SENATE, No. 3586

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

220th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 13, 2023

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  TROY SINGLETON

District 7 (Burlington)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Prohibits individuals from holding public office or employment in certain circumstances.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act prohibiting individuals convicted of, or who have pled guilty or nolo contendere to, certain offenses from holding public office or employment within the State and supplementing chapter 51 of Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

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

 

     1.    No person shall be eligible to hold any public office, position, or employment, elective or appointive, under the government of this State or any agency or political subdivision thereof, who has been convicted of, or pled guilty or nolo contendere to, any of the following crimes under the laws of this State, the laws of another state, or the laws of the United States:

     (1)   treason, rebellion or insurrection, sedition, or advocating the overthrow of government, or attempt or conspiracy thereof, regardless of where these crimes are committed; or

     (2)   obstruction of an official proceeding, tampering with documents or proceedings, entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, riot, trespass, or criminal mischief, or any attempt or conspiracy to commit such crimes, with the purpose to delay, prevent, or coerce any official action, committed on property owned by this State, any other state, the United States or any political subdivision thereof.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill establishes that no person will be eligible to hold an elective or appointed public office, position, or employment under the government of this State or any agency or political subdivision within the State, who has been convicted of, or pled guilty or nolo contendere to, certain crimes as defined by the laws of this State, the laws of another state, or the laws of the United States.

     These crimes include treason, rebellion or insurrection, sedition, or advocating the overthrow of government, or attempt or conspiracy to commit such crimes, regardless of where these crimes are committed, and obstruction of an official proceeding, tampering with documents or proceedings, entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, riot, trespass, or criminal mischief, or any attempt or conspiracy to commit such crimes, with the purpose to delay, prevent, or coerce any official action, committed on property owned by any government within the United States.