New Jersey Law Revision Commission
New Jersey Law Revision Commission

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Bills

2018 - 2019

The following is a list of NJLRC projects that are the subject of bills introduced during the 2018 - 2019 legislative session, or represent subject areas on which the NJLRC provided information and support:

  • (Effect of) Abstentions

  • Adverse Possession

  • Alternative Procedure for Dispute Resolution Act (Modification)

  • Anachronistic Law Prohibiting Transport of Indigent Persons

  • Anachronistic Statutes Concerning “Present War” and Sleigh Bells

  • (New Jersey) Common Interest Ownership Act

  • Equine Activities Liability Act

  • Landlord-Tenant

  • (Revised Uniform) Law on Notarial Acts

  • Oaths and Affidavits

  • Partnership Trade Name Certification

  • Sexual Assault

  • Standard Form Contracts

  • Subpoena vs. Subpena

  • (Uniform) Voidable Transactions Act

2016 - 2017

The following is a list of NJLRC projects that are the subject of bills introduced during the 2016 - 2017 legislative session, or represent subject areas on which the NJLRC provided information and support:

  • (Effect of) Abstentions

  • Adverse Possession

  • Bulk Sale Tax Notification

  • Durable Power of Attorney

  • (Uniform) Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

  • (Uniform) Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act

  • Landlord-Tenant

  • (Revised Uniform) Law on Notarial Acts

  • Overseas Residents Absentee Voting Law (Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act)

  • Pejorative Terms Regarding Persons with Physical or Sensory Disabilities

  • Standard Form Contracts

  • (Uniform) Voidable Transactions Act

2014 - 2015

The following is a list of NJLRC projects that are the subject of bills introduced during the 2014 - 2015 legislative session, or represent subject areas on which the NJLRC provided information and support:

  • (Effect of) Abstentions

  • Adverse Possession

  • (New Jersey) Collaborative Family Law Act

  • Durable Power of Attorney Act

  • General Repealer (Anachronistic statutes)

  • Mortgage Recording

  • Overseas Residents Absentee Voting Law

  • Standard Form Contracts

  • Uniform Trust Code


Cases

The following is a list of cases in which the New Jersey Law Revision Commission is mentioned:

  • SDK Troy Towers, LLC v. Troy Towers, Inc., 2019 WL 612670 (App. Div. 2019)

  • Catalina Marketing Corp. v. Hudyman, 2019 WL 2588313 (App. Div. 2019)

  • Diamond Beach, LLC v. March Associates, Inc., 457 N.J. Super 265 (App. Div. 2018)

  • Residential Mortgage Loan Trust 2013-TT2 by U.S. Bank National Association v. Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital, Inc., 457 N.J. Super. 237 (App. Div. 2018)

  • Gately v. Hamilton Memorial Home, Inc., 442 N.J. Super. 542 (App. Div. 2015)

  • State v. Tate, 220 N.J. 393 (2015)

  • Booker v. Rice, 431 N.J.Super. 548 (App. Div. 2013)

  • In re T.J.S., 419 N.J. Super. 46 (App. Div. 2011)

  • Pear Street, LLC, 2011 WL 9102 (App. Div. 2011)

  • Haven Savings Bank v. Zanolini, 416 N.J. Super. 151 (App. Div. 2010)

  • Marino v. Marino, 200 N.J. 315 (2009)

  • Tashjian v. Trapini, 2009 WL 2176723 (App. Div. 2009)

  • New Jersey Div. of Youth and Family Services v. A.P., 408 N.J. Super 252 (App. Div. 2009)

  • State v. Broom-Smith, 406 N.J. Super. 228 (App. Div. 2009)

  • Seaboard Towers Development Co., LLC v. AC Holding Corp., II, 2008 WL 2340016 (App. Div. 2008)

  • Patel v. 323 Cent. Ave. Corp., 2008 WL 724052 (App. Div. 2008)

  • Alampi v. Pegasus Group, L.L.C., 2008 WL 140952 (App. Div. 2008)

