Three bills sponsored by Senator Vince Polistina that would expand health insurance coverage, improve transportation, and streamline municipal courts were signed into law yesterday by Governor Murphy.
“I’m proud that Governor Murphy signed these bills into law. These three pieces of legislation will improve the lives of so many New Jerseyans,” said Polistina (R-2). “With these new laws, insurance companies will provide the necessary benefits and coverage for cochlear implants for individuals under 21; tourists may soon be able to more easily reach Atlantic City casinos and businesses; and municipal courts will be made more efficient by no longer being required to hear State Police or county police cases originating from outside the participating municipalities."
The Governor signed the following bills into law:
S-1110 - paves the way for a long-anticipated transportation line from Atlantic City International Airport that could make it easier for tourists to reach Atlantic City casinos and businesses.
S-2535 - amends “Grace’s Law,” S-467, which was named in honor of Grace Gleba, who advocated for hearing-impaired children. “Grace’s Law” requires all health insurers in the State to provide coverage for medically-necessary hearing aids for children 15 years of age and younger.
S-4040 - clarifies that regional municipal courts will no longer be required to hear State Police or county police cases originating from outside the participating municipalities; but counties may still, by ordinance, confer upon the regional municipal court with certain countywide jurisdiction if it chooses to do so.