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Bill Number: S-500 (1R)
Public Law:
P.L. 2005, c. 209

Date Signed: August 29, 2005
Description: Authorizes school boards to adopt policy for drug testing certain students.
Effective Date: Immediately


Bill Number: A-3785 (1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 216

Date Signed:August 29, 2005
Description: Changes title of State park ranger to State park police officer.
Effective Date: First day of third month following enactment (November 1, 2005)


Bill Number: S-1428 (3R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 205

Date Signed: August 24, 2005
Description: Concerns the unlawful possession and distribution of prescription legend drugs and stramonium preparations.
Effective Date: Immediately


Bill Number: SCS for S-1753 (2R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 206

Date Signed: August 24, 2005
Description: Establishes licensing requirements and standards for pharmaceutical wholesale distributors.
Effective Date:
180th day after enactment (February 20, 2006).

Bill Number: SCS for S-2320 and S-2501 (1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 207

Date Signed: August 24, 2005
Description: Restricts sales of ephedrine and psyudoephedrine and criinalizes possession of anhydrous ammonia under certain circumstances.
Effective Date: Immediately


Bill Number: SCS for S-1889 (1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 189

Date Signed: August 11, 2005
Description: Establishes pilot program for satellite-based monitoring of certain sex offenders and authorizes certain sex offenders to submit to annual polygraph.
Effective Date: Immediately


Bill Number: S-2300 (2R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 147

Date Signed: July 12, 2005
Description: Revises certain statutes governing operation of commercial motor vehicles and establishes new offenses.
Effective Date:
September 30, 2005

Bill Number: S-1510 (1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 159

Date Signed: July 19, 2005
Description: Regulates operation of motorized scooters and motorcycles.
Effective Date:
Immediately

Bill Number: S-1110 (1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 107

Date Signed: June 29, 2005
Description: Establishes Gang Land Security Task Force
Effective Date:
Immediately

Bill Number: S-84 (1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 105

Date Signed: June 29, 2005
Description: Clarifies that cruelty to animals includes the use of an animal to injure another animal or the use of any direct or indirect means to inflict cruelty.
Effective Date:
Immediately

Bill Number: A-2173 ACS
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 100

Date Signed: June 16, 2005
Description: Upgrades criminal trespass under certain circumstances.
Effective Date:
Immediately

Bill Number: A-649 (2R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 96

Date Signed: June 15, 2005
Description: Regulates certain devices which interfere with traffic control signals
Effective Date:
September 1, 2005

Bill Number: S-781 (2R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 73

Date Signed: April 26, 2005
Description: Imposes additional penalties on sex offenders; creates the “Sex Crime Victim Treatment Fund.”
Effective Date:
Immediately

Bill Number:S-1692
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 75

Date Signed: April 26, 2005
Description:Requires municipalities appointing certain Class Two special officers to reimburse their former municipal employers for training costs.
Effective Date:
Immediately

Bill Number: ACS for A-2730 (2R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 77

Date Signed: April 26, 2005
Description: Establishes crime of human trafficking; adds human trafficking to racketeering statute; authorizes victim compensation and services’ provides certain affirmative defenses.
Effective Date:
Immediately

Bill Number: A-1816(1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 72

Date Signed: April 18, 2005
Description: Requires the Department of Law and Public Safety to establish training protocols for the State Police and local law enforcement personnel in the utilization of the Safe Return program to facilitate the safe recovery of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
Effective Date:October 15, 2005; however, the Attorney General may take anticipatory administrative action in advance of the effective date


Bill Number: S-141SCS
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 62

Date Signed: April 7, 2005
Description: Allows obtaining information from toll collection monitoring systems and photo-monitoring systems upon subpoena or court order in a criminal matter
Effective Date:
Immediately.

Bill Number:A-1514(3R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c.58

Date Signed:March 28, 2005
Description:Various amendments to the statutes governing the State Commission of Investigation.
Effective Date:
Immediately.

Bill Number: A-779ACS
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c.55

Date Signed: Marc h 24, 2005
Description: Changes law governing financial liability for patients in psychiatric facilities and eliminates institutional liens for persons treated at State and county psychiatric facilities. Effective Date: September 20, 2005, except lien extinguishment provision (§8) is effective immediately; and the Commissioner of Human Services may take necessary anticipatory administrative action before the effective date.

Bill Number:A-1985(1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c.48

Date Signed:March 21, 2005
Description:Permits physician assistants to prescribe controlled dangerous substances.
Effective Date: September 17, 2005


Bill Number:S-1668(1R)
Public Law:P.L.2005, c.50

Date Signed: March 21, 2005
Description: Requires hospitals and satellite emergency departments to provide care to sexual assault victims and information about sexually transmitted diseases and emergency contraception, and the contraceptives upon request.
Effective Date: April 20, 2005


Bill Number:S-543 (2R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c.34

Date Signed: February 25, 2005
Description: Permits certain county or municipal Office of Emergency Management volunteers to display emergency warning lights on vehicles.
Effective Date: May 1, 2005


Bill Number:S-334 (1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 2

Date Signed: January 19, 2005
Description: Upgrades penalties for certain assaults committed against employees of public utilities, cable television or telecommunication services.
Effective Date: Immediately.

Bill Number: S-155
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 23

Date Signed: January 26, 2005
Description: Permits municipalities to adopt school-time curfew ordinances for juveniles
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill Number: S-801
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c.24

Date Signed: January 26, 2005
Description: Provides penalties for injuring or killing search and rescue dogs.
Effective Date: Immediately.


Bill Number: A-2864
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c.1

Date Signed: January 18, 2005
Description: Creates third degree crime if a person attempts, via electronic or any other means, to lure or entice another for purposes of committing a crime.
Effective Date: Immediately.

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