  • Michael J. Wright Const. Co., Inc. v. Kara Homes, Inc., 396 B.R. 131 (D.N.J. 2008)

  • Loder v. Neppl, 2007 WL 4118319 (App. Div. 2007)

  • Semenecz v. Borough of Hasbrouck Heights, 2006 WL 2819813 (Law Div. 2006)

  • Warren County Bar Ass'n v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of County of Warren, 386 N.J. Super. 194 (App. Div. 2006)

  • Gebroe-Hammer Associates, Inc. v. Sebbag, 385 N.J. Super. 291 (App. Div. 2006)

  • L’Esperance v. Devaney, 2005 WL 3092849 (App. Div. 2005)

  • Morton v. 4 Orchard Land Trust, 180 N.J. 118 (2004)

  • Morton v. 4 Orchard Land Trust, 362 N.J. Super. 190 (App. Div. 2003)

  • Board of Chosen Freeholders of County of Morris v. State, 159 N.J. 565 (1999)

  • James Const. Co., Inc. v. Director, Div. of Taxation, 18 N.J. Tax 224 (Tax 1999)

  • Prant v. Sterling, 332 N.J. Super. 369 (Ch. Div. 1999)

  • Wingate v. Estate of Ryan, 149 N.J. 227 (1997)

  • State v. Storm, 141 N.J. 245 (1995)


Articles

The following is a list of Journal articles in which the New Jersey Law Revision Commission is mentioned:

  • Adam J. Sklar & Gary M. Albrecht, 319 NEW JERSEY LAWYER, Construction Liens Arising From Tenant Work - Commercial Landlord Concerns and Strategies, Pg.58 (2019)

  • Alfred C. Clapp & Dorothy D. Black, 7A NEW JERSEY PRACTICE SERIES, Wills and Administration — Payment of Devises and Distribution §§1737, 4002 (2018)

  • Michael D. Sirota, Michael S. Meisel & Warren A. Usatine, 44 NEW JERSEY PRACTICE SERIES, Debtor-Creditor Law and Practice — Asset Sales by Distressed Companies §6.2 (2018)

  • Myron C. Weinstein, 29 NEW JERSEY PRACTICE SERIES, Law of Mortgages §§ 7.2, 7.3, 7.5, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, 10.0.30, 10.5, 10.6, 10.11, 10.15, 10.20 (2018)

  • James W. Kerwin, 16A NEW JERSEY PRACTICE SERIES, Legal Forms — Sole Proprietorships §56:14 (2018)

  • Samuel M. Silver, Hero or Villain: The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, 42 SETON HALL LEGIS. J. 235 (2017)

  • Jeremy D. Morley, INTERNATIONAL FAMILY LAW PRACTICE, International Child Custody §7:22 (2017)

  • Edwin F. Chociey, Jr., Jonathan P. Vuotto & Edward A. Zunz, 40 NEW JERSEY PRACTICE SERIES, Appellate Practice and Procedure — Appeals from Municipal Court Determinations §24:1 (2017)

  • Laura C. Tharney & Samuel M. Silver, Legislation and Law Revision Commissions: One Option for the Management and Maintenance of Ever-Increasing Bodies of Statutory Law, 41 SETON HALL LEGIS. J. 329 (2017)

  • Laura C. Tharney, Jayne J. Johnson, Vito J. Petitti, & Susan G. Thatch, Does the Uniform Fit?: The New Jersey Law Revision Commission's Review of the Acts of the Uniform Law Commission, 41 SETON HALL LEGIS. J. 45, 47-48 (2017)

  • Bea Kandell & Christopher McGann, How Deep is the Black Hole, and How Do We Dig Our Clients Out?, NEW JERSEY FAMILY LAWYER, Vol. 36, No. 5 – April 2016

  • Edward M. Callahan, Jr., 1 FIFTY ST. CONSTR. LIEN & BOND L., New Jersey Construction Lien Law § 31.02 (2016)

