Gov. Phil Murphy signed a large number of COVID-19-related bills into law Friday, after the Legislature worked to pass them quickly.
The signed bills included one sponsored by Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo, D-Atlantic, giving county clerks an additional week to mail ballots for the 2020 primary election.
On Thursday, Murphy signed into law a bill sponsored by Assemblyman John Armato, D-Atlantic, to temporarily allow professional and occupational licensing boards to speed up licenses for out-of-state medical professionals.
Other bills signed include those to:
Extend the deadlines for adopting county and municipal budgets
Require school districts to provide school meals or meal vouchers to eligible students during COVID-19 school closings
Require health insurance and Medicaid coverage for testing of coronavirus disease, and for telemedicine and telehealth during a state of emergency
Allow public agencies more time to respond to a request for a government record during a time of emergency
Allow public bodies to conduct meetings and provide notice by electronic means during periods of emergency
Limit the return of items purchased from retail food stores under some circumstances.
— Michelle Brunetti Post