Assembly Law and Public Safety

The Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee is responsible for reviewing legislation dealing with police, fire and emergency management services, public safety regulations, criminalization of activities and legal ramifications of crimes.
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Taliaferro, Eustace, Benson & Mazzeo Legislation to Ban 'Flakka' Possession Clears Assembly Committee

Asm. Adam Taliaferro Synthetic Drug Associated with Cases of Hallucination, Attacks on Police

Legislation Assembly Democrats Adam Taliaferro, Tim Eustace, Daniel Benson and Vince Mazzeo sponsored to help curb the use of a street drug often associated with violent and self-destructive behavior was advanced Monday by an Assembly committee.

"Flakka has been linked to a number of psychotic symptoms and violent attacks, threatening the safety of communities across the nation," said Taliaferro (D-Cumberland/Gloucester/Salem). "With this legislation, New Jersey will be proactive about preventing this dangerous drug from taking over in our state."

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Wimberly, Singleton, Holley & Tucker Bill to Require Racial, Ethnic Impact Statements in Proposed Legislation Clears Panel

Asm. Benjie Wimberly Measure Aimed at Reducing Disparities in Criminal Justice System

Legislation Assembly Democrats Benjie Wimberly, Troy Singleton, Jamel Holley and Cleopatra Tucker sponsored to encourage lawmakers to consider the impact proposed legislation would have on racial and ethnic minorities was advanced Monday by an Assembly committee.

"The disparity between the number of minorities in the general population and the number of minorities in the prison population is a civil rights issue that warrants far more attention," said Wimberly (D-Bergen/Passaic). "In a state where black people are 15 percent of the general population but 60 percent of the prison population - a statistic largely due to a failed and misguided war on drugs - we have a responsibility to give closer scrutiny to how the policies the state enacts affect racial and ethnic minorities."

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Benson Measure to Protect Health of First Responders Who Administer Opioid Antidote Clears Assembly Committee

Asm. Daniel Benson Bill Aims to Help Emergency Personnel Assess Risk for HIV, Hepatitis

Legislation Assemblyman Daniel Benson sponsored to protect first responders who administer naloxone to save the lives of individuals experiencing an opioid overdose was advanced Monday by an Assembly committee.

"Opioid antidotes have helped many people in New Jersey, giving those who struggle with addiction a second chance at life," said Benson (D-Middlesex/Mercer). "We must do all that we can to protect New Jersey's first responders as they do the difficult work of assisting these men and women during an emergency."

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Transient Housing Regulation, ATM/Credit Card Protections, Self-Driving Vehicle Insurance, Anti-Smoking, Opioid Antidotes, Tuition Transparency, Sandy Victim Help & Affordable Housing Highlight Monday Assembly Committees

Also on Tap: Telemedicine, Amusement Games at Airports, Criminalizing Flakka & Racial/Ethnic Impact Statements for Sentencing Measures

Regulating transient housing services such as Airbnb, ATM and credit card protections, self-driving vehicle insurance, anti-smoking legislation, opioid antidotes, tuition and fee transparency, Sandy victim mortgage relief and affordable housing legislation highlight Monday's Assembly committee hearings.

Also on tap: telemedicine, amusement games at airports, criminalizing flakka and requiring a racial and ethnic impact statement for bills and regulations affecting sentencing…

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