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Chaparro, Vainieri Huttle, Benson, Jimenez, Mukherji & Downey Bill to Establish Alert System for Hit-and-Runs Passes Assembly
Legislation Honors Zackhary Simmons, 21-Year-Old Man Killed In June Accident(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Annette Chaparro, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Daniel R. Benson, Angelica Jimenez, Raj Mukherji and Joann Downey sponsored to establish an emergency alert system to help more quickly apprehend drivers responsible for fatal hit-and-run accidents was approved by the full Assembly, 71-0, on Wednesday.
The legislation commemorates the life of Zackhary Simmons, a 21-year-old man who died in Hoboken in June after being hit by a vehicle that subsequently left the scene.
"I hope this bill reminds drivers thinking of fleeing an accident that the whole state will be looking for you, and you will be caught," said Chaparro (D-Hudson). "I want to thank the Simmons family for working so hard on this bill and sharing their time and inspiring this legislation to honor Zack and encourage other drivers to stop and help an injured person instead of cowardly fleeing a scene."
Moriarty, Jimenez & Pintor Marin Pro-Consumer Bill to Inform Used Car Buyers of Auto Recalls Gains Assembly ApprovalPro-consumer legislation Assembly Democrats Paul Moriarty, Angelica Jimenez and Eliana Pintor Marin sponsored that would require auto dealers to provide information to a potential buyer of a used motor vehicle with an outstanding recall gained approval from the General Assembly on Wednesday.
"Buyers should be informed of motor vehicle recalls before a purchase is made," said Moriarty (D-Camden/Gloucester). "Recalled vehicles sold unwittingly to consumers pose a safety risk. Whether the vehicle has been recalled is critical information for families to know before buying."
Vainieri Huttle & Jimenez Bill to Modify Law on Certain Heinous Crimes against Minors Clears Full Assembly
'Joan's Law' Honors Girl Scout Who Was Raped, Murdered by NeighborBipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblywomen Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Angelica Jimenez to amend a state law expanding the penalties for murdering a minor while in the act of committing a sex crime was unanimously approved by the full Assembly on Wednesday.
The bill (A-373) would require life imprisonment without parole for persons convicted of the murder of a minor under the age of 18 during the commission of a sex crime. Current law requires such a penalty only when the victim is under age 14.