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Senator Kristin Corrado

Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado Bill to Require Public Employees Convicted of Sex Offenses to Forfeit Pensions Heads to Governor’s Desk

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Any public employee or elected official who is convicted of committing a sex offense while on the job would be required to forfeit their state pension, under legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado. The bill, A-3766/S-2595 cleared the New Jersey Senate on May 30, 2019 and now heads to the Governor’s desk for final approval.

Any public employee or elected official who is convicted of committing a sex offense while on the job would be required to forfeit their state pension under a bill sponsored by Sen. Kristin Corrado. The legislation now heads to the Governor’s desk for final approval. (©iStock)

“Anyone who has the audacity to use their taxpayer-funded position of power to assault a coworker doesn’t deserve a state pension,” Senator Corrado (R-40) said. “Public service is about helping people and making the state you work for a better, safer place for all. Anyone who commits a crime that is contrary to that mission, whether it’s an ethics violation or a sex offense, shouldn’t be paid by the state for life. We need to confront this crisis head-on and ensure that people know there are real consequences for committing crimes in the workplace.”

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District 40 Lawmakers Fight to Change Mail-in-ballot Laws to Prevent Fraud on Election Day

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In light of new reports that State law enforcement officials are investigating a number of vote-by-mail ballots cast after polls closed in Tuesday’s Cedar Grove municipal election, District 40 lawmakers Senator Kristin Corrado and Assemblymen Kevin Rooney and Christopher DePhillips today announced that they will introduce new legislation to upgrade penalties and bar anyone from filing official and completed absentee ballots after polls close on Election Day.

The legislation, which will be formally introduced in both houses shortly, would correct action taken by Governor Murphy in 2018 that drastically changed the mail-in-ballot process in New Jersey. The new District 40 bill would apply to both primary and general elections statewide.

Following reports that vote-by-mail ballots were cast after polls closed in Tuesday’s Cedar Grove municipal election, District 40 lawmakers will introduce new legislation to upgrade penalties and bar anyone from filing official and completed absentee ballots after polls close on Election Day. (©iStock)

“Anyone who has the audacity to bang on doors at 10:30 p.m. to round up extra votes has no business serving in government. That’s an egregious violation of public trust,” Senator Corrado said. “Until we take corrective action to limit the overreach of these new mail-in-ballot laws, people like Harry Kumburis will continue to exploit the system – and they won’t always be caught on tape. There is no greater threat to our local democracy than a candidate who is so consumed by power that they will do anything to win. Let’s fix this law now, before another election is put in jeopardy.”

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Corrado Statement on Equal Pay Day 2019

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Senator Kristin M. Corrado released the following statement on Equal Pay Day:

On Equal Pay Day 2019, Sen. Kristin Corrado said she will continue to support the fight to end wage discrimination in the workplace. (Pixabay)

“Our daughters should learn about Equal Pay Day in the classroom, instead of experiencing wage discrimination in the workplace,” Senator Corrado (R-40) said. “In New Jersey, I was proud to join the fight to close the gender pay gap by voting yes on the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act last year.

“Our fight is far from over. I will continue to work to ensure a person’s gender does not play a role in the opportunities they have to succeed in the working world.”

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Corrado, Rooney & DePhillips Welcome $4 million in State Transportation Money

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Senator Kristin M. Corrado and Assemblymen Kevin J. Rooney and Christopher P. DePhillips today received news from the New Jersey State Department of Transportation that municipalities in the 40th Legislative District will receive more than $4.3 million for road work and improvements.

Sen. Kristin M. Corrado and Assemblymen Kevin J. Rooney and Christopher P. DePhillips welcome news that municipalities in their Legislative district will receive more than $4.3 million for road work and improvements. (Wikimedia Commons)

“New Jersey’s dense population, combined with our harsh winter weather requires continuous upkeep of our roads and bridges,” Corrado said. “This much-needed state funding will help rebuild and repair the roadways we use on a daily basis. Improving the quality of our local transportation infrastructure without raising property taxes is a win-win.”

