The state Senate passed Monday an amended version of Senator Robert Singer’s legislation to eliminate a costly state mandate that county college students in New Jersey maintain and prove health insurance coverage.
“College is an increasingly expensive burden on students and families, and the state should not be in the business of making it more financially daunting,” said Singer (R-Monmouth, Ocean). “We can allow the next generation of leaders to focus more on their professional aspirations than whether or not they can afford to graduate.”
Senator Singer, a member of the board of Georgian Court University, maintains that colleges should be in the business of educating and not investigating students’ medical records. The Senator’s bipartisan S2291, amended by the state Assembly, now heads to Gov. Christie for consideration.