Current Projects

The projects listed on this page are those on which the Commission is seeking public comment. The Commission relies heavily on input from the public during the preliminary stages of its projects. Public participation allows the Commission to consider divergent viewpoints that improve the drafting process.

When the Commission determines that a project is ready for formal public comment, the Commission releases what is called a Tentative Report. Based on responses received, the Commission either releases a subsequent Tentative Report for additional public comment or submits its Final Report and Recommendations to the Legislature. For more information about how the Commission operates please refer to Commissioners and Staff.

The material below describes current projects and provides access to Memoranda and Draft Reports prepared by Staff.

New Projects

Listed in this section are potential new projects that the Commission may consider.

Guardianship

Guardianship Memorandum of 03/05/18

Municipal Vacancy Law

Municipal Vacancy Law Memorandum of 03/05/18

Open Public Record Act – N.J.S.47:1A-5(g)

Open Public Record Act – N.J.S. 47:1A-(g) Memorandum of 07/09/18

Open Public Records Act – Security Camera Footage

Open Public Records Act – Security Camera Footage Memorandum of 03/05/18

Out-of-state DWI

Out-of-state DWI Memorandum of 03/05/18

Alimony Modification

Alimony Modification Memorandum of 11/06/17

Anachronistic Statutes

Anachronistic Statutes Draft Tentative Report of 01/08/18

Communications Data Warrants

Communications Data Warrants Memorandum of 01/08/18

De Minimus Quality Exemption

De Minimus Quality Exemption Memorandum of 07/09/18

Inheriting from a Deceased Child

Inheriting from a Deceased Child Memorandum of 11/06/17

Evidentiary Standard for Final Restraining Order - N.J.S. 2C:14-16

Evidentiary Standard for Final Restraining Order Memorandum of 07/09/18

Meaning of "Harassment" in N.J.S. 2C:33-4

Meaning of "Harassment" Memorandum of 06/11/18

Open Public Meetings Act

Open Public Meetings Act Memorandum of 07/09/18

Open Public Meetings Act Memorandum of 2/05/18

Sentencing of Graves Act Offenders

Sentencing of Graves Act Offenders Memorandum of 07/09/18

Tax Assessment Requests (Chapter 91)

Tax Assessment Requests (Chapter 91) Memorandum of 11/06/17

Theft of Immovable Property

Theft of Immovable Property Memorandum of 11/06/17

Title 9 Hearsay Exception - N.J.S.9:6-8.46(a)()

Title 9 Hearsay Exception Memorandum of 07/09/18

Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment Benefits Memorandum of 11/06/17

Unemployment Compensation Act - N.J.S. 43:21-5(b)

Definition of Misconduct Pursuant to the Unemployment Compensation Act Memorandum of 07/09/18

Rent Security Deposit Act

Rent Security Deposit Act Memorandum of 09/11/17

Magic Petroleum v. Exxon Mobil Corp

Magic Petroleum v. Exxon Mobil Corp. Memorandum of 07/11/16

Mandatory Sentencing - State v. Grate

Mandatory Sentencing - State v. Grate Memorandum of 02/19/15

Mortgage Recording - Prerequisites for recording

Mortgage Recording - Prerequisites for recording Memorandum of 09/06/16

State v. Rose

State v. Rose Memorandum of 07/11/16

Unclaimed Real Property

Unclaimed Real Property Memorandum of 12/05/16

Uniform Powers of Appointment Act (UPPA)Memorandum of 061418 12/05/16

Accidental Disability Pension Statute (N.J.S. 43:16A-7)

Accidental Disability Pension Statue (N.J.S. 43:16A-7)

Accidental Disability Pension Statue (N.J.S. 43:16A-7) Memorandum of 04/10/17

Attorneys Fees on Appeal

Attorneys Fees on Appeal

Attorney Fees Appeal Memorandum of 04/10/17

Collateral Consequences of Conviction

Collateral Consequences of Conviction

Collateral Consequences of Conviction (RCOA) Draft Tentative Report of 04/11/16

Collateral Consequences of Conviction (RCOA) Draft Tentative Report of 01/05/15

Collateral Consequences of Conviction Memorandum of 11/10/14

Collateral Consequences of Conviction Memorandum of 11/05/12

Collateral Consequences of Conviction Memorandum of 07/09/12

Collateral Consequences of Conviction Memorandum of 05/07/12

Collateral Consequences of Conviction Memorandum of 04/09/12

Collateral Consequences of Conviction Memorandum of 09/06/11

Effect of Expungement on the collateral consequences of a conviction Memorandum of 04/18/11

Consumer Fraud Act

Consumer Fraud Act

Consumer Fraud Act Memorandum of 2/05/18

Consumer Fraud Act Memorandum of 03/09/15

Consumer Fraud Act Memorandum of 01/06/14

Department of Corrections Identification Card and License to Drive

Department of Corrections Identification Card and License to Drive

Department of Corrections Identification Card and License to Drive Memorandum of 02/11/13

