NJ could require large places of worship, movie theaters to submit emergency plans for active shooters
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New Jersey lawmakers want to require large houses of worship, movie theaters and sports venues to set up emergency plans with local law enforcement and other first responders in the event of a mass shooting. Legislation that would require plans to get people to safety and show a layout the facilities had bipartisan support, and no dissenting votes, in the state Senate Thursday. The bill (S721) passed 35-0. “Unfortunately it’s important because of the time that we live in,” said state Sen. Richard Codey, D-Essex, one of the bill’s prime sponsors. “I grew up in an era when the Catholic Church wa...