Tomorrow will see a raft of legislation go to committee, with a task force on police body cameras headlining. There will also be a committee hearing on new diversity policies for police departments. But before testimony begins on Assemblymen Paul Moriarty (D-4) and Benjie Wimberly’s (D-35) law enforcement bills in the afternoon, keep an eye out for bills targeting new vices, old tourism nuisances and the housing crisis in Atlantic City in the morning.
See information on bills, sponsors and times below, and check the New Jersey Legislature’s website for links to live streams tomorrow.
10 AM – Health and Senior Services – Tourism, Gaming and the Arts
A-3254 – Vainieri Huttle, Lampitt, Diegnan – Raises minimum age buying tobacco products, e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine products from 19 to 21.
A-4098 – Pinkin, Sumter – Mandates child-resistant packaging for liquid nicotine products.
A-4310 – Prieto, Jimenez, Mukherji, Garcia – Bans sightseeing helicopters over areas of New Jersey like the Hudson.
A-4469 – Quijano – Makes social security fraud for collecting lottery winnings a fourth-degree crime.
2 PM – Law and Public Safety – Housing and Community Development
A-4869 – Moriarty, Tucker – Establishes a “Police Body Camera Implementation Task Force” to make recommendations on any future body camera policies for state police.
A-4850 – Wimberly, Mainor, Johnson – Creates space for the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives’ North and South Jersey representatives on the state Police Training Commission.
A-4849 – Wimberly, Mainor, Johnson – Establishes minority recruitment, selection and reporting requirements for state police.
A-4004 – Mazzeo/Andrzejczak – Establishes “Atlantic City Growth Tax Credit Program” to promote non-rental housing in Atlantic City.
Update: The police body camera bill will not go to committee tomorrow, at the request of Senate sponsor Shirley Turner (D-15).