Senate President Stephen Sweeney
Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli
Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro

Public Safety

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[Photo Credit: Morris County NJ]

Protecting Residents from Sex Offenders

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  • Senator Sweeney penned legislation for the development of a two year pilot program for the continuous, GPS monitoring of high risk sex offenders. This pilot program was made permanent in 2007.
  • Assemblyman Burzichelli sponsored a law that requires records which contain the assessments of a sex offender’s risk of re-offense be made available to the Department of Human Services, county, and municipal welfare agencies for the exclusive use of placing homeless families and persons in emergency shelters, which include but are not limited to, hotels and motels.

Keeping People with Disabilities Safe

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  • Senator Sweeney has been a constant voice for the rights of the developmentally disabled community.  He crafted a landmark law creating a central registry in the Department of Human Services of individuals known to have abused residents with developmental disabilities, ensuring they are not able to continue this horrible behavior.
  • Senator Sweeney and Assemblyman Burzichelli sponsored a law which requires school buses transporting persons with disabilities to use flashing lights and establishes penalties for drivers who fail to yield. The flashing lights are activated while the bus is stopped to drop off or pick up a person, and remain activated until a child or person who has a developmental disability has reached a place of safety.

District Offices

Gloucester County
Kingsway Commons
935 Kings Highway, Suite 400
West Deptford, NJ 08086
Phone: (856) 251-9801
Fax: (856) 251-9752


Salem/Cumberland Counties

The Finlaw Building
199 East Broadway, Suite G
Salem, NJ 08079
Phone: (856) 339-0808
Fax: (856) 339-9626


The Bridgeton Library Satellite Office
1st Tuesday of the month
3 pm - 5 pm
150 East Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: 856-455-1011


Constituent Corner-                      Code Blue Programs Assist Residents in Need of Shelter

The Code Blue Initiative is designed to provide shelter for homeless individuals and residents without sufficient accommodations when temperatures drop below freezing. The Code Blue Season runs from November 1st through April 15th, with designated “warming centers” operating between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am.
When a Code Blue alert is issued, volunteers collaborate with police, emergency medical services, the County Health Department and Human Services, and the state Office of Emergency Management to prepare warming centers and identify individuals who may be in need of shelter.
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