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Media Advisory: Weinberg To Hold News Conference Announcing Missing Persons’ Legislation Thursday

BOGOTA – Senator Loretta Weinberg, D-Bergen, will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 19 in Bogota to discuss recently-introduced legislation regarding missing persons in New Jersey.

Senator Weinberg’s bill, S-2255, known as “Patricia’s Law” would work to help law enforcement personnel locate and safely return missing persons, to enhance the current system of notifying families of missing persons, and if necessary, the measure would work to improve the identification of human remains.

The legislation would reflect model missing persons legislation proposed by the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, a federally funded-resource center created to support research, legislation and program development for criminal justice.

The measure is named for Patricia Viola, who disappeared from her kitchen in 2001.

WHO:Senator Loretta Weinberg and Jim Viola (husband of Patrica)

WHEN: 11 A.M. on Thursday, October 19, 2006

WHERE: The Viola home, 70 Chestnut Ave., Bogota

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