14 Dec: Buono Bill Strengthening Laws Concerning Hate Crimes And Bullying Advances

EDISON – The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a bill sponsored by Senator Barbara Buono which seeks to strengthen New Jersey’s hate crimes and bullying laws.

“Hate crimes are unique because these acts target individuals based on who they are or who they’re perceived to be,” said Senator Buono, D-Middlesex. “Those committing these acts of violence and intimidation do so because of a stereotype or misconception about a particular group. To me, hate crimes are examples of ignorance at its very worst.”

01 Jun: Coniglio To Introduce Legislation Requiring Immediate Notification Of Soil Contamination

PARAMUS – Senator Joseph Coniglio today vowed to introduce legislation that would require immediate notification of soil contamination at public schools or other public property.

“One lesson we can learn from the situation at West Brook Middle School is that once soil or water contamination is identified, we can’t just sit back and wait for it to go away on its own,” said Senator Coniglio, D-Paramus. “I am making the enactment of this legislation a top priority, because the health of children is at stake. Parents, teachers and other workers deserve to receive immediate notification of any dangers to their health and safety.”