ASSEMBLY, No. 4109

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

216th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JANUARY 29, 2015

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  RONALD S. DANCER

District 12 (Burlington, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean)

Assemblywoman  ANNETTE QUIJANO

District 20 (Union)

Assemblyman  CRAIG J. COUGHLIN

District 19 (Middlesex)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     “Santiago/Ramos/Liu Police Protection Act”; requires certain law enforcement vehicles to have tinted windows.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning vehicles used by law enforcement and designated the “Santiago/Ramos/Liu Police Protection Act,” and supplementing Title 53 of the Revised Statutes.

 

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

 

     1.    Notwithstanding the provisions of R.S.39:3-74, R.S.39:3-77, or any other law to the contrary, a new motor vehicle purchased for use by any law enforcement agency in this State, clearly and conspicuously marked as a vehicle used for law enforcement purposes, shall have on all windows of the vehicle tinted material which shall permit only the minimum light transmittance as may be required pursuant to federal law, rule, or regulation.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect on the first day of the fourth month next following the date of enactment.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill, to be known and cited as the “Santiago/Ramos/Liu Police Protection Act,” requires any law enforcement agency in this State purchasing and using a new motor vehicle to have tinted windows which permit only the minimum light transmittance as may be required pursuant to federal law, rule, or regulation.  The bill applies only to vehicles clearly and conspicuously marked as those used for law enforcement purposes.  The window tinting requirement would apply to law enforcement vehicles purchased on or after the first day of the fourth month next following the date of the bill’s enactment.

     The title of the bill honors Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago and New York City police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, all of whom were murdered in 2014.