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Sumter & Benson Bill to Establish ‘Secondhand Valuables Transaction Reporting Task Force’ Clears AssemblyTask Force Would Evaluate Systems Used to Track Stolen Jewelry
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Shavonda Sumter and Daniel Benson to maintain the integrity of the sale of secondhand jewelry and precious metals in New Jersey gained approval from the General Assembly on Thursday.
"Individuals who wish to purchase used jewelry from a legitimate establishment should be able to do so with the confidence that the merchant's products were obtained lawfully," said Sumter (D-Bergen/Passaic). "This task force will help get stolen goods off the market and give consumers peace of mind."
DeAngelo & Sumter Bill to Create System to Help Apprehend Persons Suspected of Killing Police Officers Clears Assembly
"Blue Alert System" Would Allow Rapid Dissemination of Information, Facilitate InvestigationsLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Wayne DeAngelo and Shavonda Sumter to help protect law enforcement officers in New Jersey and bring to justice those who attack them was approved Thursday by the Assembly.
The bill (A-2674) would establish a ¡§Blue Alert System¡¨ to provide for the rapid dissemination of information to facilitate the apprehension of persons suspected of killing or seriously injuring law enforcement officers. The legislation also would aid in locating missing law enforcement officers.
"Law enforcement officers take on the dangerous task of protecting communities across New Jersey. When they're attacked or go missing, every resident of this state with any relevant information has a duty to come forward..," said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex). For More
Jimenez, Green, Mukherji & Sumter Bill to Establish Rules for Handling of Hazardous Drugs, Protect Health Care Personnel that Administer them Approved by AssemblyLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Angelica Jimenez (D-Bergen/Hudson), Jerry Green (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union), Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) and Shavonda Sumter (D-Bergen/Passaic) to adopt regulations concerning the handling of hazardous drugs that could be harmful to health care personnel was approved Thursday by the full Assembly.
"These hazardous drugs pose a real risk to health care personnel who may be exposed to them in the air, and through contact with work surfaces, clothing, medical equipment and patients," said Jimenez (D-Bergen/Hudson). "This bill would help ensure that all necessary precautions are taken so that health care professionals who must work with these drugs are well protected."