ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE
ASSEMBLY, No. 4547
with committee amendments
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DATED: JANUARY 24, 2019
The Assembly Human Services Committee reports favorably and with committee amendments Assembly Bill No. 4547.
Currently, all local and county police authorities submit a quarterly report to the Attorney General which contains the number and nature of offenses committed within their respective jurisdictions, the disposition of such matters, information relating to criminal street gang activities, 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.
As amended by the committee, this bill would provide that crimes committed against persons who are elderly or disabled are to be recorded in an incident report, and that information relating to those crimes is to be included in the crime report that the Attorney General prepares and transmits to the Governor and Legislature. Such crimes include but are not limited to: 1) assault (N.J.S.2C:12-1), including assault upon an institutionalized elderly person; (2) abandonment or neglect of an elderly or disabled person (N.J.S.A.2C:24-8); and (3) endangering another person (N.J.S.A.2C:24-7.1).
The committee amended the bill to remove unnecessary and redundant language, as necessary to clarify the bill’s purpose and mirror the language used in other similar provisions contained within the same section of law.