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Bill Number: S-1504(1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2004, c. 185

Date Signed: December 30, 2004
Description: Requires municipal prosecutors to review and transmit to judge, prior to sentencing, motor vehicle abstracts of person charged with a violation of R.S. 39:3-40 or R.S. 39:4-129.
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill Number: S-1208
Public Law:P.L.2004, c.151

Date Signed: September 14, 2004
Description: Clarifies certain exception from publication on sex offender Internet registry.
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill Number: S-1188
Public Law:P.L.2004, c.150

Date Signed: September 14, 2004
Description: Revises counterfeit goods and forfeiture laws to deter criminal street gang activity.
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill Number: S-330 [2R]
Public Law:P.L. 2004, c.149

Date Signed: September 14, 2004
Description: Authorizes appointment of unpaid deputy sheriffs in certain counties.
Effective Date: Immediately


Bill Number: A-2513
Public Law:P.L. 2004, c.144

Date Signed: September 10, 2004
Description:Amends "New Jersey Anti-Piracy Act," N.J.S. 2C:21-21, to include camcorder piracy of motion pictures.
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill Number: A-1630[2R]
Public Law:P.L. 2004, c. 95

Date Signed: July 9, 2004
Description: Requires municipal prosecutor to review motor vehicle abstract of DWI offender and transmit the abstract to the judge prior to sentencing.
Effective Date: October 1, 2004

Bill Number: S-1511[2R]
Public Law:P.L. 2004, c.80

Date Signed: July 2, 2004
Description: Reduces the blood alcohol content at which a person is considered guilty of operating a boat while under the influence from 0.10% to 0.08%.
Effective Date: July 2, 2004

Bill Number: AJR68
Public Law:P.L. 2004, JR-1

Date Signed: May 12, 2004
Description: Establishes the “Task Force to Study Attendance at Public Schools.”
Effective Date: May 12, 2004

Bill Number: A-690
Public Law:P.L. 2004, c. 10

Date Signed: May 5, 2004
Description:Empowers United States Department of Defense police officers to make arrests
for certain violations of New Jersey law.
Effective Date: May 5, 2004

Bill Number: A-2259
Public Law:P.L. 2004, c. 8

Date Signed: April 26, 2004
Description:Clarifies sentencing provisions for certain drunk driving offenses.
Effective Date:April 26, 2004

Bill Number: A-1560
Public Law:P.L. 2004, c. 5

Date Signed: April 7, 2004
Description:Provides that information about the location of a shelter for victims of domestic violence shall not be a public record.
Effective Date:April 7, 2004

Bill Number: SCS for S-338
Public Law:P.L. 2003, c. 310

Date Signed: January 20, 2004
Description:Prohibits use of wireless telephone while driving unless the telephone is a hands-free wireless telephone.
Effective Date: July 1, 2004

Bill Number: A-682 (2R)
Public Law:P.L. 2003, c. 314

Date Signed: January 20, 2004
Description:Reduces blood alcohol level at which a person is considered to be guilty of drunk driving from 0.10% to 0.08%.
Effective Date: January 20, 2004


Bill Number:ACS for A-3342 (1R)
Public Law:P.L. 2003, c. 315

Date Signed:January 20, 2004
Description:Imposes mandatory jail time for third and subsequent drunk driving offenses; “Michael’s Law.”
Effective Date: January 20, 2004


Bill Number:S-1286
Public Law:
P.L. 2003, c. 249

Date Signed: January 14, 2004
Description:Permits parole board to prohibit certain parolees from harboring dangerous animals.
Effective Date: January 14, 2004

Bill Number: S-1409 (3R)
Public Law: P.L. 2003, c. 250

Date Signed: January 14, 2004
Description: Concerns payment to out-of-network dentists when insured receives direct payment from insurer. Note that the bill contained criminal provisions which were deleted.
Effective Date: March 14, 2004


Bill Number:S-1705 (1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2003, c. 254

Date Signed: January 14, 2004
Description: Concerns local housing authority crime reporting.
Effective Date:
July 12, 2004



Bill Number: S-2659 (1R)
Public Law:
P.L. 2003, c. 267

Date Signed: January 14, 2004
Description: Clarifies that lifetime community supervision for sex offenders is parole supervision.
Effective Date: January 14, 2004



Bill Number:ACS for A-205 (3R)
Public Law: P.L. 2003, c. 276

Date Signed: January 14, 2004
Description: Establishes criminal penalties for violations of the “New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act.”
Effective Date:
January 14, 2004



Bill Number: A-276 (1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2003, c. 277

Date Signed: January 14, 2004
Description: Prohibits firearm possession by persons convicted of domestic violence, stalking or subject to domestic violence restraining order.
Effective Date: January 14, 2004



Bill Number: A-2586 (1R)
Public Law:
P.L. 2003, c. 225

Date Signed: January 9, 2004
Description:Establishes Domestic Violence Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board in Department of Community Affairs.
Effective Date: January 9, 2004

Bill Number: A-2679 (1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2003, c. 229

Date Signed: January 9, 2003
Description:Upgrades crime of luring or enticing a child to a crime of the second degree.
Effective Date: January 9, 2004

Bill Number: A-2801 (2R)
Public Law:P.L. 2003, c. 231

Date Signed: January 9, 2004
Description: Provides criminal penalties for unlawful solid waste disposal
Effective Date: January 9, 2004


Bill Number: ACS for A-3074 and A-2720
Public Law: P.L. 2003, c. 232

Date Signed: January 9, 2003
Description:Increases criminal and civil penalties for certain animal cruelty offenses.
Effective Date: January 9, 2004

Bill Number: A-3168
Public Law:P.L. 2003, c. 233

Date Signed: January 9, 2004
Description: Prohibits smoking on school buses even if students are not present.
Effective Date: January 9, 2004

Bill Number: SCS for S-2366
Public Law: P.L. 2003, c. 206

Date Signed: January 8, 2004
Description: Prohibits certain acts involving invasion of privacy.
Effective Date: January 8, 2004

Bill Number: SCS for S-1322
Public Law: P.L. 2003, c.213

Date Signed: January 9, 2003
Description: Permits the court, on the prosecutor’s request, to examine the reliability of the person posting cash bail, his relationship to the defendant, the value and sufficiency of the bail and whether the funds used were lawfully acquired.
Effective Date: January 9, 2004



Bill Number: A-198 (1R)
Public Law:P.L. 2003, c. 217

Date Signed: January 9, 2004
Description: Makes vehicle title fraud a third degree crime.
Effective Date: January 9, 2004


Bill Number: A-537 (1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2003, c. 218

Date Signed: January 9, 2003
Description: Upgrades penalty for assault on state corrections employees, county corrections officers, juvenile corrections officers, juvenile detention officers and staff, probations officers and sheriffs officers
Effective Date: January 9, 2004

Bill Number: A-2433
Public Law:P.L. 2003, c. 219

Date Signed: January 9, 2004
Description: Requires persons convicted of certain child pornography crimes to register under Megan’s Law
Effective Date: April 8, 2004

Bill Number: A-2434
Public Law:P.L. 2003, c. 220

Date Signed: January 9, 2004
Description: Requires persons convicted of manufacturing or selling child pornography to register under Megan’s Law.
Effective Date: April 8, 2004

Bill Number: A-3012
Public Law: P.L. 2003, c. 202

Date Signed: January 2, 2004
Description: Requires registration of bail agencies and agents by surety companies.
Effective Date: January 2, 2004


 

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