Distracted Driving Discussion Also on Tap
(TRENTON) – Bills banning the sale of toy guns that appear to be genuine firearms, requiring firearms seizure when a mental health professional determines a patient poses a threat, requiring newly manufactured handguns to be micro-stamped and establishing a handgun database, along with legislation to restrict isolated confinement in jails and require the state to compensate local governments for transportation funding delays top Thursday’s Assembly committee hearings.
Also on tap is testimony on the National Transportation Safety Board’s recommendations on distracted driving and how New Jersey can better prevent distracted driving on its roadways.
The meetings are slated to begin at 10 a.m. and will be streamed live at:
2 p.m. LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE:
· A-547 (Pinkin/Sumter/Vainieri Huttle/Gusciora/Muoio) – Restricts use of isolated confinement in correctional facilities.
· A-1119 (Oliver/Johnson/Jasey/Spencer) – Prohibits sale of certain toy guns and imitation firearms.
· A-2938 (Jones/Mosquera) – Requires firearms seizure when mental health professional determines patient poses threat of harm to self or others.
· A-3934 (Downey/Houghtaling) – Requires newly manufactured handguns to be micro-stamped; establishes handgun database.
· A-4025 (Barclay/Benson/Mazzeo) – Authorizes State and local law enforcement entities to contract for bulk purchasing of heroin antidote.
10 a.m. TRANSPORTATION:
· A-4114 (Muoio) – Requires DOT to compensate local government entities for contractual delay damages resulting from shutdown of transportation projects funded by Transportation Trust Fund.
· The committee will also take testimony on the National Transportation Safety Board’s recommendations on distracted driving, and explore how New Jersey can better prevent distracted driving on its roadways.