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Proposed Legislation


The following is a list of current legislative activity in New Jersey that appear to directly relate to criminal law and criminal sentencing under the Code of Criminal Justice. To read the complete Bill, or to determine the status of or hearing schedule for a particular Bill, follow the associated hyperlink found under the particular Bill Number and title of interest. A complete listing of current Bills is available from the New Jersey Legislature's web site.

 

Proposed Legislation

Senate Bill No. 1737: Introduced on 3/21/2006. Summary: Makes it a disorderly persons offense to disrupt a funeral by picketing or conducting other protest activities within 300 feet.

Senate Bill No. 1756: Introduced on 3/21/2006. Summary: Upgrades to a crime of the second degree recruiting a minor to be in a criminal street gang.

Senate Bill No. 1738: Introduced on 3/21/2006. Summary: Establishes rehabilitation as a condition for parole of certain inmates.

Senate Bill No. 1740: Introduced on 3/21/2006. Summary: Upgrades simple assault against a private school teacher to aggravated assault; adds definition of “school” to criminal code.

Senate Bill No. 1648: Introduced on 3/20/2006. Summary: Bars sex offenders from jobs which primarily consist of contact with children.

Senate Bill No. 1687: Introduced on 3/20/2006. Summary: Clarifies offenders are not eligible for parole under “Michael’s Law.”

Senate Bill No. 1634: Introduced on 3/13/2006. Summary: Upgrades crime of stalking when victim is less than 18 years old.

Assembly Bill No. 2901: Introduced on 3/21/2006. Summary: Upgrades the crime of employing a juvenile in a drug distribution scheme; imposes a mandatory minimum term of 10 years.

Assembly Bill No. 2898: Introduced on 3/21/2006. Summary: Makes it a disorderly persons offense to disrupt a funeral by picketing or conducting other protest activities within 300 feet.

Assembly Bill No. 2877: Introduced on 3/21/2006. Summary: Reduces drug free school and public property zones to 200 feet.

Assembly Bill No. 2804: Introduced on 3/21/2006. Summary: Upgrades theft of certain firearms; establishes transporting of firearms under certain circumstances as a crime of the second degree.

Assembly Bill No. 2909: Introduced on 3/21/2006. Summary: Increases mandatory minimum term of imprisonment for certain repeat sex offenders.

Assembly Bill No. 2868: Introduced on 3/16/2006. Summary: Provides for extended term of imprisonment, supervision for life and sex offender registration for the crime of human trafficking under certain circumstances.

Assembly Bill No. 2841: Introduced on 3/13/2006. Summary: Upgrades penalty for unlawfully transferring a firearm to an underage person.

Assembly Bill No. 2840: Introduced on 3/13/2006. Summary: Makes unlawful possession of assault firearm a second degree crime.

Assembly Bill No. 2841: Introduced on 3/13/2006. Summary: Upgrades penalty for unlawfully transferring a firearm to an underage person.

Senate Bill No. 1401: Introduced on 2/9/2006. Summary: Creates permanent “Commission to Review Criminal Sentencing.”

Senate Bill No. 1365: Introduced on 2/9/2006. Summary: Establishes a Gun Court Pilot Program in Essex and Mercer County.

Senate Bill No. 1318: Introduced on 2/6/2006. Summary: Establishes the “Public Corruption Profiteering Penalty Act.”

Senate Bill No. 1281: Introduced on 2/6/2006. Summary: Prohibits imposition of death penalty on mentally retarded defendants.

Senate Bill No. 1302: Introduced on 2/6/2006. Summary: Increases penalty for illegal firearms’ sale within 1,000 feet of school.

Senate Bill No. 273: Introduced on 1/10/2006. Reported out of committee on 2/06/2006. Summary: Criminalizes organized retail theft and establishes crimes of leader of organized retail theft enterprises.

Senate Bill No. S620: Introduced on 1/10/2006: Classifies burglary of a residence as a crime of the second degree.

Assembly Bill No. 2598: Introduced on 2/23/2006. Summary: Criminalizes possession and use of cellular phone in adult or juvenile corrections facility and criminalizes giving cellular phone to inmate.

Assembly Bill No. 2549: Introduced on 2/23/2006. Summary: Creates Division of Probation in Department of Corrections (DOC); transfers all probation functions and employees to DOC.

Assembly Bill No. 2649: Introduced on 2/23/2006. Summary: Establishes the “Animal Anti-Cruelty Act.”

Assembly Bill No. 2612: Introduced on 2/23/2006. Summary: Upgrades offense of simple assault to aggravated assault when victim is employee of DHS and clearly engaged in duties conducting investigations.

Assembly Bill No. 2601: Introduced on 2/23/2006. Summary: Criminalizes purchase or possession of firearms ammunition by persons convicted of certain crimes.

