On May 5, 2010, Governor Chris Christie signed Senate bill S82 into law, as P.L. 2010, c.9, amending the Municipal Land Use Law to require that land development regulations, except those relating to heath and public safety, “[w]hich are in effect on the date of submission of an application for development shall govern the review of that application for development and any decision made with regard to that application for development.”  This new “time of application” rule will have the salutary effect of giving developers a measure of certainty as to the local regulatory landscape at the time they finish their land use planning and file their applications for development approvals.