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Senator Kristin Corrado

Senator Kip Bateman
Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado/Bateman Bill to Combat Storm Flooding Advances

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado and Senator Kip Bateman appropriating almost $34 million for the purchase of flood-prone properties and conservation cleared the Senate Environment and Energy Committee today.

The measure (S-4313) would provide the NJDEP with funds constitutionally dedicated by the voters to purchase land for recreation, conservation, and Blue Acres projects to acquire property in flood-prone areas.

A Senate panel approved Senators Corrado and Bateman to ease flooding in low-lying communities. (Facebook/Manville Flood Action Group)

“Across the state, we have seen the flooding and damage caused by storms like Sandy, Hurricane Irene and poweful nor’easters,” said Corrado (R-40). “Flooding in the Passaic Valley has become a chronic and costly crisis. This will help end the vicious cycle of flooding, fixing, fighting for insurance money, and flooding again. Helping DEP acquire homes built in areas that are prone to frequent flooding will return the land to its natural condition, protecting nearby homes and properties from future storm damage.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado/Bateman Farm Preservation Bill Clears Panel

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Legislation sponsored by Senators Kristin Corrado and Kip Bateman to fuel farmland preservation in New Jersey was approved today by the Senate and Environment Committee.

The bill (S-4276) appropriates more than $32 million in funds that have been constitutionally dedicated by voters for the purpose of farmland preservation.

Under Senators Corrado and Bateman’s bill, more endangered farms will be preserved with constitutionally dedicated funds. (Garden State Preservation Trust)

“The preservation of New Jersey farms is important to voters who have passed bond acts and a constitutional amendment to dedicate money from the business income tax for this purpose,” said Corrado (R-40). “As voters intended, these funds will help protect our identity as the Garden State, saving more precious fields from commercial development. It’s an important investment in our agricultural economy, our farming heritage, and the New Jersey environment.”

The money appropriated by the bill) will be administered by the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC), with more than $25 million earmarked for purchasing farms for preservation. Other money will fund grants for the up-keep of preserved farms, grants to help counties and towns develop preservation plans, and to establish an electronic database to ease online applications and post-preservation monitoring and inspecting.

“Farmland preservation maintains the visibility of the state’s agricultural history for generations to come,” said Bateman (R-16). “This bill will allow our children’s children to appreciate the contributions of farmers and the impact of farms and open space on the quality of life in our communities.”

More than 2,600 farms have been preserved in the state, sparing 237,000 acres from future development.

Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado Bill to Ease Court Backlog of Special Education Cases Advances

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Backlogs in New Jersey’s often-criticized system for resolving special education disputes between families and school districts would be eased by legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado that was advanced by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s bill would establish a unit within the Office of Administrative Law dedicated to special education cases to ease backlogs in the courts. (©iStock)

Corrado’s bill (S-3759) would establish a unit within the Office of Administrative Law dedicated to special education cases. The Senate Education Committee passed the bill in June.

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Corrado: LSOC’s Goal to Provide Workplace Protections for 2020 and Beyond

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Says We Shouldn’t Be Content with 1970s Mentality Towards Sexual Harassment and Assault

Senator Kristin Corrado, vice-chair of the Legislative Select Oversight Committee, responded to allegations by Senator Richard Codey that the purpose of the special committee was to embarrass Governor Phil Murphy.

Sen. Kristin Corrado responded to allegations by Sen. Richard Codey that the purpose of the Legislative Select Oversight Committee was to embarrass Governor Phil Murphy, saying we shouldn’t be content with a 1970s mentality towards sexual harassment and assault. (SenateNJ.com)

“The purpose of our special committee was to investigate how taxpayer money was being misused by the Administration to make inappropriate and, at times, illegal patronage hires. In the process, we discovered serious allegations of sexual assault that were brushed under the rug despite multiple attempts by a victim to seek help,” said Corrado (R-40). “The LSOC was committed to finding solutions to the problems that were brought to light through the courage and determination of Ms. Katie Brennan. If someone as connected and knowledgeable as Ms. Brennan couldn’t find the right mechanisms of support, it seemed clear to all of us on the committee that many other women would likely face similar challenges. If the Governor had only done the right thing and released his employees from his unfair gag orders, their voices could have been heard too.”

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Kean & Corrado Measure to Detect Deadly Fentanyl in Street Drugs Clears Committee

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean and Senator Kristin Corrado sponsor legislation that would establish a program to detect fentanyl in the illegal drug supply. The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee today approved the measure (A5445/S3909).

Senators Kean and Corrado sponsor a bill to establish a program to detect the presence of deadly fentanyl in the illegal drug supply.

The bill would require the attorney general to establish a program to test for fentanyl in all controlled dangerous substances seized by police in the state.

