On Friday, May 14, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey issued Executive Order 240, extending the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency for an additional thirty days. As part of the announcement the governor issued a press release (viewable here: https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562021/approved/20210514a.shtml). Significantly, the Governor announced that his administration is working closely with the legislature to draft legislation to allow the Public Health Emergency enacted under Executive Order 103 to expire. Specifically the press release states that the Administration “is working closely with Senate President Sweeney and Speaker Coughlin on legislation that will allow the public health emergency to expire,” and that if that legislation can be delivered prior to mid-June 2021, no additional extensions of the Public Health Emergency shall occur.
Should the Public Health Emergency be permitted to expire on or about June 14, 2021, the eviction moratorium enacted under Executive Order 106 shall automatically end sixty days after such expiration barring any additional unanticipated legislation. This would likely mean that all Sheriff Sales would resume on the same date. As always, we will monitor incoming legislation and inform of you any developments as they become available.
Should you have any questions regarding this announcement, please contact Deborah Gallo, Esq., Director of Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.