  • John M. Cannel & Laura C. Tharney, Children in Need Of Services: Toward A More Coherent Approach to Protecting New Jersey's Children and Families, 40 SETON HALL LEGIS. J. 1 (2015)

  • Susan G. Thatch, Ante-Mortem Probate in New Jersey - An Idea Resurrected?, 39 SETON HALL LEGIS. J. 332 (2015)

  • Vito J. Petitti, Assuming the Rish After Hubner: New Jersey Supreme COurt Opinion Spirs Revision of the Equiestrian Activities Liability Act, 39 SETON HALL LEGIS. J. 59 (2015)

  • Laura C. Tharney & Jayne J. Johnson, All Hands on Deck: New Jersey Law Revision Commission Recommends Modified Uniform Laws to Safeguard the Public and Address Disasters and Their Aftermath, 38 SETON HALL LEGIS. J. 339 (2014)

  • Marna L. Brown, State of New Jersey Law Revision Commission: Final Report Relating to the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act, 37 SETON HALL LEGIS. J. 241 (2013)

  • Keith P. Ronan, Navigating the Goat Paths: Compulsive Hoarding, or Collyer Brothers Syndrome, and the Legal Reality of Clutter, 64 RUTGERS L. REV. 235 (2011)

  • Andrew A. Schwartz, Consumer Contract Exchanges and the Problem of Adhesion, 28 YALE J. ON REG. 313 (2011)

  • Thomas J. Walsh, Advancing the Interests of South Africa’s Children: A Look at the Best Interests of Children under South Africa’s Children’s Act, 19 MICH. ST. J. INT’L L. 201 (2011)

  • Regina M. Spielberg, The Powerful Power of Attorney, 265-AUG N.J. LAW. 41 (2010)

  • Allen A. Etish, Is History About to Repeat Itself? 261-DEC N.J. LAW. 5 (2009)

  • Shmuel I. Becher, Asymmetric Information in Consumer Contracts: The Challenge that is yet to be Met, 45 AM. BUS. L.J. 723 (2008)

  • Ronald L. Carlson, Distorting Due Process for Noble Purposes: The Emasculation of America’s Material Witness Laws, 42 GA. L. REV. 941 (2008)

  • Edith R. Warkentine, Beyond Unconscionability: The Case for Using “Knowing Assent” as the Basis for Analyzing Unbargained-for Terms in Standard form Contracts, 31 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 469 (2008)

  • Steven J. Eisenstein & Kevin J. O’Connor, Enforceability of Oral Ageements and Partial Writings for the Sale of Land under the Revised Statute of Frauds, 250-FEB N.J. LAW. 37 (2008)

  • Joseph M. Perillo, Neutral Standardizing of Contracts, 28 PACE L. REV. 179 (2008)

  • Darryl K. Brown, Democracy and Decriminalization, 86 TEX. L. REV. 223 (2007)

  • Joseph A. Colquitt, Using Jury Questionnaires; (Ab)using Jurors, 40 CONN. L. REV. 1 (2007)

  • Russell Korobkin, Bounded Rationality, Standard Form Contracts, and Unconscionability, 70 U. CHI. L. REV. 1203 (2003)

  • James R. Maxeiner, Standard-Terms Contracting in the Global Electronic Age: European Alternatives, 28 YALE J. INT’L L. 109 (2003)

  • David A. Szwak, Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act [U.C.I.T.A.]: The Consumer’s Perspective, 63 LA. L. REV. 27 (2002)

  • Russell Korobkin, Empirical Scholarship in Contract Law: Possibilities and Pitfalls, 2002 U. ILL. L. REV. 1033 (2002)

  • Adam F. Scales, Against Settlement Factoring? The Market in Tort Claims has Arrived, 2002 WIS. L. REV. 859 (2002)

  • Margaret L. Moses, The Jury-Trial Right in the UCC: On a Slippery Slope, 54 SMU L. REV. 561 (2001)

  • Winning Websites, 207-FEB N.J. LAW 55 (2001)

