
Various Division policies, procedures, and provisions were revised or relaxed due to the pandemic, for example the extension of various statutory time frames authorized by either Executive Order No. 170, or by P.L. 2020, c. 19.
Executive Order No. 170 ties the extension date for various statutes of limitations to the end of the PHE; however, the new law specifically extends EO-170 until January 1, 2022, unless EO-170 is revoked or modified by the Governor.
P.L. 2020, c. 19 ties the extension date for specific statutes to the end of the State of Emergency.