Gov. Corzine: DO NOT SIGN A4201 or A4202
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Despite this petition receiving close to 400 signatures by January 18th, outgoing Governor Corzine signed these bills into law. I will be pushing for additional legislation to counteract the most troublesome aspects of these laws, and do everything I can to protect the victims and their families who will be negatively impacted by this. Please continue to encourage others to sign this petition and show your support for victims' rights. Thank You.
On Monday, January 11, 2010, during its last "lame-duck" session under Governor Corzine, the NJ Legislature passed two bills that, if signed into law, will have a devastating impact on crime victims and their families.
Bills A4201 and A4202, if signed by Governor Corzine before he leaves office on January 19, 2010 will mandate that criminals who have been denied parole receive a new parole hearing EVERY THREE YEARS--regardless of the severity of their crimes. They also call for a "blue-ribbon panel" to review and possibly release prisoners who have served 20 years or more on their sentences.
Worst of all, it is the victims and their families that will suffer most if these laws are enacted. They will be forced to relive the horror of the crime, facing the parole boards every 36 months, pleading to keep their assailants behind bars.
We cannot let this happen.
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. Please sign the following petition and send Governor Corzine and the bills' supporters a clear message that (1) you support victims' rights, and (2) this type of last-minute legislative sleight-of-hand is morally and ethically wrong, and will not be tolerated by the people they have pledged to serve.
For more information or to sign up for Alerts & Updates regarding Victims' Rights in New Jersey, visit www.KeepBergenSafe.com. Thank You for your support!
Assemblyman Robert Schroeder (R-District 39)
New Jersey General Assembly
PETITION TO GOVERNOR CORZINE: DO NOT SIGN A4201 and A4202!
Governor Corzine, we, the undersigned, urge you to reject bills A4201 and A4202, and refuse to sign them. These bills will have a devastatingly negative impact on crime victims in the State of New Jersey, and must not be enacted into law.
GOVERNOR CORZINE--DO NOT SIGN BILLS A4201 AND A4202!
Assemblyman Robert Schroeder NJ General Assembly Founder, www.KeepBergenSafe.com