11 Mar: Turner Legislation To Protect College Students From Anaphylactic Shock Clears Higher Ed Committee

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Shirley K. Turner that would protect college students from anaphylaxis by allowing colleges and universities to administer life-saving medication was approved today by the Senate Higher Education Committee.

“If not treated immediately, anaphylactic shock can quickly lead to death,” said Senator Turner, D-Mercer and Hunterdon. “Thankfully, treatment for these severe allergic reactions is accessible, portable and easily administered. By making Epi-pens available to trained faculty and staff at our state’s colleges and universities, we could save a life.”

02 Aug: Turner Measure Starting Pilot Program to Identify Students with Vision Impairments Signed into Law

TRENTON – Senator Shirley K. Turner commended the Governor today for signing her bill, S-2448, which will establish a pilot program to detect vision impairments in second-grade students.

“The current vision screenings conducted in schools are not nearly comprehensive enough to pick up many of the vision-related learning problems. If we wait until these students show some sign that they are falling behind in school before conducting these more thorough screenings, then we are already too late,” explained Senator Turner.