2022 New Jersey Criminal Justice Key Votes

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Vote Smart provides easy access to congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
June 29, 2022 NJ A 3974 Prohibits Extradition for Reproductive Services Lawful in State Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11)
June 29, 2022 NJ A 4370 Requires Gun Owners to Obtain a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16)
June 29, 2022 NJ S 2742 Appropriates Funds For Law Enforcement Licensing Bill Passed - House (70 - 8)
June 29, 2022 NJ A 3974 Prohibits Extradition for Reproductive Services Lawful in State Bill Passed - House (47 - 16)
June 29, 2022 NJ A 4370 Requires Gun Owners to Obtain a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card Bill Passed - House (48 - 28)
June 16, 2022 NJ S 721 Require Certain Public Venues Submit Emergency Plans to Law Enforcement Agencies Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 0)
March 24, 2022 NJ A 649 Expands Police Uses for Civil Asset Forfeiture Funds Bill Passed - House (68 - 7)
Feb. 28, 2022 NJ A 1720 Requires Cultural Diversity, Implicit Bias Training for Police Bill Passed - House (61 - 11)
Jan. 10, 2022 NJ S 896 Exempts Public Defender Fee Requirements for Defendants Under the Age of 18 (56 - 23)

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