ASSEMBLY, No. 3726


with committee amendments






      The Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee reports favorably and with committee amendments Assembly Bill No. 3726.

      As amended by the committee, this bill would repeal and amend various sections of the statutory law, in order to remove provisions that have been superseded or invalidated, or which are anachronistic in nature – i.e. belonging to an earlier time and irrelevant in the current legal, political, and social climate.

      In particular, the bill would repeal the provisions of law associated with the following topics and issues:

(1)         Records, rerecords, entries or abstracts of mortgages, and certified transcripts of these instruments as evidence;

(2)         Sale of spray paint without a posted sign warning juveniles of the penalty for graffiti;

(3)         Yielding of a party phone line in an emergency;

(4)         Permitting a stallion to run at large;

(5)         Permitting a bull to run at large;

(6)         Rams trespassing or going at large during a specific period each year;

(7)         Appointment of pursuers of thieves by a private detective association;

(8)         Delay or detainment of a homing pigeon;

(9)         Public drinking cups and infectious disease concerns;

(10)     Transportation of infected persons and items by common carriers;

(11)     Occupations forbidden to persons infected with venereal disease;

(12)     Permitted movement of persons with venereal disease from one jurisdiction to another;

(13)     Examination of presumed typhoid carriers and involuntary commitment of confirmed carriers;

(14)     Killing of an unmuzzled dog running at large;

(15)     Separation of debtors and criminals in prison;

(16)     Victualing (feeding) of county prisoners;

(17)     Prisoners in workhouses – keeping prisoners at labor and punishment of prisoners for misconduct and escape;

(18)     County hospitals for communicable diseases;

(19)     Municipal hospitals for communicable diseases;

(20)     Recovery of shipwrecked bodies, disposition of personal property from shipwreck victims, and maintenance of medical examiner’s records pertaining to shipwrecks;

(21)     Turnpike or plank road companies – vacation of public rights in, and relief from public duties associated with, turnpike or plank road; and

(22)     The Unfair Cigarette Sales Act of 1948.

     The bill would also delete from current law the provisions requiring a person to use an audible warning when passing a vehicle on the road.



     The proposed committee amendments would:

     1)  Provide for the repeal of section 8 of P.L.1995, c.251 (C.2C:33-25) (regarding the sale of spray paint); N.J.S.2C:40-2 (regarding the yielding of a party phone line for an emergency call); and R.S.23:4-54 (regarding the detainment of a homing pigeon);

     2)  Delete the statutory definition of “spray paint”;

     3)  Amend portions of the State motor vehicle and traffic laws to delete references to the use of audible warning when passing; and

     4)  Change the bill title to reflect the amendatory nature of the bill.