The NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness has an interfaith advisory council that meets every three months. Represented were a variety of faith leaders who agree that working together is the key to building relationships and preventing violence.
Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt introduced a bill last week that would make texting or talking on a hand-held cell phone while crossing the street a punishable offense like jaywalking. The fine would be $50 and habitual offenders could go to jail.
New Jersey is one of two states where it's illegal to sell home-baked goods outside of bake sales and charity events. Sen. Kip Bateman wants to change that with legislation he first introduced in 2009.
Sen. Gerry Cardinale has proposed legislation to make it easier for legislators and judges to obtain permits to carry firearms. Both pro-gun and anti-gun groups have spoken out against the proposed legislation.
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