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Bill Number: S-1909
Public Law: P.L. 2003, c.203

Date Signed: January 2, 2003
Description: Permits human stem cell research; creates crime of third degree for sale or purchase of fetal tissue for research; creates first degree crime for engaging in cloning of human being.
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Bill Number: S-817
Public Law: P.L. 2003, c. 190

Date Signed: October 15, 2003
Description: Requires proceed from sale of criminal memorabilia be deposited in escrow account for victims
Effective Date: October 15, 2003

Bill Number: S-2655[1R]
Public Law: P.L. 2003, c. 185

Date Signed: September 26, 2003
Description: Requires DYFS to provide child care agencies which evaluate homes of prospective providers with results of child abuse record information checks.
Effective Date: 180th day after enactment; March 24, 2004.

Bill Number: ACS for A-3772, 1729 and 1090[1R]
Public Law: P.L. 2003, c. 187

Date Signed: September 26, 2003
Description: Establishes the independent Office of the Child Advocate allocated within the Department of Law and Public Safety.
Effective Date: Immediately; September 26, 2003.

Bill Number: A-2617
Public Law: P.L. 2003, c. 183

Date Signed: September 22, 2003
Description: Expands list of crimes for which DNA collection is required to all crimes.
Effective Date: Immediately.

Bill Number: S-1750
Public Law: P.L. 2003, c. 145

Date Signed: August 8, 2003
Description: Eliminates disparities in the law concerning forfeiture of public office.
Effective Date: Immediately.

Bill Number: S-1690
Public Law: P.L. 2003, c. 147

Date Signed: August 8, 2003
Description: Expands law enforcement powers of certain DEP personnel.
Effective Date: Immediately.

Bill Number: S-677[2R]
Public Law: P.L. 2003, c. 57

Date Signed: May 1, 2003
Description: This law prohibits the transfer of any product containing ephedrine to any person under the age of 18.
Effective Date: 120th day after enactment.

Bill Number: A-75[4R]
Public Law: P.L. 2003, c. 64

Date Signed: May 1, 2003
Description: This law entitled the “New Jersey Home Ownership Security Act of 2002” prohibits certain lending practices regarding home loans.
Effective Date: 210th day after enactment, with certain exceptions. See §15 of the law.

Bill Number: S-795[3R]
Public Law: P.L. 2003, c. 66

Date Signed May 5, 2003
Description: This law requires school bus drivers to undergo a check for alcohol and drug-related motor vehicle violations along with a criminal history background check, prior to employment and upon application for renewal license.
Effective Date: First day of the sixth month after enactment, except that advance administrative and regulatory action is permitted as necessary.

Bill Number: A-2064[3R]
Public Law: P.L. 2003, c. 67

Date Signed: May 5, 2003
Description: This law requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to compile a list of animal control officers who have been found guilty of or held liable for violating animal cruelty laws. The law prohibits these officers from becoming animal control officers in any municipality.
Effective Date: Section 1, 3 and 4 are effective immediately. Section 2 becomes effective 180 days after enactment.

Bill Number: S-160[1R]
Public Law: P.L. 2003, c. 73

Date Signed: May 6, 2003
Description: This law provides that a juvenile who is adjudicated delinquent for an offense which, if committed by an adult, would constitute a crime, and the offense (1) involves the unlawful use or possession of a weapon or explosive or (2) constitutes a NERA crime, would be later disqualified from obtaining a firearms purchaser identification card or a permit to purchase a handgun.
Effective Date: Immediately.

 
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