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Schaer, Johnson, Wimberly, Eustace & Mazzeo Legislation to Revise Wiretap Law Advanced by Assembly PanelLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gary Schaer, Gordon Johnson, Benjie Wimberly, Tim Eustace and Vincent Mazzeo to revise the law on wiretapping in New Jersey was advanced by an Assembly panel on Monday.
The bill (A-1635) would expand state statutes to authorize wiretap orders for the investigation of the following offenses or a conspiracy to commit them: luring or enticing a child, identity theft, stalking and cyberharassment.
Assembly Democratic Bill to Bolster Rental and Lease Protections for Domestic Violence Victims Clears Committee
Bill Sponsored by Assembly Democrats Vainieri Huttle, Lagana, Mosquera, Wimberly, Jimenez and Pintor Marin(TRENTON) - An Assembly panel on Monday released legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Joseph Lagana, Gabriela Mosquera, Wimberly, Jimenez and Pintor Marin to provide rental and lease protections for domestic violence victims.
The bill (A-916) is designed to enhance the protections offered under the "New Jersey Safe Housing Act" by prohibiting a landlord from terminating a tenancy, failing to renew a tenancy, or refusing to enter into a rental agreement due to a tenant's or prospective tenant's status as a domestic violence victim.
"Victims of domestic violence must deal with their life being thrown into upheaval," said Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen). "The last thing they need is to have their home uprooted through no fault of their own."
Tucker, Vainieri Huttle, Quijano, Wimberly & Mosquera Bill Criminalizing ‘Upskirting’ Advances
Measure Cracking Down on Illegally Photographing Under Someone's Clothing also Strengthens New Jersey's Right to Privacy StatuteLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Cleopatra G. Tucker, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Annette Quijano, Benjie Wimberly and Gabriela Mosquera to criminalize the act of secretly photographing or recording under a person's clothing - commonly referred to as "upskirting" gained approval from an Assembly panel on Monday.
"With today's level of technology, most people with cell phones are essentially walking around with an Internet linked video camera in their pocket at all times," said Tucker (D-Essex). "This can lead certain people to assume it is acceptable to 'document' whatever they choose, even if it violates someone else's privacy. We are here today to say that should not, cannot and will not be the case in New Jersey."
Wimberly Bill to Create Economic Justice & Equal Job Opportunity Study Group AdvancesEconomic justice legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly was released Monday by the Assembly Labor Committee.
"As we continue to recover from a severe economic recession, we must ensure that every New Jersey resident has the opportunity to obtain gainful employment, support their families and live the best lives they can," said Wimberly (D-Bergen/Passaic). "A joint committee will allow us to listen to New Jersey's working families, who have been affected most by the slow growth in the economy and lacking job creation, and to also listen to businesses that also have concerns..."
Lampitt, Schaer, Wimberly & Danielsen Bill to Improve State Job Training Program Advanced by Assembly PanelLegislation Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Gary Schaer, Benjie Wimberly and Joe Danielsen sponsored to improve a state job training program was advanced Monday by the Assembly Labor Committee.
"All of this information is necessary and useful to policy makers and the business community, but does not provide sufficient information for an effective analysis of the impact of the training on the worker's wages and employment status," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington)...