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Assembly Approves Garcia, Caputo, Eustace & Jimenez Bill to Criminalize Caller ID Spoofing(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Carmelo Garcia, Ralph Caputo, Tim Eustace & Angelica Jimenez sponsored to bolster protections for residents against caller ID fraud was approved, 76-0, by the full Assembly in a Monday afternoon session.
Sponsors note in the legislation (A-3002) that most companies that offer basic telephone service also offer a caller ID service that can provide their customers with the telephone number or name of the calling party. Some callers, however, are employing technology to alter the name or number that appears on the recipient's caller ID display. This practice is known as "ID spoofing."
"Spoofing infringes on a resident's right to privacy," said Garcia (D-Hudson). "Caller ID gives residents a choice whether to take a call or not, to assess its importance by recognizing the name. ID spoofing takes away that right from residents."
Assembly Panel Approves Andrzejczak, Lagana, Garcia, Jimenez & Cryan Overhaul of Animal Welfare LawsBill Would Crack Down on Barbaric & Inhumane Animal Fighting, Add Crime to RICO Laws
An Assembly panel on Thursday approved a comprehensive overhaul of the state's animal welfare laws sponsored by Assembly Democrats Bob Andrzejczak, Joseph Lagana, Carmelo G. Garcia, Angelica Jimenez and Joseph Cryan, a move designed to crack down on animal fighting and stiffen fines and penalties for violators.
"This bill is designed to send a clear message that the inhumane practice of animal fighting will not be tolerated in New Jersey," said Andrzejczak (D-Cape May/Atlantic/Cumberland). "These changes will give prosecutors the tools they need to crack down on both animal fighting organizers and the spectators that help to keep this horrific practice alive."
Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Safety in Ride-Sharing Services Industry Advanced by Assembly PanelBipartisan legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joseph Lagana, Troy Singleton, Charles Mainor, L. Grace Spencer, Raj Mukherji, John McKeon, Carmelo G. Garcia, Angelica Jimenez, Craig Coughlin and John Wisniewski aimed at protecting the safety of passengers who use Uber and similar ride-sharing services was advanced Thursday by an Assembly panel.
"We have a duty to ensure that everyone who travels on our roads can do so safely, regardless of the type of car service they may choose," said Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic).