Assembly Law and Public Safety

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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Lampitt & Vainieri Huttle Bill to Uphold Right of Service Dog Access for People with Disabilities Clears Committee

Asw. Pamela Lampitt 'Charlie's Law' Stems from N.J. Teen's Petition to Criminalize Denying Dogs Access in Public Places

Legislation Assemblywomen Pamela Lampitt and Valerie Vainieri Huttle sponsored to uphold the right of people with disabilities to have equal access to public facilities was advanced Thursday by an Assembly committee.

"People with disabilities rely on service animals to access services and opportunities that otherwise may be out of reach," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington). "Federal and state law make it clear that bringing a service dog into a public facility is a right. When a disabled individual with a service animal is denied access to a public place, his or her rights are being infringed upon. This legislation would provide immediate recourse when this type of unlawful discrimination occurs."

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Combating Lead Contamination in Homes & Soil, College Affordability, Foreclosure Reforms & Solar Power Incentives Highlight Thursday Assembly Committees

Also on Tap: Trenton Redevelopment, Energy Efficiency, Veterans Rental Assistance, Special Needs Help, Charlie's Law & Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development Working with African American Chamber of Commerce and Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Legislation to combat lead contamination in homes and soil, college affordability bills, foreclosure reforms and solar power incentives highlight Thursday's Assembly committee hearings.

Also on tap: Trenton redevelopment, energy efficiency, veterans rental assistance, special needs help, small business job creation & directing the Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development to Working with African American Chamber of Commerce and Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey...

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Johnson, Wimberly & Sumter Bill to Help Protect Witnesses of Violent Crimes Now Law

(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gordon Johnson, Benjie Wimberly and Shavonda Sumter to help protect witnesses of violent crimes was signed into law on Monday.

"Being able to ensure the safety of a witness is often key to securing their testimony, and consequently, convicting violent criminals of heinous crimes," said Johnson (D-Bergen). "This law will extend the relocation assistance currently afforded to victims to witnesses as well."

The new law (formerly bill A-1424) authorizes the Victims of Crime Compensation Office (VCCO) to pay for relocation expenses incurred by witnesses of violent crimes.

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Mosquera, Greenwald, Downey, Houghtaling, Sumter, Benson & Lampitt Bill to Protect Domestic Violence Victims from Gun Violence Becomes Law

Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera, Majority Leader Louis D. Greenwald and Assembly Democrats Joann Downey, Eric Houghtaling, Shavonda Sumter, Daniel R. Benson and Pamela Lampitt to strengthen New Jersey's gun laws and protect victims of domestic abuse from gun violence was signed into law on Monday.

“For victims and their children, domestic violence turns a chance to live the American Dream into a horrific nightmare. I know, because I’ve lived that nightmare,” said Mosquera (D-Gloucester/Camden). “Too many victims are killed at the hands of abusers who have easy access to firearms before they ever have a chance to get out. This law will change that, strengthening our gun violence laws in order to protect victims of domestic violence.” For More