Disorderly Persons Mens Rea - State v. Bessey

Disorderly Persons Mens Rea - State v. Bessey

Mens Rea for Diorderly Person Offenses Memorandum of 07/09/18

Disorderly Persons Mens Rea - State v. Bessey Memorandum of 12/02/15

State v. Bessey - N.J.S. 2C:33-7b Memorandum of 09/08/15

Filial (Family) responsibility/support statutes

Filial (Family) responsibility/support statutes

Filial (Family) responsibility/support statutes Memorandum of 07/06/15

Filial (Family) responsibility/support statutes Memorandum of 06/08/15

Filial (Family) responsibility/support statutes of 09/10/12

Franchise Practices Act

Franchise Practices Act

Franchise Practices Act Draft Tentative Report of 07/10/17

Franchise Practices Act Memorandum of 06/05/17

Franchise Practices Act Memorandum of 11/07/16

Franchise Practices Act Revised Draft Tentative Report of 10/11/16

Franchise Practices Act Draft Tentative Report of 01/05/15

Franchise Practices Act Draft Tentative Report of 12/08/14

Franchise Practices Act Memorandum of 04/07/14

"Marital Status" Defined in Law Against Discrimination

"Marital Status" Defined in Law Against Discrimination

"Marital Status" Defined in Law Against Discrimination Memorandum of 10/10/17

"Misdemeanor" Usage in Statutes

"Misdemeanor" Usage in Statutes

"Misdemeanor" Usage in Statutes Draft Tenative Report

Short-form Appendix - WORD || PDF

Long-form Appendix - WORD || PDF

"Misdemeanor" Usage in Statutes Memorandum of 10/10/17

Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Organizations Memorandum of 05/11/15

Partnership Trade Name Certificates

Parternship Trade Name Certificates

Partnership Trade Name Certificates Draft Tentative Report of 01/08/18

Partnership Trade Name Certificates Draft Tentative Report of 12/11/17

Parternship Trade Name Certificates Memorandum of 09/11/17

Physical Examination and Scope of Public Entity Immunity

Physical Examination and Scope of Public Entity Immunity

Meaning of “Physical Examination” and the Scope of Public Entity Immunity Memorandum of 07/10/17

Property-Liability Insurance Guaranty Association Act

Property-Liability Insurance Guaranty Association Act

Property-Liability Insurance Guaranty Association Act 04/07/14

Property Tax

Property Tax

Property Tax Memorandum of 01/09/17

Property Tax Memorandum of 05/09/16

Property Tax Draft Report lanugage of 05/09/16

Property Tax Memorandum of 04/11/16

Property Tax Memorandum of 03/07/16

Property Tax Redo Memorandum of 03/07/16

Public Assistance or "Poor" Law - Title 44

Public Assistance or "Poor" Law - Title 44

Public Assistance or "Poor" Law Draft Tentative Report of 03/05/18

  • WORD
  • PDF
  • Poor Law Memorandum of 09/11/17

  • WORD
  • PDF
  • Poor Law Memorandum of 07/10/17

  • WORD
  • PDF
  • Poor Law Memoranda of 06/05/17

  • WORD
  • PDF
  • Memo - WORD
  • Memo - PDF

    Poor Law Memoranda of 05/08/17

  • Memo - WORD || Memo - PDF
  • Admin Memo - WORD || Admin Memo - PDF
  • Poor Law - Table of Dispositions of 05/08/17

    Poor Law Memorandum of 04/10/17

    Poor Law - Table of Dispositions of 04/10/17

    Public Health

    Public Health - N.J.S. 26:1-1

    Public Health - N.J.S. 26:1-1 Memorandum of 07/10/17

    "Residence" for Sex Offender Registration

    Residence for Sex Offender Registration

    “Residence” for Sex Offender Registration Revised Draft Tentative Report of 3/05/18

    “Residence” for Sex Offender Registration Draft Tentative Report of 2/05/18

    Defining “Residence” for Sex Offender Registration Memorandum of 07/10/17

    Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (RUUPA)

    Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (RUUPA)

    Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (RUUPA) Revised Draft Tentative Report of 6/11/18

    Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (RUUPA) Draft Tentative Report of 2/05/18

    Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (RUUPA) Memorandum of 01/08/18

    Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (RUUPA) Memorandum of 11/06/17

    Seatbelt Use (Lenihan)

    Seatbelt Use (Lenihan)

    Seatbelt Use (Lenihan) - Memorandum of 09/11/17

    Seat Belt Usage and Public Health and Safety Memorandum of 07/06/15

    Sidewalk Tort Liability

    Sidewalk Tort Liability

    Sidewalk Tort Liability Memorandum of 06/06/16

    Subpoena v. Subpena

    Subpoena v. Subpena

    Subpoena v. Subpena Draft Tentative Report of 07/10/17

    Subpoena v. Subpena Memorandum of 06/05/17

    Suspended License

    Suspended License

    Suspended License Revised Draft Tentative Report of 6/11/18

    Suspended License Revised Draft Tentative Report of 3/05/18

    Suspended License Revised Draft Tentative Report of 2/05/18

    Suspended License Draft Tentative Report of 1/08/18

    Suspended License Memorandum of 11/06/17

    Driving After Suspension but Before Reinstatement Memorandum of 10/10/17

    Tort Claims Act Notification

    Tort Claims Act Notification

    Tort Claims Act Notification Memorandum of 10/10/17

    Uniform Asset-Preservation (Freezing) Orders Act

    Uniform Asset-Preservation (Freezing) Orders Act

    Uniform Asset-Preservation (Freezing) Orders Act Draft Final Report of 02/06/17

    Uniform Asset-Preservation (Freezing) Orders Act Memorandum of 01/09/17

    Uniform Asset-Preservation (Freezing) Orders Act Memorandum of 01/05/15

    Uniform Asset-Preservation (Freezing) Orders Act Memorandum of 10/06/14

    Uniform Asset-Preservation (Freezing) Orders Act Memorandum of 03/11/13

    Uniform Probate Code

    Uniform Probate Code

    Uniform Probate Code Memorandum of 02/08/16

    Wills

    Wills - Ante-mortem probate

    Wills - Ante-mortem probate

    Wills