Bill Expanding Occupational Licenses Regardless of Immigration Status Passes Legislature, Goes to Governor
The New Jersey Assembly today passed A4225, which would expand access to professional or occupational licenses for all New Jerseyans, regardless of immigration status. The Senate version of the bill, S2455, passed earlier, sending the legislation to Gov. Murphy’s desk for his signature.
Legislature Votes Yes to Amendments on Releasing People Nearing End of Prison Sentences, Taking Pandemic Credit Bill Closer to Finish Line
Pending a final vote in the Legislature, Gov. Murphy will have 45 days to sign S2519/A4235 from the July 30 vote.
NJ Advocates Applaud Assembly Committee’s Yes Vote on Sentencing Reform, and Urge Passage in Complement with Public Health Credit Bill
NJ's prisons have the worst racial disparities and COVID-19 death rates in the US. Sentencing reform and public health credits could change that.
Bill Moves Unanimously Out of Senate Committee to Release People Nearing the End of Sentences During Covid-19 Pandemic
ACLU-NJ testified, with Salvation & Social Justice and New Jersey Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement, to emphasize the need for swift action in passing S2519/A4235.
There is no legitimate reason to limit transparency regarding police disciplinary records, the brief says.
The AG's order to disclose names of police officers who commit serious misconduct is a big deal.
Bill Introduced to Decriminalize Marijuana is Necessary for Racial Justice As Stopgap Measure Before November Legalization Vote
Bill decriminalizing marijuana is a crucial stopgap until voters decide on legalization question in November.
NJ courts will provide due process protections in releasing people from prison amid COVID-19 epidemic.
New Jersey courts will now provide important due process protections in state's efforts to hasten release of people from prison amid COVID-19 epidemic
Decriminalization of Marijuana is Necessary for Racial Justice as Stopgap Measure Before Legalization Vote in November, NJUMR Says
A bill introduced today aims to decriminalize marijuana in the Garden State, a crucial stopgap measure before New Jerseyans have the opportunity to vote for marijuana legalization in November. The exponential spread of COVID-19 in prisons and jails – along with New Jersey’s worst-in-the-country COVID-19 death rate in prisons – adds even greater urgency to the need for decriminalization.
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