New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed the bill into law on April 14. The legislation was introduced April 9 and unanimously approved by both the state Senate and General Assembly the day before the governor’s signing. State lawmakers will need to work with the governor on a supplemental appropriation to keep state government operating in July, August, and September.
The governor will need to file a revised budget proposal for fiscal year 2021 by Aug. 25. The administration’s initial FY 2021 proposal was submitted in mid-February just before stock markets fell due to the economic impact of the coronavirus.