Defending NJ 2C:36-6.1. Discarding hypodermic needle or syringe.
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NJ Statute: 2C:36-6.1. Discarding hypodermic needle or syringe.
a.A person commits a petty disorderly persons offense if:
(1)the person discards, in a place accessible to other persons, a hypodermic needle or syringe without destroying the hypodermic needle or syringe; or
(2)he is the owner, lessee, or person in control of real property and, knowing that needles and syringes in an intact condition have been discarded or abandoned on his real property, allows them to remain.
b.A hypodermic needle is destroyed if the needle is broken from the hub or mangled. A syringe is destroyed if the nipple of the barrel is broken from the barrel, or the plunger and barrel are melted. Alternatively, a hypodermic needle or syringe is destroyed if it is discarded as a single unit, without recapping, into a rigid container and the container is destroyed by grinding or crushing in a compactor, or by burning in an incinerator approved by the Department of Environmental Protection, or by another method approved by the Department of Health.
L.1999, c.90, s.6; amended 2012, c.17, s.3.
AKA: NJ Criminal Charge 2C:36-6.1, Violation 2C:36-6.1, Offense 2C:36-6.1
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Disclaimer: A copy of this statute has been provided for your information. This wording was current from the NJ website lis.njleg.state.nj.us as of August 2012.