17 Aug: Beach Calls On Governor To Sign Legislation That Would Ensure Sexual Assault Victims Are Not Charged For Examinations

TRENTON – Senator Jim Beach (D-Camden) issued the following statement today calling on Governor Christie to sign S-972, legislation that would ensure that victims of sexual assault are not charged any fee for services that are directly associated with a forensic sexual assault examination; and ensure that victims of sexual assault receive information to that effect. The bill, which Beach co-sponsored, passed both houses by a combined vote of 115-0 and has been sitting on the governor’s desk since late June:

“It is my sincere hope that Governor Christie will sign this bill as soon as possible. It enjoyed bipartisan support in the Legislature and needs to be enacted immediately.