TRENTON – The Senate passed several resolutions, including one dealing with compressed natural gas vehicles.
SR81: Passed by voice vote. This resolution urges automobile manufacturers to commercially develop and sell compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles in New Jersey, and throughout the entire nation.
SJR28: Passed 39-0. This joint resolution declares the second day of April of each year as “World Autism Awareness Day” to raise awareness of the scope and impact of autism. Autism is a developmental disability that affects, on average, 1 in 110 children in the United States, with New Jersey having one of the highest rates in the nation at 1 in 94 children.
SJR45: Passed 39-0. This resolution would declare the last full week in October as “Hypophosphatasia Awareness Week” to raise public awareness of hypophosphatasia and to encourage support for patients, families, and caregivers affected by this rare bone disease.
Hypophosphatasia is an inherited disorder that affects the healthy development of bones and teeth. Hypophosphatasia’s most severe forms affect an estimated one in 100,000 newborns. However, the disease and its milder forms may appear in later childhood or adulthood.
SR68: Passed by voice vote. This resolution recognizes the contributions and patriotism of the Armed Forces Heritage House. The Armed Forces Heritage House is an organization dedicated to preserving, presenting, interpreting, and educating citizens on the history and heritage of the Armed Forces located at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.