Recently Enacted Laws Concerning the Municipal Courts

DATE LEGISLATION
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 August 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 November 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 August 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 December 1,2017
05/01/2017 Creates Prosecutorial Veteran’s Diversion Program – P.L. 2017, c.42 – Effective December 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 January 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 August 1, 2016
01/29/2016 Creates a Definition of Certified Mail - P.L. 2015, c.251 - Effective January 19, 2016
01/25/2016 Requires Drivers to Slow Down Before Passing a Slow Moving Vehicle - P.L. 2015, c. 292 - Effective January 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 January 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 January 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 Regaridng Law Enforcement Officers - P.L. 2015, c.226 - Effective January 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 Regading the Expunement 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 November 9, 2015
08/21/2015 Implements Current Car Seat Safety Recommendations - L. 2015, c. 50 - Effective September 1, 2015
08/10/2015 Revises Requirements for Establishment of Central Municipal Courts - P.L. 2015, C. 103 - Effective August 10, 2015
01/09/2015 Requires Certain Police Vehicles to be Equipped With Cameras - P.L. 2014, c. 54 - Effective March 1, 2015