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Senator Anthony M. Bucco
Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado/Bucco Introduce Legislation to End Testing Mandate for Teachers and Support Staff

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Senators Kristin M. Corrado and Anthony M. Bucco have introduced legislation calling for an end to weekly testing for New Jersey public school teachers, support staff, and bus drivers who did not receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Sens. Kristin Corrado and Anthony Bucco introduced legislation calling for an end to weekly testing for New Jersey public school teachers, support staff, and bus drivers who did not receive the COVID-19 vaccine. (Pixabay)

“New Jersey’s public health emergency ended more than two months ago on March 4 and yet public schools are still testing teachers, bus drivers, and other K-12 school employees for COVID-19 on a weekly basis,” said Corrado (R-40). “This absurd and unnecessary policy not only imposes restrictions and undue burdens on educators, but it undermines the guidelines of the CDC itself. There is no rational explanation for this policy whatsoever.”

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Bucco Bill that Increases Funding for Volunteer Rescue Squads Signed into Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco that would allow New Jersey towns to increase funding for volunteer first aid and rescue squads was signed into law today by Governor Murphy.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Tony Bucco that would allow New Jersey towns to increase funding for volunteer first aid and rescue squads was signed into law today by Gov. Murphy. (Pixabay)

“I am extremely pleased that the Governor signed this bill into law. As a 40+ year member and former captain of the Salvage and Rescue Company of the Boonton Volunteer Fire Department, I am well aware of the shoestring budgets that volunteer first aid and rescue squads struggle with each year,” said Bucco (R-25). “These organizations are essential assets for our communities, especially in suburban and rural areas. Unfortunately, many squads continue to experience a shortage of basic first aid equipment, and some cannot even maintain their ambulances. My legislation will help alleviate these issues by allowing towns and counties to increase the annual funding for these life-saving services so that they can properly protect the people they are sworn to serve in their communities.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Panel Approves Oroho Bill to Address Reckless Absentee Landlords

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho to hold accountable the absentee owners of trouble-plagued rooming and boarding houses cleared the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee today.

Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho to hold accountable the absentee owners of trouble-plagued rooming and boarding houses cleared the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee. (©iStock)

“Communities and residents deserve cooperation and common decency from any operator of shared housing complexes,” said Oroho (R-24). “Unfortunately, many people who reside near problematic homes know all too well how absentee landlords can disrupt the quality of life in a neighborhood. This measure would empower towns with the proper enforcement tools to go after bad actors while helping reduce disruptive and threatening behavior.”

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Senator Bob Singer

Singer Bill to Help Overburdened Local Registrars Advances

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NJ’s Largest Municipalities, with More than 100,000 Residents, Would Benefit

Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer and cleared today by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee would provide needed help for some of the state’s largest municipalities struggling with a glut of paperwork demands.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Robert Singer and cleared by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee would provide needed help for some of the state’s largest municipalities struggling with a glut of paperwork demands. (SenateNJ.com)

Under Singer’s bill, S-85, municipalities with more than 100,000 residents would be authorized to appoint as many as five alternate deputy registrars to ease the workload of filing vital documents.

“The workload in the registrar’s office of New Jersey’s largest local governments can far exceed the individual capabilities of the registrar of vital statistics,” said Singer (R-30). “By better utilizing existing staff and authorizing them to process forms, efficiency and service levels would be increased.”

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco
Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado & Bucco Introduce “Parents Bill of Rights Act” for Education

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“Three Rs” Plan Legislation Provides Parents More Information, Expands Ability to Opt-Out to All Parts of Curriculum

Senator Kristin Corrado and Senator Anthony M. Bucco have introduced the “Parents Bill of Rights Act” to provide parents substantially more information about what their children will be taught in school and to expand their ability to opt-out of concerning lessons to the entire curriculum.

Sen. Kristin Corrado and Sen. Tony Bucco have introduced the Parents Bill of Rights Act to provide parents substantially more information about what their children will be taught in school and to expand their ability to opt-out of concerning lessons to the entire curriculum. The bill is part of the ‘Three Rs’ plan proposed by Senate Republicans. (©iStock)

“The recent controversy over new sex education mandates from Trenton has really opened the eyes of parents to the fact that portions of their children’s curriculum are inappropriate and extreme,” said Senator Corrado (R-40). “Parents are calling us nonstop to say they want to review what their kids are being taught and they want the right to exclude their children from lessons that conflict with their values. They’re absolutely shocked to learn how little power they have when it comes to overseeing their children’s education. Our new bill resets the balance of power in favor of parents where it belongs.”

Corrado and Bucco’s new legislation is part of the “Three Rs” plan proposed by New Jersey Senate Republicans to repeal, replace, and restore to fix New Jersey’s broken curriculum and give back parental rights that have been eroded by Governor Murphy and Democrats in the Legislature.

