6-bill Domestic Violence Victim Assistance Package, Gun Safety Bills & Halfway House Reform Top Monday Assembly Voting Session

Dam Restoration, Public School Defibrillator Usage & Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Also on Tap

(TRENTON) – Six bills to improve domestic violence victim protections and legislation to criminalize use of a defaced firearm to injure a police officer, establish a statewide gun buyback program and create a task force to study halfway house reform top Monday’s Assembly voting session.
Dam restoration, public school policies for defibrillator usage and Parkinson’s disease awareness are also on tap.
The session is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. and will be streamed live at:
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.
Highlights include:

A-823 Aca Mainor, Charles
/Johnson, Gordon M.
/Wimberly, Benjie E.
/Mukherji, Raj Establishes “MarcAnthony’s Law;” criminalizes use of defaced or stolen firearm to injure a police officer; enhances penalties for defacing a firearm.
A-1264 Schepisi, Holly
/Quijano, Annette
/Eustace, Timothy J. Requires public schools which have automated external defibrillators to adopt policies concerning usage.
A-2163 Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Quijano, Annette
/Mosquera, Gabriela M. Establishes the New Jersey Task Force on Domestic Violence and Abuse.
A-2495 Acs Mazzeo, Vincent
/Andrzejczak, Bob
/Eustace, Timothy J. Extends county-based real property assessment pilot program to Atlantic County.
A-2576 Aca Mukherji, Raj
/Quijano, Annette
/Pinkin, Nancy J. “Parkinson’s Disease Public Awareness and Education Act.”

A-2683 AaAa Mainor, Charles
/Sumter, Shavonda E.
/Wilson, Gilbert L.
/Riley, Celeste M. Establishes “Task Force To Review Residential Community Release Programs” to review this State’s halfway houses and make recommendations concerning security and inmate services.
A-2895 McKeon, John F.
/Prieto, Vincent
/Greenwald, Louis D.
/Mainor, Charles
/Jasey, Mila M.
/Schaer, Gary S. Requires Attorney General to establish Statewide gun buyback program.

A-2640 Aca Vainieri Huttle, Valerie
/Mosquera, Gabriela M. Authorizes issuance of restraining orders for situations in which domestic violence statutes do not apply.
A-1310 Quijano, Annette
/Gusciora, Reed Requires counseling for certain domestic violence offenders.
A-1579 Spencer, L. Grace
/Tucker, Cleopatra G.
/Caputo, Ralph R. Creates self-defense justification for victims of domestic violence.
A-1953 Riley, Celeste M.
/Burzichelli, John J.
/Mosquera, Gabriela M. Requires law enforcement officers to search domestic violence restraining order registry upon conducting an arrest.
A-2154 Riley, Celeste M.
/Mosquera, Gabriela M. Permits a witness who is under the age of 16 or a victim of any age to testify by closed circuit television in prosecutions for crimes or offenses involving domestic violence.
A-3229 Aca Mukherji, Raj
/Watson Coleman, Bonnie
/Gusciora, Reed Appropriates $22,463,000 in 2003 bond act monies for loans to fund dam restoration projects.