ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
SENATE, No. 2503
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DATED: MAY 12, 2021
The Assembly Judiciary Committee reports favorably Senate Bill No. 2503.
Currently, under N.J.S. 2C:12-1b.(13), strangulation is graded as a crime of the third degree, punishable by a term of imprisonment of three to five years, 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 crime of the second degree, punishable by a term of five to 10 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $150,000, or both.
This bill is identical to Assembly, No. 4588, which was also released by the committee on this date