18 Dec: Turner Introduces Legislation To Protect Kids From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Shirley K. Turner that would protect New Jersey students from the deadly effects of carbon monoxide was introduced in the State Senate yesterday.

“Recently we have seen incidents across the country where students are evacuated from schools wearing oxygen masks and transported to hospitals because the school simply did not have the correct equipment to detect high levels of carbon monoxide,” said Senator Turner, D-Mercer and Hunterdon and author of a 1999 New Jersey law requiring homes to have carbon monoxide detectors installed. “This is an easy fix. By requiring schools to install carbon monoxide detectors, we can help to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for New Jersey students.”

03 Dec: Scutari Measure To Change PIP Claims Passes Senate Committee

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Nicholas P. Scutari to make changes to drivers’ personal injury protection (PIP) claims through their auto insurance policies by ensuring providers are fairly compensated for their services and including ambulatory surgical facilities to the list of health care providers was approved by the Senate Commerce Committee today.

“There is no doubt that it is in everybody’s best interest to have a PIP fee schedule that is comprehensive, definitive and binding,” said Senator Scutari, D-Middlesex, Somerset and Union. “It is also essential that it be fair to all parties. The present reimbursement system does justly compensates health care providers for vital services they provide, but this bill would create efficiencies for the insurance and medical care industries.”

26 May: Bryant’s Election Reform Package Clears State Government Committee

TRENTON – A package of bills sponsored by Senator Wayne R. Bryant designed to reform elections in the State was unanimously approved today by the Senate State Government Committee.

“It’s time we reformed the way officials are elected in New Jersey,” said Senator Bryant, D-Camden and Gloucester. “In the past, many voters have been either confused or just plain uninformed about basic voting information like voter registration, poll locations and absentee ballots. These measures would help educate voters so that they are better able to vote for the candidates they want to represent them.”