New Jersey's 24th Legislative District

Senator Steven Oroho

  • Sen. Steven Oroho joined the Littell family on Nov. 13, 2015 to unveil signs dedicating Route 15 in Sussex County the “Senator Robert E. Littell Memorial Highway.” Oroho sponsored the legislation honoring the late senator. (Facebook/Steven Oroho)

  • Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho designed to protect and grow the state’s commercial and recreational bee industry was signed into law by Acting Governor Kim Guadagno on July 31, 2015. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Steven Oroho speaking against proposed income and business tax increases during a Senate floor debate on the FY ’16 state budget on June 25, 2015. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Steven Oroho spoke to the New Jersey Realtors about the need to to stop the flow of wealth and jobs out of the state at the 2015 Realtors Day breakfast in Trenton on June 11, 2015. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Steven Oroho (R-24) was presented the 3rd Annual Alex DeCroce Public Leadership Award by the Morris County Chamber of Commerce on October 16, 2014 for his strong support of the state’s business community. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Steven Oroho (R-24) was a “celebrity reader” to the preschool children at Project Self-Sufficiency’s Little Sprouts Early Learning Center in Newton, NJ on October 6, 2014. (Photo Gallery)

  • Sen. Steve Oroho (R-24) spoke about the importance of legislation he sponsors to repeal New Jersey’s death tax at a State House rally sponsored by Americans for Prosperity on September 15, 2014. (Press Release)

  • Sen. Steve Oroho, Asw. Alison Littell McHose and Asm. Parker Space (all R-24) joined Americans for Prosperity, business organizations and concerned citizens at a State House rally on September 15, 2014 in support of legislation they sponsor to repeal New Jersey’s death tax. (Press Release)

  • Sen. Steven Oroho (right-center) visited Liberty Farm’s Sussex County Sunflower Maze on September 3, 2014 to highlight the region’s agritourism industry. (Facebook)

     

  • Sen. Steven Oroho (R-24), a member of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee, speaking against the FY’15 state budget and tax increases that he said repeat the mistakes of the past. (Press Release)

Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho, Space & Phoebus Bills Enhancing Farming Operations in NJ Signed into Law

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Legislation sponsored by District 24 legislators Senator Steven Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space and Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus to enhance economic viability of certain farming operations was signed into law by Governor Christie.

Legislation sponsored by Oroho, Space and Phoebus to enhance economic viability of certain farming operations was signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie. (Wikimedia Commons)

The legislation, S-2620/A-2839, would allow farmers who did not apply for easements at the time they entered their land into the state’s farmland preservation program and are therefore unable to conduct any non-farming business on the property to apply to the state for a permit to conduct limited rural microenterprise activities on a small portion of the land, such as wood working or farm equipment repair services. The legislation would also allow, within limits, the alternation of existing residential or agricultural structures, such as historic barns, so that they may be preserved.

“With today’s bill signing farmers who sold their entire farms into the state’s preservation program will now have a needed means to supplement their farming operations through limited business activities that continue to protect the integrity of the land,” said Oroho. “These measures will also help make sure historic barns are preserved as a permanent part of New Jersey’s beautiful rural landscape.”

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Oroho, Space & Phoebus Bills to Ease Process of Transferring Estates Signed into Law

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Two bills sponsored by District 24 legislators Senator Steven Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space and Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus streamlining the process and reducing the financial burden of transferring the assets of modest estates to a beneficiary were signed into law today by Governor Christie.

Two bills sponsored by Oroho, Space and Phoebus streamlining the process of transferring the assets of modest estates to a beneficiary were signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie. (©iStock)

“I have heard from the Sussex County Surrogate Assemblyman Gary Chiusanohow burdensome it can be for families and counties to settle even modest estates when there is no will or clearly designated beneficiary,” said Oroho. “Both of these measures will ease what is often a costly and lengthy process for families already undergoing a very difficult time and also save time and resources at the county level.”

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Oroho: Legislature Must Answer Governor’s Call for Estate Tax Repeal

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Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) issued the following statement supporting Governor Christie’s challenge to the legislature to eliminate New Jersey’s estate tax this year. Senator Oroho is a sponsor of legislation to phase out the state’s estate tax.

Sen. Steven Oroho said the Legislature must join together to answer Governor Christie’s call to eliminate the estate tax. (SenateNJ.com)

“New Jersey’s highest-in-the-nation ‘death taxes’ continue to take a heavy toll on families, business owners and the state’s economy as a whole as retirees are leaving the state and taking their wealth with them in order to be able to pass on an inheritance to their children,” said Oroho. “Data from the Internal Revenue Service shows that New Jersey has consistently lost income every year for many years, to the tune of $19 billion dollars lost since 2004.

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Oroho Legislation Enhancing Economic Viability of Family Farms Advanced

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho to enhance the economic viability of family farms operating on certain parcels of preserved farmland was passed by the Senate today.

