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Criminal Laws 2003
 

Bill Number: S-494 (1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2006, c. 99

Date Signed: December 19, 2006
Description: “Bloodborne Disease Harm Reduction Act”; permits operation of needle exchange programs.
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill Number: SCS for S-462
Public Law: P.L. 2006, c. 101

Date Signed: December 19, 2006
Description: Requires background checks for independent contractors who work within certain industries.
Effective Date: On the 270th day after enactment.

Bill Number: S-535 (1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2006, c. 86

Date Signed: August 21, 2006
Description: Permits registered nurses to make determination and pronouncement of death in any setting which is not governed by the “New Jersey Declaration of Death Act” (N.J.S.A. 26:6A-1 et seq.).
Effective Date: 60th day after enactment - October 20, 2006

Bill Number: S-555 (1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2006, c. 88

Date Signed: August 21, 2006
Description: Allows access to housing, public facilities and public transportation for trained working dogs accompanying police, fire, law enforcement or other emergency service agency.
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill Number: ACS for A-2870 and A-2898 (1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2006, c. 93

Date Signed: August 21, 2006
Description: Creates disorderly persons offense of disrupting a funeral.
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill Number: S-458 (1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2006, c.55

Date Signed: July 31, 2006
Description: Expands protections under child-protection window guard law.
Effective Date: Immediately.

Bill Number: S-273
Public Law: P.L. 2006, c. 56

Date Signed: August 2, 2006
Description: Criminalizes organized retail theft and establishes crime of leader of organized retail theft enterprise.
Effective Date: Immediately.

Bill Number: A-1551
Public Law: P.L. 2006, c. 77

Date Signed: August 2, 2007
Description: Permits certain law enforcement officers to participate in intergovernmental transfer program; permits waiver of accumulated sick leave and seniority privileges by such officers.
Effective Date: Immediately.

Bill Number: ACS for A-2556
Public Law: P.L. 2006, c. 78

Date Signed: August 2, 2006
Description: Upgrades simple assault against private school teacher to aggravated assault; adds definition of “school” to criminal code.
Effective Date: Immediately.

Bill Number: S-2069
Public Law: P.L. 2006, c. 47

Date Signed: July 11, 2006
Description: Establishes the Department of Children and Families
Effective Date: July 1, 2006

Bill Number: A-911
Public Law: P.L. 2006, c. 28
Date Signed: June 29, 2006
Description: Clarifies that in any matter involving a motor vehicle incident where death or serious bodily injury occurs, the Superior Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction until such time that it transfers the matter to municipal court.
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill Number: S-1248
Public Law:
P.L. 2006, c. 6
Date Signed: April 11, 2006
Description: Allows release of sex offender information to DYFS
Effective Date: Immediately


Bill Number: S-2783 (1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 384

Date Signed: January 15, 2006
Description: Raises minimum age for sale and purchase of tobacco products from 18 to 19.
Effective Date: April 15, 2006; except that Commissioner of Health and Senior Services may take such anticipatory action as deemed necessary before that date.


Bill Number: S-2125 (1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 332

Date Signed: January 12, 2006
Description: Directs AG to include gang information in the Uniform Crime Report; requires gang information on fingerprint card; appropriates $70,000.
Effective Date: August 1, 2006

Bill Number: S-2161 (1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 333

Date Signed: January 12, 2006
Description: Provides that violation of domestic violence order issued in another jurisdiction constitutes contempt of a domestic violence order in New Jersey.
Effective date: Immediately

Bill Number: S-2517 (2R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 343

Date Signed: January 12, 2006
Description: Authorizes court to refrain from imposing driver's license suspension on defendant convicted of CDS offense if compelling circumstances exist.
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill Number: S-2595 (1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 347

Date Signed: January 12, 2006
Description: Requires pamphlet for students about pedophile crimes; appropriates $95,000.
Effective Date: August 1, 2006; except that the Attorney General may take such anticipatory action as deemed necessary before that date.

Bill Number: S-2927
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 361

Date Signed: January 12, 2006
Description: Revises criteria for placing juveniles in detention.
Effective Date: May 1, 2006

Bill Number: A-3186 (4R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 372

Date Signed: January 12, 2006
Description: Reorganizes NJSPCA and county societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals.
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill Number: A-3828 (4R)
Pubic Law: P.L. 2005, c. 376

Date Signed: January 12, 2006
Description: The "Bounty Hunter Licensing Act."
Effective Date: February 1, 2007; except that the Superintendent may take such anticipatory action as deemed necessary before that date.

Bill Number: A-4164
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 381

Date Signed: January 12, 2006
Description: Allows members of PFRS hired during certain periods to serve until attainment of age 68 or 25 years of creditable service, whichever comes first.

Bill Number: S-709 (1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 321

Date Signed: January 12, 2006
Description: Creates study commission on the death penalty and imposes moratorium on imposition of the death penalty.
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill Number: S-1044 (1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 322

Date Signed: January 12, 2006
Description: Authorizes colleges and universities to investigate the fitness of applicants for police officer.
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill Number: S-1886
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 329

Date Signed: January 12, 2006
Description: Enhances rights and remedies of employees who disclose or refuse to participate in fraudulent employer practices.
Effective Date: Immediately


Bill Number: SCS for S-570
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 319

Date Signed: January 12, 2006
Description: Concerns eviction proceedings; establishes penalties for forcible entry or detainer of residential property and damage to rental premises.
Effective Date: Immediately

Bill Number: S-273
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 316

Date Signed: January 12, 2006
Description: Upgrades crime of criminal mischief; creates new criminal mischief offenses.
Effective Date: Immediately


Bill Number: A-3413 (2R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 309

Date Signed: January 11, 2006
Description: "The Domestic Violence and Workforce Development Initiative Act."
Effective Date: Immediately


Bill Number: A-773 (1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 289

Date Signed: January 9, 2006
Description: Prohibits telemarketers from using technology designed to misrepresent their identity.
Effective Date: August 1, 2006


Bill Number: A-3082
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 293

Date Signed: January 9, 2006
Description: Prohibits radio transmissions without license from FCC and radio transmissions that interfere with licensed public or commercial radio stations.
Effective Date: April 9, 2006



Bill Number: S-252
Public Law:
P.L. 2005, c. 250
Date Signed: January 4, 2006
Description: Exemption from "deadly force" justification standards for police using less-lethal ammunition.
Effective Date: Immediately


Bill Number: S-530
Public Law:
P.L. 2005, c. 263
Date Signed: January 5, 2006
Description: Requires certain DOC investigators to attend Police Training Commission course.
Effective Date: Immediately



Bill Number: A-3459 (1R)
Public Law:P.L. 2005, c. 268

Date Signed: January 5, 2006
Description: Adds representatives of county corrections facilities and county juvenile detention centers to Police Training Commission.
Effective Date: Immediately



Bill Number: A-3786 (1R)
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 270

Date Signed: January 5, 2006
Description: Expands information which provider of electronic communication or remote computing services must disclose to authorized law enforcement agency.
Effective Date: May 1, 2006



Bill Number: ACS for A-2657
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 276

Date Signed: January 6, 2006
Description: Requires Police Training Commission, in consultation with the Attorney General, to develop training course for safe schools resource officers and school liaisons to law enforcement.
Effective Date: Immediately


Bill Number: A-3663
Public Law: P.L. 2005, c. 278

Date Signed: January 6, 2006
Description: Exempts dentists from requirement that needles and sharp devices used in health care facilities have integrated safety features.
Effective Date: Immediately


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