Christie signs 8 bills, conditionally vetoes DUI Interlock changes

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

PoliceYou can click here to check out the Governor’s proposed changes to legislature’s ground-breaking legislation, Save Jerseyans.

To summarize: he wants to split the baby by re-instituting shorter versions of the current license suspension requirements that our state legislature tried to roll back.

“The Legislature and I strongly agree that the citizens of this State should be protected from the devastation caused by drunk drivers and I support new approaches that can supplement our efforts,” said Governor Christie in a statement. “However, given our success preventing drunk driving and deterring repeat offenders, I am skeptical of changes that will potentially soften our strong and proven methods of protecting our residents from the scourge of drunk driving. The need to punish those who recklessly and senselessly abuse their driving privileges demands policies that continue to include suspension of those driving privileges, even for first time offenders.”

Bills signed:

A-3967/SS for S-849 (Andrzejczak, Lagana, Mazzeo, Johnson, Benson, Gove, Webber/Beach) – “New Jersey Tuition Equality for America’s Military (NJTEAM) Act”; provides in-State tuition at New Jersey public institutions of higher education to military veterans and certain family members living in New Jersey

A-1674/S-994 (Johnson, Vainieri Huttle, Jimenez/Weinberg) – Requires halfway houses to permit attorneys and certain representatives of attorneys to visit incarcerated clients

A-2313/S-1670 (DeAngelo, Quijano, Andrzejczak, Wilson, Singleton/Beach, Allen) – Enables collection of voluntary contributions for New Jersey Nonprofit Veterans Organizations through gross income tax returns

A-2316/S-1614 (Andrzejczak, Giblin/Van Drew, Doherty) – Prohibits certain agencies from establishing checkpoints limited to specific vehicle types

ACS for A-3083wGR/ SCS for S-2178 (Diegnan, Moriarty, Eustace, Stender, Caride, Sumter/Bateman, Greenstein) – Prohibits manufacture, sale or promotion of personal care products containing microbeads

A-3690/S-2601 (Mazzeo, Vainieri Huttle, Lampitt, Mosquera, Benson/Gordon, Ruiz) – Allows student with disability to bring service animal on school bus

A-3840wGR/S-2485 (Giblin, Wimberly, Jimenez, Sumter, Rible, Mainor, Moriarty/Sweeney, O’Toole, Pou) – Prohibits religious entities from engaging in certain practices involving cemeteries, funeral homes and mortuaries, memorials, mausoleums and burial vaults

A-3951/S-2596 (Prieto, Vainieri Huttle/Sacco, Pennacchio) – Exempts certain vehicles owned or leased by certain health care facilities and other facilities licensed by Department of Human Services or Department of Health from “Angelie’s Law”

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2 thoughts on “Christie signs 8 bills, conditionally vetoes DUI Interlock changes

  1. We paid for them to be prepared. Anyone ecall how much it costs to have a bill researched and drawn up?

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