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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McKeon Statement on NJ Transit Hearing

Asm. John McKeon Assemblyman John F. McKeon (D-Morris/Essex), chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement Thursday after a joint meeting of the Assembly Judiciary Committee and the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee regarding improving New Jersey Transit performance:

"This evening's hearing was a reminder that safety must be the top priority at NJ Transit. Five months after the Hoboken crash, hearing testimony from Sheldon Kest, who sustained an injury on that day, was heartbreaking. Hearing that NJ Transit has made no effort to reach out to him was outrageous. This is about real people's lives, and it would benefit the agency to listen to - and learn from - stories like his."

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Gordon, McKeon Invite Testimony from Commuters on How to Improve NJ Transit Performance

Asm. John McKeon Joint Senate/Assembly committee hearing on NJ Transit on Thursday, February 23, in Hackensack is third to be held in the wake of the fatal Hoboken train crash

Senator Bob Gordon and Assemblyman John McKeon today announced that the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee and the Assembly Judiciary Committee will meet jointly in Hackensack on Thursday to hear testimony from commuters on how to improve New Jersey Transit operations, service and safety. The 4 p.m. hearing on February 23 will be the third held by the two committees in the wake of the fatal Hoboken train crash last fall.

"As a frequent commuter on NJ Transit, I know all too well the issues that the residents of New Jersey face on a nearly daily basis while utilizing our mass transit system," said Assemblyman McKeon (D-Essex/Morris), chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee. "I, along with Senator Gordon and most every other member of the Legislature, hear from residents every day about issues with NJ Transit service. While NJ Transit tends to only have public hearings in the middle of the day, our committee made it a goal from day one to hold hearings that the public could actually attend and give us their anecdotal accounting of the system and their experiences. It's time they had a chance to have their voices heard."

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