STATEMENT July-24-2017

Sweeney Statement on ‘Komninos’ Law’

TRENTON –Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement today in support of Governor Christie’s recommended revisions to “Komninos’ Law” (A-2503/S-516):

“I want to thank the advocates, the individuals and the families who have stayed engaged on this issue and have worked to find a solution that will be effective in providing safety standards and accountability for the care and treatment of those with disabilities. I also want to thank the Governor for his thoughtful consideration of the concerns of the advocates and his willingness to work out a plan that meets those needs. This legislation will help provide the safeguards and protections to prevent the abuse, the mistreatment or the neglect of those with developmental disabilities who are in the care of others. That is our shared priority.”