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  • NJ A3662
  • "Rosa-Bonilla Family Act"; concerns development of carbon monoxide poisoning educational program for drivers.
Introduced
(4/14/2016)
In Committee
(10/13/2016)
Crossed Over
(6/16/2016)
Passed
(10/20/2016)
Signed
(12/5/2016)
Dead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill is designated as the "Rosa-Bonilla Family Act," in honor of the Rosa-Bonilla family, of which three of the family members were tragically killed as a result of unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning from a motor vehicle. The bill requires that the curriculum approved for classroom driver education courses and the informational brochure distributed by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) to the parents and guardians of new drivers include information on the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning from motor vehicles and techniques for the safe operation and proper maintenance of a motor vehicle. The MVC is required to include questions concerning the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning from motor vehicles and techniques for the safe operation and proper maintenance of a vehicle as a part of the written examination required to obtain an examination permit and basic driver's license. The bill further requires the MVC to develop an informational brochure, in consultation with the New Jersey Department of Health and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety within the Department of Law and Public Safety, which explains the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning from motor vehicles and techniques for the safe operation and proper maintenance of a vehicle. The informational brochure is to be distributed to every person who applies for new driver's license, driver's license renewal, identification card, identification card renewal, motor vehicle registration, or motor vehicle registration renewal. The informational brochure also is to be distributed to every person who has a motor vehicle inspected at an official inspection facility or a private inspection facility. On January 23, 2016, the snow-clogged tailpipe on the Rosa-Bonilla family car caused carbon monoxide to seep into the vehicle, resulting in the deaths of Sashalynn Rosa of Passaic, New Jersey, along with her one year-old son and three year-old daughter, as they sat in their motor vehicle waiting for it to warm as the children's father, Felix Bonilla, cleared the snow that surrounded the motor vehicle. Carbon monoxide is often called the "silent killer" as it is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, yet toxic gas that causes people to lose consciousness within minutes often resulting in serious injury or death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning is responsible for serious injuries in an estimated 10,000 people annually and causes an average of 500 deaths annually. In order to avoid future tragedies like that of the Rosa-Bonilla family, it is in the best interest of the citizens of this State that the Legislature honor the lives of the Rosa-Bonilla family through the development of a carbon monoxide poisoning educational program for motorists in this State.
Transportation, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Budget and Appropriations, Passed Assembly, Passed both Houses, Transportation and Independent Authorities
Approved P.L.2016, c.81.  (on 12/5/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
12/5/2016 S Approved P.L.2016, c.81.
10/20/2016 S Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (37-0)
10/20/2016 S Substituted for S2374
10/13/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
10/13/2016 Senate Budget and Appropriations Hearing (11:00 10/13/2016 Committee Room 4, 1st Floor)
7/14/2016 S Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
7/14/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
7/11/2016 Senate Transportation Hearing (10:30 7/11/2016 Committee Room 7, 2nd Floor)
6/16/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Transportation Committee
6/16/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (77-0-0)
5/26/2016 A Assembly Floor Amendment Passed (McKeon)
5/19/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
5/19/2016 Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Hearing (10:00 5/19/2016 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
4/14/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 10/20/2016 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 37 0 3
Detail 10/20/2016 Senate Floor: Substitute For S2374 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 10/13/2016 Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee: Reported Favorably 13 0 0
Detail 7/11/2016 Senate Transportation Committee: Reported Favorably 4 0 1
Detail 6/16/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 77 0 3
Detail 5/19/2016 Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee: Reported with Amendments 13 0 0