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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Gusciora Joins with Wisconsin Activist to Discuss Police Oversight Bill Inspired by the Death of His SonDeputy Assembly Majority Leader Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) joined with Wisconsin police oversight activist Michael Bell on Friday to discuss legislation Gusciora has introduced that is modeled after a similar Wisconsin law inspired by the death of Bell's son.
Bell's son was killed in what was later determined to be an unwarranted police shooting over ten years ago, motivating Bell to lobby the Wisconsin legislature for laws that would require independent investigators to investigate deaths involving a police officer. The passage of the Wisconsin legislation earlier this year motivated Gusciora recently to introduce similar legislation in New Jersey (A-3756).
Speaker Prieto Welcomes President Obama's Immigration ActionsHails Action as Pro-Family & Common Sense
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following statement Friday praising President Obama's executive actions on immigration:
"When I came here from Cuba as a boy with my mother, we had very little and had to work hard to improve our lives. I would not have gotten to where I am now without strong support from family and friends, but also the educational opportunities provided by government. This has shaped my governing philosophy.
"I believe government must play a role in helping give people a leg up so they can reach the American Dream. That's why I'm so pleased to see President Obama this strong executive action on immigration that could help an estimated 137,000 New Jersey residents..."