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Caputo, Giblin, Tucker, Johnson, Mainor & Sumter Bill to Make it Easier for Law Enforcement to Use Outdoor Video Footage to Investigate Crimes Clears Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Ralph Caputo, Thomas Giblin, Cleopatra Tucker, Gordon Johnson, Charles Mainor and Shavonda Sumter to make it easier for law enforcement agencies to use outdoor video cameras to investigate crimes was approved Thursday by the General Assembly.

The bill (A-3843) would allow a municipality to enact an ordinance establishing a private outdoor video surveillance camera registry, and would allow any owner of a private outdoor video surveillance camera to voluntarily register the camera with the municipal police department or force.

"This will help law enforcement officials with investigations of criminal activity and save valuable time and resources by providing them with a registry to determine whether a camera is located near where criminal activity occurred,.." said Caputo (D-Essex).

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Eustace, Andrzejczak, DeAngelo & Sumter Bill to Allow Veterans to File for Unemployment Benefits Online Continues Advancing

Assembly approved legislation Assembly Democrats Tim Eustace, Bob Andrzejczak, Wayne DeAngelo and Shavonda Sumter sponsored to ensure veterans have the same access to unemployment benefits online as everyone else was advanced Monday by a Senate panel.

"Currently policy neglects to provide veterans and others the same conveniences in filing for UI benefits as other residents," said Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic). "All claimants in New Jersey should have equal access to all unemployment benefits filing options, especially those who have fought for this country..."

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