BILL INTRODUCED TO CLOSE LOOPHOLE DEALING WITH PUBLIC WORKERS WITH CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS

Legislation has been introduced in the Senate and Assembly that would allow a judge to take more information into consideration when dealing with a public employee with a criminal conviction. A former Hunterdon County sheriff’s officer was allowed to return to work under law, even though he admitted to criminal sexual contact. The judge said it took place inside of home with his girlfriend, and was not subjected to New Jersey’s law of forfeiting a job.