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Mainor & Mukherji Bill to Test Effectiveness of State's Probation & Rehabilitation Programs Advanced by Assembly PanelLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Charles Mainor and Raj Mukherji (both D-Hudson) to measure the effectiveness of the state's probation and rehabilitation programs was released Thursday by the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.
The bill (A-2417) requires the Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts to establish a program to record and analyze recidivism rates for adults sentenced to a period of probation.
Johnson & Mainor Bill Requiring Higher Ed. Police Departments to Adopt Policing Procedures Used by All Law Enforcement in NJ Advanced by Assembly PanelAn Assembly committee on Thursday released legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gordon Johnson and Charles Mainor requiring college and university police departments to adopt the Attorney General Guidelines on internal affairs policies and procedures.
"Having uniformity across the board can help avoid potential confusion and mistakes," said Johnson (D-Bergen). "Rather than have these departments operating under different guidelines, this bill would require them to use the same guidelines as every other law enforcement agency in the state."
Assembly Panel Releases Johnson & Mainor Bill to Expand Access to DNA Testing, Exonerate the Wrongfully ConvictedLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen) and Charles Mainor (D-Hudson) to help exonerate the wrongfully convicted by allowing anyone who has been convicted of a crime to request DNA testing was approved Thursday by an Assembly panel.
New Jersey is one of 14 states with an incarceration requirement in their post-conviction DNA testing statutes, meaning only those who are currently incarcerated can file a motion for DNA testing. The bill (A-1678) would allow any person who has been convicted of a crime to make such a motion.
Assembly Approves Mainor, Sumter, Wilson & Riley Bill to Create Task Force to Review, Make Safety Recommendations for NJ Halfway HousesLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Charles Mainor, Shavonda Sumter, Whip Wilson and Celeste Riley to create a task force charged with reviewing the state's privately run halfway houses and making recommendations to enhance oversight and security was approved Monday by the General Assembly.
"It is mind-boggling that facilities tasked with protecting the public against criminals would make it so easy for these very same individuals to get out and commit more crimes," said Mainor (D-Hudson). "Thousands have escaped from the state's privately run halfway houses since 2005. We owe it to our residents to spend state funds wisely, but certainly not by jeopardizing their safety..."
McKeon, Prieto, Greenwald, Mainor, Jasey & Schaer Bill to Create Statewide Gun Buyback Program Approved by AssemblyLegislation sponsored by Assemblyman John McKeon, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald, Charles Mainor, Mila Jasey and Gary Schaer to create a statewide gun buyback program to cut back on the number of firearms out in communities throughout the state was approved 53-22-5 Monday by the Assembly.
"Gun violence claims lives every day. In some communities, it is an-all too common reality," said McKeon (D-Essex/Morris). "We realize a gun buyback program alone will not eliminate gun violence, but it can help enhance public safety by reducing the number of firearms in circulation."
Mainor, Johnson, Wimberly & Mukherji "Marc Anthony's Law" Bill to Protect Police Officers Approved by Assembly(TRENTON) - The Assembly on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Charles Mainor, Gordon Johnson, Benjie Wimberly and Raj Mukherji to make the use of a defaced or stolen firearm to injure a police officer a crime, and toughen the penalties for defacing a firearm.
The bill, designated Marc Anthony's Law, is named after Jersey City Police Detective Marc Anthony DiNardo who died from injuries sustained during a shootout with suspected robbers in 2009.