New Law Favorably Impacts the Rights of Community Associations in Transition

Posted by on Jan 19, 2022 in Legislation

Governor Murphy just signed into law an important bill that directly impacts the rights of community associations in the developer transition process in New Jersey. We are pleased to report on this new law as it will benefit our common interest community clients going forward, especially those in the developer transition process, and in that regard we commend the CAI Legislative Action Committee-NJ for their efforts to initiate, support and advance this bill into law.

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KEEP OFF THE GRASS: New Cannabis Legislation Creates Options for New Jersey Condominiums and Cooperatives

Posted by on Mar 4, 2021 in Legislation

Written by: Jonathan H. Katz, Esq.

On February 22, 2021, Governor Murphy signed into law the long-awaited cannabis legislation, which legalizes the consumption of lawfully possessed cannabis items and provides for the regulation of cannabis use and possession for individuals twenty-one (21) years and older. Many provisions in the law will not become operative until the newly formed Cannabis Regulatory Commission adopts rules and regulations to guide licensing of new businesses, workplace drug testing, and funding for community programs. And until that happens, there will not be legal marijuana sales in New Jersey.

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Legislation Allowing Electric Vehicles Charging Stations In Community Associations Is Signed Into Law

Posted by on Oct 27, 2020 in Legislation

Written by: Jonathan H. Katz, Esq.

On October 19, 2020, Governor Murphy signed into law legislation that establishes standards regarding electric vehicle (“EV”) charging stations in all New Jersey common interest communities. This comprehensive legislation prohibits community associations from unreasonably restricting EV charging infrastructure and establishes standards to encourage associations to allow for the installation, use, and upkeep of EV charging stations by owners. This legislation went into effect immediately on the date it was signed by the Governor.

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Hill Wallack Community Associations Partner to Moderate NJ-LAC Update

Posted by on Jul 23, 2020 in Legislation, Webinar

George Greatrex, a partner of Hill Wallack LLP’s Community Associations practice group and Chair of the CAI Legislative Action Committee – NJ will be moderating the NJ-LAC Update webinar on Monday, July 27, 2020 I 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Join the upcoming virtual legislative update to connect with the experts about what’s going on in Trenton. This event, presented by the NJ Legislative Action Committee, will provide you with an insider’s view and the most up-to-date information on issues most important to Common Interest Communities in New Jersey.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

CIC Immunity from COVID19 Claims
►    Discussion of Proposed Legislation

Also Brief Updates on the Following Issues
►    Appeal of Radburn Regulations
►    Debt Collection Bills (S2330 & S2423)
►    Benefits Derived/ Adequate Reserves Regulations

Open To All Members and Non-Members. Click here to register.

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New Year, New Lien

Posted by on Jan 7, 2020 in Assessments, Collections, Foreclosure, Legislation

Community Associations Should Take Advantage of New, Increased Lien Priority Legislation

On April 29, 2019, Governor Murphy signed into law a package of foreclosure bills designed to help owners keep their homes, shorten the time a house sits vacant, and prevent abandoned properties from becoming eyesores. Of specific interest to community associations was the expansion of the statutory “lien priority.” The new law now provides that both condominium and homeowner associations are eligible to receive a six-month “rolling” lien priority. This means that instead of having a priority for only six months of assessments, an association may be eligible to claim a six-month priority for every year that it has a recorded lien (up to five years).

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