2021 New Jersey Criminal Justice Key Votes

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Dec. 20, 2021 NJ S 2834 Requires Culturally Responsive Training for Teaching Candidates Concurrence Vote Passed - House (46 - 18)
Dec. 20, 2021 NJ S 2834 Requires Culturally Responsive Training for Teaching Candidates Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 6)
Dec. 20, 2021 NJ S 3319 Repeals Certain Juvenile Justice Penalties Bill Passed - House (50 - 21)
June 30, 2021 NJ S 3319 Repeals Certain Juvenile Justice Penalties Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 9)
June 24, 2021 NJ S 3780 Permits Prosecutors to Enroll in the Prosecutors Part of Public Employees Retirement System Bill Passed - House (55 - 19)
June 24, 2021 NJ S 2924 Appropriates $8.4 Million for a "Restorative and Transformative Justice for Youths and Communities" Pilot Program Bill Passed - House (53 - 21)
June 24, 2021 NJ A 5207 Prohibits State, Local Entities, and Private Detention Facilities from Signing Contracts to Detain Non-Citizens Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
June 24, 2021 NJ A 5864 Authorizes Police to View Body Camera Footage Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 4)
June 24, 2021 NJ A 698 Requires Incarcerated Individuals be Counted for Municipal, County, and Congressional Redistricting Purposes Bill Passed - House (50 - 25)
June 21, 2021 NJ A 5756 Prohibits Removing "Commutation Credits" for Inmates After Certain Infractions Bill Passed - House (48 - 22)
June 21, 2021 NJ S 2924 Appropriates $8.4 Million for a "Restorative and Transformative Justice for Youths and Communities" Pilot Program Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 11)
June 21, 2021 NJ A 5207 Prohibits State, Local Entities, and Private Detention Facilities from Signing Contracts to Detain Non-Citizens Bill Passed - House (46 - 24)
June 3, 2021 NJ A 5820 Repeals the Public Health Emergency Declared by the Governor to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 16)
June 3, 2021 NJ A 5820 Repeals the Public Health Emergency Declared by the Governor to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - House (44 - 28)
May 20, 2021 NJ A 4681 Amends Sentencing Laws to Allow Individuals to Join Community Release Programs Bill Passed - House (64 - 11)
March 25, 2021 NJ A 4655 Prohibits Police from Being Within 100 Feet of a Polling Location Bill Passed - House (44 - 25)
March 1, 2021 NJ S 3456 Rescinds Mandatory Minimum Terms of Imprisonment Bill Passed - House (46 - 20)
Feb. 22, 2021 NJ S 3456 Rescinds Mandatory Minimum Terms of Imprisonment Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
Jan. 11, 2021 NJ A 4454 Requires School Districts to Include Instruction on Diversity and Inclusion as Part of New Education Standards Concurrence Vote Passed - House (46 - 29)
Jan. 11, 2021 NJ SR 106 Establishes Disapproval of Events of January 6 Resolution Passed - Senate (24 - 5)
Date No. Title Outcome
12/20 S 2834 Requires Culturally Responsive Training for Teaching Candidates Concurrence Vote Passed - House (46 - 18)
12/20 S 2834 Requires Culturally Responsive Training for Teaching Candidates Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 6)
12/20 S 3319 Repeals Certain Juvenile Justice Penalties Bill Passed - House (50 - 21)
6/30 S 3319 Repeals Certain Juvenile Justice Penalties Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 9)
6/24 S 3780 Permits Prosecutors to Enroll in the Prosecutors Part of Public Employees Retirement System Bill Passed - House (55 - 19)
6/24 S 2924 Appropriates $8.4 Million for a "Restorative and Transformative Justice for Youths and Communities" Pilot Program Bill Passed - House (53 - 21)
6/24 A 5207 Prohibits State, Local Entities, and Private Detention Facilities from Signing Contracts to Detain Non-Citizens Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 15)
6/24 A 5864 Authorizes Police to View Body Camera Footage Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 4)
6/24 A 698 Requires Incarcerated Individuals be Counted for Municipal, County, and Congressional Redistricting Purposes Bill Passed - House (50 - 25)
6/21 A 5756 Prohibits Removing "Commutation Credits" for Inmates After Certain Infractions Bill Passed - House (48 - 22)
6/21 S 2924 Appropriates $8.4 Million for a "Restorative and Transformative Justice for Youths and Communities" Pilot Program Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 11)
6/21 A 5207 Prohibits State, Local Entities, and Private Detention Facilities from Signing Contracts to Detain Non-Citizens Bill Passed - House (46 - 24)
6/03 A 5820 Repeals the Public Health Emergency Declared by the Governor to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 16)
6/03 A 5820 Repeals the Public Health Emergency Declared by the Governor to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - House (44 - 28)
5/20 A 4681 Amends Sentencing Laws to Allow Individuals to Join Community Release Programs Bill Passed - House (64 - 11)
3/25 A 4655 Prohibits Police from Being Within 100 Feet of a Polling Location Bill Passed - House (44 - 25)
3/01 S 3456 Rescinds Mandatory Minimum Terms of Imprisonment Bill Passed - House (46 - 20)
2/22 S 3456 Rescinds Mandatory Minimum Terms of Imprisonment Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 14)
1/11 A 4454 Requires School Districts to Include Instruction on Diversity and Inclusion as Part of New Education Standards Concurrence Vote Passed - House (46 - 29)
1/11 SR 106 Establishes Disapproval of Events of January 6 Resolution Passed - Senate (24 - 5)

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