Assemblyman RONALD S. DANCER
District 12 (Burlington, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean)
Repeals certain anachronistic sections of statutory law.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
An Act concerning anachronistic statutory provisions and repealing section 1 of P.L.1942, c.72 and R.S.39:4-15.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. The following sections are repealed:
Section 1 of P.L.1942, c.72 (C.1:1-2a); and
2. This act shall take effect immediately.
This bill would repeal two sections of the statutory law that are anachronistic in nature – i.e. belonging to an earlier time and irrelevant in the current legal, political, and social climate.
Selection of these sections of law was based on a recently published news article citing support for their repeal by the New Jersey Law Revision Commission, whose purpose under N.J.S.A.1:12A-8 is to “promote and encourage the clarification and simplification of the law . . . and its better adaptation to present social needs.”
In particular, the bill would repeal the provisions of law concerning:
(1) the definition of “present war” meaning the wars with the governments of Japan, Germany, and Italy during World War II; and
(2) the mandate on attachment of sleigh bells to a sleigh pulled by a horse on a highway.