07 Feb: Doria-Coniglio Bill To Require State Contractors To Provide Health Benefits Approved In Committee

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senators Joseph V. Doria and Joseph C. Coniglio which would require vendors bidding on or performing a State contract to provide health benefits to their employees was approved by the Senate State Government Committee by a vote of 4-1.

“So many of New Jersey’s working poor, and even the middle class, cannot afford decent, quality health care for themselves and their families,” said Senator Doria, D-Hudson. “Quality health care should not be treated as a luxury in this country — it should be treated as a basic human right. We need to demand a higher standard from our State contractors if we’re ever going to address this class disparity that currently exists in today’s society between those who can afford good health and those who cannot.”