14 Apr: Governor Signs Coniglio Bill To Increase Fire Safety

CLIFFSIDE PARK – Returning to the elementary school where a student provided Senator Joseph Coniglio with the original idea, Governor Richard Codey today signed legislation which would require fire extinguishers be present in any single or double occupancy home, upon sale, lease or transfer.

“This most basic of safety precautions has the potential to save thousands of lives and millions of dollars in New Jersey,” said Senator Joseph Coniglio, D-Bergen. “By having a fire extinguisher in the home, our families can put out small fires before they become major disasters. Combined with the State’s continued commitment to fire safety education programs, this new law seeks to make New Jersey’s homes as safe as possible and reduce the disruption caused by house fires.”

24 Feb: Coniglio Bill Protecting Safety Of Renters Passes Assembly

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Joseph Coniglio, which would require fire extinguishers be present in any single, double or triple occupancy home, upon sale, lease or transfer, received final legislative approval today as it passed the Assembly, 65-8.

“Each year, there are thousands of fires in New Jersey homes,” said Senator Coniglio, D-Bergen. “A good portion of those fires are kitchen fires or caused by candles or cigarettes – the types of fires that can be put out with a fire extinguisher before major damage can occur. By making sure that homeowners and tenants are equipped with the fire extinguishers necessary to fight these small fires, we can help prevent millions of dollars