Bill Text: NJ S2990 | 2020-2021 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Prohibits law enforcement officer from administering anesthetic or sedative during arrest or traffic stop.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-10-08 - Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee [S2990 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2020-S2990-Introduced.html

SENATE, No. 2990

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED OCTOBER 8, 2020

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  NIA H. GILL

District 34 (Essex and Passaic)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Prohibits law enforcement officer from administering anesthetic or sedative during arrest or traffic stop.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act an act concerning law enforcement officers and supplementing Title 2A of the New Jersey Statutes. 

 

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

 

     1.    A law enforcement officer shall not administer an anesthetic or a sedative to a person during an arrest or a traffic stop.

     As used in this section:

     "Anesthetic or sedative" means any drug that suppresses the central nervous system or blocks the transmission of nerve impulses from a specific part of the body to induce insensitivity to pain or reduce irritability or excitement. 

     "Law enforcement officer" means a person whose public duties include the power to act as an officer for the detection, arrest, and conviction of offenders against the laws of this State. 

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately. 

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill prohibits a law enforcement officer from administering an anesthetic or a sedative to a person during an arrest or a traffic stop. 

     The bill defines anesthetic or sedative to mean any drug that suppresses the central nervous system or blocks the transmission of nerve impulses from a specific part of the body to induce insensitivity to pain or reduce irritability or excitement. 

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