Archive for Tag: Attorney General

Assembly passes Dancer bill that allows parts of license plate to be covered

TRENTON, N.J. – The General Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would allow license plate frames to obscure some areas of permanent or temporary license plates. The bill (A3494) is sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer. “This bill will help prevent thousands of drivers from being pulled over for...

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Sawyer opposes AG on recreational marijuana use for law enforcement

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer is questioning the decision by the state attorney general to allow law enforcement personnel to get high on their personal time. The April 13 memo from acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin to law enforcement chief executives stresses that employees cannot be disciplined for...

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DePhillips questions AG for ignoring calls to protect children on social media platforms

TRENTON, N.J. – Forty-four states’ and territories’ Attorneys General recently called on social media giants TikTok and Snapchat to collaborate with parental control applications so fathers, mothers and guardians can monitor their children’s social media usage on those platforms. Conspicuously missing from that March 29 letter is the signature of...

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Bergen: AG’s car chase policy aids criminals, handcuffs cops

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen is blasting the state attorney general’s revised vehicular pursuit policy that went into effect at the end of last year for increasing car theft and hindering law enforcement’s ability to apprehend criminals. “Criminals are stealing cars to hide their identity as they commit...

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New laws expand domestic violence training for law enforcement, judges and prosecutors

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz’ bills improving the justice system’s approach to domestic violence training were signed into law on Tuesday. The bills, which stem from a 2015 Supreme Court ad hoc committee on domestic violence report, establishes mandatory domestic violence training for new municipal prosecutors (A1763/S386), and...

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Assembly sends Schepisi bill requiring annual AG report on state’s sexual assault cases to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – By a unanimous vote in the Assembly today, Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi’s bill shedding light on the number and nature of sexual assault cases reported in the state was advanced to the governor’s desk. Schepisi, who survived a sexual assault in her teens, said her bill will...

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