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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Eustace, Benson, Vainieri Huttle, Lagana & Caride Legislation to Encourage Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs Approved by AssemblyLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Timothy Eustace, Daniel Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Joseph Lagana and Marlene Caride to provide a safe way for New Jersey residents to dispose of prescription drugs was approved 68-4-5 Thursday by the Assembly.
"Disposing of unused prescription drugs properly is equally as important as taking them as prescribed," said Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic). "Prescription drug abuse is prevalent in many communities, and much of that abuse begins at home where the drugs are easily accessible..."
8-Bill Higher Education Affordability & Reform Package Tops Thursday Assembly SessionSports Gaming, Expanding Mammogram Availability, Prescription Drug Safety & Improving Energy Infrastructure Also on Tap
Bills to Promote ALS and Veterans Donations & Cut Red Tape Also Set
An 8-bill higher education affordability and reform package - including bills to freeze tuition, improve cost certainty for families, boost accountability, crackdown on sexual assault on campus and regulate for-profit institutions - top Thursday's Assembly voting session.
Legislation to eliminate sports gaming prohibition, ensure mammograms are available to women under 40 who lack access to family medical history due to adoption, study the state's energy infrastructure needs and expand a prescription drug safety program are also to be considered...
GUSCIORA AND JOHNSON: BRING OVERSIGHT TO INVESTIGATIONS
New measure would require two independent investigators to look into police-related deathsDeputy Majority Leader Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) and Deputy Speaker Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen) have introduced a measure that would require two independent investigators to investigate all instances where a police officer or state trooper, is by act or omission, involved with a fatal incident while performing his or her official duties.
"This bill represents a proactive response to troubling news from around the country," explained Gusciora. "By introducing critical oversight and accountability to the Internal Affairs investigation process, which has historically been closed from the public eye, this legislation would give our police officers additional credibility by affirming their actions, while simultaneously building public confidence about law enforcement in general."