The Assembly Judiciary Committee oversees legislation dealing with capital punishment, civil justice, civil rights, court administration, crime and punishment, juvenile justice, criminal justice and the overall judicial system.
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Gusciora Seeking Criminal Charges for any School Official who Engages in a Sexual Act with a Student, Regardless of Age

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora is introducing legislation that would levy criminal charges on a school official who engages in a sexual act with a student, regardless of whether the student is 18 or older, a move prompted by several recent reports of high school teachers who avoided legal charges because the student they were involved with was 18.

"Obviously there's a loophole that exists in current law. We have far more high school students that are 18 or 19 years old now than we used to and these reports are becoming far too commonplace," said Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon). "Teachers need to realize that regardless of whether a student consents, they are still abusing their authority and the trust placed in them. It's inappropriate and we need to close this loophole to make that message clear."

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McKeon: Assembly Committee to Hold Wednesday Hearing in Bayonne to Hear from Public on Proposed Christie-ExxonMobil Settlement

Asm. John McKeon Assembly Judiciary Chairman John McKeon on Thursday announced the committee will meet Wednesday in Bayonne to hear public comment on the proposed $225 million settlement between the Christie administration and ExxonMobil for the environmental damage caused by Exxon's refinery operations in Bayonne and Linden.

The Assembly Judiciary Committee will meet on Wednesday (June 3) at 10:30 a.m. in the City of Bayonne Municipal Council Chambers at 630 Avenue C...

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