Pushing legislation like this at the State level via the Department of Fish and Wildlife is a threat to the hunting and fishing community - plain and simple. While I'm sure the humane society and the like are very nice pople and do a great job at what they love...I don't want them on the Fish and Game Council.
In the event that their main agenda is truly to minimize human-wildlife conflicts they need to find another venue to push non-lethal initiatives; like the local town council or local environmental committee. These are reasonable venues to encourage constituants to use non-lethal wildlife management practices. And, at such venues I suspect that no legislation is required. For example simply educate waste management practices and the existence of, for example, home-use bear-deterrants. This will push the majority of "problematic" bears back into the places where they belong and will, over time, reduce human-bear conflict in suburbia.
In the mean while, let the NJDEP set reasonable hunting/fishing bags and quotas.
I'm talkin bout the Lifestyle of the not so rich and famous.