05 Feb: Senator Madden Bill To Permit Income Tax Deductions For Costs Related To Organ Donations Clears Committee

TRENTON – The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Senator Fred Madden, D-Gloucester and Camden, to reduce the financial hardship experienced by living organ donors during recovery from surgery.

The bill, S-785, would allow organ donors to claim a tax deduction against their gross state income of up to $10,000 for unreimbursed travel or lodging expenses, or lost wages, related to the organ donation.

04 May: Sweeney-Madden Bill Would Make Supplemental Workers� Compensation Benefits Fairer

TRENTON � A bill sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem) and Sen. Fred Madden (D-Camden and Gloucester) to provide an annual cost of living adjustment in the workers� compensation benefit rate for any worker who has become totally and permanently disabled from a workplace injury after December 31, 1979, was approved today by a Senate committee.

The bill (S-785) would also provide for a COLA for the surviving dependents of any worker who died from a workplace injury after December 31, 1979. Both changes would take effect July 1, 2011.