Bill establishes a pilot program that will allow three third-party vendors to administer the test required to obtain a commercial driver license.
Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to speed up the process of getting a commercial driver license by using private third-party vendors to administer the test was advanced by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.
“Drivers with commercial licenses are in huge demand, but New Jersey can’t keep up with new federal guidelines because our reliance on state-administered tests has created a massive backlog of people waiting to get their licenses,” Senator Oroho said. “This is a common sense solution to speed up the process and get these drivers to work.”
A resolution sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to urge Congress to act to fund efforts to fight the Zika virus was advanced by the Senate Health Committee.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that women infected with Zika during pregnancy are at risk of having children born with microcephaly and other severe birth defects. Oroho is asking for federal funding to be made available to fight the virus to help stop it from becoming rampant in the United States.
Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) says it is essential that funding be restored to a Rutgers study designed to find ways to lower the costs of road and bridge construction, maintenance and repair in New Jersey.
“The first part of the study authored by the prestigious Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University was an important tool in gaining valuable insight into the cost drivers for road and bridge maintenance, repair and construction,” said Oroho. “It is critical that state funding be released to conduct the second part of the Rutgers sponsored study analyzing the cost side of providing for our transportation infrastructure complete with recommendations on cost controls.”
Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space, and Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus stated their support of Governor Christie’s decision to veto A-3689 and S-816, legislation sponsored by Senate and Assembly Democrats that would have placed further unnecessary restrictions on responsible citizens seeking to own, buy or sell guns in New Jersey.
“We applaud Governor Christie’s conditional vetoes issued Thursday, Aug. 24, on A-3689 and S-816 and we urge Democrat legislative leadership to post these changes for a vote when the legislature convenes in September,” Senator Oroho, Assemblyman Space and Assemblywoman Phoebus said. “We have long been supporters of concealed carry and repealing the “smart-gun” mandate.
Governor Christie has signed Senator Steven Oroho’s (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) bill to allow local governments, county colleges and school districts to pay their bills by using electronic transfer fund technologies.
“Allowing schools and local government entities to use electronic transfers instead of paper checks will generate cost savings at the local and county level,” Senator Oroho said. “By passing this law, we are taking a strong step forward in our ongoing effort to make government operate more efficiently and better serve the needs of every New Jersey taxpayer.”
Senator Steven Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) plans to introduce a resolution urging congress to reconvene in order to fully fund efforts to combat the Zika virus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that women infected with Zika during pregnancy are at risk of having children born with microcephaly and other severe birth defects. Oroho is asking for federal funding to be made available to fight the virus before it becomes rampant in the United States.
“Zika poses a very clear and present health risk even within our own borders. We are already starting to see cases of Zika and Zika-related birth defects occurring throughout the country,” Senator Oroho said. “Federal inaction is not acceptable as our communities need the requisite tools to help fight the spread of this disease.”
Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) has sent letters to every member of New Jersey’s congressional delegation urging their efforts to help advance a full federal funding solution to combat the Zika virus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that Zika virus infection during pregnancy is a cause of microcephaly and other severe birth defects in infants, and is responsible for miscarriages and still births.
“The Zika virus poses a serious threat to women who are pregnant and their unborn children,” said Oroho. “It’s imperative that Congress put aside politics and approve the funding that national health experts say is needed to prevent the Zika virus from becoming a national public health crisis. With the impact of Zika already being felt here in New Jersey, I urge our state’s congressional delegation to take the lead in this effort.”
Action Needed Now to Prevent Property Tax Explosion
Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) said that New Jersey residents and property taxpayers will start to see the effects of a depleted Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) as transportation projects statewide grind to a halt, and local road and bridge repair and maintenance begin to fall on municipal and county governments.
Without the passage of a TTF reauthorization and funding solution, Governor Christie issued Executive Order 210 yesterday requiring plans for an orderly shutdown of TTF projects to be prepared by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2016.
“The Governor’s executive order shows that the possibility of work on roads and bridges stopping without a new TTF plan is not merely hypothetical,” said Oroho. “It’s happening now.”
Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to make the registration process easier for pharmaceutical companies passed the New Jersey Senate. The measure came out of the New Jersey Red Tape Review Commission.
“The seemingly never ending list of regulations and rules has handcuffed business in this state for far too long,” Senator Oroho said. “Six years after it was created, the Red Tape Review Commission is still finding ways to cut back the bureaucracy and make it easier for entrepreneurs and job creators to grow their businesses in the state. This bill reduces the time it takes for drug companies to set up shop in New Jersey.”
A bipartisan resolution sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to promote education and awareness about childhood cancer was passed by the New Jersey Senate.
The Da Silva family. (Patricia Da Silva)
The resolution was inspired by Nicholas DaSilva, a Hardyston resident who was diagnosed with a form of cancer called Burkitt’s lymphoma when he was just 5 years old. In the two years since his cancer has gone into remission, he has worked to help other children with the disease. Along with the other members of his family, Nicholas has raised money to help other kids through donations to the Valerie Fund and Alex’s Lemonade Stand.