• Views: in the last
  • 18Week
  • 11Month
  • 171Total


  • NJ S1731
  • Permits municipality to establish civil penalty for smoking in public places.
Introduced
(2/29/2016)
In Committee
(10/13/2016)
Crossed Over
(6/22/2017)
Passed
(7/13/2017)
Signed
(8/7/2017)
Dead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill authorizes a municipality to adopt an ordinance that provides a civil penalty of up to $200 for smoking in a public place. The current law limits the discretion of a municipality in regard to imposing a penalty for such activity by requiring that the penalty be for a petty disorderly persons offense, which would include imprisonment for up to 30 days or (notwithstanding the provisions of N.J.S.2C:43-3 to the contrary) a criminal fine of up to $200, or both. This bill would provide a municipality with the option to adopt an ordinance that penalizes smoking in a public place without making it a criminal offense or subjecting an offender to possible incarceration, while still permitting the municipality to instead make such activity a disorderly persons offense as it is authorized to do under current law.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, 2nd Reading in the Senate to Concur with Assembly Amendments, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens, Passed both Houses, Passed Senate
Approved P.L.2017, c.191.  (on 8/7/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
8/7/2017 S Approved P.L.2017, c.191.
7/13/2017 S Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (28-2)
6/22/2017 S Received in the Senate, 2nd Reading on Concurrence
6/22/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (70-0-2)
6/22/2017 A Substituted for A2368 (1R)
10/20/2016 A Assembly Floor Amendment Passed (Vainieri Huttle)
10/13/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
10/13/2016 Assembly State and Local Government Hearing (14:00 10/13/2016 Committee Room 13, 4th Floor)
5/12/2016 A Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee
5/9/2016 S Passed by the Senate (38-1)
3/7/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
3/7/2016 Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Hearing (13:00 3/7/2016 Committee Room 1, First Floor)
2/29/2016 S Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 7/13/2017 Senate Floor: Amend 28 2 9
Detail 6/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 70 0 10
Detail 6/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Substitute For A2368 Aa (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 10/13/2016 Assembly State and Local Government Committee: Reported Favorably 5 0 0
Detail 5/9/2016 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 38 1 1
Detail 3/7/2016 Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee: Reported Favorably 8 0 1