“The severity of this crisis demands action, and I am pleased the committee took up this bill today,” said Kean (R-24). “With the information we learn from this program, we can better understand where fentanyl is most common and which neighborhoods and towns face the greatest risks. The testing could help police track the sources of the deadly drugs and get them off the streets.”

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Corrado Bills to Assist Military Personnel Advances

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A series of bills sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado to benefit military members in New Jersey has advanced.

A series of bill sponsored by Sen. Kristin Corrado to benefit military members in New Jersey has advanced. (©iStock)

The first bill, S-3830, would allow New Jersey state employees who serve in the Reserves or National Guard to use paid military leave for their required inactive duty training or any other regularly scheduled required training. Inactive duty training refers to the “one weekend a month” drill training for members of the National Guard and Reserve.

“Members of our Armed Forces can be beckoned to serve our country at a moment’s notice,” said Corrado (R-40). “Reservists and National Guard personnel with civilian jobs work hard to keep their military skills sharp through monthly weekend drills with their unit. Ensuring public employees can use their paid military leave for all required military training is the right and patriotic thing to do.”

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Corrado Bill Accrediting Fire Academy Classes Advances

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Senator Kristin Corrado’s legislation to help firefighters use their academy training to earn college credits advanced in the Senate Higher Education Committee.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation to help firefighters use their academy training to earn college credits advanced. (Pixabay)

“Firefighters-in-training gain valuable experience throughout their fire academy classes that hold the same weight as college courses,” said Corrado (R-40). “Accrediting fire service training opens the door to career advancement, creating a clear path to a fire science bachelor’s degree. This will allow professional firefighters to better understand how to address hazards, properly manage emergencies, appropriately coordinate fire responses, and increase their knowledge of building construction. Ensuring four-year state colleges will award these credits is a common-sense move to help firefighters climb the career ladder and better protect New Jersey residents, property, and the community at large.”

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Panel Clears Corrado Resolution Combatting NUT Carcinoma

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A resolution sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado to increase awareness about NUT carcinoma, an aggressive cancer usually diagnosed in young victims, was approved today by the Senate Health Committee.

Senator Corrado’s bill to designate January as NUT Carcinoma Awareness Month was approved today by the Senate Health Committee. (SenateNJ.com)

The resolution (SJR70) designates every January as NUT Carcinoma Awareness Month and honors the inspiring life of Benjamin Landel, a Ramapo High School sports star who was 17 when he was diagnosed with the disease.

“This courageous young man was from my district, and the way he lived before and after his diagnosis was inspirational to so many people,” said Corrado (R-40). “Even as he fought the cancer, he helped and energized so many other patients with his outgoing personality and selflessness. Through this legislation, his spirit will continue to support young people dealing with pediatric cancer and their families.”

NUT carcinoma is a rare genetic cancer predominantly found in boys. It can form anywhere in the body, but often affects the head, neck, and thoracic cavity. The average survival rate is six to nine months.

“We want people to be aware of this form of cancer and the new treatment regimens that are improving survival rates,” Corrado said. “Better outcomes are more likely when NUT carcinoma is diagnosed early.”

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Corrado Slams Murphy’s Appointment of Derrick Green to State Bank Board

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Senator Kristin Corrado slammed Governor Murphy’s appointment of Derrick Green to the Public Bank Implementation Board created through executive order today.

Sen. Kristin Corrado slammed Gov. Murphy’s appointment of Derrick Green to the Public Bank Implementation Board created through an executive order. (SenateNJ.com)

“This administration continues to demonstrate questionable judgment in its hiring practices,” said Corrado (R-40). “Derrick Green was involved in a political scandal that brought down a government as a result of a missing $350,000. Only Phil Murphy would put someone like him on a board to create a bank.”

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Corrado, Rooney & DePhillips Express Support of Fair and Legal Labor

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LD-40 Delegation Calls for Crackdown of Worker Abuse in the Construction Industry

Senator Kristin Corrado, Assemblyman Kevin Rooney, and Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips issued the following joint statement calling on Governor Phil Murphy to end the all-too-common illegal abuse of workers in the construction industry.

Corrado, Rooney, and DePhillips called on Governor Phil Murphy to end the all-too-common illegal abuse of workers in the construction industry. (Pixabay)

“Governor Murphy’s moves to crack down on worker abuse have been all talk and no action. The laws on the books that would prevent workers’ rights from being exploited are not being enforced by this administration. This inaction creates an inequitable playing field, with fly-by-night companies hiring unskilled workers, evading taxes, and paying below minimum wage to increase corporate profits. New Jersey laborers and taxpayers deserve better. We call on the administration to enforce existing laws that would level the playing field, fostering fairness and economic justice for New Jersey’s working people.”

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