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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Singleton: Proposed Reforms Boost Chances for Offenders to Re-enter Society SuccessfullyAssemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) had the following published Wednesday in The Times of Trenton:
"One in every 15 African-American men and one in every 36 Hispanic men is incarcerated in the United States, compared with one in every 106 white men.
"Leading experts from across the political and criminal justice spectra agree. The current system benefits no one. Not the individuals who are disproportionately incarcerated. Not the communities held hostage by the cycle of recidivism. And not the law-abiding taxpayers across the country who are forced to shoulder the cost of the highest incarceration rate in the developed world..."
WEDNESDAY - Assembly Budget Committee to consider Higher Education & Law and Public Safety budget plansThe Assembly Budget Committee will meet Wednesday to consider proposed spending plans for higher educational services and the Department of Law and Public Safety.
Assembly Budget Committee Hearing 10:00 AM Committee Room 11, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton. Hearing on the FY 2016 State Budget: Higher Educational Services...
Singleton: It's Time to Break the CycleAssemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) had the following published recently in the Burlington County Times:
"With the so-called 'war on drugs' now in its fourth decade, the resultant casualties have left many to note that this disastrous policy has replaced slavery and the Jim Crow laws as a way to disenfranchise minorities in America..."
Moriarty Pushing Ban on Sale of Powdered Alcohol after Feds Allow the Product to go to MarketOn the heels of the federal government approving the sale of powdered alcohol in the U.S., Assemblyman Paul Moriarty is pushing legislation that would prohibit the sale of the product across New Jersey amidst rising concerns.
Powdered alcohol is ethyl alcohol which is designed to be dissolved in liquid to produce alcoholic beverages. Moriarty first introduced the bill in November. However, the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau finally approved the sale of powdered alcohol on the market last month, prompting renewed concerns about the dangers the product poses.