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  Senator Vitale has sponsored more than forty pieces of legislation that have become law.
 
 

From protecting the health of families, children and individuals in New Jersey to reforming our ethics laws and ensuring our civil rights, Senator Vitale is recognized as a leader in New Jersey's Senate. He has sponsored several major pieces of legislation applauded throughout the state for being progressive and forward thinking.

Legislation Sponsored by Senator Vitale
S-557
 The Patient Safety Act  
S-1804
 The Health Care Professional Responsibility and Reporting Act  
S-1643
  Express Enrollment Pilot Program  
S-2085
 The Emergency Health Powers Act  
S-550
 The New Jersey Presidential Primary  
A-1424
  Restoration of the Public Advocate  
S-483
 New Jersey’s Gun Safety Law  
S-1788
 Domestic Violence Review Board  
   The Patient Protection Act  
A-50
 Medical Care Access and Patients First Act  
A-4
 Establishes Sex Offender Internet Registry  
S-495
 Establishes the New Jersey Center for Nursing  
S-487
 Elementary School Domestic Violence Instruction  
S-285
 State Commission of Investigation  
S-778
 Crime Victims Rehabilitation Act  
S-1181
 Child Passenger Restraint Act  
S-124
 Nursing Aid Criminal History Check  
S-1655
 Hepatitis and Meningitis Vaccinations  
S-1698
 Administrative Courts Adoption Records  
S-492
 Blood Alcohol Level  
S-540
 A Bill Amending Charitable Immunity  
 
 
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L E G I S L A T I O N
H I G H L I G H T S

The New Jersey Family Health Care Coverage Act
Re-establishes NJ FamilyCare Program, expands eligibility for Medicaid program for parents and adults without dependent children and provides for pharmaceutical manufacturer rebates for GA program.

New Jersey’s Bias Crimes Law
This laws seeks to preserve the purpose of the New Jersey bias crime statute by establishing the separate crime of bias intimidation which must be charged and proved as any other crime. A person would be guilty of bias intimidation if the person commits any crime listed in the bill with a purpose to intimidate an individual or group of individuals because of race, color, religion, gender, handicap, sexual orientation or ethnicity. Bias intimidation would be graded one degree higher than the offense that was committed with the purpose to intimidate. Upon a conviction, the sentence imposed by the court would not merge with the sentence imposed for the underlying offense.

Prohibitting Insurance Discrimination
Provides that an insurer shall not discriminate, by engaging in the practices listed below, on the basis that the insured or prospective insured: is or may be a victim of domestic violence; employs a victim of domestic violence; or is a domestic violence shelter or is employed by a domestic violence shelter.

Front Seat Passengers Safety Belts
This bill would permit the enforcement of the "Passenger Automobile Seat Belt Usage Act," which requires the driver, front seat passengers, and children under age five to be belted, to be enforced as a "primary" action meaning that a law enforcement officer would be able to stop and ticket a motorist if the officer observes that the motorist is not wearing a seat belt.t

Statewide Tuition Waiver Program
The purpose of the program is to provide State-paid tuition to children who have been under the care and custody of the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS), and who are interested in pursuing college or vocational education at a public institution of higher education or county vocational school in this State.