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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado/Sweeney Bill Would Protect Against ‘Lottery Curse’

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Senate Approves Measure Allowing Anonymity for Lottery Winners

The Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado and Senate President Steve Sweeney that would allow lottery winners to remain anonymous as a means of protecting them against the “Lottery curse,” when winners are targeted with unwanted solicitations, harassment and even assaults.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s and Sen. Pres. Sweeney’s legislation that would allow lottery winners to remain anonymous has passed the Senate. (SenateNJ.com)

“Imagine ‘winning it big’ then having your name, town, and prize money amount broadcasted for the whole world to see,” said Senator Kristin Corrado (R- Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic). “The unintended consequences can wreak havoc on the lives of the lucky few who win. Some winners report unending bombardments of harassment and death threats, with many unfortunately winding up broke or dead. This legislation will let New Jersey Lottery winners enjoy their good fortune in peace.”

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Corrado Bill Designating February as “Career and Technical Education Month” Clears Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado to highlight and promote the many benefits of career and technical education has passed the Senate.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation to highlight and promote the many benefits of career and technical education has passed the Senate. (iStock)

“Technical schools can open the door to in-demand jobs and high-paying careers,” said Corrado (R-40). “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 21 county vo-tech schools and all they do to ready the next generation of tradespeople.”

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Corrado Resolution Designating January as NUT Carcinoma Awareness Month Clears Senate

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Honors Life of Wyckoff Teen Benjamin Landel

Senator Kristin Corrado’s legislation to raise awareness of NUT carcinoma, an aggressive cancer usually diagnosed in young victims, unanimously passed the New Jersey Senate.

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.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation to raise awareness of NUT carcinoma unanimously passed the Senate. (SenateNJ.com)

“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 legislation, his spirit will continue to support young people dealing with pediatric cancer and their families.”

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Bateman/Corrado Bills Ensure Funding for Public-Supported Projects

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Appropriate voter-approved and constitutionally dedicated money for open space

Senator Kip Bateman and Senator Kristin Corrado sponsor a series of bills appropriating almost $215 million in constitutionally dedicated funds for farm and land preservation, and clean water and Blue Acres projects.

Senator Kip Bateman and Senator Kristin Corrado sponsor a package of bills appropriating constitutionally dedicated funds for farm and land preservation, and clean water and Blue Acres projects. (SenateNJ.com)

“New Jerseyans have long supported open space and farmland preservation,” said Bateman (R-16). “In the most densely populated state in the nation, the public understands the need to protect undeveloped parcels and expanses of green fields. They have made their voices known at the polls where they have overwhelmingly favored the responsible acquisition of lands to sustain our State identity as the Garden State.”

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Corrado: New Forum Would Continue Legislature’s Leadership in Combatting Sexual Harassment in Trenton

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Senator Kristin M. Corrado said a new ad hoc committee proposed by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg would extend the Legislature’s leadership in combatting sexual harassment in Trenton.

Sen. Kristin Corrado said a new ad hoc committee proposed by the Senate Majority Leader would extend the Legislature’s leadership in combatting sexual harassment in Trenton. (SenateNJ.com)

“Long before Katie Brennan’s stunning accusations of sexual assault while working on Governor Murphy’s campaign were published, the Legislature had begun work on a modern anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policy to better protect legislators, staff, and the public,” said Corrado (R-40). “I’m ready to continue working with Sen. Weinberg to expand the scope of our protective efforts and to attack the widespread culture of misogyny that persists in Trenton and New Jersey politics.”

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Legislation Based on LSOC Investigation Recommendations Passes Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Senator Kristin M. Corrado, that was written to reflect the recommendations of the Legislative Select Oversight Committee (LSOC), passed the Senate today.

The Senate approved bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Kristin Corrado providing new safeguards to protect government employees and the taxpayers they serve. (SenateNJ.com)

The LSOC committee was formed to investigate hiring practices of the Murphy administration, and specifically to determine how Al Alvarez was hired for a top job after being accused of sexual assault by fellow campaign staffer Katie Brennan. The hearings culminated in a report that outlined failures and mishandlings by the administration and provided recommendations on how best to ensure a safe workplace. The recommendations included: strengthening employer training and hiring practices, changing how allegations of sexual misconduct are investigated, allocating additional funding to gubernatorial transitions for additional background checks and expanding disclosure requirements for state employment applicants, among others.

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Corrado Legislation Accrediting Fire Academy Classes Passes Senate

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Senator Kristin Corrado’s legislation to help firefighters use their academy training to earn college credits has passed the New Jersey Senate.

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

“Firefighter training classes are just as rigorous and challenging as college courses, and should be recognized as such,” said Corrado (R-40). “Accrediting fire service training creates a pathway to a fire science bachelor’s degree, opening the door to career advancement. Ensuring New Jersey’s four year state colleges will award these credits is a common-sense move to help firefighters climb the career ladder and better protect Garden State residents, their property, and our community at large.”

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Corrado Measure to Accelerate Resolution of Special Education Court Cases Clears Senate

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Senator Kristin Corrado’s legislation that would dedicate more judges to special education cases has earned Senate approval.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation would designate more judges to clear the backlog of special education conflicts in the courts. (©iStock)

Under the bill (S-3759), a unit within the Office of Administrative Law would be established to ease the frequent court backlogs of special education disputes between families and school districts. Judges in the special education unit would adjudicate all contested cases concerning special education law referred to the Office of Administrative Law.

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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 & Energy Committee.

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 legislation by Senators Kristin Corrado and Kip 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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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 Environment & Energy 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.

Legislation sponsored by Sens. Kristin Corrado and Kip Bateman to fuel farmland preservation was approved by the Senate Environment Committee. (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.”

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