Assembly Bill No. 2599: Introduced on 2/23/2006. Summary: Provides for forfeiture of vehicle where weapon was unlawfully possessed.

Assembly Bill No. 2582: Introduced on 2/23/2006. Summary: Makes theft of emergency service vehicle a crime of the second degree under certain circumstances.

Assembly Bill No. 2556: Introduced on 2/23/2006. Summary: Upgrades simple assault against private school teachers to aggravated assault.

Assembly Bill No. 2574: Introduced on 2/23/2006. Summary: Makes No Early Release Act (NERA) applicable to persons convicted of child pornography crimes.

Assembly Bill No. 2559: Introduced on 2/23/2006. Summary: Establishes criminal and civil penalties for transmission of certain commercial electronic mail messages.

Assembly Bill No. 2490: Introduced on 2/9/2006. Summary: Certifies that permitting sexual abusers to reside with a child constitutes endangering welfare of a child.

Assembly Bill No. 2517: Introduced on 2/9/2006. Summary: Provides for increased penalties for crimes committed in a church synagogue, temple or other place of public worship.

Assembly Bill No. 2502: Introduced on 2/9/2006. Summary: Makes use of an animal to carry illegal drugs or facilitate drug-related crimes an animal cruelty offense; provides for non-merger of certain animal cruelty offenses.

Assembly Bill No. 2501: Introduced on 2/9/2006. Summary: Prohibits the use of a dog or other animal in a drug distribution scheme.

Assembly Bill No. 2380: Introduced on 2/6/2006. Summary: Upgrades penalty for failure to register as sex offender; imposes penalty for failure to verify addresses and requires verification prior to release.

Assembly Bill No. 2470: Introduced on 2/6/2006. Summary: Upgrades penalties for corporate fraud; provides for civil action for treble damages under certain circumstances.

Assembly Bill No. 2301: Introduced on 2/6/2006. Summary: Requires mandatory incarceration for motor vehicle theft offenses.

Assembly Bill No. 2468: Introduced on 2/6/2006. Summary: Provides for a mandatory term of imprisonment for arson under certain circumstances.

Assembly Bill No. 2322: Introduced on 2/6/2006. Summary: Revises statutes governing compensation for victims of crime.

Assembly Bill No. 2429: Introduced on 2/6/2006. Summary: Creates crime of criminal negligent homicide, negligent assault with a firearm and reckless endangerment.

Senate Bill No. 1229: Introduced on 2/01/2006. Summary: Establishes extended sentences for certain crimes involving eluding a police officer and clarifies the elements of eluding aggravating manslaughter.

Senate Bill No. 1180: Introduced on 1/31/2006. Summary: Imposes mandatory minimum terms of incarceration on juveniles who use guns to commit acts which, if committed by adults, would constitute serious crimes.

Senate Bill No. 1156: Introduced on 1/31/2006. Summary: Imposes mandatory term of life imprisonment without eligibility for parole on persons who commit particularly brutal sexual assaults.

Senate Bill No. 1179: Introduced on 1/31/2006. Summary: Makes suspension of driving privileges mandatory for persons, including juveniles, who are diverted for drug offenses.

Senate Bill No. 1204: Introduced on 1/31/2006. Summary: “Jessica Lunsford Act,” concerns sentencing of sex offenders and persons who harbor them; requires electronic monitoring for certain sex offenders and cerates child protection zones.

Assembly Bill No. 2013: Introduced on 1/31/2006. Summary: Creates permanent “Commission to Review Criminal Sentencing.”

Assembly Bill No. 2274: Introduced on 1/31/2006. Summary: Imposes mandatory minimum terms of incarceration on juveniles who use guns to commit acts which, if committed by adults, would constitute serious crimes.

Assembly Bill No. 2104: Introduced on 1/31/2006. Summary: Creates offenses pertaining to unauthorized use of confidential informants.

Assembly Bill No. 2193: Introduced on 1/31/2006. Summary: Makes certain repeat offenders ineligible for parole.

Assembly Bill No. 2189: Introduced on 1/31/2006. Summary: Eliminates enhanced penalties for certain crimes occurring on or in proximity to school property except when such crimes occur in the presence of a child.

Assembly Bill No. 2075: Introduced on 1/27/2006. Summary: makes possession or use of cellular telephone or accessories by persons confined to State correctional facility a second degree crime.

Senate Bill No. 171: Introduced on 1/26/2006. Summary: Repeals the death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment without eligibility for parole in certain circumstances.

Senate Bill No. 907: Introduced on 1/18/2006. Summary: Increases certain arson offenses to a crime of the third degree.

Senate Bill No. 875: Provides for increased penalties for a crime committed in a church synagogue, temple or other place of public worship.

Senate Bill No. 905: Introduced on 1/17/2006. Summary: Establishes mandatory minimum terms of imprisonment without parole eligibility for crimes of criminal sexual contact committed against children.

 

Enacted Legislation

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