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  • NJ A2630
  • Permits persons convicted of driving with suspended license to be sentenced to labor assistance program.
Introduced
(2/8/2016)
In Committee
(6/12/2017)
Crossed Over
(6/8/2017)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill permits persons who are convicted of driving with a suspended license to be sentenced to a sheriff's labor assistance program (SLAP) or enforced community service as an alternative to incarceration. Under R.S.39:3-40, persons who are convicted of certain violations of driving with a suspended license are subject to terms of imprisonment. Under section 5 of P.L.1995, c.9 (C.2B:19-5), counties are authorized to establish labor assistance programs under the supervision of the sheriff to provide supervised physical labor as a sentencing alternative to incarceration. In counties which do not establish labor assistance programs, a similar program known as enforced community service is established by the probation services division. In State v. Pollina, 2014 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2896 (App. Div. December 15, 2014), the Appellate Division held that persons who are sentenced to a term of imprisonment under paragraph (2) of subsection f. of R.S.39:3-40 are required to serve the sentence in a county jail because the statute does not authorize non-custodial alternatives. In response to this decision, this bill would allow persons who are convicted of driving with a suspended license under R.S.39:3-40 to be sentenced to SLAP or enforced community service.
Judiciary, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, Passed Assembly
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee  (on 6/12/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
6/12/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee
6/8/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (77-0-0)
5/18/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
2/8/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/8/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 77 0 3
Detail 5/18/2017 Assembly Judiciary Committee: Reported Favorably 5 0 2