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  • NJ A2224
  • Establishes "Secondhand Valuables Transaction Reporting Task Force."
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(6/20/2016)
Crossed Over
(5/26/2016)
Passed
(6/30/2016)
Signed
(8/31/2016)
Dead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
The bill establishes the "Secondhand Valuables Transaction Reporting Task Force" to study and make recommendations on programs and systems used to identify and track secondhand and used jewelry acquired through theft and other deceptive practices, in order to recover the jewelry and return it to its rightful owner. Under current law, jewelry retailers, wholesalers, and smelters, persons in the business of buying precious metals, and pawnbrokers have record-keeping requirements. These records are to be reported to or available for inspection by law enforcement. The programs and systems to be evaluated by the task force would include, but not be limited to, any program or system currently used by State, county, or municipal law enforcement before the bill's enactment. The task force would be directed to make a recommendation as to whether a uniform, electronic State or county-wide program or system would improve reporting, tracking, and enforcement of laws concerning secondhand and used jewelry transactions. The task force would also make a recommendation with regard to implementing a program or system industry-wide in this State, for all retailers involved in buying or selling secondhand jewelry or watches or precious metals, including pawnbrokers and auctioneers. The bill directs the task force to issue a report of its findings and recommendations no later than one year after its initial meeting. The task force would expire upon submission of the report. The task force would be comprised of the following 11 members: the Attorney General or the Attorney General's designee, who shall serve ex officio; the Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, or the superintendent's designee, who shall serve ex officio; three county prosecutors, one each representing a county in the northern, central, and southern regions of the State, recommended by the County Prosecutors' Association of New Jersey; three municipal law enforcement officers, one each representing a municipality in the northern, central, and southern regions of the State, appointed by the Governor; and three public members appointed by the Governor. One public member would be a jewelry retailer, wholesaler, or smelter in the business of purchasing used or secondhand jewelry, one public member would be a person in the business of buying precious metals, and one public member would be a licensed pawnbroker. All appointments would be made within 30 days after the bill's enactment. Vacancies would be filled in the same manner as the original appointments. The Attorney General, as chair, is required to call an initial meeting of the task force within 10 days of the appointment of a majority of its members. The task force may call to its assistance and avail itself of the services of the employees of any State, county or municipal department, board, bureau, commission or agency as it may require and as may be available to it for its purposes. The task force may also seek the advice of experts as appropriate.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Law and Public Safety, Passed Assembly, Passed both Houses
Approved P.L.2016, c.40.  (on 8/31/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
8/31/2016 S Approved P.L.2016, c.40.
6/30/2016 S Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (39-0)
6/30/2016 S Substituted for S1002 (1R)
6/20/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
6/20/2016 Senate Law and Public Safety Hearing (09:30 6/20/2016 Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor)
6/6/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee
5/26/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (65-0-0)
2/22/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
2/22/2016 Assembly Law and Public Safety Hearing (14:00 2/22/2016 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/30/2016 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 39 0 1
Detail 6/30/2016 Senate Floor: Substitute For S1002 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 6/20/2016 Senate Law and Public Safety Committee: Reported Favorably 5 0 0
Detail 5/26/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 65 0 15
Detail 2/22/2016 Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee: Reported with Amendments 7 0 2