SENATE LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE

 

STATEMENT TO

 

ASSEMBLY, No. 4365

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

DATED:  DECEMBER 11, 2017

 

      The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee reports favorably Assembly Bill No. 4365.

      As reported by the committee, this bill amends the “New Jersey Controlled Dangerous Substances Act” to provide the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety with the authority to extend an order issued regarding a controlled dangerous substance.

      Current law authorizes the director to promulgate rules and regulations necessary to enforce the act, and to issue an order relative to any controlled dangerous substance when delays from promulgating regulations would constitute an imminent danger to the public health or safety.  An order issued by the director under current law expires after 270 days.

      This bill provides that the director, with the approval of the Attorney General, may extend the order for a maximum of two additional 270-day periods if the director determines that the imminent danger to the public health or safety warrants an extension.

   As reported by the committee, Assembly Bill No. 4365 is identical to Senate Bill No. 2911, which also was reported by the committee on this same date.