Senator Ronald Rice on the Auto Insurance Bill Signing

14 Feb: Rice Bill To Prohibit Sex Offenders From Working With Children And The Disabled Clears Senate Health Panel

TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senator Ronald L. Rice, which would ban people who have been convicted of an offense against a child from working with children and the disabled was unanimously approved today by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

“When it comes to our children and the disabled population, we must ensure that those who work with them have their safety and well-being in mind,” said Senator Rice, D-Essex, who is a member of the Senate Health panel. “People with a history of violence – sexual or otherwise, have no business working with these groups, who are probably least able to protect themselves. With this legislation, we would be working to help protect this very special and fragile segment of the population.”