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N.J. Good Samaritan Bill Might Be Revived Because of Bon Jovi’s Daughter

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Stephanie Bongiovi survived a heroin overdose at her college dorm in Clinton, New York last week after a friend made an emergency call to save her.

They were protected from drug charges but wouldn’t have been if they were in New Jersey.

Charges were dropped against both Stephanie and the friend who made the 911 call because New York law provides some protection for overdose victims and for those who seek help for them.

In our state, a similar bill was vetoed by the Governor last month.

According to an online article:

“As towns pass resolutions in support of his vetoed Good Samaritan bill, Sen. Joe Vitale, (D-19), Woodbridge, said he plans to reintroduce it.

The Good Samaritan Emergency Response Act, which would give people immunity from prosecution when they are reporting drug overdoses, was conditionally vetoed by Gov. Chris Christie on Oct. 5.”

So far, Gloucester Township joins Audubon and Magnolia, along with Raritan, Flemington, and Red Bank as communities that have approved a resolution urging legislators to override Christie’s veto.

Do you think we should have a law like New York’s in place in our state?


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