The New Jersey Council on Local Mandates recently issued a formal decision rejecting the New Jersey Association of Counties’ challenge to the state’s bail reform law. The Counties had alleged that the reforms set forth in the Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA) constitute an unfunded mandate and are thus unconstitutional.
The Council on Local Mandates has deemed New Jersey’s police camera mandate unconstitutional. In response to a legal challenge by Deptford Township, the Council held that P.L. 2014, c. 54 does not provide adequate funding for equipping police vehicles and/or officers with video recording systems. New Jersey Police Camera Mandate