QUIJANO, LAMPITT & STENDER BILL TO ENSURE SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS AREN’T RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING FOR FORENSIC EXAMS RELEASED BY ASSEMBLY PANEL

(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assemblywomen Annette Quijano, Pamela R. Lampitt and Linda Stender sponsored to ensure victims of sexual assault aren’t responsible for paying for forensic sexual assault exams was released Monday by an Assembly panel.

“This is simply the right thing to do,” said Quijano (D-Union). “Sexual assault victims have already suffered enough. I see no reason why we should add to that suffering by essentially forcing them to pay for the investigation into their own assault. We must remember that these women are the victims, not the criminals.”





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