Paul A. Sarlo

24 Jan: Smith Bill To Provide $6 Million For Cancer Institute Of New Jersey Receives Final Legislative Approval

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Bob Smith which would appropriate $6 million to the central New Jersey affiliate of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) to provide for comprehensive care and research was approved by the General Assembly today by a vote of 71-6, receiving final legislative approval.

“With this supplemental appropriation, New Jersey could realize complete regional coverage for cancer care and research, putting the most advanced cancer treatment techniques and skilled specialists at New Jerseyans’ fingertips,” said Senator Smith, D-Middlesex and Somerset, the Chairman of the Senate Environment Committee. “By supporting the efforts of CINJ through State funding, we are ensuring that all of New Jersey’s residents have access to high-quality cancer care and treatment without having to travel burdensome distances to see the best doctors.”

18 Jan: Sarlo Hails Hometown Heroine For Fighting Internet Sleaze

WOOD-RIDGE – Senator Paul A. Sarlo today praised Trish Barteck for her efforts in discouraging the “sordid abuse of the Internet to commit horrific crimes” by those who think they can hide with impunity behind fake names in chat rooms.

“Thanks to the courage of Trish Barteck, we now have a New Jersey law against sexual predators who abuse the Internet,” said Senator Sarlo, also the Mayor of this Bergen County community. “Because Trish Barteck was determined to help others avoid what she went through, people everywhere are safer today in New Jersey.”

13 Jan: Sarlo Says ‘Model Mall’ Critical For Bergen Safety

PARAMUS – Senator Paul A. Sarlo today said the “Model Mall” homeland security proposal, designed by the New Jersey Institute of Technology, is critically important to Bergen County because it is a national leader in mall-generated revenue.

“The malls of Bergen County rank behind only New York City and Los Angeles as generators of retail revenue,” said Senator Sarlo, D-Bergen, Essex and Passaic. “NJIT will effectively put Bergen County at the national forefront of mall security. I’m proud to have helped to make NJIT the New Jersey Homeland Security Technology Systems Center.”

11 Jan: Sarlo Hails Codey’s References To Meadowlands, School Security

TRENTON – Senator Paul A. Sarlo today praised Governor Codey’s references to a “new vision” for the Meadowlands and to the school security proposals in his State of the State Address to the Legislature.

“I am confident that Governor Codey’s reference to a ‘new vision for the Meadowlands’ is a clear signal that the people and businesses of the entire Meadowlands region will finally realize the economic benefits they’ve been hoping for all these years,” said Senator Sarlo, D-Bergen, Essex and Passaic.

10 Dec: Preview – Senate Session Monday Has Security Issues

TRENTON – The Senate will convene Monday to deal with multiple issues of increasing safety for New Jersey residents in a post 9-11 world.

Democratic Senators Nicholas P. Scutari, Fred Madden, Paul Sarlo, Barbara Buono and John Girgenti all will be advancing their bills to structure the responsibilities of government agencies – at all levels – to respond effectively during possible emergencies.

06 Dec: Senate Approves Sarlo Bill On Internet Luring

TRENTON – The Senate today gave final legislative approval to a bill, sponsored by Senator Paul A. Sarlo, to make it a crime to lure someone over the Internet into committing a crime. It passed without opposition in the Senate.

“When a sick mind can use technology to endanger a young mother playing with her children in their front yard, we need a strong response,” said Senator Sarlo, D-Bergen, Essex and Passaic.

03 Dec: Preview – Senate To Consider Internet Luring , Death Penalty Study

TRENTON – The full Senate and two of its committees are set to convene on Monday to consider several timely issues including a bill that would make the use of the Internet to lure an individual a third-degree crime.

Senators Paul Sarlo and John Adler introduced bill S-1429 after reports of a woman in Wood-Ridge being menaced by a stranger who parked his van near her home, leered at her, and frightened her into calling the police. The stranger had allegedly intended to commit a sexual assault against her after being enticed into coming to her home by a message he thought she had posted in an Internet chat room, but was, in fact, posted by an individual posing as the woman.

20 Feb: Unsealing Medical Malpractice Settlements – A Win For Patient Safety

A New Jersey Superior Court’s recent decision to unseal malpractice settlements against doctors is a significant step in strengthening consumer protection in the practice of medicine. It is a step which is long overdue.

This decision will allow patients to protect themselves from bad doctors. For too long, doctors with multiple or catastrophic malpractice records have been able to continue practicing without fear of public scrutiny or outcry. Now patients will be able to make informed and educated decisions when choosing a doctor.

01 Jan: Official Head Shots

Official Head Shots