New Jersey's 24th Legislative District

Senator Steven Oroho

  • Sen. Steven Oroho (R-24) speaking at a New Jersey State House press conference on S-2026, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” on December 5, 2016. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Tom Kean and Sen. Steven Oroho toured Project Self-Sufficiency of Sussex County on March 21, 2016. (Full Story)

  • 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)

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Oroho Bill to Help Utilities Trim Trees to Prevent Power Outages Passes Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to ensure the ability of electric utility companies to trim branches and trees around power lines to prevent unnecessary outages has passed the Senate Economic Growth Committee. Oroho said that following repeated lengthy power outages this past winter as well as several other recent storms, it’s imperative to eliminate bureaucratic red tape that might prevent utilities from conducting preventative vegetation maintenance that can decrease the frequency and length of power outages.

Sen. Steven Oroho’s legislation to ensure the ability of electric utility companies to trim branches and trees around power lines to prevent unnecessary outages has passed the Senate Economic Growth Committee. (Flickr)

“Having consistent, dependable power is paramount to New Jersey families, particularly during nasty weather conditions,” Oroho (R-24) said. “Overgrown trees and shrubs often tend to be the culprits when your power goes out during a storm. Removing some of the bureaucracy will help utility companies to engage in the preventative maintenance that’s needed to guarantee access to lifesaving utilities regardless of the elements.”

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Sweeney-Oroho P3 Bill Advances

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Committee Approves Measure for Building & Highway Projects

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Steve Oroho permitting government entities to enter into public-private partnership agreements with private entities for undertaking building and highway infrastructure projects advanced out of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today.

The bill, S-865, provides for oversight of these agreements by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho and Sen. Pres. Steve Sweeney permitting government entities to enter into public-private partnership agreements with private entities for undertaking building and highway infrastructure projects advanced out of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. (SenateNJ)

“Public-private partnerships will pave the way for innovative and sustainable infrastructure in New Jersey,” Oroho (R-24) said. “Governments on the local, county, and state levels should be permitted flexibility in financing their capital needs given proper oversight.  These partnerships are an important way to stretch scarce public dollars to complete needed projects that will benefit our residents and create jobs and economic growth.”

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Advanced: Oroho Bill Honors NJ Veterans by Renaming High Point State Park

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Legislation Inspired by the New Jersey American Legion

Legislation (S-542) sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho to honor New Jersey’s veterans by renaming High Point State Park as High Point Veterans’ State Park has passed the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

Senator Oroho’s bill would honor New Jersey’s veterans. (DVIDS)

“The dedication of High Point Veterans’ State Park honors all of the heroes who have answered the call to protect our freedoms,” Oroho (R-24) said. “Our men and women in uniform, past and present, have made countless sacrifices for our country. It is my privilege to be able to pay respect and honor all New Jersey’s veterans through this legislation.”

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District 24 Legislators Recognized by the American Conservative Union

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Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblyman Parker Space (both R-Sussex, Warren, Morris), announced today they are receiving awards from the American Conservative Union for their 2017 legislative voting record.

Sen. Steve Oroho and Asm. Parker Space announced today they are receiving awards from the American Conservative Union for their 2017 legislative voting record. (Wikimedia Commons)

“Standing up for taxpayers and traditional values in New Jersey is a top priority for Parker, Hal, and I,” said Oroho, who serves on the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.  “We are continuing our mission to make New Jersey more competitive to bring in new businesses and private sector jobs and it starts with making sure our tax policies are attractive.”

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Oroho Bill Providing Opportunities to Farmers by Establishing NJ “Food Hubs” Advances

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-24) that would support small businesses by establishing New Jersey “Food Hub” opportunities for local farmers was passed by the Senate Economic Growth Committee.

Sen. Steve Oroho’s bill supports small business by establishing NJ “Food Hub” opportunities for local farmers. (SenateNJ.com)

“Many of New Jersey’s small to mid-size farms lack the capacity to access larger markets, placing our farmers at a disadvantage,” Oroho stated. “The creation of ‘food hubs’ will provide opportunities for our farmers to access new markets and help more locally grown produce to reach our neighborhoods.”