  • William H. Manz, Internet Web Sites Offer Access to Less Expensive Case Law and Materials not Offered Commercially, 72-DEC N.Y. ST. B.J. 26 (2000)

  • Clemens Pauly, The Concept of Fundamental Breach as an International Principle to Create Uniformity of Commercial Law, 19 J.L. & COM. 221 (2000)

  • R. J. Robertson, Jr., The Illinois Electronic Commerce Security Act: A Response to Martin Behn, 24 S. ILL. U. L.J. 473 (2000)

  • John J.A. Burke, Contract as Commodity: A Nonfiction Approach, 24 SETON HALL LEGIS. J. 285 (2000)

  • R. David Whitaker, Rules Under the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act for an Electronic Equivalent to a Negotiable Promissory Note, 55 Bus. Law. 437 (1999)

  • Larry T. Garvin, The Changed (and Changing?) Uniform Commercial Code, 26 FLA. ST. U. L. REV. 285 (1999)

  • Richard F. Dole, Jr., The Essence of a Letter of Credit Under Revised U.C.C. Article 5: Permissible and Impermissible Nondocumentary Conditions Affecting Honor, 35 HOUS. L. REV. 1079 (1998)

  • Fred H. Miller, Realism Not Idealism in Uniform Laws—Observations from the Revision of the UCC, 39 S. TEX. L. REV. 707 (1998)

  • Margaret L. Moses, The Uniform Commercial Code Meets the Seventh Amendment: The Demise of Jury Trials under Article 5?, 72 IND. L.J. 681 (1997)

  • Albert J. Rosenthal, Uniform State Laws: A Discussion Focused on Revision of the Uniform Commercial Code Moderator, 22 OKLA. CITY U. L. REV. 257 (1997)

  • Nancy S. Marder, Deliberations and Disclosures: A Study of Post-Verdict Interviews of Jurors, 82 IOWA L. REV. 465 (1997)

  • John J.A. Burke, New Jersey’s New Material Witness Statute: Balancing the Rights of Prosecutors, Defendants, and Material Witnesses in Criminal Cases, 19 SETON HALL LEGIS. J. 475 (1995)

  • Fred H. Miller & Robert T. Luttrell, Local Comments to Uniform Laws: A Winning Combination, 48 CONSUMER FIN. L.Q. REP. 60 (1994)

  • Shirley S. Abrahmson & Robert L. Hughes, Shall we Dance? Steps for Legislators and Judges in Statutory Interpretation, 75 MINN. L. REV. 1045 (1991)

  • John J.A. Burke & John M. Cannel, Leases of Personal Property: A Project for Consumer Protection, 28 HARV. J. ON LEGIS. 115 (1991)

  • Lawrence F. Flick, II, Leases of Personal Property, 45 BUS. LAW. 2331 (1990)


Presentations

The following presentations were created by Commission Staff to provide information about the Commission and its work:

  • Executive Briefing: The New Jersey Law Revision Commission’s Year in Review - presentations below describe the:

    • (1) Commission’s ongoing work regarding the Notaries Public Act of 1979, N.J.S. 52:10, et seq. (PDF)

    • (2) Commission’s ongoing work on the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDF)

    • (3) Review and analysis undertaken by the Commission regarding potential projects that led, ultimately, to Commission determinations that work in those areas was not appropriate (PDF)

    • (4) Commission’s work in the area of Title 2C – Sexual Offenses (PDF)

    • (5) Commission’s work on a recently released New Jersey Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act (PDF)

  • Legislation and Law Revision in New Jersey 08/08/13 (references to source material for Parts 1 - 3 are found in the Summary document)

    • Part 1 (PDF)

    • Part 2 (PDF)

    • Part 3 (PDF)

    • Summary document with source references (PDF)

  • NJLRC Process and Projects CLE presentation 02/18/13 PDF

  • New Jersey Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act CLE presentation 02/13 PDF

  • NJLRC DMSA conference presentation 07/12 PDF

  • NJLRC IID presentation 03/11 PDF