Gov. Murphy Signs New Law Affecting NJ Associations

January 13, 2022 10:24 AM
 
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NOTE: THIS BLOG POST COURTESY OF HILL WALLACK, LLP'S COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS GROUP 

Governor Murphy just signed into law a bill that directly affects the rights, obligations and operations of common interest communities in New Jersey. We are pleased to report on this new law as it will benefit all our common interest community clients going forward, and in that regard we commend the CAI Legislative Action Committee-NJ for their efforts to support and advance this bill into law.

Public Law 2021 c.362 (A5549/S4112) amends the NJ Nonprofit Corporation Act to authorize such entities (including community associations and condominium associations) to permit their members to attend membership meetings remotely by video conference or conference telephone call. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic a bill was signed into law that permitted such remote attendance at membership meetings, but only during a declared State of Emergency (Public Law 2020, c.20). This law extends that authorization to attend membership meetings remotely even in the absence of a declared State of Emergency. It is important to note that this new law does not automatically authorize an association to permit its members to attend membership meetings remotely. Rather, each association board must authorize and adopt guidelines and procedures governing how its members may attend their meetings remotely.

If you have questions about how this new law affects your community association, we invite you to contact any of the lawyers in the Community Associations Practice Group of Hill Wallack LLP. Click here to visit Hill Wallack LLP.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
George_GreatrexGeorge C. Greatrex Jr., a partner in the Cherry Hill, N.J. office of Hill Wallack LLP, is a member of the firm’s Community Associations practice group. Spanning the past 30 years, George has devoted a large portion of his practice to the burgeoning area of community association law in New Jersey, representing all forms of common interest communities, including condominiums, townhomes, and single family detached homes. He is a member of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), is the immediate past Chair of the NJ Legislative Action Committee, and is a frequent lecturer to board members, property managers and lawyers on the issues facing community associations in New Jersey. Click here to email George

 

 

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