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  • NJ A1199
  • Permits a victim or witness of any age to testify by closed circuit television under certain circumstances in prosecutions for domestic violence, sexual assault, and certain other crimes.*
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill permits certain domestic violence victims and witness to testify against an alleged abuser via closed circuit television in prosecutions for a crime or offense involving domestic violence. The bill provides that the court may, on motion and following a hearing, order the taking of the testimony of a witness who is under the age of 16 or the testimony of a victim of any age out of the presence of the jury, defendant, or spectators. The bill provides that closed circuit testimony will be allowed only if the court determines by clear and convincing evidence that there is a substantial likelihood that the victim or witness would suffer severe emotional or mental distress if required to testify in open court.
Judiciary, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Passed Assembly, Passed both Houses
Approved P.L.2017, c.205.  (on 8/7/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
8/7/2017 S Approved P.L.2017, c.205.
6/26/2017 S Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (38-0)
6/26/2017 S Substituted for S1326 (1R)
9/26/2016 S Received in the Senate without Reference, 2nd Reading
9/15/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (76-0-0)
5/26/2016 A Assembly Floor Amendment Passed (McKeon)
4/4/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
4/4/2016 Assembly Appropriations Hearing (13:00 4/4/2016 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
3/7/2016 A Reported out of Asm. Comm. with Amendments, and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
3/7/2016 Assembly Judiciary Hearing (10:00 3/7/2016 Committee Room 12, 4th Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/26/2017 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 38 0 2
Detail 6/26/2017 Senate Floor: Substitute For S1326 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 9/15/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 76 0 4
Detail 4/4/2016 Assembly Appropriations Committee: Reported with Amendments 9 0 2
Detail 3/7/2016 Assembly Judiciary Committee: Reported with Amendments 7 0 0