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  • NJ A927
  • Creates new $100 assessment for convictions of certain sexual offenses to fund counseling for victims and their families; establishes Sexual Offender Victim Counseling Fund.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill creates a new $100.00 assessment to be imposed on person convicted of specified sexual offenses. These sexual offenses are the same as those which currently trigger the registration provisions of P.L.1994, c.133 (C.2C:7-1 et seq.) under "Megan's Law". This $100.00 assessment shall be collected in the same manner as other assessments and shall be given the same priority as other assessments. The moneys collected shall be deposited in the Sexual Offender Victim Counseling Fund established in the State Treasury by this bill. These special $100.00 assessments shall be used by the Division of Criminal Justice in the Department of Law and Public Safety to fund counseling for victims of sexual offenses and their families. The development and provision of counseling services to victims and their families shall be pursuant to rules and regulations promulgated by the Director of the Division of Criminal Justice. The Director shall coordinate these counseling services with other services offered by the State Office of Victim and Witness Advocacy, the 21 county offices of Victim and Witness Advocacy and as otherwise deemed appropriate for the implementation of the Attorney General Standards to Ensure the Rights of Crime Victims.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Law and Public Safety, Passed Assembly, Women and Children
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee  (on 9/26/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
9/26/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee
9/15/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (76-0-0)
2/8/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
2/8/2016 Assembly Women and Children Hearing (10:00 2/8/2016 Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 9/15/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 76 0 4
Detail 2/8/2016 Assembly Women and Children Committee: Reported Favorably 5 0 1