New Jersey's 24th Legislative District

Senator Steven Oroho

  • Senator Steven Oroho, Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose and Assemblyman Parker Space (all R-24) visited James Alexander Corporation’s plant in Frelinghuysen to mark National Manufacturing Day on October 4, 2013.

  • Sen. Steven Oroho (R-24) inspects a production sample at James Alexander Corporation’s plant in Frelinghuysen with company Vice President David Robinson during a visit to mark National Manufacturing Day on October 4, 2013.

  • Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) was a guest speaker to students at the Rev. Brown School in Sparta on September 20, 2013. “I am especially gratified when students take an active interest in civics at a young age because they are our future leaders,” said Oroho. (The Sparta Independent)

  • Senator Steven Oroho (right) and Sussex County Surrogate Gary Chiusano (left) served as “Celebrity Scoopers” to support the Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice at a fundraiser at Rita’s in Sparta on September 20, 2013. (The Sparta Independent)

  • Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) spoke to 5th grade students at Tinc Road School in Flanders about how to prevent cyberbullying  on June 5, 2013 as part of Cablevision’s Power to Learn initiative. The students were certified as being “Internet Smart” at the end of the program. (Power to Learn)

  • Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) spoke to 5th grade students at Tinc Road School in Flanders about how to prevent cyberbullying  on June 5, 2013 as part of Cablevision’s Power to Learn initiative. The students were certified as being “Internet Smart” at the end of the program. (Power to Learn)

  • Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) was the keynote speaker at the United Way Campaign Breakfast on September 27, 2012. (TAP/Jennifer Jean Miller)

  • Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) helped kick off the United Way Campaign Breakfast in Sussex County on September 27, 2012. Pictured with Sen. Oroho (center-right) are Local Operating Board President Bruce Tomlinson, Chief Professional Officer Mary Emilius and Local Operating Board member Bob Dunphy.

  • Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) sporting a “Live United” hat at the United Way Campaign Breakfast on September 27, 2012. Oroho was the keynote speaker at the event. (TAP/Jennifer Jean Miller)

  • Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) was visited in his Sparta office by members of Sparta’s Cub Scout Pack 295 on September 25, 2012. Oroho explained his duties as senator and the Scouts worked towards their Citizen badge. (The Sparta Independent)

Senator Steve Oroho

Senate Adopts Oroho, Sarlo Measure to Support Donations to Veterans Cemetery in North Jersey

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Steven Oroho and Paul Sarlo to facilitate charitable contributions for the development of northern New Jersey’s first veterans cemetery was unanimously passed by the Senate today and will now head to the governor’s desk for final approval.

The Senators’ bipartisan measure, S361, would give taxpayers the option on their tax return to contribute a portion of their tax refund to support the development and operation of the Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The planned 66-acre parcel in Sussex County would be the first cemetery dedicated to veterans in the northern part of the state.

“I’m confident that with this easy mechanism to give, many New Jersey taxpayers will be generous in donating to support the veterans who gave so much themselves to this state and country,” said Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren and Morris). “Establishing this cemetery in North Jersey will at last provide thousands of veterans an honored resting place near their family, friends and communities they love. Families too can have peace of mind knowing they can visit their loved one’s grave site without having to drive hours away from home.”

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Senator Steve Oroho
Senator Tom Kean

Senate Passes Allen, Kean, Oroho Sponsored “Lunsford Act” to Increase Minimum Sentences for Child Predators

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The primary sponsors of the “Jessica Lunsford Act,” Senators Diane Allen, Tom Kean Jr., and Steve Oroho, released the following about its passage today by the full Senate. The legislation will now to go the Governor’s desk for final approval.

“These protections to guard against repeat sexual offenders are long overdue in New Jersey,” said Allen (R- Burlington), who started this initiative in 2005. “Keeping child predators behind bars where they belong will send a message that those types of monstrous crimes will be punished as severely as possible and help to eliminate an opportunity for a repeat offender to strike again.”

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Senator Steve Oroho
Senator Tom Kean

Panel Advances Allen, Kean, Oroho Sponsored “Lunsford Act” to Increase Minimum Sentences for Child Predators

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The primary sponsors of the “Jessica Lunsford Act,” Senators Diane Allen, Tom Kean Jr., and Steve Oroho, released the following about its passage by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee:

“These protections to guard against repeat sexual offenders are long overdue in New Jersey,” said Allen (R- Burlington), who started this initiative in 2005. “Keeping child predators behind bars where they belong will send a message that those types of monstrous crimes will be punished as severely as possible and help to eliminate an opportunity for a repeat offender to strike again.”

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Oroho, Sarlo Measure to Support Donations to Veterans Cemetery in North Jersey Advanced

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Steven Oroho and Paul Sarlo to facilitate charitable contributions for the development of northern New Jersey’s first veterans cemetery was advanced today by the Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.

