Senator Joseph F. Vitale, D-Middlesex, hears testimony during today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on S-1, legislation that would establish marriage equality in New Jersey.  The bill was released from the Committee with a vote of 8-4, along party lines.  The bill now heads to the full Senate for consideration.

09 Feb: Vitale Bill To Reduce Prevalence Of Dental Disease Approved By Senate Health Panel

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Joseph F. Vitale that would reduce the prevalence of tooth decay by requiring fluoride be added to public water supplies was approved by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

“By fluoridating our public water supplies we can directly improve the dental health of all New Jerseyans in the least expensive and most effective way possible,” said Senator Vitale, D-Middlesex, Chairman of the Senate Health Committee. “Dental decay is an infectious disease and a major health problem that can have lasting effects on our residents and their overall health. Working to end dental disease – the country’s most prevalent childhood disease – is especially important for New Jersey’s kids when fluoride is essential as their teeth are formed and grow.”