The Assembly Appropriations Committee is responsible for reviewing the fiscal impact of legislation on the state. The committee reviews legislation dealing with revenues, taxation, state budget and finance and weigh in on the process of authorizing expenditure of public funds for a specific governmental purpose.
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***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** Moriarty, Mainor, Fuentes, Lampitt & Mosquera Bill to Equip All New Police Cars in New Jersey with Cameras Continues Advancing
Bill Stems from Lawmaker's Personal Experience & Would Provide Protection to Residents & Police Officers AlikeLegislation Assembly Democrats Paul Moriarty, Charles Mainor, Angel Fuentes, Pamela Lampitt and Gabriela Mosquera sponsored that would eventually equip all police cars in New Jersey with cameras was advanced Thursday by an Assembly panel.
The bill (A-4193) comes after Moriarty's own personal experience.
"Having a visual record of a traffic stop provides the best evidence for police to use in court," Moriarty said. "The video doesn't lie. It doesn't forget what is said. It is impartial and may, in fact, help reduce protracted court cases and litigation. To not have a visual recorder in police cars used for traffic stops is like having an office desk without a computer."
Wilson, Singleton, Coughlin & Riley Bill to Pay Funeral Expenses for Public Safety Personnel Lost in the Line of Duty AdvancesLegislation sponsored by Gilbert "Whip" L. Wilson, Troy Singleton, Craig J. Coughlin and Celeste M. Riley that would make funeral payments for public safety personnel was released by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Thursday.
"These are our first responders and heroes in times of crisis. Extending support to their families in the greatest time of need is the right thing to do to honor their dedication to our communities," said Wilson (D-Camden, Gloucester)...
DeAngelo & Benson Bill to Toughen Penalties under Meganís Law & Bolster Surveillance & Monitoring of Sex Offenders Continues Advancing
Megan's Law Requires the Registration of Sex Offenders and Notification to the Community of Their WhereaboutsLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Wayne DeAngelo and Daniel R. Benson (both D-Mercer/Middlesex) to revise Megan's Law to toughen penalties for offenders and provide law enforcement with advanced technology and training to better protect potential victims was advanced Thursday by an Assembly committee.
"This bill tweaks Megan's Law to help prevent innocent children from becoming victims," said DeAngelo. "Measures like ensuring that parole officers are not overwhelmed by large case loads and creating penalties that can help fund initiatives to aid in the surveillance of these offenders will all help ensure that these perpetrators do not become repeat offenders at the expense of our children."
Wilson, Oliver & Coughlin Legislation to Ensure Corporations Adhere to Grant Terms Continues AdvancingLegislation sponsored by Assemblyman Whip Wilson, Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver and Assemblyman Craig Coughlin to require corporations qualifying for state development subsidy grants to repay the entire grant amount if a corporation fails to uphold grant terms continues advancing.
"The intent of this legislation is to ensure that corporations hold up their end of the deal," said Wilson (D-Camden/Gloucester). "Grant incentives encourage companies to move, build and grow here. We must make sure that they do exactly what they say they will do and fulfill the terms of the grant..."
Burzichelli, Singleton & Lampitt Bill to Reinstate Moratorium on Construction Fee Released by PanelBill Designed to Promote Economic Growth and Job Creation
Legislation Assembly Democrats John Burzichelli, Troy Singleton and Pamela Lampitt sponsored to reinstate a moratorium on a nonresidential construction fee while the state economy continues to rebound was advanced Thursday by an Assembly committee.
"We all support affordable housing, but we also must be cognizant that the state's economy continues to struggle with high unemployment and paltry economic growth," said Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). "This moratorium is the right thing to do until we're confident the economy has rebounded and we've created enough jobs to sustain the recovery..."
Tuition Equality, Asking Voters to OK $200m for Open Space, Medical Marijuana Program Reforms & Commission to Explore Expanding Gaming to Bergen County Top Thursday Assembly HearingsCollege Loan Redemption Programs for Doctors, Honoring Cold War Veterans, Cameras on Police Cars, Infrastructure Investment & Service Dog Protections Also on Tap
Hearings Set on Cyberinfrastructure & How Sandy Impacted Tourism
Bills to implement tuition equality, ask voters to approve $200 million to preserve open space, reforming the medical marijuana program and create a commission to explore whether to expand gaming to Bergen County top Thursday's Assembly committee hearings.
Modernizing Megan's Law, honoring Cold War veterans, requiring cameras on all new police cars, infrastructure investment and service dog protections are also on tap, along with hearings on cyberinfrastructure and how Superstorm Sandy impacted New Jersey's tourism season...