A trio of Republican senators will try and force a vote Monday on anti-gang legislation.
Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr. (R-21), Union, Sean Kean, (R-11), Monmouth, and Anthony Bucco, (R-25), Morris, will attempt to force a vote of the Senate on three bills and make motions to relieve them from committees.
S420: This bill would increase penalties for promoting or participating in street crime. Sen. Tom Kean Jr. is a prime sponsor.
S222: This proposal sponsored by Sen. Sean Kean would criminalize membership in a street gang;
S1729: This Bucco-sponsored bill would require courts to consider a defendant’s membership in a gang when assigning bail.
“In this last voting session before recess, the Majority needs to do the right thing and post these bills that will make our communities safer,” Kean Jr. said in a release.