Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee to Host Hearing on Auto Theft in New Jersey and Consider Legislation Increasing Penalties for Perpetrators

Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee to Host Hearing on Auto Theft in New Jersey and Consider Legislation Increasing Penalties for Perpetrators

 

Legislation Supporting Small Business Resiliency on Assembly Community Development and Affairs Committee Agenda

 

 (TRENTON) – Assembly committees will meet on Monday, December 5 to consider bills aiming to uplift New Jersey’s small business community and increase penalties for carjacking and theft of motor vehicles, among other legislation.

The Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee will meet at 2:00 PM in Committee Room 11 of the State House Annex to receive testimony from invited guests regarding possible reasons for the increase in vehicle thefts over the past two years along with measures being taken to address the issue. The committee will also consider legislation to deter thefts, establish theft of a motor vehicle as a stand-alone offense, and increase penalties for such crimes.

The Assembly Community Development and Affairs Committee will meet at 10:00 AM in Committee Room 14 to consider a legislative package focused on growing jobs, streamlining state programs, and reducing barriers to entry for entrepreneurs seeking to start a new business or grow an existing business. The legislative package aims to bolster the pandemic recovery of New Jersey’s more than 950,000 small businesses.

Full agendas can be found at https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/. Audio from the meetings will be livestreamed on the New Jersey Legislature’s website at https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/live-proceedings.

Monday’s highlights include:

 

A2210

Greenwald/ Sampson/ Moriarty

 

Implements certain guidelines concerning purchase of catalytic converters.

 

A3666

Tully/ Swain

Increases penalties for carjacking and for theft of motor vehicle.

 

A4930

Tully

 

Expands criminal penalties related to illegal use of motor vehicle master key.

 

A4631

Tully

 

Establishes crimes of theft of motor vehicle and receiving stolen motor vehicle as separate statutory provisions; provides extended sentences for certain persistent offenders.

 

A573

Karabinchak/ Freiman/ Calabrese/ Greenwald

 

Establishes expedited construction inspection program.
A4748

Moriarty/ Haider/ Sampson

 

Enhances customer service experience with Business Action Center in Department of State by collecting and disseminating customer assistance metrics.
A4749

Coughlin/ Swain/ Timberlake

 

Requires NJ Business Action Center to collect and produce certain information to assist small businesses.
A4750

Jaffer/ Caputo/ Atkins

 

Vacant Storefront Registry Program; establishes public database of vacant commercial space for small businesses.
A4751

Mosquera/ Speight/ DeAngelo

 

Establishes mentorship program for new businesses and start-ups.
A4752

Tully/ Benson/ Chaparro

 

Promotes small business Internet presence.
A4753

Freiman/ Park/ Lampitt

 

Allows cure period for businesses to address and resolve certain violations.
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