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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MONDAY - Wisniewski & Fire Safety Officials to Conduct a Demonstration Christmas Tree Burn and Highlight Holiday Fire Safety TipsOn Monday, December 22 Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski, chairman of the New Jersey Fire Safety Commission, will join with fire safety officials at the Middlesex County Fire Academy to highlight important fire safety tips for the holiday season. Fire Academy staff will conduct a demonstration of a Christmas tree fire to highlight the flammability of a Christmas tree and the speed with which such a fire can build and spread...
Lampitt, Vainieri Huttle, Benson, Mosquera & Spencer Bill to Create Gold Alert System Clears Assembly(TRENTON) - Legislation introduced by Assembly Democrats Pamela R. Lampitt, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Daniel Benson, Gabriela Mosquera and Grace L. Spencer to facilitate the immediate circulation of information about missing persons with developmental disabilities was approved Thursday by the General Assembly.
"This legislation reflects our collective duty to protect some of the most vulnerable New Jersey residents," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington). "We must do all we can to ensure missing individuals can return home safe and sound, especially when we have all the necessary resources already in place."
Coughlin & Sumter Bill to Help Those Found Innocent to Rebuild Their Lives & Reputation Approved by AssemblyLegislation Assembly Democrats Craig Coughlin and Shavonda Sumter sponsored to help those found not guilty of charges start to rebuild their lives and reputations was approved 52-21-3 by the full Assembly on Monday.
The bill (A-3684) requires the state Attorney General and county prosecutors to remove from their websites all references and information concerning indictments and prosecutions of persons who were later acquitted of the charges or who had the charges against them dismissed.
MONDAY - Fining Colleges that Fail to Respond to Sexual Assault Allegations, Military Dependent Scholarship Act, E-Insurance for Drivers, Gold Alert System & Online Security Breach Notice Top Assembly SessionTruth in Caller ID, Combating Animal Cruelty, Easing Generators for Gas Stations & Health Care Facilities, Improved School Bus Driver Training & Youth Cardiac Exams Also on Tap
Bills to authorize the Attorney General to fine an institution of higher education that fails to appropriately respond to a student's allegation of sexual assault by another student, create the Military Dependents Scholarship Fund Act, allow drivers to use electronic proof of insurance, establish a Gold Alert system for missing persons with developmental disabilities and require consumer notice of online security breaches top Monday's Assembly voting session...
MONDAY - Assembly Panel to Consider 5-Bill Package to Help Atlantic City & Measures to Reduce Rutgers Board of Trustees & Allow More Use of DNA as Crime EvidenceThe Assembly Appropriations Committee will meet Monday morning to consider, among other bills, legislation to help Atlantic City's struggling economy, reduce membership of the Rutgers board of trustees and allow more use of DNA as crime evidence...