NJ Bill Would Require People to Pay for Grocery Bags

June 17, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

A new bill currently under consideration by the New Jersey State Legislature would require grocery shoppers to pay for paper and plastic bags. The bill, which is slated to go into effect on June 1, 2017, would add a five cent charge to every plastic or paper bag used by shoppers to carry their purchases. […]

Proposed Bill Would Create Animal-Abuse Registry for NJ

June 16, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

A new bill pending in the New Jersey State Legislature would create an animal abuse registry in New Jersey. This would require individuals who are criminally convicted and/or found civilly liable for acts of animal cruelty to add their names to a publicly accessible database. Around 5,000 incidents of animal cruelty are reported to the […]

New Jersey Criminalizes Upskirting

May 22, 2016 · by Dan · in

A new law has been signed in New Jersey that makes upskirting punishable as a crime. In addition to upskirting, defined as the act of taking a picture or video up a woman’s skirt, the new law also makes it illegal to photograph or record any clothed area if the individual has not consented and […]

Proposed Legislation to Decriminalize Smoking in Banned Public Places

May 20, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

A bill has been passed by the New Jersey Senate that, if also passed by the New Jersey Assembly, would decriminalize smoking in public places where it has been banned. Currently, smoking in a banned place in New Jersey constitutes a disorderly persons offense and those who violate the law face fines, the possibility of […]

New Jersey Dash Cam Law Struck Down

May 15, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

A New Jersey law requiring police cars to be outfitted with dashboard cameras has been invalidated on the grounds that it would be unconstitutionally expensive for local governments. The dash cam law was first enacted in 2014. It was sponsored by a New Jersey assemblyman who was arrested for a DUI and used evidence from […]

NJ Plans Regulation of Addict Recovery Homes

May 12, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Following the overdose of 24-year-old Nick Rohdes of Middleton, NJ, a new legislative movement was started to regulate sober living homes for recovering addicts. Rohdes was found dead of a heroin overdose by his mother, Alba Herrera, in her Pennsylvania home in February 2014. Herrera was shocked to learn that the day before he died, […]

Hunterdone Healthcare Funds Heroin Antidote

May 9, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Hunterdon Healthcare, a local New Jersey hospital, has donated $3,800 to supply Hunterdon County law enforcement officials with Naloxone. Naloxone is a medication that temporarily blocks the effects of heroin and other opiates so that an overdose victim can be kept alive long enough to be taken to a hospital and treated. Hunterdon Healthcare donated […]