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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.
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Senate Committees

Chair, Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens
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


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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.
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Court Decision on Charitable Immunity Holds Hope

Senator 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.
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The Department of Children & Families Becomes Law

photo2 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.
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Listen to Senator Vitale's remarks: FamiliyCare Signed Into Law