A view of the Senate Chambers from the 2010-2011 Senate Reorganization.

18 Feb: Codey/Cunningham Bill To Establish Assisted Living Facility & Comprehensive Personal Care Home Resident Rights Clears Senate

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Richard J. Codey (D-Essex) and Sandra Bolden Cunningham (D-Hudson) that would establish assisted living facility and comprehensive personal care home resident rights has been approved by the full Senate.

“More seniors today are living in settings other than nursing homes and it is important that we ensure they are given complete protection and rights under the law,” said Codey. “Far too many of these individuals become victims because they do not know their rights, or none have been established for them. This legislation will change that and afford them the protection they deserve.”

“Statistics show that millions of Americans over age 65 have been injured, exploited or otherwise mistreated by someone on whom they depended for care or protection. That is simply unacceptable. It is time that all of our seniors are treated with the respect and protection under the law that they deserve,” said Cunningham.

26 Apr: Karcher-Madden Law To Deny Corrupt Contractors Public Work

TRENTON – A bill (S-2458), sponsored by Senators Ellen Karcher and Fred Madden to ensure debarred contractors don’t get public works contracts, was signed into law today by Acting Governor Richard J. Codey.

“Today, we are saying with this new law, that if you want to work for the people’s money, you’d better run a clean operation,” said Senator Karcher, D-Monmouth and Mercer.