ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

 

STATEMENT TO

 

ASSEMBLY, No. 6261

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

DATED:  JANUARY 6, 2022

 

      The Assembly Appropriations Committee reports favorably Assembly Bill No. 6261.

      Under current law (P.L.2020, c.103), the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency ended on July 4, 2021, except that certain administrative orders, directives, and waivers issued in response to the public health emergency were extended until January 11, 2022.  However, current law also provides that following the termination of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Governor must notify the Legislature by January 1, 2022 if the Governor determines that it is necessary or appropriate to continue for an additional 90 days beyond January 11, 2022 any administrative order, directive, or waiver issued by the head of a State agency that relied on the existence of the public health emergency.  Under current law, the administrative orders, directives, or waivers would be extended for an additional 90 days if each House of the Legislature passes a concurrent resolution to continue the administrative order, directive, or waiver.

      This bill permits certain administrative orders, directives, and waivers issued for the COVID-19 public health emergency to be extended for 45 days (until February 25, 2022) instead of 90 days (until April 11, 2022), which is current law.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

      This bill is not certified as requiring a fiscal note.