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Advanced: Oroho Bill to Expand Coverage for First Responders after Traumatic Events

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) to expand workers’ compensation coverage for volunteer first responders who suffer injury or death due to the stresses of responding to traumatic events has passed the Senate Labor Committee.

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho would expand workers’ compensation coverage for first responders. (Wikimedia Commons)

“After responding to a traumatic event, such as a car crash, our heroic public safety officials may suffer their own health emergencies due to the overwhelming stress of their jobs,” Oroho stated. “When an EMT, firefighter, or police officer leaves the scene of an emergency, they may be at increased risk of a heart attack or cardiac arrest until they have time to decompress. It’s important that we recognize the many dangers and stresses that impact the health of our first responders, and structure our Workers’ Compensation benefits to match their needs.”

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Oroho’s Legislation Addressing Nuisance Deer Passes Senate Environment Committee

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Says Legislation to Improve Deer Management Will Help Reduce Car Crashes, Prevent Crop Damage

Senator Steven Oroho’s bipartisan legislation to improve deer management in New Jersey to reduce car crashes and crop damage was approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

Sen. Steven Oroho’s legislation to improve deer management in New Jersey to reduce car crashes and crop damage was approved by the Senate Environment Committee. (SenateNJ.com)

“It’s no secret that deer can be a nuisance in New Jersey’s rural and suburban communities,” Oroho (R-24) said. “Car accidents involving deer account for thousands of collisions a year across the state. Farmers in my district tell me that deer account for 70 percent of their wildlife crop damage. This legislation is practical, bipartisan, and will benefit New Jersey as a whole.”

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Sweeney/Oroho/Bucco Bill Would Boost Vo-Tech Education, Fund School Security

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Measure Would Provide $1 Billion for Job Training, School Security

The Senate today voted to approve legislation that would seek voter approval for a plan to make significant investments in the vocational-technical education programs that meet critical job training needs and provide grants to improve school security across the state. The vote was 36-1.

The bipartsian legislation would seek voter approval for a plan to invest in New Jersey’s VoTech programs and improve school security. (Flickr)

Sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester), Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex) and Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) the Career and Technical Education and Security Bond Act (S-2293) would provide $450 million in grants to county vocational-technical school districts, $500 million for school security grants, and $50 million for county college career and technical education grants. The bill was revised today to increase school security funds from $250 to $500 million. Continue Reading…

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Oroho Bill to Exempt School Buses from Gas Tax Passes Senate

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Senator Steven Oroho’s (R-24) bipartisan legislation exempting school buses from the state’s motor fuel tax has passed the New Jersey Senate.

Sen. Steven Oroho’s bipartisan legislation exempting school buses from the state’s motor fuel tax has passed the New Jersey Senate. (SenateNJ.com)

“Local governments should not use the property taxes they collect from residents to pay other taxes to the state,” Oroho said. “Government vehicles such as police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances are currently exempt from the state gas tax. Adding school buses to the list is a commonsense, tax-saving move that will benefit all New Jersey residents.”

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Sweeney/Oroho P-3 Bill to Expand Public-Private Partnerships Advances

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Legislation authored by Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Steve Oroho that would permit government entities to enter into public-private partnership agreements with private entities for building and highway infrastructure projects was approved by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Legislation authored by Sen. President Steve Sweeney and Sen. Steve Oroho that would permit government entities to enter into public-private partnership agreements with private entities for building and highway infrastructure projects was approved the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. (SenateNJ.com)

“Public-private partnerships offer the opportunity for a win-win scenario, and governments at all levels should be permitted flexibility in financing their capital needs given proper oversight,” Senator Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) said. “They are an important way to stretch scarce public dollars in order to complete needed projects that will benefit our residents, create jobs and economic growth.”

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