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Marijuana Decriminalization To Be Considered Monday By NJ Assembly

Decriminalizing possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana, invalidating Governor Chris Christie’s actions regarding environmental issues, tax credits for hiring interns and allowing mobile casino gaming devices top Monday’s General  Assembly committee agendas.

Marijuana Decriminalization in NJThe bill to decriminalize possession of 15 grams or less of marijuana is sponsored by Democratic Assembly members Reed Gusciora, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Grace Spencer and Peter Barnes. A resolution declaring that proposed Christie administration rules and establishing a procedure for waiving environmental protection regulations are inconsistent with legislative intent is sponsored by Barnes (D-John McKeon, Gusciora and Spencer.

A bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Burzichelli and Ruben J. Ramos to revise the state’s gaming laws by, among other things, allowing for mobile gaming devices within an approved hotel facility will also be considered.

The Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee will take up a bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats Craig Coughlin, Pam Lampitt and Cleopatra Tucker (D-Essex) to allow corporate business and gross income tax credits for wages paid to qualifying interns.

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