Assembly panel releases bills to hike penalties for driving on left lanes; fake pot; and diabetic notification

The Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee released bill A2277, which increases fines for failure to keep right unless overtaking; and establishes a fund to pay for certain signage.

In addition, the panel also approved these bills:

A945: A bill that allows a person with diabetes to voluntarily make a notation on the driver’s license.

A2673: A bill that prohibits manufacture, sale, or possession of synthetic marijuana.

"I’m excited as hell about CD 5. We have encouraged Congressman [Steve] Israel to get involved in CD 5."
—Democratic State Party Chairman John Currie