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Senator Kristin Corrado

Senate Endorses Corrado Bill Extending Service Life of School Buses

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The Measure was Prompted by a Shortage of New Vehicles

Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado to address the ongoing scarcity of new school buses was cleared by the Senate today.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Kristin Corrado to address the ongoing scarcity of new school buses was cleared by the Senate. (SenateNJ.com)

Corrado’s bill (A-3990/S-2593) extends the statutory service life of school buses by one year, providing relief for school districts and transportation companies scrambling to find replacements.

“The price of new buses and bus parts have skyrocketed since the pandemic and continuing supply chain problems,” said Corrado (R-40). “This bill would provide a respite, allowing safe vehicles to remain in service a little longer and providing time for the supply of new vehicles to catch up with demand.”

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Senator Holly Schepisi

Senate Clears Schepisi Bill that Would Help Individuals with Traumatic and Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Holly Schepisi that would establish minimum Medicaid reimbursement rates for brain injury services was approved by the New Jersey Senate.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Holly Schepisi that would establish minimum Medicaid reimbursement rates for brain injury services was approved by the New Jersey Senate. (©iStock)

“Unlike other Medicaid community-based services, reimbursement rates for brain injury services have remained static in recent years despite growing costs. This threatens the ability of providers to meet the complex needs of individuals with brain injuries and provide services within a safe and fulfilling community environment,” said Schepisi (R-39). “And yet, despite the similar model of care, reimbursement rates for services provided to Medicaid beneficiaries with intellectual and developmental disabilities have not only increased, but have actually restructured to account for inflationary trends. My legislation will align brain injury service rates with intellectual and developmental disabilities service rates to ensure that people with brain injuries can continue to thrive and reach their optimal recoveries in community settings.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Senate Approves Corrado Bill that Would Overhaul MVC’s “Next-of-Kin Registry”

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New Jersey drivers may soon be able to register in-person for the Motor Vehicle Commission’s Next-of-Kin Registry thanks to legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado and approved today by the New Jersey Senate.

New Jersey drivers may soon be able to register in-person for the MVC’s Next-of-Kin Registry thanks to legislation sponsored by Sen. Kristin Corrado and approved today by the NJ Senate. (SenateNJ.com)

“Although New Jersey residents have been able to sign-up for the Next-of-Kin Registry for several years, registration for the emergency contacts program is only possible via the MVC’s website or by mail—in-person registry is currently not an option,” said Corrado (R-40). “This bill, which will allow residents to add emergency contacts in person at MVC agencies, will improve the effectiveness of the Next-of-Kin Registry and allow law enforcement to more easily reach family members for individuals involved in serious vehicle accidents.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado: $50.6 Billion Budget is Missed Opportunity to Help Middle Class Families

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Senator Kristin Corrado released the following statement after Senate Democrats passed a record-spending $50.6 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2022-23:

It is extremely frustrating that once again Gov. Murphy’s budget fails to make New Jersey more affordable for middle class families, said Sen. Kristin Corrado of the $50.6 billion plan passed by the Democrats. (©iStock)

“With tax revenues at an all-time high, it is extremely frustrating that once again Gov. Murphy’s budget fails to make New Jersey more affordable for middle class families.

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Senator Jim Holzapfel

Senate Clears Bipartisan Bill Increasing Security at Voting Locations Inside Public Schools

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Senator Holzapfel Says Emphasis is on Student Safety

Legislation sponsored by Senator Jim Holzapfel and approved by the Senate today would help ensure safety at schools that are used as polling locations across the state.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Jim Holzapfel and approved by the Senate would help ensure safety at schools that are used as polling locations across the state. (SenateNJ.com)

Under current law enacted last year, police officers are prohibited from polling places unless there is an emergency. The measure advanced today, S-2912, would allow police officers, when requested by school officials, to be present during voting at public schools.

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Senator Michael Testa

Testa Bill Paving the Way for Renewed Development in Wildwood Clears Senate

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The Legislation Moves to Governor’s Desk Pending Action

Senator Michael Testa’s legislation making development more viable in the City of Wildwood is awaiting consideration by the Governor after being approved by the Senate today.

