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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Prieto, Jimenez & Garcia Bill to Help Improve Drug & Alcohol Treatment for Inmates Signed Into Law

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto Legislation sponsored by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez and Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia to help improve drug and alcohol treatments for inmates as part of their rehabilitation has been signed into law.

"The only thing that sets these drug treatment programs apart from those that are licensed is that they are located within a correctional facility," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen)...

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Prieto Statement on Police & Fire Interest Arbitration

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following statement Monday on police and fire interest arbitration and extending the 2 percent cap on base salary awards. The Assembly approved a bill to extend the cap on March 27 but the governor blocked it from becoming law through a conditional veto:

"It's disappointing that the governor and local officials have chosen to hold rallies rather than sit down and negotiate with the Assembly to resolve this matter. I've asked the representatives of local officials to join me for discussions, but they have so far refused to offer any solutions. Yet, they take time to join rallies. This is very unproductive and unfair to the taxpayers who deserve better..."

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Wisniewski Joins Betty Dubinin to Mark Anniversary of Sara’s Law

Emergency Contact Registry Was Created by Wisniewski Legislation Named after Dubinin's Daughter Sara
Assembly Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) and Sayreville resident Betty Dubinin are marking the anniversary of New Jersey's Sara's Law with a call for the state's residents to participate in the next-of-kin registry created under the law. The law, which established a next-of-kin registry within the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, was signed by Governor Christie on April 6, 2011.

Sara's Law was named in memory of Sara Dubinin, a 19 year old from Sayreville who was killed in a car accident. The tragedy was compounded by the delay in notifying her family. By the time her mother Betty was told of the accident, Sara was already in a coma and she never regained consciousness.

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