Governor Murphy Signs Inspection Reform Into Law

Yesterday, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law as P.L.2022, c.139, NJBA’s legislative priority reforming building code inspections. NJBA President Tom Bovino, NJBA CEO Jeff Kolakowski and Past President Corey Wescoe, who spearheaded this reform during his presidency, were on hand at the public bill signing in Elizabeth, NJ.

NJBA worked closely with the Governor’s staff, legislative leadership and a coalition of industry groups to carefully craft this solution that would, among other things, permit applicants to utilize a private inspection firm in the event that a municipality cannot fulfill its obligations of providing inspections within three days.

Please click here to watch the bill signing which includes remarks from Governor Phil Murphy, Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver, Senate President Nicholas Scutari, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Assemblyman Karabinchak and NJBA CEO Jeff Kolakowski.

Please click here to read Governor’s Office press release.

Please click here to read a summary of the new law.

Congratulations to the numerous NJBA members who helped make this new law a possibility.