NJ Wants Notice of Outside Agencies’ Surveillance


New Jersey lawmakers are trying to require law enforcement agencies from elsewhere to give notice when they plan to conduct counterterrorism surveillance in the state, a measure prompted by revelations about New York City police spying on Muslims.

The proposal, which passed a Senate committee Monday, came after a review last year by then-Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa that the NYPD did not violate any laws because New Jersey has none that bar outside law enforcement from secretly spying within its borders.

Lawmakers want to require out-of-state law enforcement agencies to give the appropriate county prosecutor at least 24 hours’ notice that they intend to conduct surveillance.

The Assembly’s version of the bill passed 76-3 in October.

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