Judge blocks Machine-backed EMS law

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog

S2980A/A4526 – signed into law by Governor Chris Christie back in July after it passed the legislature with bipartisan support – grants “hospitals which are designated Level 1 trauma centers the exclusive authority to provide advance life support services in the municipality in which the trauma center is located, and grants the trauma centers the right of first refusal to provide both advanced life support and basic life support services in the municipality.”

It was a transparent attempt to pay back the Democrat Machine in South Jersey, one which Republicans were disturbingly happy to oblige.

It’s also likely unconstitutional according to Superior Court Judge Douglas H. Hurd who issued an oral ruling on Tuesday estopping the Christie administration from implementing the law.

“Well, folks, it would be a cliche to say ‘we told you so,’ but we really did,” the Camden County GOP crowed on its Facebook page. “One of the main points on which our county and legislative candidates ran this past year was to stop the blatant power play by South Jersey Democrat political power brokers from taking over your EMS. Now, a Judge has ruled the takeover unconstitutional ‘special interest legislation.’ Amen, Your Honor.”

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