NOTE: Please see our updated post dated April 7, 2020.

Under Executive Order 202.8, Governor Cuomo has suspended and tolled through April 19, 2020 any specific time limit for the commencement, filing of or service of any legal action, including time limits in the Criminal Procedure Law, Family Court Act, Civil Practice Law, Court of Claims Act, Surrogates Court Procedure Act and Uniform Courts Act.

The Governor also suspended sections of the vehicle and traffic law related to the expiration of driver’s licenses, non-driver IDs and vehicle registrations that expired on or after March 1, 2020.

A provision requiring shareholder meetings to be noticed and held in person has been suspended.

Finally, the Governor expanded the authority of the Commissioner of Taxation and Finance to abate interest for a period of 60 days for taxpayers required to file returns for sales and use taxes for the period that ended February 29, 2020.