Recently Enacted Laws Concerning the Municipal Courts

DATE LEGISLATION
03/31/2020 L. 2019, c. 399 – Enhances Penalties Related to Counterfeit Drugs – Effective July 11, 2020
03/19/2020 L. 2019, c. 370 – Imposes motor vehicle penalty points for certain violations of “move over law”; establishes public awareness campaign, designated as “Slow Down or Move Over, It’s the Law.” – Effective September 1, 2020
03/11/2020 1. L. 2019, c. 505 - Revises certain penalties for illegal operation of snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle or dirt bike – Effective April 1, 2020
03/11/2020 2. L. 2019, c. 375 - Requires employers to post notice for employees on employee misclassification – Effective April 1, 2020
03/02/2020 L. 2019, c. 507 - Prohibits Sale, Lease, Rent or Installation of Certain Equipment or Products Containing Hydroflurocarbons or Other Greenhouse Gases
02/27/2020 L. 2019, c. 276 - Concerns Driver's License Suspension for Certain Crimes and Offenses - Part 1
02/26/2020 L. 2019, c. 481 - Prohibits sale of certain toy guns and imitation firearms.
02/13/2020 L. 2019, c. 372 - Concerns Stop-Work Orders - Effective January 20, 2020
02/13/2020 L. 2019, c. 373 - Concerns Penalties for Misclassification of Employees - Effective January 20, 2020
01/24/2020 L. 2019, c. 271 – Creates Two Categories of Driver’s Licenses and Identification Cards; Allows Residents Unable to Provide Lawful Presence in the U.S. to Receive Permits, and Standard Driver’s Licenses or Identification Cards; Permits MVC to Increase Certain Fees – Effective January 1, 2021
01/10/2020 P.L. 2019, c. 269 - Revises Expungement Eligibility and Procedures, Including New "Clean Slate" Automated Process to Render Convictions and Related Records Inaccessible; Creates E-filing System for Expungements; Eliminates Expungement Filing Fees; Appropriates $15 million to DLPS for Implementation
12/26/2019 L. 2018, c. 47 - Imposes Surcharge on Prearranged Rides and Increases Certain Fee Associated with Motor Vehicle Violations - Effective July 1, 2018 except Section 4 Effective Oct. 1, 2018
08/27/2019 L. 2019, c. 248 - Revises Certain Drunk Driving Penalties; Expands Use of Ignition Interlock Devices -- Effective Dec. 1, 2019
08/26/2019 L. 2019, c. 212 - Concerns Law Regarding Failure to Pay Wage - Effective Aug. 6, 2019 and Oct. 1, 2019
08/15/2019 L. 2019, c. 216 - Revises Certain Penalties for Public Movers and Warehousemen -- Effective Dec. 1, 2019
08/14/2019 L. 2019, c. 223 Establishes Third Degree Crime for Owning or Possessing Animal or Dog Fighting Paraphernalia and Establishes Civil Penalty - Effective Aug. 9, 2019
08/14/2019 L. 2019, c. 223 Establishes Third Degree Crime for Owning or Possessing Animal or Dog Fighting Paraphernalia and Establishes Civil Penalty - Effective Aug. 9, 2019
07/26/2019 L. 2019, c. 153 - Revises Requirements to Authorize and Access Medical Cannabis; Establishes Cannabis Regulatory Commission; Revises Permit Requirements for Alternative Treatment Centers; and Establishes Additional legal Protections for Patients and Caregivers – Effective Immediately
07/09/2019 L. 2019, c. 158 - Stop Work Orders Related to Prevailing Wage and Construction Worker Employment - Amends N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.35 - Effective July 9, 2019
05/10/2019 L. 2019, c. 108 - Provides that Certain Persons Who Commit Act of Sexual Penetration or Sexual Contact with Students Who Are At Least 18 but Less Than 22 Years Old Are Guilty of Sexual Assault or Criminal Sexual Contact -- Effective May 10, 2019
05/07/2019 l. 2019, C. 83 - Revises the Standard for Warrantless Seizure of an Animal at Risk Due to a Violation of the Law Concerning the Necessary Care and Tethering of an Animal -- Effective May 7, 2019
04/22/2019 L. 2019, c. 40 Upgrades Penalty for Failing to Report Act of Sexual Abuse Against Child - Effective Immediately
10/04/2018 L. 2018, c. 121- Revises and Expands Laws on Trespass and Vandalism on Agricultural and Horticultural Lands -- Effective Oct. 4, 2018
08/30/2018 L.2018, c. 42 Prohibits the Marriage or Civil Union of Any Person Under Age 18 -- Effective June 22, 2018.
