Senator Joseph Vitale, D-Middlesex, the Chair of the Senate Health Committee, listens to testimony given to the panel.

07 Dec: Vitale/Weinberg Water Fluoridation Bill Approved By Senate Health Committee

TRENTON – The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee today voted 6-0-3 to approve a bill to require the fluoridation of all public community water systems in New Jersey.

Sponsored by Senator Joseph Vitale (D-Middlesex) and Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen), the bill (S2856) would require the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, in conjunction with the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services, to adopt rules and regulations relating to the fluoridation of public community water systems. The new law would be designated the “New Jersey Public Water Supply Fluoridation Act.”