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Senator Declan O'Scanlon

O’Scanlon: ‘EMS System Needs Life Support’

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Following news that MONOC will cease operations on April 1, Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) advocated for swift passage of his bill, S-617, which would provide much needed flexibility to the Advanced Life Support System (ALS) in the state.

Sen. Declan O’Scanlon called for swift passage of his bill that would provide needed flexibility to the State’s Advanced Life Support System after news the MONOC would cease operations on April 1. (Flickr)

“If we want to ensure that when you call 911 you get the best care possible all the time, we need to commit to giving the ALS system the life support it clearly needs,” O’Scanlon said. “Our current system is flawed and too rigid. You wind up with superfluous paramedics at a more basic call leading to others not having the flexibility to leave for a higher trauma event. People can die because paramedics are stretched too thin.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Now Law: Corrado Bill Protecting State Employees from Discrimination and Harassment at Work

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Requires Telephone Hotline for Reporting Suspected Incidents

Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado to ensure State workers can confidentially report discrimination or harassment in the workplace has been signed into law by the governor.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s bill requiring a toll-free telephone hotline to help ensure a workplace free of discrimination and harassment for State employees has been signed into law. (SenateNJ.com)

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Senator Chris Brown

Brown Legislation Helping Families in Recovery Now Law

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Chris Brown that will give families recovering from addiction a second chance by making them eligible to work in casinos is now law.

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Chris Brown that will give families recovering from addiction a second chance by making them eligible to work in casinos is now law. (SenateNJ.com)

“Having attended interventions for those close to me fighting with substance abuse, I  know first hand how addiction attacks families throughout Atlantic County no matter their race, age, or where they live. To help our families win their battles against substance abuse, so we don’t lose an entire generation of young people to addiction, we have to assure them recovery won’t be easy, but it will be worth it by providing real hope for their future with a second chance to live productive lives by opening doors to get jobs in our casino industry,” Brown said.

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Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho, Singleton Bill to Prohibit Persons from Contracting with the State if Barred from Federal Contracts Signed into Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho and Senator Troy Singleton, which would prohibit a person from contracting with the state for public work if they are barred from receiving a federal contract, was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy.

Legislation sponsored by Sens. Steve Oroho and Troy Singleton, which would prohibit a person from contracting with the state for public work if they are barred from receiving a federal contract, was signed into law. (SenateNJ.com)

“If a person is banned from contracting with the federal government due to fraudulent activity, then they shouldn’t be allowed to profit with public dollars from New Jersey taxpayers,” said Senator Steven Oroho (R- Sussex, Warren, Morris). “Closing this loophole will prevent bad actors from being able to take advantage, saving New Jersey time, money, and headaches. I am pleased to see that this commonsense taxpayer protection is now law.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

NOW LAW: Corrado/Rooney/DePhillips Resolution Designates January as NUT Carcinoma Awareness Month

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Honors Life of Wyckoff Teen Benjamin Landel

Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado, Assemblyman Kevin Rooney, and Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips that raises awareness of NUT carcinoma, an aggressive cancer usually diagnosed in young victims, has been signed into law.

A resolution sponsored by Corrado, Rooney, and DePhillips to designate January as NUT Carcinoma Awareness Month has been signed into law. (SenateNJ.com)

The resolution is dedicated in memory of Benjamin Landel, a Ramapo High School soccer and track star who succumbed after a nine-month battle with this cancer.

“Benjamin was a courageous young man from my district, and the way he lived before and after his diagnosis was an inspiration to many,” said Corrado (R-40). “Even as he fought this rare, aggressive cancer, he inspired other patients with his selflessness and outgoing personality. Through this law, his spirit will continue to support young people dealing with pediatric cancer and their families.”

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Senator Tom Kean

NOW LAW: Kean Bill Will Protect Students Struggling to Repay NJ CLASS College Loans

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Senator Tom Kean’s legislation to help students who are having trouble repaying their NJCLASS loans was signed into law.

Sen. Tom Kean’s legislation to help students who are having trouble repaying their NJCLASS loans was signed into law. (Flickr)

“The NJ CLASS loan program was designed to aid students who need financial assistance beyond what the federal loan program has provided,” said Kean (R-21). “Students who are having trouble repaying these loans shouldn’t be punished with overly-aggressive collection practices, especially if they are making efforts to get their loans back in good standing.”

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Senator Chris Brown

Help on the Way for Victims of Sandy to Recover from Contractor Fraud

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Families who are still waiting to get into their homes after Superstorm Sandy can expect additional help after a bipartisan bill sponsored by Senator Chris Brown has become law.

Families who are still waiting to get into their homes after Superstorm Sandy can expect additional help after a bipartisan bill sponsored by Sen. Chris Brown has become law. (SenateNJ.com)

“Families who lost their homes to Sandy should not be victimized twice by contractor fraud, which is taking a further toll on them by wasting limited public dollars and draining their personal savings. Too many of our families had the grants to rebuild their homes essentially stolen by unscrupulous contractors, and yet the bureaucracy was making it difficult for them to find relief. Now, it will be possible for our local families to move back home and on with their lives,” said Brown.

Brown cited the example of Angel Eguaras, who chose one of the State-approved contractors to rebuild his home, but that contractor failed to complete the work according to the architect and engineer’s specifications.

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Senator Kip Bateman

Bateman Bill Helping Clear the Air of Greenhouse Gases is Now Law

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Senator Kip Bateman’s legislation banning the sale or installation of equipment containing greenhouse gases was signed by the governor.

Sen. Kip Bateman’s bill prohibiting hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and other gases that threaten the ozone and transitioning the State to less harmful alternatives was signed into law. (©iStock)

The new law (A5583/S3919) transitions the State to less harmful alternatives by prohibiting hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and other gases that threaten the ozone.

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado’s Sexual Harassment Policy Bill Becomes Law

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Senator Kristin Corrado’s bill requiring the first update of the Legislature’s sexual harassment policy in more than a decade was signed by the governor.

The governor has signed Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation requiring the Legislature to adopt a comprehensive policy prohibiting sexual harassment by members, officers, and employees. (SenateNJ.com)

“I want to send a loud and clear message that sexual harassment will not be tolerated,” said Corrado (R-40). “News reports, and testimony we have heard in Trenton indicate sexual misconduct is more prevalent than we could have imagined. That has to end. The Legislature will lead by example with a no-nonsense policy that clearly provides protections from harassment and assault.”

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Bucco Bill Helping Veterans Pursue Insurance Jobs Signed by Governor

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco’s measure assisting veterans seeking careers in the insurance industry has been signed into law.

Senator Anthony M. Bucco’s legislation waiving the initial insurance producer-licensing fee for veterans who have passed the license exam has been signed into law. (Flickr)

The bill, A1924/S2930 waives the initial insurance producer-licensing fee for veterans who have passed the license exam.

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Republican Senators

Tom Kean

District 21 - Republican Leader

Kip Bateman

District 16

Chris Brown

District 2

Anthony M. Bucco

District 25

Gerald Cardinale

District 39

Kristin Corrado

District 40

Michael Doherty

District 23

Jim Holzapfel

District 10

Steven Oroho

District 24

Declan O'Scanlon

District 13

Joe Pennacchio

District 26

Robert Singer

District 30

Michael Testa

District 1

Samuel Thompson

District 12

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