Assembly Judiciary

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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Assembly Judiciary Panel to Receive Update on Atlantic City Recovery Plan

The Assembly Judiciary Committee will meet Wednesday to receive testimony from invited guests on the details of Atlantic City's recovery plan, as required by "The Municipal Stabilization and Recovery Act" enacted in May to help save the resort city from bankruptcy.

The Judiciary Committee will meet on Wednesday, October 26, at 10 a.m. in Committee Room 11 on the fourth floor of the State House Annex in Trenton.

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McKeon & Gordon Statement on FRA Stating it would have Canceled NJ Transit Meeting to Allow NJ Transit to Testify before Legislature

Asm. John McKeon Asm. John McKeon (D-Essex/Morris), chairman of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Bob Gordon (D-Bergen/Passaic), chairman of the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee, released the following statement Friday after learning the Federal Railroad Administration stated it would have canceled its meeting today with NJ Transit to allow the agency to testify before their committees on its safety and operations:

"It's disheartening to hear that the Federal Railroad Administration would have gladly rescheduled its meeting with NJ Transit today to allow the agency to testify today before the joint legislative committee. Commissioner Hammer certainly made it seem like the FRA meeting could not be rescheduled, so once again we question whether the commissioner was misleading legislators. We do not appreciate it..."

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McKeon, Chaparro, Johnson & Muoio NJ Transit Investigation Opening Statements Videos

Click here for video clips of Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Annette Chaparro, Gordon Johnson and Elizabeth Muoio making opening statements as the Assembly Judiciary Committee and the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee began its investigation into NJ Transit safety and operations:

Asm. McKeon

Asw. Chaparro

Asm. Johnson

Asw. Muoio

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Assembly Passes Pinkin, Sumter, Vainieri Huttle, Gusciora & Muoio Bill to Restrict Use of Solitary Confinement in N.J. Prisons

(TRENTON) – Legislation Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin, Shavonda Sumter, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Reed Gusciora and Elizabeth Muoio sponsored to restrict the use of solitary confinement in New Jersey’s prisons passed the full Assembly, 45-26-1, on Thursday. “There is significant proof that solitary confinement can have a severe, long-term negative impact on an inmate’s mental health,” said Pinkin (D-Middlesex). “While solitary confinement is necessary in some cases, the use of isolation in New Jersey’s correctional facilities does irreparable psychological damage that affects people while they are in prison and detracts from former inmates’ ability to make positive contributions to their communities thereafter.” For More

Assembly Approves Giving Judiciary Committee Subpoena Power to Investigate NJ Transit

Asm. McKeon will Lead Assembly Investigation into NJT Safety & Financing Operations; Judiciary will Work with Senate Legislative Oversight Committee
The Assembly on Thursday voted 71-0 to launch an investigation into the safety and financial practices of NJ Transit, giving the Assembly Judiciary Committee subpoena power to conduct the inquiry.

The Judiciary panel will work on the inquiry with the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee, starting with a 10 a.m. Friday hearing.

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NJ Transit Investigation, Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, Regulating Transportation Network Companies, State Spending Transparency & Zika Virus Action Plan Top Thursday Assembly Session

Also Possible - Override Votes on Voter Registration & Healthy Food Vetoes

Combating Scrap Metal Theft, Banning Animal Foothold Traps, Restricting Isolated Confinement in Jails & Combating Personal ID Theft Also on Tap

The Assembly on Thursday will consider legislation to give the Assembly Judiciary Committee subpoena power to investigate NJ Transit safety and finances, the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, regulate transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft, increase state budget and debt transparency, restrict the use of isolated confinement in correctional facilities and create a plan to combat the Zika virus…

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