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  • NJ A4040
  • Requires training for law enforcement officers and assistant county prosecutors concerning handling of domestic violence cases.
Introduced
(7/21/2016)
In Committee
(6/22/2017)
Crossed Over
(6/22/2017)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
Currently, the Office of the Attorney General is responsible for training all law enforcement officers in the handling and investigation of domestic violence reports. Law enforcement officers are required to attend an initial training within 90 days of appointment or transfer. In addition, the officers are required to attend an annual in-service training of at least four hours. In 2012, the Office of the Attorney General established an online domestic violence training program for law enforcement officers. The new online training program is intended to be used as a "stand-alone" program by officers to meet their annual in-service training requirement or to be used in conjunction with other forms of training. This bill would insure that law enforcement officers are periodically required to attend in-person, instructor-led training. Under the bill, every three years the statutorily required in-service training could be satisfied through in-person instructor-led training. In addition, the bill would require training for assistant county prosecutors involved in the handling of domestic violence cases. The training would be consistent with the training requirement for judges and judicial personnel. Initial training would be within 90 days of appointment or transfer and the prosecutors would attend an annual in-service training of at least four hours. This bill embodies recommendations 13 and 14 of the Report of the Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Domestic Violence issued June 2016.
Judiciary, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, Law and Public Safety, Passed Assembly
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee  (on 6/22/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
6/22/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee
6/22/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (75-0-0)
6/1/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
6/1/2017 Assembly Appropriations Hearing (19:00 6/1/2017 A-4496 and S-2834 (1R) are both pending referral.)
10/13/2016 A Reported out of Asm. Comm. with Amendments, and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
10/13/2016 Assembly Judiciary Hearing (10:00 10/13/2016 Committee Room 12, 4th Floor)
7/21/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 75 0 5
Detail 6/1/2017 Assembly Appropriations Committee: Reported Favorably 9 0 2
Detail 10/13/2016 Assembly Judiciary Committee: Reported with Amendments 7 0 0