On March 15, 2007, the NJ State Senate Bill S1977
passed in the Senate.
Just a few days ago - on January 8, 2008 - NJ State Assembly Bill A4304
, known as the Internet Dating Safety Act
passed the Assembly.
The bill included an introduction statement
, which spelled out their intentions for the legislation. In it, they say they used the proposed Florida State Legislation
as their primary reference.
The bill now goes to NJ State Governor Corzine for signature and final approval to become law.
Two important points:
1) The governor has the right to veto, and that depends much upon the lobbying.
2) I'm not sure if the NJ state legislature has an identical system to US Congress, but, if it does, then it will go through a period called 'markup.' In this stage the bill may be
changed to varying degrees. Lobbying does play a role here too. Again, this is only
if the NJ State system is similar to US Congress. It is also unlikely as both the Senate and Assembly bills are identical.
Sorry to report this one.
Internet Dating Conference