10 May: Weinberg/Coniglio Measure To Create County Offices Of Disability Services Clears Senate Health Panel

TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senators Loretta Weinberg and Joseph Coniglio which would permit any county in the State to establish an office of disability services was unanimously approved today by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

“According to the State Office of Legislative Services, New Jersey is home to nearly 1.4 million disabled residents,” said Senator Weinberg D-Bergen. “Offices of Disability Services already exist in 18 of the State’s 21 counties, but this bill would provide a definite funding source to allow the existing programs to continue to operate, while establishing new offices to provide services in the three remaining counties.”