New bills: Latex glove phase-out, ‘Boy Scout gun’ exemptions, more

TRENTON – Among bills introduced Friday are measures dealing with weapons “exceptions,” latex gloves, and misuse of public resources.

S2735: This bill, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Van Drew, (D-1), Cape May, exempts tubular magazines from the definition of “large capacity ammunition magazine.”

Such magazines work with .22-caliber rimfire ammunition. This exemption would permit the sale and possession of a beginner gun, the Marlin Model 60, often referred to as the “Boy Scout gun.”  The firearm is low caliber and the tubular magazine cannot be reloaded quickly, the bill states.

Any magazine that is capable of holding more than 15 rounds of ammunition is defined as a large capacity ammunition magazine and is illegal in New Jersey at this point in time. 

S2711: This bill directs the Health Department commissioner to come up with a plan to phase out the use of latex gloves in licensed health care facilities and food service establishments because latex allergies are becoming increasingly common.

Sponsors include Sens. Teresa Ruiz, (D-29), Newark, and Sandra Cunningham, (D-31), Jersey City.

S2696: This bill would make it a fourth-degree crime for a public official during a state of emergency to use a public resource for their own personal benefit.

Offenders could be barred from future public employment.

During Superstorm Sandy last year, there were accounts of public officials using public generators for their personal homes.

The bill was introduced by Sen. Steve Oroho, (R-24), Sparta.  New bills: Latex glove phase-out, ‘Boy Scout gun’ exemptions, more