16 Jun: Sacco-Doria Bill To Bring Security To New Jersey’s Skies Signed Into Law

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senators Nicholas J. Sacco and Joseph V. Doria which would require additional verification of a prospective pilot’s identity before he or she can rent an airplane was signed into law yesterday by Governor Codey.

“We’ve witnessed first-hand the destruction caused when terrorists use airplanes as weapons against targets in the United States,” said Senator Sacco, D-Hudson and Bergen, the Chairman of the Transportation Committee. “The sheer devastation caused by the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 has rallied legislators to take a much closer look at perceived threats to our homeland security. Closing the identity verification loophole for pilots in New Jersey will keep the skies safer above the Garden State.”