Assembly Judiciary

The Assembly Judiciary Committee oversees legislation dealing with capital punishment, civil justice, civil rights, court administration, crime and punishment, juvenile justice, criminal justice and the overall judicial system.
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Johnson, Vainieri Huttle, Eustace, Schaer, McKeon & Muoio Legislation to Crack Down on Bias-Based False Threats Clears Assembly

Bill was inspired by string of bomb threats that rocked Jewish Community Centers in New Jersey & across the country earlier this year
The full Assembly on Monday unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gordon Johnson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Tim Eustace, Gary Schaer, John McKeon and Elizabeth Maher Muoio to stiffen the penalties for creating a false public alarm in light of the string of bomb threats that rocked the Jewish community in New Jersey and throughout the country earlier this year.

"This sends a strong message that hate-based intimidation will not be tolerated," said Johnson (D-Bergen). "While the persistent threats we saw earlier this year may have subsided, we want to make it clear that these types of bigoted threats will not be tolerated in our state."

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Johnson, Vainieri Huttle, Eustace, Schaer & McKeon Legislation to Crack Down on Bias-Based False Threats Advances

Bill was inspired by string of bomb threats that rocked Jewish Community Centers in New Jersey & across the country earlier this year
An Assembly panel on Thursday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gordon Johnson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Tim Eustace, Gary Schaer and John McKeon to stiffen the penalties for creating a false public alarm in light of the string of bomb threats that rocked the Jewish community in New Jersey and throughout the country earlier this year.

"This sends a strong message that hate-based intimidation will not be tolerated," said Johnson (D-Bergen). "While the persistent threats we saw earlier this year may have subsided, we want to make it clear that these types of bigoted threats will not be tolerated in our state."

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Assembly Panel Approves Caride & Chiaravalloti Bill to Stiffen Penalties for Stalking a Victim Under 18

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Marlene Caride and Nicholas Chiaravalloti to significantly stiffen penalties for stalking a victim under the age of 18 was approved by an Assembly panel on Thursday.

"Stalking behaviors are designed to elicit fear," said Caride (D-Bergen/Passaic). "The younger the victim, the more lasting and damaging that trauma can be. Many of our criminal statutes carry stiffer penalties when the victim is a minor and stalking should be no different."

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Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Combating Bias Intimidation amid Recent Threats, Student Transportation Safety (esp. along Route 130) & Homelessness Prevention Bill Package Highlight Thursday Assembly Committees

Also on Tap: Voting Machine Security, No Smokeless Tobacco in Schools, Improved Education for Deaf Children, Deterring Food Waste, Labor Assistance Program for Suspended Drivers, Tougher Stalking Penalties & Improved Protections Against Employer Discrimination

Legislation to require New Jersey's full participation in Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, toughen crimes against bias intimidation amid recent anti-Semitic threats, improve student transportation safety around schools - especially along Route 130 in Burlington County - and a wide-ranging bill package designed to combat homelessness highlight Thursday's Assembly committee hearings...

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McKeon Urges Entire NJ House Delegation to Support Independent Commission to Investigate Foreign Efforts to Undermine American Democracy

In light of the growing list of concerns surrounding the Trump administration, Assembly Judiciary Committee Chair John F. McKeon sent a letter Thursday to New Jersey's entire House delegation urging them to support the creation of an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate whether any foreign entities have attempted to manipulate or undermine public trust in the country's system of democracy.

A full copy of McKeon's letter can be viewed here.

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