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.

Learned Professionals Exception

Mistaken Imprisonment Act (N.J.S. 52:4C–1 to –7)

Open Public Records Act (N.J.S. 47:1A-1.1 et seq.) – Entities to Which Applied

Meaning of “User” in N.J.S. 40:14B–2(5)

Open Public Records Act (N.J.S. 47:1A–1.1 et seq.) – Redacted Information

Aggravated Manslaughter - (State v. Rose)

Aggravated Manslaughter - (State v. Rose)

Aggravated Manslaughter - (State v. Rose) Memorandum of 07/11/16

Alimony Modification

Alimony Modification

Alimony Modification Memorandum of 11/06/17

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

Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous Vehicles Memorandum of 10/08/18

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

Communications Data Warrants

Communications Data Warrants

Communications Data Warrants Memorandum of 01/08/18

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

De Minimus Quantity Exemption

De Minimus Quantity Exemption

De Minimus Quantity Exemption Memorandum of 07/09/18

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

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

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

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

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

Guardianship

Guardianship

Guardianship Draft Tentative Report of 11/05/18

Guardianship Appendix of 11/05/18

Guardianship Memorandum of 03/05/18

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

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

"Harassment" - meaning in N.J.S. 2C:33-4 Memorandum of 06/11/18

Inheriting from a Deceased Child

Inheriting from a Deceased Child

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

Legal Representative Definition in N.J.S. 10:5-5(e)

Legal Representative Definition in N.J.S. 10:5-5(e)

Legal Representative Definition in N.J.S. 10:5-5(e) Memorandum of 09/10/18

Mandatory Refund of Taxes Mistakenly Paid to a Municipality

Mandatory Refund of Taxes Mistakenly Paid to a Municipality

Mandatory Refund of Taxes Mistakenly Paid to a Municipality Memorandum of 10/08/18

Mandatory Sentencing - (State v. Grate)

Mandatory Sentencing - (State v. Grate)

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

"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

Municipal Vacancy Law

Municipal Vacancy Law

Municipal Vacancy Law Memorandum of 03/05/18

Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Organizations Memorandum of 05/11/15

Open Public Meetings Act

Open Public Meetings Act

Open Public Meetings Act Memorandum of 07/09/18

Open Public Meetings Act Memorandum of 2/05/18

Open Public Records Act

Open Public Records 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

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

School Board Reclassification

School Board Reclassification Memorandum

School Board Reclassification Memorandum of 10/08/18

(Uniform) Powers of Appointment Act (UPAA)

(Uniform) Powers of Appointment Act (UPAA)

(Uniform) Powers of Appointment Act (UPPA) Memorandum of 06/14/18

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

    Rent Security Deposit Act

    Rent Security Deposit Act

    Rent Security Deposit Act Memorandum of 09/11/17

    "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

    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

    Spill Compensation and Control Act - (Magic Petroleum v. Exxon Mobil Corp)

    Spill Compensation and Control Act - (Magic Petroleum v. Exxon Mobil Corp)

    Spill Compensation and Control Act - (Magic Petroleum v. Exxon Mobil Corp) Memorandum of 07/11/16

    Theft of Immovable Property

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

    Title 9 Hearsay Exception Memorandum of 07/09/18

    Tort Claims Act Notification

    Tort Claims Act Notification

    Tort Claims Act Notification Memorandum of 10/10/17

    Under the Influence Definition

    Under the Influence Definition

    Under the Influence Definition Memorandum of 10/08/18

    Unemployment Compensation Act

    Unemployment Compensation Act

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

    Unemployment Benefits Memorandum of 11/06/17

    Uniform Probate Code

    Uniform Probate Code

    Uniform Probate Code Memorandum of 02/08/16

    Widow Meaning in N.J.S. 54:4–3.30

    Widow Meaning in N.J.S. 54:4–3.30

    Meaning of Widow in N.J.S. 54:4–3.30 Memorandum of 10/08/18

    Wills

    Wills - Ante-mortem probate

    Wills - Ante-mortem probate

    Wills