Senator Michael Testa’s legislation making development more viable in the City of Wildwood is awaiting consideration by the Governor after being approved by the Senate. (SenateNJ.com)

The bill (A-2676/S-1212), passed by the Assembly in June, amends the Coastal Area Facility Review Act (CAFRA), changing the way development in Wildwood regulated and removing review permit requirements for certain developments beyond 500 feet of the mean high water line in Wildwood.

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Senator Michael Testa

Senate Endorses Testa Bill to Boost Business Investment in Urban Enterprise Zones

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Repeals Cap on Sales Tax Exemption for Capital Improvements

Legislation sponsored by Senator Michael Testa that would encourage business owners to invest in capital improvements on their facilities located in Urban Enterprise Zones was approved by the Senate today.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Michael Testa that would encourage business owners to invest in capital improvements on their facilities located in Urban Enterprise Zones was approved by the Senate. (Pixabay)

Testa’s bill, S-2080, would repeal the current $100,000 cap on sales tax for materials, supplies and services for building, improving, or repairing the real property of qualified businesses.

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Senator Jean Stanfield

Stanfield Bill Honoring First DEP Commissioner “Richard J. Sullivan” Clears Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield that designates the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) state building in Trenton as the “Richard J. Sullivan Building” was approved today by the New Jersey Senate.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Jean Stanfield that designates the DEP state building in Trenton as the “Richard J. Sullivan Building” was approved today by the New Jersey Senate. (SenateNJ.com)

“As one of New Jersey’s most respected conservationists, Richard Sullivan not only dedicated his life to protecting the environment, but he established New Jersey as a national leader in pollution control, coastal protection, and land preservation,” said Stanfield (R-8). “My legislation will formally recognize Richard’s legacy and designate the NJDEP’s Trenton headquarters in his name.”

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Senator Jean Stanfield

Senate Approves Stanfield Bill that Would Provide Additional Safeguards for Children

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield that would require a state employer to screen for allegations of child abuse or sexual misconduct in employment applications was approved by the New Jersey Senate.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Jean Stanfield that would require a state employer to screen for allegations of child abuse or sexual misconduct in employment applications was approved by the New Jersey Senate. (SenateNJ.com)

“Any individual who works with children, or may come in contact with children due to the nature of their job, should be subjected to the most stringent background checks available,” said Stanfield (R-8). “Although a state employer may run a standard background check on a potential employee, we need to be absolutely certain that individuals are also screened for prior misconduct involving children—especially if the employee will have regular contact with them. My legislation will require this as part of the hiring process and will provide a greater degree of protection for the most vulnerable among us.”

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco
Senator Bob Singer

Singer & Bucco Bill Assisting Service Members and Veterans with No-Fee Legal Assistance Clears Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer and Senator Anthony M. Bucco that would help military service members and veterans with cost-free legal representation in civil issues was approved today in the Senate.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Robert Singer and Sen. Anthony M. Bucco that would help military service members and veterans with cost-free legal representation in civil issues was approved by the Senate. (Pixabay)

The Military Pro Bono Program would be established in the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs under the legislation, S-1388.

“Thousands of New Jersey residents are serving in the armed forces on active-duty or as reserves,” said Senator Singer (R-30). “Many will be returning home after deployments oversees in Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere. Some may have been adversely affected by or during deployment and may require legal help or guidance to re-establish their lives back home.

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Republican Senators

Steven Oroho

District 24 - Republican Leader

Jon Bramnick

District 21

Anthony M. Bucco

District 25

Chris Connors

District 9

Kristin Corrado

District 40

Michael Doherty

District 23

Edward Durr

District 3

Jim Holzapfel

District 10

Declan O'Scanlon

District 13

Joe Pennacchio

District 26

Vince Polistina

District 2

Holly Schepisi

District 39

Robert Singer

District 30

Jean Stanfield

District 8

Michael Testa

District 1

Samuel Thompson

District 12

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