July 8, 2020
Albany, NY

No. 202.49: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

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No. 202.49


E X E C U T I V E  O R D E R





WHEREAS, on March 7, 2020, I issued Executive Order Number 202, declaring a State disaster emergency for the entire State of New York; and


WHEREAS, both travel-related cases and community contact transmission of COVID-19 have been documented in New York State and are expected to continue;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New York, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 29-a of Article 2-B of the Executive Law to temporarily suspend or modify any statute, local law, ordinance, order, rule, or regulation, or parts thereof, of any agency during a State disaster emergency, if compliance with such statute, local law, ordinance, order, rule, or regulation would prevent, hinder, or delay action necessary to cope with the disaster emergency or if necessary to assist or aid in coping with such disaster, do hereby continue the suspensions and modifications of law, and any directives, not superseded by a subsequent directive, made by Executive Order 202.15 and each successor Executive Order up to and including Executive Order 202.21, and Executive Order 202.29, as continued and contained in Executive Order 202.39, for another thirty days through August 6, 2020, except the following:


  • The suspension or modification of the following statutes and regulations are not continued, and such statutes, codes, and regulations are in full force and effect as of July 8, 2020:
    • 10 NYCRR 5-6.12(a)(4);
    • Religious Corporations Law §§ 43, 45, as such suspensions have been superseded by Chapter 122 of the Laws of 2020;
    • Environmental Conservation Law Articles 3, 8, 9, 13, 15, 17, 19, 23, 24, 25, 27, 33, 34, 35, 37, and 75, and 6, and NYCRR Parts 552, 550, 601, and 609 to the extent they were suspended to allow the Department of Environmental Conservation to suspend hearings if public comments were accepted electronically or by mail;
    • Real Property and Proceedings Law § 711, Real Property Law § 232-a, and Multiple Dwelling Law § 4(8) and (9);
    • Not for Profit Corporation Law § 1517; 19 NYCRR 203.3, 203.6, 203.13; 10 NYCRR 77.7(a)(1);
    • Not for Profit Corporation Law § 1517; 19 NYCRR 203.3, 203.6, 203.13; 10 NYCRR 77.7(a)(4); and
    • Public Health Law §§ 4140; 4144; Not for Profit Corporation Law § 1502, 1517, 19 NYCRR 203.1, 203.4, 203.8, 203.13; 10 NYCRR 13.1.





G I V E N   under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State in the City of Albany this seventh day of July in the year two thousand twenty.





Secretary to the Governor