The New Jersey Senate will consider two important laws proposed by Senator Jon Bramnick (R-21) during its session on Monday.
The New Jersey Senate will consider two important laws proposed by Sen. Jon Bramnick during its session on Monday. (SenateNJ.com)
The first bill, S-3330, requires public school districts to add instruction on grief for students in grades eight through twelve as part of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education.
“Grief is one of the hardest emotions to understand and manage as an adolescent,” said Bramnick. “Although grief and loss are difficult for any person to go through, we have the tools to teach kids healthy ways to cope and teachers who are eager to provide their support. This legislation ensures that our high school students learn how to effectively manage the physical, emotional, and behavioral impacts of grief.”
The second bill, S-1517, permits stalking victims to obtain restraining orders against strangers with whom they do not have a prior dating or familial relationship.
“It’s ridiculous that many people who are being stalked can’t get a restraining order without filing criminal charges when they are being threatened or intimidated by a stranger,” said Bramnick. “In too many instances, the police are unable to do anything when extremely dangerous behavior is reported. This legislation makes it easier for more victims to get protective restraining orders before frightening conduct escalates to actual harm.”