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Corrado & Bramnick’s Efforts to Ensure the Safety of High-Needs Students on School Buses Gains Support

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Senator Kristin Corrado and Senator Jon Bramnick sponsor legislation, advanced today by the Senate Transportation Committee, to require additional safeguards on school buses transporting New Jersey’s most vulnerable students.

Sen. Kristin Corrado was joined by Emma Love and her parents as legislation to require additional safeguards on school buses transporting New Jersey’s most vulnerable students advanced. (SenateNJ.com)

The legislation, S-57, was prompted after a non-verbal New Jersey teenager with severe autism and epilepsy was forced to endure an almost day-long bus ride when a driver unfamiliar with the usual route became lost.

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado: Insanity of Murphy’s Law Banning Police from Polling Sites Demonstrated as Schools with Security Concerns Switch to Remote Learning for Primary Election Day

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Senator Kristin Corrado said the insanity of a new law enacted by Governor Phil Murphy and Democrat legislators that bars police officers from being near polling sites, including those in schools, is being demonstrated as a number of schools have switched to remote learning for today’s primary elections over security concerns.

Sen. Kristin Corrado said the insanity of a new law enacted by Gov. Phil Murphy and Democrat legislators that bars police officers from being near polling sites, including those in schools, is being demonstrated as a number of schools have switched to remote learning for today’s primary elections over security concerns. (Flickr)

“Everyone’s looking to better protect our schools in the wake of Uvalde, but Governor Murphy has actually made it illegal for security officers to be present in the many schools that host polling sites across New Jersey,” said Corrado (R-40). “Our schools in Wayne and a number of other districts decided to switch to remote learning for today’s primary election rather than leave children in schools unprotected while thousands of people are coming and going. It’s beyond ridiculous that schools have to decide whether to stay open with no security presence to comply with Governor Murphy’s ill-conceived law.”

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Senator Jon Bramnick
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Republican Senators Laud Judiciary Action on Superior Court Judges

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Senators Michael Doherty, Kristin Corrado, Jon Bramnick and Anthony M. Bucco, Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after 11 new Superior Court judges were cleared by the panel:

Senators Michael Doherty, Kristin Corrado, Jon Bramnick and Anthony M. Bucco, Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee,  lauded the panel for clearing 11 new Superior Court judges. (©iStock)

“After the long delay, we have seen meaningful progress. It is a move in the right direction. We commend the efforts of Senate President Scutari, Chairman Stack, and the committee members to break the logjam. We hope that today is only the beginning of a process that will result in filling the dozens of judicial vacancies that still remain. Such an action will allow the judiciary to address the thousands of cases that remain backed up all over the state.”

Senator Kristin Corrado

Panel Advances Corrado Bill Aiding Veterans in Need of Mental Help

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More New Jersey veterans struggling with service-connected mental health issues would be eligible for help under legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado and approved today by the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

More veterans struggling with service-connected mental health issues would be eligible for help under legislation sponsored by Sen. Kristin Corrado and approved by the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. (Facebook)

Corrado’s bill, S-2383, would require the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans’ Affairs (DMAVA) to help ensure former service members meet the qualifications for help.

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Matsikoudis and Corrado Seek Evidence Rules Changes to Help Assault, Discrimination Survivors

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Conversations with close confidants following a sexual assault or employment discrimination should be admissible evidence in civil cases, Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis says. On Monday she, along with Senator Kristin Corrado, introduced a joint resolution (SJR-82/AJR-163) urging the N.J. Supreme Court to adopt those rule changes.

Sen. Kristin Corrado and Asw. Michele Matsikoudis introduced a resolution seeking to make conversations with close confidants following a sexual assault or employment discrimination admissible evidence in civil cases. (SenateNJ.com)

Under current court rules, such conversations are inadmissible in civil cases as hearsay, or out-of-court statements made to prove the truth of a claim, and can include oral, written, or even photographed statements.

“Victims often turn to close family or friends after an assault or being discriminated against, because they’re looking for comfort, and are unsure if they will be believed if they report it, or have a job should they file a complaint,” Matsikoudis (R-21) said. “Senator Corrado and I believe a jury should be allowed to hear that witness testify to that conversation as supporting evidence of a victim’s complaint. It’s allowed in criminal trials in New Jersey and should be allowed in civil cases as well.”

