ASSEMBLY, No. 4547
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
INTRODUCED OCTOBER 15, 2018
Assemblywoman YVONNE LOPEZ
District 19 (Middlesex)
Assemblywoman VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE
District 37 (Bergen)
Assemblywoman ANGELA V. MCKNIGHT
District 31 (Hudson)
Assemblywomen Swain, Downey, Assemblyman Chiaravalloti, Assemblywoman Reynolds-Jackson, Assemblyman Conaway, Assemblywomen Mosquera, Murphy, Pinkin and Assemblyman McKeon
Requires collection and reporting of information concerning crimes against the elderly and disabled.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Assembly Human Services Committee on January 24, 2019, with amendments.
An Act concerning the reporting of certain crime information and amending P.L.1966, c.37.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. Section 3 of P.L.1966, c.37 (C.52:17B-5.3) is amended to read as follows:
3. a. All local and county police authorities shall submit a quarterly report to the Attorney General, on forms prescribed by the Attorney General, which report shall contain the number and nature of offenses committed within their respective jurisdictions, the disposition of such matters, information relating to criminal street gang activities within their respective jurisdictions, information relating to any offense directed against a person or group, or their property, by reason of their race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, or ethnicity and such other information as the Attorney General may require, respecting information relating to the cause and prevention of crime, recidivism, the rehabilitation of criminals and the proper administration of criminal justice.
b. A law enforcement officer who responds to an offense involving criminal street gang activity shall complete a gang related incident offense report on a form prescribed by the Superintendent of State Police. All information contained in the gang related incident offense report shall be forwarded to the Superintendent of State Police for inclusion in the Uniform Crime Report.
c. A law enforcement officer who seizes or recovers a firearm that was unlawfully possessed, used for an unlawful purpose, recovered from a crime scene or is reasonably believed to have been used in or associated with the commission of a crime, or is otherwise acquired as an abandoned or discarded firearm shall complete, within 24 hours of the entering of the required information relating to that firearm into the New Jersey Trace System and such other State and federal database systems as prescribed by the superintendent, a seized or recovered firearms incident report on a form prescribed by the superintendent. The incident report shall be filed with the State Police in a manner and time prescribed by the superintendent.
d. A law enforcement officer who responds to an offense committed against an elderly or disabled person 1, including, but not limited to, assault pursuant to N.J.S.2C:12-1, particularly, assault upon an institutionalized elderly person, as defined in section 2 of P.L.1977, c.239 (C.52:27G-2); abandonment or neglect of an elderly or disabled person pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1989, c23 (C.2C:24-8); or endangering another person pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1989, c.23 (C.2C:24-7.1),1 shall complete an incident offense report on a form prescribed by the Superintendent of State Police 1[which report shall contain the number and nature of offenses committed within their respective jurisdictions against an elderly or disabled person and the disposition of these offenses, including but not limited to: (1) assault pursuant to N.J.S.2C:12-1, including assault upon an institutionalized elderly person as defined in section 2 of P.L.1977, c.239 (C.52:27G-2); (2) abandonment, neglect of elderly or disabled person pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1989, c.23 (C.2C:24-8); and (3) endangering another person pursuant to section 1 of P.L.2015, c.186 (C.2C:24-7.1)]1. All information contained in the incident report shall be forwarded to the Superintendent of State Police for inclusion in the Uniform Crime Report.
(cf: P.L.2013, c.162, s.2)
2. This act shall take effect immediately.