Senator Sweeney, Assemblyman Burzichelli, and Assemblywoman Riley have also sponsored many pieces of legislation pertaining to various public safety issues, with the goal of making all of New Jersey’s communities safer places for residents to live.
- Senator Sweeney penned legislation for the development of a two year pilot program for the continuous, GPS monitoring of high risk sex offenders. This pilot program was made permanent in 2007.
- Senator Sweeney has been a constant voice for the rights of the developmentally disabled community. He crafted a landmark law creating a central registry in the Department of Human Services of individuals known to have abused residents with developmental disabilities, ensuring they are not able to continue this horrible behavior.
- Assemblywoman Riley sponsored a law in 2011 which aims to deter future acts of domestic violence by imposing stricter bail restrictions for anyone charged with contempt of a domestic violence restraining order. A leader in protecting domestic violence and crime victims, Assemblywoman Riley was honored in 2011 by Salem County Women’s Services with its “Person of the Year” award in recognition of her legislative efforts on behalf of domestic violence and sexual assault victims.
- Senator Sweeney, Assemblyman Burzichelli and Assemblywoman Riley sponsored a law which requires school buses transporting persons with disabilities to use flashing lights and establishes penalties for drivers who fail to yield.
- Assemblywoman Riley has also sponsored legislation that would expand the domestic violence statutes to encompass minors aged 16 and older; and the “New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act,” which provides 20 days of leave time during any 12-month period for an employee who is the victim of domestic violence of sexual assault.