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
Group - C
Gusciora Bill to Improve Protections for Stalking Victims Passes Assembly(TRENTON) - Legislation Assemblyman Reed Gusciora sponsored to improve protections for stalking victims by allowing for electronic monitoring was approved by the full Assembly on Thursday.]
The bill (A-3841) authorizes the court to order electronic monitoring of a defendant convicted of a second or subsequent offense of stalking against the same victim.
"Once is enough, but second and subsequent violations raise serious concerns for the victim's public safety," said Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon). "The technology exists to provide this protection, so let's do it."
Caride to Introduce Bill to Re-Criminalize Incest in New Jersey after New York Magazine StoryAssemblywoman Marlene Caride is introducing legislation this week to re-criminalize incest in New Jersey in light of a recent New York Magazine interview with an 18-year old woman from the Great Lakes region who plans on marrying her long-estranged father and moving to New Jersey since incest is not illegal under state law.
"This bill will update our criminal codes to bring them in line, not only with most other states, but with widely accepted-moral codes," said Caride (D-Bergen/Passaic). "To be honest, I was shocked to learn that incest is not currently illegal in New Jersey. Whether this was intentional or an oversight when our criminal codes were rewritten, I think we will have widespread support for rewriting it into our books."
RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY - Regulating Military Equipment Given to Police, Overriding Christie Heating & Food Aid Veto, Equitable Disaster Aid, Domestic Violence Protections, Moose's Law & E-Insurance Top Thursday Assembly SessionSafe Vehicle Rentals, Teen-age Mental Health Care, Storm Protections, Combating Invasive Plants & Volunteer Camera Registry Also on Tap
Regulating military equipment given to police departments, overriding Gov. Christie's veto of legislation increasing heating and food assistance to low-income families, ensuring disaster aid is allocated in proportion to actual damage, modernizing protections against domestic violence, banning people convicted of animal cruelty from working at animal-related jobs and allowing drivers to display electronic proof of insurance highlight Thursday's Assembly voting session…