Much to the surprise of its sponsor, Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have created a four-year pilot program in Ocean County to electronically track convicted domestic violence offenders using GPS devices that would alert victims on their cell phones if their attackers were nearby.
New Jersey Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Mount Laurel) is blasting a report by the state attorney general's office that raises concerns about the cost and reliability of a pilot program, called Lisa's Law, that would track certain domestic violence offenders using GPS devices.
Anytime I hear of a law that bears someone’s name, I usually think the “law” was drafted at a kneejerk reaction to some tragic event.
More than likely to make a name for the legislator drafting it.
And in many cases the unintended consequences of the bill haven’t been fully hashed out...
A bill that would allow a four-year pilot program in Ocean County to electronically monitor defendants charged with or convicted of physically abusive domestic violence has passed the General Assembly.