New Good Samaritan Overdose Law in New Jersey

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Tom Moran, columnist for the Star-Ledger, discusses the new Good Samaritan law that allows people to call 911 to report an overdose without fear of criminal prosecution.


Tom Moran

Comments [7]

amalgam from NYC by day, NJ by night

Gov. Christie ain't an environmentalist working towards a sustainable economic future. A few items of note:

-- Shut down the ARC Tunnel project;
-- Promotes building development in NJ Highlands Water Protection preserve lands, a source water protection area that keeps NJ water clean and reduces costs;
-- Raids Clean Energy Fund to the tune of $1 billion;
-- Dropped out of the successful Northeast-based Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI);
-- Propped up and subsidized the preposterous, wasteful and inefficient Xanadu/American Dream Mall without looking at alternatives.

May. 07 2013 11:07 AM
Ed from New providence

Has anyone OD'ed since the veto and the signing?

May. 07 2013 10:39 AM
Cathy from Hoboken, NJ

Thank you, Brian, for pointing out that there will be an actual race for Governor. I live in Hoboken, NJ, and most of the people I know can't wait to vote Christie out of office, Hurricane Sandy performance notwithstanding. We disagree with most of what he stands for and what he has done. It is certainly not a given that he will win the elextion

May. 07 2013 10:37 AM
Amy from Manhattan

Why would the person who reports someone else's overdose be arrested? On what charge?

May. 07 2013 10:35 AM

"Green fund" tapped -- not that simple... Green acres $$ often poached for football fields & AstroTurf -- not green acres.

May. 07 2013 10:34 AM

And they have been working on expanding the nj turnpike for years down in south jersey
Why and where did that money come from

May. 07 2013 10:32 AM

It’s nice to save lives but a new train tunnel would have saved n jersians
time and money and improved quality of life.

May. 07 2013 10:29 AM

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