Bill Text: NJ S2199 | 2018-2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Makes desecration of a military monument a crime of the third degree.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-03-08 - Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee [S2199 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2018-S2199-Introduced.html

SENATE, No. 2199

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED MARCH 8, 2018

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  ANTHONY R. BUCCO

District 25 (Morris and Somerset)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senator Corrado

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Makes desecration of a military monument a crime of the third degree.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning desecration of venerated objects and amending N.J.S.2C:33-9.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    N.J.S.2C:33-9 is amended to reads as follows:

     2C:33-9.  Desecration of Venerated Objects. A person commits a disorderly persons offense if he purposely desecrates any public monument, insignia, symbol, or structure, or place of worship or burial.

     A person commits a crime of the third degree if he purposely desecrates a military monument.

     "Desecrate" means defacing, damaging or polluting.

     "Military monument" means any monument that was erected with the intent to honor a current or former member or members of the armed forces or to mark or commemorate a past military action or battle.

(cf: N.J.S.2C:33-9)

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill makes purposely desecrating a military monument a crime of the third degree.  As used in the bill, the term "military monument" means any monument that was erected with the intent to honor a current or former member or members of the armed forces or to mark or commemorate a past military action or battle.

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