SENATE LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
SENATE, No. 2503
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DATED: DECEMBER 11, 2020
The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee reports favorably Senate Bill No. 2503.
As reported by the committee, this bill upgrades strangulation assault to a second degree crime.
Under current law, strangulation is a third degree crime, punishable by up to five years imprisonment, a fine of up to $15,000, or both. This bill elevates strangulation, committed in the domestic violence context against a victim of domestic violence, to a second degree crime, punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $150,000, or both.