Monday, March 18, 2013
The bill creates more severe punishment for child porn possession and distribution.
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Monday, March 18
The State Senate passed a bill designed to prevent child porn Monday. The legislation, which still requires approval from the State Assembly, would widen the definition of child porn to cover all victims under the age of 18 and create more severe penalties for possession and distribution with mandatory prison sentences, according to a release from Sen. Kevin O’Toole (R-Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic), the bill's primary sponsor. It would also make file sharing on peer-to-peer networks count as distribution instead of possession, impose lifelong parole for convicted offenders and prevent a possession conviction from being expunged from an offender’s record. “This legislature has the duty to pass one of the most important initiatives in …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Sen. Kevin O'Toole: “New Jersey’s child pornography laws must better protect children and capture more predators.”
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Monday, March 11
A bill crafted to deter child pornography and prevent repeat incidents is headed to the New Jersey Senate after its passage Monday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bipartisan legislation provides law enforcement and prosecutors to charge per offense, seek mandatory jail terms and makes it easier to charge and convict for possession and distribution by establishing the use of child pornography file-sharing programs as a second-degree crime, according to a release from the bill's primary sponsor, Sen. Kevin O’Toole (R-Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic.) “There is a rapid proliferation of child pornography especially online, and so New Jersey’s child pornography laws must better protect children and capture more predators,” O’Toole said…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The state senator accepted a commendation from the Wyckoff Township Committee Monday evening, and criticized Orange & Rockland officials.
State Sen. Kevin O'Toole was among a number of "heroes" recognized by the Wyckoff Township Committee Monday for their efforts during the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Township officials officially recognized O'Toole, assemblymen David Russo and Scott Rumana, as well as the Powerhouse Christian Church and the Christian Health Care Center. O'Toole was onhand to accept the commendation on behalf of the elected officials. "[Hurricane Sandy] was a most tragic and difficult time for all of us and it wasn't even about me it was a collective effort," O'Toole told the assembled crowd. His office worked with township officials to push utility companies to restore power in Wyckoff, he said. "Wyckoff is so well served — you've got a …