Sen. Steven Oroho’s legislation would allow owners of preserved farmland to conduct limited rural microenterprise activities on a small portion of the land. (Garden State Preservation Trust)

The legislation, S-2620, would allow farmers who did not apply for easements at the time they entered their land into the state’s farmland preservation program and are therefore unable to conduct any non-farming business on the property to apply to the state for a permit to conduct limited rural microenterprise activities on a small portion of the land, such as wood working or farm equipment repair services.

“Farming is a tough, uncertain industry and with no ability to conduct any other business activities on their land some of these farmers in the state’s preservation program are relegated to hoping each year’s crop is a profitable one.” said Oroho, (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris). “Allowing these limited business activities will give farmers who sold their entire farms into the state’s preservation program a means to earn additional income to support their families and farming operation in a way that continues to protect the integrity of the land.”

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Oroho Legislation Fulfilling State’s BEIP Obligations to Businesses Signed Into Law

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho to allow businesses that were due to receive grants under the state’s Business Employment Incentive Program to now receive an equal tax credit in value is now law after being signed by Governor Christie.

Gov. Chris Christie signed into law Sen. Steven Oroho’s legislation allowing businesses that were due to receive BEIP grants to instead receive a tax credit of equal value. (Wikimedia Commons)

“With today’s bill signing the state will now be able to stand true to its word and fulfill its commitment to businesses that signed deals with the state under BEIP to move to New Jersey or expand operations here,” said Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris). “These tax credits will allow businesses that had been waiting for BEIP funds to now continue to hire more workers and spur economic growth. By fulfilling the state’s obligation to these businesses we are now also sending an important message to the business community that New Jersey continues to stand ready to partner in creating more business opportunities across the state.”

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Oroho: Casinos in North Jersey Will Add Economic Value for New Jersey

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Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) issued the following statement in support of legislation to seek voter approval to expand gaming in New Jersey with two additional casinos in North Jersey.

Senator Oroho said expanding gaming to North Jersey will allow for significant net economic value to be added for New Jersey. (Flickr)

“Expanding gaming to North Jersey will allow for significant net economic value to be added for New Jersey through increased revenue, job creation and tourism generation.” said Oroho. “Establishing new casinos in North Jersey will help recapture gaming revenue that is being lost to neighboring states and will capitalize on the unique features of this part of the state that already draw thousands of visitors each year. This expansion and the revenues raised will also provide a boost to the state’s equine industry and will help with the needed diversification of Atlantic City so it will not be dependent on extraordinary state aid.”

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Senate Passes Oroho Bill to Ease Process of Transferring Estates

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The Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho streamlining the process and reducing the financial burden of transferring the assets of modest estates to a surviving family member or partner.

Sen.Steven Oroho’s legislation streamlines the process and reduces the financial burden of transferring the assets of modest estates to a surviving family member or partner. (©iStock)

Under Senator Oroho’s S-2251 assets from an intestate estate, an estate where there is no will, valued up to $50,000 – as opposed to $20,000 under current law – could be transferred to a surviving spouse or partner without having to go through the process of administration.

“I have heard from the Sussex County Surrogate how burdensome it can be for families and counties to settle even modest estates when there is no will,” said Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris). “Raising the threshold for when administration is required will ease what is often a costly and lengthy process for families already undergoing a very difficult time. Streamlining this process will also save time and resources at the county level.”

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Oroho Legislation Fulfilling State’s BEIP Obligations to Businesses Passes Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho to allow businesses that were due to receive grants under the state’s Business Employment Incentive Program to now receive an equal tax credit in value cleared the Senate with broad bipartisan support.

Sen. Steven Oroho’s legislation would allow businesses that were due to receive BEIP grants to instead receive a tax credit of equal value. (©iStock)

“It’s important the state stand true to its word and fulfill its commitment to businesses that signed deals with the state under BEIP to move to New Jersey or expand operations here,” said Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris). “Fulfilling the state’s obligations through the use of tax credits will allow these businesses to continue to hire more workers and spur economic growth in communities across New Jersey.”

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Oroho Legislation Aiding Service Members Return to NJ Advanced

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The Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho establishing a task force to identify and address issues facing service members returning from Iraq or Afghanistan.

Sen. Steven Oroho’s legislation establishes a task force to identify and address issues facing service members returning from Iraq or Afghanistan. (Flickr)

As many as 44 percent of veterans returning from wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have reported having trouble returning to civilian life,” said Oroho. “From PTSD, to dealing with other injuries or medical conditions to finding employment to simply relating to everyday life and family relations these men and women face an array of formidable and long-lasting challenges and demand a strong network of supports.

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Committee Adopts Oroho Legislation Fulfilling State’s BEIP Obligations to Businesses

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-24) to allow businesses that were due to receive grants under the state’s Business Employment Incentive Program to now receive an equal tax credit in value was advanced by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Sen. Steven Oroho’s legislation would allow businesses that were due to receive BEIP grants to instead receive a tax credit of equal value. (SenateNJ.com)

“Many businesses that signed deals with the state under BEIP to move to New Jersey or expand operations here have never received the full amount of incentives the State committed to provide in order to stimulate job growth,” said Oroho. “It’s critical for the continued operation of these businesses and the reputation of the state’s economic incentive programs that these obligations be fulfilled. As in any transaction, you’re only as good as your word.”

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