Governor Christie Signs “Time of Application” Bill Into Law

Posted by on May 6, 2010 in Time of Decision

By Henry T. Chou, Esq.
Marking a major victory for the development community, Governor Christie has signed into law a measure that abolishes the longstanding “Time of Decision” rule governing zoning determinations. The bill, which was passed by both houses of the Legislature earlier this year and is commonly referred to as the “Time of Application” bill, was signed by Governor Christie on May 5, 2010, and takes effect in one year. It will essentially lock in the zoning that is in effect at the time the development application is filed (with the exception noted below).

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Legislature Primed to Nullify “Time of Decision” Rule

Posted by on Mar 16, 2010 in Municipal Land Use Law, Time of Decision

By: Henry T. Chou, Esq.
*Update: Both Houses of the Legislature have now passed this bill, which will become law if and when Governor Christie signs it.*
Committees of both houses of the New Jersey Legislature have now approved a proposed bill that would change New Jersey’s longstanding “time of decision” rule, and the full Legislature is now poised to vote on the measure. On March 4, 2010, the Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee referred A-437 to the full Assembly. One month prior, on February 4, 2010, the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee referred its identical version of the bill, S-82, to the full Senate.

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