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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Moriarty Applauds Move to Outfit State Police with Body Cameras, Hopes to see Local Police Follow Suit

Assemblyman Paul Moriarty applauded Tuesday's announcement by the state Attorney General that all state troopers assigned to patrol duty will begin wearing body cameras, a move he hopes will pave the way for local officers to follow suit under a bill he has pending in the legislature.

"I applaud the Attorney General's office for taking this necessary and much-needed step," said Moriarty (D-Camden/Gloucester). "This move will make New Jersey a leader in ensuring justice for innocent civilians while also protecting law enforcement officers as they serve the public. I hope this will also pave the way for all law enforcement officers throughout New Jersey to become equipped with these cameras."

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Senate Approves Schaer Cost-Saving Measure to Expand Medical Parole for those Who Do Not Pose a Public Safety Threat

Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Gary Schaer that would expand eligibility for medical parole for inmates who are physically incapacitated and do not pose a public safety threat received final legislative approval 22-10 by the Senate on Thursday and now heads to the governor's desk.

Under current law, an inmate may be released on medical parole if he or she is suffering from a terminal condition, disease, or syndrome, which is defined as a prognosis that the inmate has six months or less to live. In addition, the inmate must be found to be so debilitated or incapacitated by the terminal condition, disease, or syndrome that he or she is permanently physically incapable of committing a crime if released on parole.

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Pinkin Attends Roundtable Discussion with Former NYPD Top Cop on Reforms to Solitary Confinement

Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin
Event Highlights the Need to Reform New Jersey's Use of Solitary Confinement
Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin participated in a roundtable discussion about reforms to New Jersey's solitary confinement system at Kean University on Wednesday. Joining her was former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-Union), Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Middlesex) and Middlesex County Warden Mark Cranston.

"Today's roundtable brought together our law enforcement community, mental health advocates and human rights stakeholders on this important topic," said Pinkin...

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Benson Proposes “Good Samaritan” Law to Protect Children & Pets from Sweltering Heat in Locked Vehicles

Bill Would Provide Civil Immunity for Attempting to Rescue a Child or Pet from Harm's Way
Assemblyman Daniel Benson is proposing legislation to help protect children and pets from being harmed by sweltering temperatures inside locked vehicles by shielding good Samaritans from liability should they attempt a rescue.

The bill, which is modeled after a recently enacted Tennessee law, would provide immunity from civil liability for anyone who forcibly enters a vehicle to remove a minor or an animal from the vehicle under certain circumstances.

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