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Bill to support victims of domestic violence becomes law

NEW JERSEY – Senator Anthony Bucco’s bill that supports victims of domestic violence has become Law

“By signing this potentially life-saving bill into law, we are supporting the rights of domestic violence survivors to better protect themselves from their abuser,” said Bucco (R-25). “Police records are a powerful tool that can be used to corroborate testimony in domestic violence cases and help survivors obtain restraining orders. This new law will increase the likelihood that perpetrators of domestic violence will be held accountable for their repulsive actions.”

Key components of A-5285/S-3708 include:

  • Requiring copies of investigatory law enforcement records, such as photographs, footage from a body- or dash cam, 9-1-1 transcript or recording, and contents of their police report, to be made available upon request to a domestic violence victim or their legal representative;
  • Mandating law enforcement agencies to provide copies of requested records within 10 calendar days of the victim’s request; and
  • Releasing or unsealing expunged records at the request of an individual involved in a complaint related to domestic violence restraining order, weapons forfeiture, or temporary or final extreme risk protective order.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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