08/30/2018 L.2018, c. 35 Extreme Risk Protective Order Act of 2019 -- Effective Sept. 1, 2019.
08/02/2018 Amends N.J.S.A. 39:5-3 and Provides that Charges for a Violation of N.J.S.A. 39:3-10.18 Must be Filed Within 90 Days After the Offense -- L. 2017, c. 249 -- Effective Jan. 8, 2018.
08/02/2018 Amends the Expungement Process for Convictions of Crimes, Disorderly Persons, and Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses -- L. 2017, c. 244 -- Effective Oct. 1, 2018
08/15/2017 P.L. 2017, c. 189 - Establishes Requirements Concerning Necessary Care of Dogs, Domestic Companion Animals, and Service Animals, and For Tethering of Dogs -- Effective Aug. 7, 2017
08/01/2017 P.L. 2017, c.118 - Raises Minimum Age for Purchase and Sale of Tobacco Products and Electronic Smoking Devices from 19 to 21 --Effective Nov. 1, 2017
07/27/2017 P.L. 2017, c. 156: Creates Fencing Crime Involving Stolen Domestic Companion Animals -- Effective July 21,2017
07/27/2017 P.L. 2017, c. 165: Establishes New Crime of Strict Liability Vehicular Homicide -- Effective July 21,2017
06/30/2017 Enhances protections for domestic violence victims by restricting access to firearms by certain persons; provides for minimum terms of incarceration for offenders who commit physically violent acts. -- P.L. 2016, c. 91 -- Effective Aug. 1,2017
05/11/2017 Grants Drivers Additional Time to Resolve Parking Violations Prior to License or Registration Suspension -- P.L. 2017, c. 75 -- Effective Dec. 1,2017
05/01/2017 Creates Prosecutorial Veteran’s Diversion Program – P.L. 2017, c.42 – Effective Dec. 1, 2017.
01/29/2016 Expands Time for Renewal of Driver's License, Registration, and Inspection by Certain Military Personnel and Their Families - P.L. 2015, c. 299 - Effective Jan. 19, 2016
01/29/2016 Prohibits Sale or Distribution of Liquid Nicotine Except in Child-Resistant Containers; Civil Penalty - P.L. 2015, c.294 - Effective Aug. 1, 2016
01/29/2016 Creates a Definition of Certified Mail - P.L. 2015, c.251 - Effective Jan. 19, 2016
01/25/2016 Requires Drivers to Slow Down Before Passing a Slow Moving Vehicle - P.L. 2015, c. 292 - Effective Jan. 1, 2017
01/25/2016 Enhances Penalty for Tampering With Evidence After Fleeing the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death - P.L. 2015, c. 265 - Effective Jan. 19, 2016
01/25/2016 Expands DNA Database to Include Samples From Disorderly Persons Who Are Fingerprinted For Certain Offenses - P.L. 2015, c. 263 - Effective July 1, 2017
01/25/2016 Establishes Crime for Fraudulent Use of Social Security Number to Collect Lottery Winnings - P.L. 2015, c. 259 - Effective Jan. 19, 2016
01/25/2016 Requires DMVA to Develop Mentoring Program to Assist Justice-Involved Veterans - P.L. 2015, c. 246 - Effective March 19, 2016
01/25/2016 Prohibits Posting, Publishing on the Internet, or Disclosing Certain Information Regarding Law Enforcement Officers - P.L. 2015, c.226 - Effective Jan. 19, 2016
01/25/2016 Exempts Disabled Veterans and Purple Heart Recipients From Payment of Municipal Parking Meter Fees Under Certain Circumstances - P.L. 2015, c. 218 - Effective March 1, 2016
01/21/2016 Revises Laws Regarding the Expungement of Crimes and Disorderly Persons Offenses - P.L. 2015, c.261 - Effective April 18, 2016
12/14/2015 Upgrades Crime of False Public Alarm; Establishes Reporting Requirements Concerning Crime - P.L. 2015, c.156 - Effective March 1, 2016
12/01/2015 Revises Standards Related to Forensic DNA Testing - P.L. 2015, c.127 - Effective March 1, 2016
11/19/2015 Upgrades Violation of a Stalking Restraining Order to a Crime of the Third Degree - P.L. 2015, c.141 - Effective Nov. 9, 2015
08/21/2015 Implements Current Car Seat Safety Recommendations - L. 2015, c. 50 - Effective Sept. 1, 2015
08/10/2015 Revises Requirements for Establishment of Central Municipal Courts - P.L. 2015, C. 103 - Effective Aug. 10, 2015
01/09/2015 Requires Certain Police Vehicles to be Equipped With Cameras - P.L. 2014, c. 54 - Effective March 1, 2015