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco
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Corrado/Bucco Introduce Legislation to End Testing Mandate for Teachers and Support Staff

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Senators Kristin M. Corrado and Anthony M. Bucco have introduced legislation calling for an end to weekly testing for New Jersey public school teachers, support staff, and bus drivers who did not receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Sens. Kristin Corrado and Anthony Bucco introduced legislation calling for an end to weekly testing for New Jersey public school teachers, support staff, and bus drivers who did not receive the COVID-19 vaccine. (Pixabay)

“New Jersey’s public health emergency ended more than two months ago on March 4 and yet public schools are still testing teachers, bus drivers, and other K-12 school employees for COVID-19 on a weekly basis,” said Corrado (R-40). “This absurd and unnecessary policy not only imposes restrictions and undue burdens on educators, but it undermines the guidelines of the CDC itself. There is no rational explanation for this policy whatsoever.”

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco
Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado & Bucco Introduce “Parents Bill of Rights Act” for Education

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“Three Rs” Plan Legislation Provides Parents More Information, Expands Ability to Opt-Out to All Parts of Curriculum

Senator Kristin Corrado and Senator Anthony M. Bucco have introduced the “Parents Bill of Rights Act” to provide parents substantially more information about what their children will be taught in school and to expand their ability to opt-out of concerning lessons to the entire curriculum.

Sen. Kristin Corrado and Sen. Tony Bucco have introduced the Parents Bill of Rights Act to provide parents substantially more information about what their children will be taught in school and to expand their ability to opt-out of concerning lessons to the entire curriculum. The bill is part of the ‘Three Rs’ plan proposed by Senate Republicans. (©iStock)

“The recent controversy over new sex education mandates from Trenton has really opened the eyes of parents to the fact that portions of their children’s curriculum are inappropriate and extreme,” said Senator Corrado (R-40). “Parents are calling us nonstop to say they want to review what their kids are being taught and they want the right to exclude their children from lessons that conflict with their values. They’re absolutely shocked to learn how little power they have when it comes to overseeing their children’s education. Our new bill resets the balance of power in favor of parents where it belongs.”

Corrado and Bucco’s new legislation is part of the “Three Rs” plan proposed by New Jersey Senate Republicans to repeal, replace, and restore to fix New Jersey’s broken curriculum and give back parental rights that have been eroded by Governor Murphy and Democrats in the Legislature.

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Corrado’s ‘Parents Bill of Rights Act’ Affirms Parental Role in Education

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As Trenton’s assault on parental rights rages on only months before a new, controversial school curriculum standard takes effect, Senator Kristin Corrado is fighting back with the “Parents Bill of Rights Act” she first introduced on Dec. 6, 2021.

As Trenton’s assault on parental rights rages on only months before a new, controversial school curriculum standard takes effect, Sen. Kristin Corrado is fighting back with the ‘Parents Bill of Rights Act’ she first introduced on Dec. 6, 2021. (©iStock)

“This legislation is even more poignant now that we have learned more about the Administration’s intention to disenfranchise parents from the education process,” said Corrado (R-40). “With this measure, the educational rights of parents are guaranteed, and family values are protected from government intrusion.”

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Corrado Bill Would Exempt Online Grocery Delivery and Pickup from New Bag Ban

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Senator Kristin Corrado has a plan to spare New Jersey seniors and families who have their groceries delivered from the cost and inconvenience of the single-use bag ban.

Sen. Kristin Corrado has a plan to spare New Jersey seniors and families who have their groceries delivered from the cost and inconvenience of the single-use bag ban set to go into effect on May 4. (Pixabay)

The ban on plastic and paper bags was signed into law on November 4, 2020, after passing both houses.

“Shoppers are the ones who will be left holding the bag,” said Corrado (R-40). “New Jerseyans who now rely on home delivery and curbside pickup for food have no idea how this will impact their food supply, or how much more it will cost them.

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Corrado Introduces Legislation that Would End Testing Mandate for Teachers and Support Staff

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Senator Kristin M. Corrado has introduced legislation that calls for an end to weekly testing for New Jersey public school teachers, support staff, and bus drivers who did not receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Sen. Kristin Corrado has introduced legislation that calls for an end to weekly testing for New Jersey public school teachers, support staff, and bus drivers who did not receive the COVID-19 vaccine. (CDC)

“New Jersey’s public health emergency supposedly ended on March 4 and yet public schools are still testing teachers, staff, bus drivers, and other K-12 school employees for COVID-19 on a weekly basis,” said Corrado (R-40). “Not only does such a policy impose restrictions and undue burdens on educators, it undermines the guidelines of the CDC itself. There is just no rational explanation for this policy whatsoever.”

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