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Senator Kristin Corrado

Senator Kristin Corrado

Sweeney-Corrado-Vitale Bill To Tighten Background Checks for Developmental Disability Caregivers Gains Committee Approval

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Action Responds To State Auditor’s Report Revealing Security Lapses

Reacting to findings of security lapses that allowed workers hired to care for people with developmental disabilities to evade background checks, the Senate Budget Committee today approved legislation authored by Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senator Kristin Corrado and Senator Joe Vitale that would strengthen state law by requiring the Department of Human Services to be responsible for the safety checks.

Legislation by Senators Sweeney, Corrado, and Vitale expands the criminal background check requirement for agencies that serve individuals with developmental disabilities. (Pixabay)

The legislation, S-3554, was crafted in response to an audit that found that some of the caregivers sidestepped the law requiring criminal background checks and that others failed to comply by having the service providers wave the requirements.

“Anyone who is entrusted with caring for our most vulnerable residents should be subjected to the most stringent criminal background checks available. No exceptions,” Senator Corrado said. “We cannot allow one more person to fall through the cracks in the system. We must be a voice for the voiceless. This legislation will ensure the state upholds its responsibility to root out the bad actors, so we can keep people with disabilities safe from harm.”

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Corrado Introduces Resolution to Help Disabled Veterans Save on Shopping

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Senator Kristin M. Corrado (R-Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic) introduced a resolution that encourages the United States Congress to pass a bill that will help disabled veterans save money on their shopping.

Sen. Kristin Corrado introduced a resolution to help disabled veterans save money. (©iStock)

“Disabled veterans have sacrificed so much for our freedoms, and we need to do more to thank them for their service,” Senator Corrado said. “These heroes have earned our gratitude.”

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Corrado Calls for Increased Responsiveness to Local Safety Concerns by NJ Transit

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Senator Kristin M. Corrado (R-40) sent a letter today to New Jersey Transit (NJT) Executive Director Steven Santoro expressing concern that outreach from local officials on safety matters have gone unanswered.

Sen. Kristin Corrado contacted New Jersey Transit to express concern that outreach from local officials on safety matters have gone unanswered. (

“Local officials from throughout District 40 have begun to contact me to express concern regarding NJT’s infrastructure at stations within their municipalities,” Corrado said in the letter. “Some relayed concerns about passenger safety, including the need for repairs to platforms that they believed to be unsafe. There was a general sense that their previous attempts to bring attention to and remedy those concerns directly with NJT have gone unanswered.”

Corrado requested information from Santoro on the process through which NJT reviews and responds to outreach from local officials.

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Corrado Sworn-in as Senator for 40th District

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Kristin M. Corrado took the oath of office today to become the Senator for New Jersey’s 40th Legislative District.

Sen. Kristin M. Corrado taking the oath of office during a session of the New Jersey Senate on October 5, 2017. (

“I am honored and humbled to have been given this opportunity to serve as the voice of the residents in Legislative District 40 in Trenton and to be able to articulate their hopes and concerns for our great state,” said Corrado. “I am eager to get to work and tackle the issues New Jerseyans are facing today by addressing the sky-high property taxes inundating our homeowners, advocating for our Veteran heroes, and strategizing an end to the opioid epidemic spreading among every race, gender, age, and socioeconomic status. I appreciate the support I have received along my journey to the Statehouse and look forward to this next chapter.”

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