Law requiring police officers to wear body cameras among new laws to go into effect this month

Some new laws are taking effect in New Jersey this month.

News 12 Staff

Jun 2, 2021, 12:24 AM

Updated 1,058 days ago

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Some new laws are taking effect in New Jersey this month.
Tuesday marked the start of a statewide police body camera mandate. All uniformed police officers must now wear the cameras while out on duty. Officials say that it is a step toward cultivating trust between law enforcement and the public.
Gov. Phil Murphy also approved a law for expedited certifications for soon-to-be mental health professionals because of their need during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the legislation, a temporary license or certification may be given to a recent graduate with a master's degree or higher intended to lead to a career in a mental health profession.
Another new law requires that utility companies must notify customers of any forgiveness or repayment programs. A utility mortarium began in March 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic. It has been extended to June 30.
And another new law will address a substitute teacher shortage. The new legislation will expand such teaching eligibility to higher education students. Those who have completed 30 credits toward their degree can serve as substitutes.


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