Assembly Law and Public Safety

The Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee is responsible for reviewing legislation dealing with police, fire and emergency management services, public safety regulations, criminalization of activities and legal ramifications of crimes.
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Houghtaling & Downey Propose Adding Points to Driving Record of Drivers who Violate NJ's "Move Over" Law

Bill Sponsored by 11th Legislative Team Would Strengthen "Move Over" Law; Help Prevent Roadside Crashes

Assembly Democrats Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey are sponsoring a bill that would impose motor vehicle penalty points for violations of the state's "Move Over" law.

The Move Over law requires motorists to move over, when possible, when they spot service vehicles including police cars, firetrucks and tow trucks with flashing lights.

The bill was inspired by Donna Setaro and her tireless campaign to raise awareness about New Jersey's Move Over law. Setaro's son, New Jersey State Trooper Marc Castellano, was struck and killed while standing on the shoulder of Route 195 in 2010.

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