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.
Democratic Research Aide: Kate McDonnell
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***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** Prieto on Bail Reform ConsiderationAssembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson) issued a multimedia package Thursday of comments regarding bail reform legislation.
The multimedia package consists of an excerpted video from the availability and audio of same.
Johnson & Garcia Bill to Exempt Crime Victims from Fees for Documents Related to Their Cases Now LawLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gordon M. Johnson and Carmelo G. Garcia to exempt a crime victim from fees applicable to copies of records related to the crime has been signed into law.
The law (A-1676) applies to requests for copies of documents including, but not limited to, law enforcement agency reports, domestic violence offense reports and temporary or permanent restraining orders. Such requests typically require the party making the request to pay a fee.
"It is unjust to ask the victim of crime to pay for documents they only need because they were victimized," said Johnson (D-Bergen). "As they seek justice and try to recover from what may have been a painful experience, there is no reason to put upon victims any undue burden."