The Senators’ bipartisan measure, S361, would give taxpayers the option on their tax return to contribute a portion of their tax refund to support the development and operation of the Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The planned 66-acre parcel in Sussex County would be the first cemetery dedicated to veterans in the northern part of the state.

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Senator Steve Oroho
Senator Tom Kean

Panel Advances Allen, Kean, Oroho Sponsored “Lunsford Act” to Increase Minimum Sentences for Child Predators

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The primary sponsors of the “Jessica Lunsford Act,” Senators Diane Allen, Tom Kean Jr., and Steve Oroho, released the following about its passage today by the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee:

Senator Diane Allen (R-7) with Mark Lunsford at a New Jersey State House press conference on March 21, 2011.

“We’ve waited far too long to put these child protection measures into law here in New Jersey,” said Allen (R- Burlington), who started this initiative in 2005 and testified today for its passage. “There is little as heinous as the sexual assault of a child and it’s time we send a message that those types of monstrous actions are going to be punished severely. Those vile enough to commit this type of a crime once should never be afforded an opportunity to put a second child and family through a similar tragedy.”

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Advisory: Kean & Oroho to Speak, Serve on Bipartisan Panel at NJ School Choice Summit

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Jr. (R-Union, Morris, Somerset) and Steven Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) are speakers and members of a bipartisan legislative panel at the New Jersey School Choice Summit to address education reform in the Garden State in commemoration of National School Choice Week.

When: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, starting at 8:30 a.m.

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Senate Passes Oroho Bill Establishing Zero Tolerance for Huffing and Driving

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho making it illegal to drive under the influence of any amount of a prohibited inhalant, such as glue or aerosol, is now one step closer to becoming law after being passed today by the full Senate.

The bill, S2064, is designated as “Kimmie’s Law” in recognition of Kimberly Goupil, a 16-year-old Hampton Township teen who was killed in a car crash on Aug. 10, 2007 by a driver who police alleged was under the influence of inhalants.

“Kimberly’s death was an avoidable tragedy that no family should have to endure,” said Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris). “Huffing is extremely debilitating and getting behind the wheel while under the influence of any amount of illegal inhalants is inexcusable. This zero tolerance policy gives law enforcement the teeth needed to prosecute those reckless enough to huff and drive and hopefully will keep another family from suffering this same unimaginable pain.”

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Oroho, Sarlo Measure to Support Donations to Veterans Cemetery in North Jersey Advanced

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Steven Oroho and Paul Sarlo to facilitate charitable contributions for the development of northern New Jersey’s first veterans cemetery was advanced today by the Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.

The Senators’ bipartisan measure, S2639, would give taxpayers the option on their tax return to contribute a portion of their tax refund to support the development and operation of the Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The planned 66-acre parcel in Sussex County would be the first veterans cemetery in the northern part of the state.

“Providing a final resting place near family and friends is the least we can do to honor those that have sacrificed so much to fight to protect the freedoms we all enjoy,” said Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren and Morris). “This cemetery will be a fitting final tribute to the thousands of North Jersey veterans and a comfort to their families. Hopefully, by adding this option to the tax return more of those with the means to give to this worthy project will do so.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Bucco, Oroho Measure to Let Charter, Vo-Tech, Home-Schooled Students Play Public School Sports Advances

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Legislation sponsored by Senators Anthony Bucco and Steven Oroho requiring school districts to allow qualified charter, vocational and home-schooled students the chance to participate in district sports programs was advanced today by the Senate Education Committee. Currently, local school districts have varying policies on the matter.

“Children, regardless of ZIP code or school choice, should have equal opportunities to participate in publicly funded school athletics,” said Bucco (R-Morris). “This is a fairness issue that families in my district, Senator Oroho’s district and others across the state are trying to overcome. This legislation provides a common-sense solution.”

“School sports are an important and transformative part of many students’ lives,” said Oroho (Sussex, Warren, Morris). “The valuable life lessons, like the importance of teamwork, sacrifice and dedication, that I learned on my high school’s football field still have an impact to this day and are the same ones I passed on to students as a coach. This bill gives more children, and their parents who pay the same taxes as everyone else, that same opportunity to receive the many benefits of belonging to a team.”

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Oroho Bill Establishing Zero Tolerance for Huffing and Driving Advanced

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho making it illegal to drive under the influence of any amount of a prohibited inhalant, such as glue or aerosol, was advanced today by the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

The bill, S2064, is designated as “Kimmie’s Law” in recognition of Kimberly Goupil, a 16-year-old Hampton Township teen who was killed in a car crash on Aug. 10, 2007 by a driver initially suspected by law enforcement of driving under the influence of inhalants.

“Kimmie’s Law should put drivers on notice that there will be zero-tolerance towards this type of irresponsible, reckless behavior,” said Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris). “No family should have to deal with the tragedy of losing a loved one because of the selfish action of a driver who got behind the wheel while high. This bill now makes it clear that huffing and driving won’t be tolerated at any level.

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