Commemoration Ceremony/News Conference set for ‘Angelie’s Law’

01.28.14_IMG_2697.jpgNORTH BERGEN, NJ – Jairo and Maylin Paredes, the parents of the little girl killed in a horrific accident with an out of control commuter bus this summer in West New York, will join the legislative sponsors of the law created in their daughter’s name at a Commemoration Ceremony for “Angelie’s Law” on Thursday, January 30th at 2:00 p.m. Senator Nick Sacco, Senator Sandra Cunningham, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez, Assemblyman Charles Mainor and other local elected officials are all expected to attend the event, which will be held at North Bergen Township Hall’s Commission Chambers, 4233 Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen.

At the ceremony the legislators will present Mr. and Mrs. Paredes with a framed copy of “Angelie’s Law,” which was signed by the Governor at the end of the just completed legislative session. The law takes several steps to better regulate the autobuses, sometimes called jitneys, that frequently traveled through Hudson County and surrounding areas with little oversight. The law establishes a Passenger Bill of Rights, creates a telephone complaint line, increases various penalties and fines, provides guidelines for violations to be investigated by the state Attorney General and several other reforms designed to increase public safety. It specifically bars drivers from several unsafe practices including using a cellphone while behind the wheel, which was allegedly the case when Angelie was killed.

WHO: Parents of Angelie Paredes, Legislative sponsors of “Angelie’s Law”, local leaders

WHAT: Commemoration Ceremony and News Conference for “Angelie’s Law”

WHEN: Thursday, January 30th at 2:00pm

WHERE: North Bergen Township Hall Commission Chambers, 4233 Kennedy Boulevard, North Bergen, NJ.

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