07 Jun: Pair Of Bills Aimed At Holding Drunk Drivers Accountable Approved In Committee

TRENTON – The Senate Law & Public Safety and Veterans’ Affairs Committee added their support today to two bills sponsored by Senators Barbara Buono and Paul Sarlo that would increase minimum jail time for those caught driving while their license is suspended for drunk driving and allow judges to treat DWI convictions more than 10 years apart as second offenses.

“We need to send the message loud and clear – New Jersey has zero-tolerance for those who choose to drive drunk,” said Senator Buono, D-Middlesex. “Too many New Jersey families have lost loved ones at the hands of a drunk driver to allow us to give second chances to those who have already been caught once endanger their own lives and the lives of everyone on the roads.”

01 Jun: Buono Bills To Curb Drunk Driving Get Ag Backing

TRENTON – Senator Barbara Buono, a long-time advocate for reforming New Jersey’s drunk driving laws, said today that Attorney General Stuart Rabner has thrown his support behind two of her reform measures and that a Senate committee will consider the bills next week.

“The Attorney General’s support is invaluable in building momentum to ensure these reforms pass,” said Senator Buono, D-Middlesex. “Together we need to crack down on drunk driving and make the consequences of such a reckless decision reflect the severity of the crime.”

28 Feb: Girgenti/ Coniglio Bill To Provide Scholarships Approved In Committee

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators John A. Girgenti, and Joseph Coniglio which would provide scholarships for the spouse or children of a New Jersey resident who is killed while fighting the War on Terror, was approved by the Senate Education Committee today.

“The military is fighting every day for freedom and we must make every effort to not forget our fallen soldiers’ family members who are struggling to cope with their loss,” said Senator Girgenti, Chairman of the Senate Law, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs Committee. “We need to ease the burden of surviving family members, and one way to do so is by ensuring that the spouses and children receive a college education.