Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Department of New
A strong committee system is one of the hallmarks
of the New Jersey Senate. When a bill is introduced in either the Senate
or the Assembly, it is sent to a committee for study and to receive
public comment. The committee makes an initial determination if the
proposal should go forward in the legislature. If it votes to do so,
the committee can suggest amendments to the bill, approve it for further
action by the full Senate, Assembly, or disapprove it.
If you are interested in a particular bill to be heard by one of Senator
Vitale's committees, and would like to testify, you should notify our
office so that we can assist you in scheduling your testimony.
Chair, Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens
Vice-Chair, Economic Growth
Ticket Brokering Study Commission
Continuing Care Advisory Council
Governor's Advisory Commission on AIDS
Task Force on the Accessibility & Affordability of Health Care
New Jersey Council on Armed Forces & Veterans Affair
Committee To View Schedule
Health Human Services
Protecting Patients' Rights
A measure sponsored
by Senators Fred H. Madden and Joseph F. Vitale that would prohibit
pharmacists from refusing to dispense medication solely on the basis
of philosophical, moral or religious reasons was approved by the Senate.
Court Decision on Charitable Immunity
Joseph F. Vitale applauded the New
Jersey Supreme Court decision which holds that John Hardwicke, a victim
of sexual abuse, able to sue American Boychoir, the school that put
him in harm's way.
The Department of Children
& Families Becomes Law
New Jersey's child safety net is stronger
now that the new Department of Children and Families stands at
the ready for our most vulnerable kids.
"This new standalone department in State government will
ensure that child safety and family support remain a top priority
for New Jersey far into the future," says Senator Joe Vitale,
author of the legislation that created the Department.
to Senator Vitale's remarks: FamiliyCare Signed Into Law