ASSEMBLY, No. 2466
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
INTRODUCED NOVEMBER 7, 1996
By Assemblyman GEIST, Assemblywoman ALLEN, Assemblymen Bodine, Bucco, Asselta, Cottrell, Blee, LeFevre, DeSopo and Malone
An Act concerning the acceptance by the State of New Jersey of parolees from other states and supplementing Title 2A of the New Jersey Statutes.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. a. As used in this section:
(1) “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections.
(2) “Compact” means the compact for the supervision of parolees and probationers set forth in N.J.S.A.2A:168-14 et seq.
b. Whenever the commissioner as the compact administrator determines that a parolee from another state is eligible to reside in New Jersey pursuant to the provisions of the compact, a report indicating the ground for this determination shall be submitted to the Attorney General for review. The commissioner shall not grant permission for the transfer of that parole to New Jersey until the Attorney General has approved that report.
2. This act shall take effect 30 days following enactment.
Presently, whenever pursuant to the terms of the interstate compact on parolees, a parolee from another state requests permission to relocate to New Jersey, the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections has the responsibility of reviewing that request and determining whether the parolee is eligible to reside in New Jersey. This bill would provide that if the commissioner determines that a parolee from another state is eligible for transfer to New Jersey, a report indicating the grounds for this determination shall be submitted to the Attorney General for review. Permission for the transfer of that
parolee to New Jersey would not be granted until the report is approved by the Attorney General.
Requires approval by Attorney General of transfers of parolees from other states to New Jersey.