A New Jersey State Senate committee passed a bill Monday that would require law enforcement agencies from elsewhere to give notice when they plan to conduct counterterrorism surveillance in the state — a measure prompted by revelations about NYPD spying on Muslims.
Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee chairman Herb Conway said the bill was a “recipe for disaster.” The Burlington County Democrat, who also is a physician, said it could lead to outbreaks of preventable diseases.
The group will start work immediately and spend six months looking into whether crimes are being misclassified. It will review the department’s Compstat crime reporting system.
The Sex Crimes Working Group committee was convened after sex-crime advocacy groups said their anecdotal evidence indicated many rape and sexual assault complaints were classified as lesser crimes.
The Environment and Solid Waste Committee was scheduled to consider five bills Monday that would give cities and towns greater ability to control their costs and therefore ease property taxes.