New Jersey's 13th Legislative District

Senator Joe Kyrillos

  • Sen. Joe Kyrillos and Sen. Jennifer Beck joined a bipartisan group of legislators to honor Monmouth Park for a successful Haskell Invitational featuring Triple Crown winner American Pharoah on August 13, 2015. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Joe Kyrillos (R-13) and Joseph W. Pezzano display a t-shirt bearing the image of Drew Keough, following the Transportation Committee’s approval of “Drew’s Law” on October 9, 2014. Lt. Pezzano, a Keansburg police officer and Drew’s uncle, testified in support of S-2243 to allow for lower speed limits in and around parks. (Press Release)

  • Sen. Joe Kyrillos and Asm. Declan O’Scanlon (both R-13) toured the Rebuilding Union Beach demonstration project on July 9, 2014. The project is purchasing and installing storm resistant and environmentally friendly modular homes for 12-15 Union Beach families whose homes were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. (Twitter)

  • The RAINE Foundation presented Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-13) with a United States flag recovered among the destruction in Union Beach caused by Superstorm Sandy. (Press Release)

  • Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-13) with his family at the reorganization meeting of the New Jersey Senate on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. (Press Release)

  • Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-13) speaking at the Bell Labs Renovation Kickoff in Holmdel on September 16, 2013. “It is a true monument of American ingenuity and will once again be an important part of the Holmdel community,” Kyrillos said. (Asbury Park Press/Mary Frank)

  • Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-13) speaking at the Bell Labs Renovation Kickoff in Holmdel on September 16, 2013. “It is a true monument of American ingenuity and will once again be an important part of the Holmdel community,” Kyrillos said. (Asbury Park Press/Mary Frank)

  • Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) presenting a Senate Resolution to the Stavola Family at Edgewater Beach Club in Sea Bright on June 28, 2013 in recognition of their hard work and dedication in rebuilding after Super Storm Sandy. (TRTNJ.com)

  • Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-13) helping William Gehlhaus cut the ribbon at the grand reopening of Keansburg Amusement Park on May 18, 2013. The park reopened after being closed for six months due to devastation from Hurricane Sandy. (CNN)

  • Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-13) during a Senate session.

Senator Joe Kyrillos

Kyrillos Bill Would Make Targeting Police & Emergency Services Personnel a Hate Crime

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Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-13) will introduce legislation that would make it a hate crime to target a person due to their status as a law enforcement officer or emergency services personnel.

Sen. Joe Kyrillos will introduce a bill making it a hate crime to target a person due to their status as a law enforcement officer or emergency services personnel. (Flickr)

The proposed legislation follows a string of deadly attacks where law enforcement officers have been targeted for violence.

“We depend on police officers and first responders to protect and serve our communities, and they deserve to know that we have their backs,” said Kyrillos. “We cannot allow an entire class of public servants to be targeted for violence due to their profession. If such attacks don’t qualify as hate crimes, I don’t know what does.”

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Senate Passes Sweeney-Kyrillos Bill to Cut Red Tape, Create Casino Jobs in Atlantic City

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Job-creating legislation sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) to encourage small-scale and boutique casinos to set up shop in Atlantic City has passed the New Jersey Senate.

Sen. Joe Kyrillos’ bill encourages boutique casinos to set up shop and create jobs in Atlantic City.

“The closure of Atlantic City’s four largest casinos put nearly 8,000 residents out of work and far too many are still struggling to get back on their feet,” Senator Kyrillos said. “Cutting red tape is critical to encouraging boutique casino owners to invest in Atlantic City. By passing this legislation, we can shore up the city’s fragile economy, put hardworking locals back to work, and generate huge benefits for New Jersey taxpayers.”

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Senate Passes Kyrillos Bill to Streamline Approvals for Residential Standby Power Generators

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) to streamline the local approval process to make it easier for homeowners to install automatic standby generators to provide electricity during power outages was approved by the New Jersey Senate in a 40-0 vote.

A New Jersey street lit only by a car’s headlights during a power outage following Superstorm Sandy. (SenateNJ.com)

The bill, S-204, was prompted by a number of long-term outages in recent years that have increased demand from homeowners for the installation of emergency power sources.

“Homeowners who suffered days or weeks without power following Superstorm Sandy learned how fragile our electric grid really is,” said Kyrillos. “Many didn’t realize until then just how dependent we’ve become on technology that doesn’t work when the power is out. Too many who have sought to install standby generators on their homes since Sandy to minimize future disruptions have been blocked by unnecessary government red tape.”

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Sarlo & Kyrillos Bill Would Set Statewide Standards for Uber-Like Services

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Will Introduce Legislation To Provide Safety Standards, Consumer Protections for Transportation Network Companies

Senator Paul Sarlo and Senator Joe Kyrillos announced legislation that will establish statewide standards for the burgeoning ride-sharing business, or transportation network companies, such as Uber, Lyft and Gett in order to provide safety standards and consumer protections. The bipartisan bill will be introduced in the Senate on Monday, May 9th.

Sen. Paul Sarlo and Sen. Joe Kyrillos announced legislation to establish statewide standards for the burgeoning ride-sharing business, or transportation network companies, such as Uber, Lyft and Gett. (Flickr)

“These Transportation Network Companies that provide a digital platform to connect riders with drivers often cross municipal and county boundaries so the best way to allow them to provide services and protect customers is with statewide standards,” said Senator Kyrillos. “These companies have already become an extremely important part of our transit system, addressing a real need for people, creating jobs and motivating the economy.”

