29 Nov: Turner Bill To Extend “Animal House” Provisions Passes Senate Panel

TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senator Shirley K. Turner that would allow all municipalities to require landlords of animal houses to post bonds passed the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee today.

“When our local police officers must repeatedly break up college parties at these ‘animal houses’, they are distracted from their primary job of protecting the community,” said Senator Turner, D-Mercer. “It’s time for the landlords of these buildings to take responsibility for the irresponsible actions of their tenants. Requiring bonds has been a proven method in shore communities for reducing disruptions coming from rentals and now it will be an option in all communities.”

18 Apr: Sarlo: Charity Care Funding Is Still A Major Concern

TRENTON – Senator Paul A. Sarlo expressed concern over proposed cuts to Charity Care funding as the Department of Health and Senior Services testified before the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today.

“Decent hospital care should be available for all regardless of their economic status or health care coverage,” said Senator Sarlo, D-Bergen, Passaic and Essex. “Charity Care funding permits hospitals to continue providing services to anyone who enters their facility without imposing cut backs.”