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Senator Holly Schepisi
Senator Steve Oroho

Schepisi & Oroho Introduce “Three Rs” Plan Legislation to Repeal Controversial Sex Ed Mandates

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Bill Shifts Control of Sex Education Learning Standards from Unelected Trenton Bureaucrats to Parents & Local Communities

Senator Holly Schepisi and Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho have introduced new legislation that would repeal controversial sex education mandates imposed by the New Jersey State Board of Education and shift control of learning standards in this area to parents and local communities.

Sen. Holly Schepisi and Sen. Steven Oroho introduced legislation repealing controversial sex education mandates imposed by the New Jersey State Board of Education and shifting control to parents and local communities. The bill is part of the Republican “Three Rs” plan. (©iStock)

“The current controversy over the extreme mandates imposed by unelected Trenton bureaucrats demonstrates exactly why we need to empower parents and local communities to control how sex education is taught in their children’s schools,” said Schepisi (R-39). “We believe sex education should be taught to students in an age-appropriate manner that is determined by local school boards in close consultation with parents. Different communities will likely find they have different perspectives on how best to teach sex education, and that’s okay. Under our legislation, they will have the authority to adopt learning standards that best fit the needs and concerns of their students and families without intrusive mandates from Trenton.”

Schepisi and Oroho’s new legislation is a key component of the “Three Rs” plan proposed by New Jersey Senate Republicans to repeal, replace, and restore to fix New Jersey’s controversial sex education and diversity and inclusion curriculum requirements.

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Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho Calls On Democrat Majority to Pass Resolution Acknowledging the Risk to Supreme Court Justices After Home Addresses Posted Online

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N.J. Federal Judge’s Home Was Attacked in 2020, Leading to Death of Judge’s Son, Wounding of Husband

Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho said it’s unbelievable that the Biden White House refused to condemn the online posting of the home addresses of United States Supreme Court justices for protests that may be planned at the justices’ homes.

Noting that a New Jersey federal judge’s home and family were attacked recently, Sen. Steven Oroho said it’s unbelievable that the Biden White House refused to condemn the online posting of the home addresses of United States Supreme Court justices for planned protests. (Pixabay)

“Judges need to be able to do their job of considering controversial issues and cases without fear that harm might come to themselves or their families,” said Oroho (R-24). “The public needs to know that the decisions of our courts – especially the Supreme Court – are based on the impartial application of the law and not coerced through threats of violence.”

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New Jersey Senate Republicans

Senate Republicans Call on Murphy to Lift Remaining Vaccine & Testing Mandates for Teachers, Health Care Workers, Nursing Home Aides, Corrections Officers

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Senate Republicans called on Governor Phil Murphy to lift the remaining mandates on public and private sector workers, including vaccine mandates for health care and congregate care workers and testing mandates for unvaccinated teachers and school employees. The request was made in a letter sent today by members of the caucus.

Senate Republicans called on Gov. Phil Murphy to lift the remaining mandates on public and private sector workers (SenateNJ.com)

The full text of the letter is below (click here for PDF):

Dear Governor Murphy,

Life for most New Jerseyans has finally started to return to normal following the end of New Jersey’s public health emergency two months ago. Mask mandates have largely disappeared, vaccine passports are gone, and social distancing restrictions are little more than a memory.

Some public and private sector workers, however, remain subject to burdensome, unnecessary, and illogical pandemic restrictions that were imposed by you through executive order and never repealed.

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Senator Joe Pennacchio

Pennacchio: New Jersey State School Board Should Stick to Education, not Indoctrination

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Senator Joe Pennacchio expressed disappointment after the New Jersey State Board of Education refused to delay the roll-out of controversial new health and sex education standards in September.

Sen. Joe Pennacchio expressed disappointment after the New Jersey State Board of Education refused to delay the roll-out of controversial new health and sex education standards in September. (Pixabay)

“By ignoring the legitimate concerns raised by parents across the state and rubber-stamping the Murphy Administration’s agenda-driven priorities, the education commissioner and state board members failed the families of New Jersey,” said Pennacchio (R-26). “Parents who feel their rights and responsibilities being stripped away Trenton politicians are hurt and angry. They don’t want a political bureaucracy deciding what and when their kids will be taught about sexuality.”

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Senator Holly Schepisi

Schepisi: School Districts Don’t Really Have a Choice on Sex Ed When Curriculum Mandates Are Handed Down by State Board of Education

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Senator Holly Schepisi (R-39) responded to the State Board of Education’s refusal to reconsider or delay controversial new sex education standards that school districts have been mandated to enact through their curricula this fall:

Sen. Holly Schepisi responded to the State Board of Education’s refusal to reconsider or delay controversial new sex education standards that school districts have been mandated to enact through their curricula this fall. (©iStock)

“The Acting Commissioner of Education and certain State Board of Education members are being completely disingenuous when they say there’s no issue and it’s up to school districts to decide how to teach sex education. As they are well aware when they passed the new mandates under the cover of COVID in June 2020, their own resolution states that every school district SHALL adopt in full the standards they set forth. School districts do not have a real choice on sex education as evidenced by the curriculum mandates imposed on them by unelected bureaucrats in Trenton.

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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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