New Assembly bill takes aim at old NJ laws

February 4, 2013 5:08:07 AM PST
A new bill proposed in New Jersey's Assembly seeks to wipe some old laws off the books.

Some laws evoke New Jersey's rural past. For example, it's against the law for bulls to run free, but it's OK for rams to roam as long as it's between August 20 and November 1.

Other laws refer to East Jersey and West Jersey, which were combined into a single province in 1702.

The New Jersey Law Revision Committee tells The Record of Woodland Park it's been more than 20 years since the state Legislature last threw out old laws.

A former executive director of the committee says chucking the old laws is like cleaning out your closets: It's not the most important task at hand, but should be done periodically.