Sacco talks new DNA, droid bills, NJSIAA’s vote to separate public, non-public schools


State Senator Nick Sacco (D-32), also the North Bergen mayor, spoke about two new pieces of legislation – one about obtaining DNA from criminal and the other about drone regulations – as well as the NISIAA’s decision to separate public and non-public schools. 


Sacco first spoke to us in June 2014 about the then-newly reformed bill that proposed giving law enforcement more freedom in obtaining DNA from criminals after an arrest is made.

While that bill was vetoed, Sacco explained today what the latest incarnation of the legislation is all about. Sacco clarified that the bill is currently making it’s way through different committees in the state Senate and Assembly, respectively.

Sacco also explained that new drone legislation, that was also previously vetoed, would potentially limit where drones can be flown.

Finally, while it’s not a legislative matter, Sacco touched on news that the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) voted on Monday to create separate divisions for public and parochial schools – aiming to make a more level playing field for student athletes.

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