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Senator Tom Kean

NJ Senate Leaders Recognize Historic Commitment to New Manhattan Bus Terminal

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Sweeney, Kean, Weinberg, Gordon, Sarlo & Kyrillos Join With Port Authority Official, Transportation Advocates & Commuters in NYC on Plan to Build New Terminal

Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, Senator Paul Sarlo, Senator Bob Gordon and Senator Joe Kyrillos joined with transportation advocates and commuters to continue to promote the need for a new bus terminal and to praise the bi-state leadership of the Port Authority, especially Chairman John Degnan, for their support for the historic plan recently approved by the Port Authority to construct the new facility in Manhattan.

Pictured from left to right: Sen. Sweeney, Sen. Kean, Sen. Weinberg, Sen. Sarlo, Sen. Kyrillos and Sen. Gordon. (SenateNJ.com)

“We worked together across the aisle to stand up for New Jersey’s commuters, and the final decision to build the replacement terminal in Manhattan represents a real victory for our state,” said Senator Kean. “The agreement is recognition that our commuters demand and deserve mass transportation that is both fast and convenient. A bus terminal in New Jersey, as some had proposed, would have been neither.”

“This is an historic achievement that will serve the critical transportation needs of the entire region for generations to come,” said Senator Sweeney, referring to the Port Authority’s vote to include the construction of a new bus terminal in its capital plan. “My colleagues in the New Jersey Senate and I have been fighting for this for years as a top priority so we are all grateful for the support of both governors and the Port Authority’s leadership. They helped to make this happen.”

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Senator Kip Bateman

Senate Passes Bateman, Kyrillos Bill Creating School District Regionalization Task Force

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The New Jersey Senate unanimously voted to approve legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman and Senator Joe Kyrillos to establish a task force to identify the issues and benefits of school district regionalization.

Legislation by Sen. Kip Bateman and Sen. Joe Kyrillos would establish a task force to identify the issues and benefits of school district regionalization. (Flickr)

“In a state where there are more school districts than municipalities, regionalization has enormous potential to bolster educational programs and reduce New Jersey’s nation-high property tax burden,” Senator Bateman (R-16) said. “Exploring solutions to create efficient, sustainable school systems will help us understand how we can best serve the growing needs of our students and communities.”

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Kyrillos Bill Streamlining Approvals for Residential Standby Power Generators Advances

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The Senate Community & Urban Affairs Committee has approved legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) to streamline the local approval process to make it easier for residents to install automatic standby power generators on their homes.

A New Jersey street lit only by a car’s headlights during a power outage following Superstorm Sandy. (SenateNJ.com)

The legislation follows a number of long-term power outages in recent years that have impacted New Jersey residents leading to an increased demand from homeowners for the installation of emergency power sources.

“We’re more dependent on electricity than ever before, but Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene and recent blizzards and storms have reminded us that the infrastructure that brings power to our homes isn’t unbreakable,” said Kyrillos. “In light of recent events, more homeowners are looking to install permanent standby generators, but some have found the local approval process to be unnecessarily complex.”

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Senator Kip Bateman

Bateman, Kyrillos Bill Establishing School District Regionalization Task Force Advances

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16) and Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-13) establishing a school district regionalization task force to evaluate the issues and benefits of consolidating school districts was advanced by the Senate Education Committee.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Kip Bateman and Sen. Joe Kyrillos establishes a school district regionalization task force. (©iStock)

“Developing and implementing solutions to create an efficient, sustainable school system is an essential pathway to lowering New Jersey’s highest-in-the-nation property taxes,” Senator Bateman said. “We have a responsibility to explore every possible avenue for reducing this immense financial burden. This task force will provide invaluable insight on a complex issue that carries great potential to reduce duplicative costs while still enhancing educational opportunities and programs for all students.”

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Kyrillos Statement Against Democrats’ Minimum-Wage Amendment

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Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) stated the following regarding the Democrats proposal to again constitutionally mandate minimum wage increases:

Senator Joe Kyrillos said New Jersey’s constitution shouldn’t be used as a tool to execute a national Democrat socialist agenda. (Flickr)

“Enshrining wage increases into the constitution is a dangerous policy that doesn’t take economic realities into consideration, and that fact is proven by the last Democrat minimum-wage constitutional amendment that they now admit was a failure.

“New Jersey’s constitution shouldn’t be used as a tool to execute a national Democrat socialist agenda. We should instead have a thorough discussion about increasing the minimum wage, and it should be done in a collaborative manner by elected officials. That’s our job.

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Kyrillos: Assembly Shouldn’t Allow New Gaming Initiative to Fall Victim to Politics

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Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) urged Assembly and Senate leaders to come back to the table and pass a state constitutional gaming ballot measure that’s right for the people of New Jersey, expressing dismay that we are losing the opportunity for this job and revenue-generating legislation.

Sen. Joe Kyrillos urged legislative leaders to come back to the table and pass a state constitutional gaming ballot measure that’s right for the people of New Jersey, including support for the state’s horse racing industry. (Flickr)

“I’m very surprised that Jersey City Mayor Fulop isn’t using his considerable influence over the Assembly to motivate a compromise. This measure will be a new jobs-creating, revenue generating economic sector and remarkably may be centered in the Mayor’s hometown,” Kyrillos said.

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