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Moriarty bill, drone measure among Christie pocket vetoes
Quote:Moriarty bill, drone measure among Christie pocket-vetoes

Gov. Christie this week vetoed nearly four dozen bills passed by the Legislature in a flurry of end-of-session votes.

He allowed the 44 bills to expire in "pocket vetoes" and issued veto statements for two of them Tuesday. Among those he pocket-vetoed were:

A bill that would have regulated how New Jersey law enforcement and safety agencies use unmanned aerial aircraft, or drones. Police would have had to obtain a warrant to use drones for surveillance.

Drones could be used without warrants by fire departments to monitor forest fires, and by emergency management officials in the event of a hurricane or other disasters.

Legislators pushed the bill as an attempt to prevent potential abuse of drones before they become common tools for law enforcement.

A proposal that would require installation of cameras in some municipal police vehicles. Assemblyman Paul Moriarty (D., Gloucester) introduced the bill after he was arrested in July 2012 on suspicion of drunken driving. The charges were dismissed after he obtained a video recording of the traffic stop, which contradicted the police officer's claims and showed Moriarty easily passing sobriety tests.

Not all police cars are equipped with such devices.

Moriarty said Wednesday he was disappointed and shocked by Christie's inaction but planned to reintroduce the legislation.

"Gov. Christie's inaction means New Jerseyans and police officers remain unnecessarily at risk of being falsely prosecuted," Moriarty said in a statement Wednesday.

A bill that would require new single- and two-family homes to be built with sprinkler systems. Proponents say such systems would reduce fire hazards and deaths; others worry about the costs and say legislators should focus on other safety precautions, like ensuring that existing smoke detectors are functional.

Those bills "expired" without any action from Christie, meaning lawmakers must restart the legislative process if they want to continue pushing for them. The governor did not say why he did not sign them.

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