ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
ASSEMBLY, No. 2543
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DATED: FEBRUARY 10, 1997
The Assembly Judiciary Committee reports favorably Assembly Bill No. 2543.
N.J.S.2C:29-1 prohibits a wide range of conduct intended to impede or defeat the administration of justice or to obstruct other governmental functions. Language in N.J.S.2C:29-1 specifically exempts flight by a person charged with a crime and the refusal to submit to arrest from the activities criminalized. This bill would clarify that N.J.S.2C:29-1 is intended to prohibit flight when intended to impair or prevent the administration of justice.
This bill would also clarify that N.J.S.2C:29-2 which prohibits resisting arrest includes flight for the purpose of preventing or attempting to prevent an arrest by a law enforcement officer.
This bill is identical to Senate, No. 775.