Senator LINDA R. GREENSTEIN
District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)
Senator SHIRLEY K. TURNER
District 15 (Hunterdon and Mercer)
Senator NICHOLAS J. SACCO
District 32 (Bergen and Hudson)
Senators Diegnan, Gopal, A.M.Bucco, O'Scanlon, Pennacchio, Schepisi, Holzapfel, Addiego, T.Kean, Bateman, Pou and Sarlo
Establishes immunity relating to COVID-19 spread in planned real estate developments.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
An Act establishing immunity relating to COVID-19 spread in planned real estate developments and supplementing Title 2A of the New Jersey Statutes.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. a. Any illness, injury, death, or other damages arising from, or related to, an exposure to, or transmission of, COVID-19 on the premises of a planned real estate development shall not give rise to any cause of action.
b. The immunity provided pursuant to subsection a. of this section shall not apply to acts or omissions constituting a crime, actual fraud, actual malice, gross negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct.
c. As used in this section:
“COVID-19” means the coronavirus disease 2019, as announced by the World Health Organization on February 11, 2020, and first identified in Wuhan, China.
“Planned real estate development” means the same as that term is defined in section 3 of P.L.1977, c.419 (C.45:22A-23).
2. This act shall take effect immediately.
This bill would prohibit any causes of action for damages arising from a COVID-19 exposure or transmission on the premises of a planned real estate development. This immunity would not apply to acts or omissions constituting a crime, actual fraud, actual malice, gross negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct.