SENATE BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
ASSEMBLY, No. 5207
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DATED: JUNE 22, 2021
The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee reports favorably Assembly Bill No. 5207 (1R).
This bill prohibits the State, local government agencies, and private detention facilities operating in this State from entering into, renewing, or extending immigration detention agreements.
Under the amended bill, an immigration detention agreement is any contract, agreement, intergovernmental service agreement, or memorandum of understanding that authorizes the State, a local government agency, or private detention facility to house or detain individuals for civil immigration violations.
The amended bill also defines a “local government agency” as a county, county sheriff, municipality, or other political subdivision in this State and any agency, officer, employee, or agent thereof.
As reported by the committee, Assembly Bill No. 5207 (1R) is identical to Senate Bill No. 3361 (1R), which also was reported by the committee on this date.
This bill is not certified as requiring a fiscal note.