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Senator Kristin Corrado

Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado Calls for Updated Training for Judges Following Outrageous Comments from the Bench in Rape Cases

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Says it’s inconceivable that judges continue to demonstrate an antiquated mentality towards rape

Senator Kristin Corrado said that outrageous comments from a pair of New Jersey judges in recent sexual assault cases make it clear that better training is needed for those who sit on the bench.

Sen. Kristin Corrado called for better training for judges after outrageous comments from the bench in a pair of recent rape cases. (©iStock)

“It’s outrageous that we have judges serving today in New Jersey courtrooms who think it’s appropriate to downplay the severity of sexual assault perpetrated against young girls,” said Corrado (R-40). “The focus of those judges on protecting alleged rapists from the consequences of their vile actions is contrary to all of the advances we have made in recent years to help sexual assault survivors pursue the justice they deserve.”

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Senator Kip Bateman
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Bateman and Corrado Bills to Improve Funding for Environmental Infrastructure Projects Passes Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) and Senator Kip Bateman (R-16) that would approve and provide affordable loans to local governments and public water utilities for environmental infrastructure projects through the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank has passed the State Senate.

Sens. Kristin Corrado and Kip Bateman’s legislation that would approve and provide affordable loans to local governments and public water utilities for environmental infrastructure projects through the NJ Infrastructure Bank has passed the Senate. (Pixabay)

“Superstorm Sandy has had a devastating and lasting impact on the quality of our water pipes, sewer systems, and storm water infrastructure,” Bateman said. “In my area, for example, the funding slated for Somerville Borough and Raritan Township’s Municipal Utilities Authority will keep the water resources in our communities safe, without putting an additional burden on local property taxpayers. Providing an affordable financial strategy to upgrade critical infrastructure statewide will protect the public health of New Jerseyans and the overall environment of the Garden State.”

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Corrado Bill Outlawing Pet Leasing Passes Senate

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Senator Kristin Corrado’s (R-40) legislation to prohibit the leasing of domestic dogs and cats has passed the New Jersey Senate.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation to prohibit the leasing of domestic dogs and cats has passed the State Senate. (©iStock)

“Our pets are an integral part of the American family,” said Corrado. “Good people are being deceived into thinking they’re purchasing a high-end breed with the promise of affordable monthly payment plans, not realizing they’re actually signing a two or three-year lease that could result in their pet being repossessed. This deceptive practice of renting-to-own puppies employed by sinister pet brokers is cruel and must be stopped.”

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Senate Approves Corrado Bill to Boost “Angel Investment” in NJ’s Innovation Economy

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The New Jersey Senate has approved legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado that would boost “angel investments” in emerging technology start-ups in New Jersey.

The New Jersey Senate passed Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation that would boost “angel investments” in the state’s emerging technology start-ups. (Pixabay)

“New Jersey has one of the most highly educated workforces in the nation,” said Corrado (R-40). “What we’re missing is a tax environment that encourages investors to put that talent to work in new tech businesses right here in the Garden State. This legislation helps fix that. I want to thank Assemblyman DePhillips for taking the lead on this important effort.”

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Corrado Bill to Boost Investment in NJ’s Innovation Economy Advances

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado that would boost investment in emerging technology start-ups in New Jersey was advanced by the Senate Economic Growth and Senate Budget & Appropriations committees today.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation that would boost investment in emerging technology start-ups in New Jersey was advanced by the Senate Economic Growth Committee. (Pixabay)

“New Jersey has one of the most highly educated workforces in the nation,” said Corrado (R-40). “What we’re missing is a tax environment that encourages investors to put that talent to work in new tech businesses right here in the Garden State. This legislation helps fix that. I want to thank Assemblyman DePhillips for taking the lead on this important effort.”

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Corrado’s Legislation Banning Pet Leasing Passes Committee

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Senator Kristin Corrado’s (R-40) legislation to ban the leasing of domestic companion animals has passed the Senate Commerce Committee.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation to ban the leasing of domestic companion animals has passed the Senate Commerce Committee. (SenateNJ.com)

“Pets are a part of the American family,” Corrado said. “I am troubled to know that people are being misled into believing they’re purchasing a high-end breed with the promise of affordable monthly payment plans, not realizing they’re actually signing a two or three-year lease that could result in their pet being repossessed. This deceptive practice of renting-to-own puppies employed by shady pet brokers is cruel and must be stopped.”

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Corrado Bill Designates February as “Career and Technical Education Month” in NJ

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) designating February as “Career and Technical Education Month” has passed the Senate Education Committee.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation designating February as “Career and Technical Education Month” has passed the Senate Education Committee. (iStock)

“Technical schools can open the door to in-demand jobs and high-paying careers,” Corrado said. “From engineering technologies to construction trades, vocational education fills a growing need for skilled workers in various industries. The designation of February as ‘Career and Technical Education Month’ will help us recognize the importance of New Jersey’s twenty-one county vo-tech schools and all they do to ready the next generation of tradespeople.”

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Senator Bob Singer
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Singer and Corrado Legislation to Honor Veterans and their Families Passes Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer (R-30) and Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) to aid and honor deceased military members and their families has passed the New Jersey Senate.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Robert Singer and Sen. Kristin Corrado to aid and honor deceased military members and their families has passed the Senate. (Flickr)

“All veterans and their families deserve to be laid to rest with dignity,” Singer said. “Knowing that there are unclaimed remains of deceased veterans, their spouses, and their dependents sitting in funeral homes or being buried without honor is heartbreaking. This legislation would ensure the remains of veterans’ loved ones can be claimed by a qualifying veteran’s organization, so they can receive the proper burial they deserve.”

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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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