ASSEMBLY, No. 1216

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

214th LEGISLATURE

 

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2010 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  SCOTT RUDDER

District 8 (Burlington)

Assemblywoman  DAWN MARIE ADDIEGO

District 8 (Burlington)

Assemblywoman  LINDA R. GREENSTEIN

District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblymen Conners and DiCicco

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Establishes crime of initiating a false “Amber Alert.”

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Assembly Judiciary Committee with technical review.

  


An Act concerning false reports to law enforcement authorities and amending N.J.S.2C:28-4.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    N.J.S.2C:28-4 is amended to read as follows:

     a.     Falsely incriminating another.  A person who knowingly gives or causes to be given false information to any law enforcement officer with purpose to implicate another commits a crime of the fourth degree.

     b.    Fictitious reports.  [A] Except as provided in subsection c., a person commits a disorderly persons offense if [he] the actor:

     (1)   Reports or causes to be reported to law enforcement authorities an offense or other incident within their concern knowing that it did not occur; or

     (2)   Pretends to furnish or causes to be furnished such authorities with information relating to an offense or incident when he knows he has no information relating to such offense or incident.

     c.     A person who violates subsection b. of this section is guilty of  a crime of the fourth degree if the false information or report provided to law enforcement:

     (1)   concerns a missing person; and

     (2)   leads to the implementation of a public alert pursuant to “Amber’s Plan,” P.L.2002, c.129 (C.52:17B-194.1 et seq.).

(cf: P.L.1978, c.95)

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.