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Corrado Bill to Require Warnings Label on Rx Opioids Passes Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) requiring prescription opioid medications to include a warning sticker advising patients of the risk of addiction and overdose has passed the New Jersey Senate.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Kristin Corrado requiring prescription opioid medications to include a warning sticker advising patients of the risk of addiction and overdose has passed the New Jersey Senate. (WikiMedia)

“New Jerseyans who are prescribed opioid medications should be aware of the potential dangers every time they reach for the bottle,” Corrado said. “The unprecedented rise in opioid deaths proves that we must do more to combat the addiction crisis. The bill we passed today is a simple step, but it will save countless lives.”

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Corrado Bill Honoring Women Veterans Passes Senate

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Senator Kristin Corrado’s (R-40) bipartisan legislation to establish “Women’s Veterans Appreciation Day” in New Jersey has unanimously passed the State Senate.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s bipartisan legislation to establish “Women’s Veterans Appreciation Day” in New Jersey has passed the State Senate. (U.S. Navy)

“Women in the military play an invaluable role in defending the freedoms we hold near and dear,” Corrado said. “From pilots to physicians, and infantry to intelligence, our nation’s survival is dependent on the heroism of our patriotic women. To commemorate all women who have bravely served our country throughout wartime and peacetime, it is only fitting we dedicate June 12 as ‘Women’s Veteran Appreciation Day.”

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Corrado & Oroho Call for Select Committee to Investigate Schools Development Authority

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Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) and Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) sent a letter to the Co-Chairs of the New Jersey Legislative Select Oversight Committee calling for an investigation into the employment practices of the Schools Development Authority, calling it the “logical next step for the Committee.”

Sen. Kristin Corrado and Sen. Steven Oroho sent a letter to the Co-Chairs of the New Jersey Legislative Select Oversight Committee calling for an investigation into the employment practices of the Schools Development Authority. (SenateNJ.com)

Included below is a text of the letter from Corrado and Oroho, who serve as a vice-chair and member of the Committee, respectively.

Click here for a PDF of the letter.

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado Moves to Add Mental Health Education to NJ School Curriculum

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Senator Kristin Corrado’s (R-40) bipartisan legislation to incorporate mental health education into New Jersey public school’s health class curriculum passed the New Jersey Senate.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s bipartisan legislation to incorporate mental health education into New Jersey public school’s health class curriculum passed the State Senate. (Flickr)

“Empowering students to recognize the warning signs of mental illness, and knowing how to ask for help, will ensure more kids have access to the support and treatment they need sooner, rather than later,” Corrado said. “I strongly believe that educating kids about the significance of mental health will break the stigma and save lives.”

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Corrado and Singer Bills to Honor NJ Veterans Pass Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) and Senator Robert Singer (R-30) to aid and honor military members and their families have passed the Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Kristin Corrado and Sen. Robert Singer to aid and honor military members and their families have passed the Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.

The first bill, S-2601, sponsored by Senator Robert Singer (R-30) and Senator Corrado, would expand the eligibility of unclaimed veterans’ spouses and their dependents to be laid to rest in local, state, or national veterans’ memorial cemeteries.
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Senator Kip Bateman
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Corrado & Bateman Kick Off Socks for Soldiers Drive

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Legislative District Offices in Totowa and Somerville Host Sock Collections for Troops Serving Overseas

Through the month of March, Senators Kristin Corrado and Kip Bateman will be hosting a “Sock for Soldiers” drive to collect one of the most requested items by heroes serving around the world.

Donations of clean, unworn socks can be dropped off their district offices at 999 Riverview Dr. in Totowa and 36 E. Main St., in Somerville.

Through March, Sens. Corrado and Bateman will be hosting Socks for Soldiers collections at their district offices in Totowa and Somerville. (SenateNJ.com)

“Last year we collected more than 3,000 pairs of new socks for our troops. This year, I know we can gather up even more,” Senator Corrado said. “I am so grateful to all of the local schools and volunteers who have already stepped up to lend their support. Giving soldiers clean, unworn socks is the least we can do to help these heroes stay warm and comfortable. This is a great way to support those who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe.”

Corrado and Bateman urged schools, businesses, and local governments to post collection boxes with a “Socks for Soldiers” sign (print one here).

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