Panel Passes Bateman Bill to Encourage Good Samaritan Acts

The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee unanimously passed today legislation created by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset) to encourage Good Samaritan acts.

“People need to know they are fully protected if they try to rescue another person during an emergency or crime,” Bateman said. “They should not pay for risking their lives and health to try to save others.”

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"He’s obviously working very, very hard at it. I mean he’s traveling all over the country as chairman of the [Republican Governors Association] and I think at this point he has as good a chance or better than anybody else. His name is household word all across the country, and I think he would make a great president."
—former U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton (R-3), on Gov. Chris Christie