TRENTON, N.J. – Democrat leadership unsuccessfully attempted to steer the conversation away from bail reform at the Assembly Law and Public Safety car theft hearing on Monday. Committee Chairman William Spearman said multiple times, “Stay on topic,” and “We’re not here to talk about bail reform,” when law enforcement representatives and Republican lawmakers continued to discuss the consequences of bail reform and its impact on public safety, crime and car thefts.
Assemblyman Erik Peterson (R-Hunterdon), a committee member, questioned Deputy Attorney General Joseph Giordano about the role of bail reform in the rise of auto theft in New Jersey.
Assemblywoman Vicky Flynn (R-Monmouth) testified on a bill to address the rise of auto theft in New Jersey.
Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris) testified before the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee hearing Monday on the rise of auto theft in New Jersey.