New Jersey's 24th Legislative District

Senator Steven Oroho

  • 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 Steven Oroho (R-24) spoke at a rally in front of the New Jersey State House on June 24, 2014 with Republican legislators and business groups representing thousands of state employers to oppose the Democrats’ proposed tax increases. (Photo Gallery)

  • Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) had a discussion with state business leaders at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Roundtable on June 17, 2014 about ways to make New Jersey more competitive and stop the migration of businesses and jobs to other states. (Photo Gallery)

  • Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) had a discussion with state business leaders at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Roundtable on June 17, 2014 about ways to make New Jersey more competitive and stop the migration of businesses and jobs to other states. (Photo Gallery)

  • Sen. Steven Oroho (R-24) making a motion during a Senate session on May 12, 2014 to amend legislation (A-2777) that very narrowly defines deviations a gun owner is allowed to make when transporting a firearm. His amendment, which was tabled by the Democrat majority, would have given more discretion to police and judges. (Facebook)

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Senate Passes Oroho Bills to Expand Opportunities for Fishing, Bow Hunting in NJ

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The Senate today passed two pieces of legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho that would expand opportunities for anglers and bow hunters in New Jersey by creating a discounted fishing license and allowing Sunday bow hunting on military installations in New Jersey.

The Senate approved bills sponsored by Sen. Oroho creating a “Fishing Buddy License” and allowing Sunday bow hunting on federal military installations in the state. (NJDFW)

Senator Oroho’s bipartisan S-2567 would create a discounted state “Fishing Buddy License” for anglers who apply for a fishing license along with a second person who hasn’t applied for a New Jersey fishing license since 2010. Under the fishing buddy initiative, fishing licenses for both the experienced “fishing buddy” and the new applicant would be discounted to half price. The bill would also reduce the fee for an “All Around Sportsman License” by $10 for each “fishing buddy.”

“Many visitors and residents don’t realize the amount of fantastic fishing opportunities there are across New Jersey,” said Oroho. “My hope is that with the fishing buddy program more anglers will encourage a friend or family member to try out fishing in New Jersey and more people will have the opportunity to explore the outdoors here. Fishing is also an important part of the economy for the state and many communities and any increase in participation will be a boost to businesses supporting the industry.”

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Governor Signs Oroho Legislation Expanding Reach of Certain Redevelopment Programs

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) that will expand certain redevelopment programs to all counties in the state has been signed into law by Governor Chris Christie.

A new law sponsored by Sen. Oroho will expand certain redevelopment programs to all counties of the state. (NJRA)

Under Senate Bill 1677, the Department of Community Affairs will be able to designate one municipality per county, with the approval of the NJ Redevelopment Authority board, for inclusion in financing programs administered by the NJRA in counties where no municipality currently meets the technical requirements of a “qualified municipality” yet the need is very pronounced. To qualify, the municipality must rank within the top 20 percent of the Municipal Distress Index.

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Oroho, Space Legislation Establishing “Senator Robert E. Littell Memorial Highway” Signed

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Legislation sponsored by District 24 legislators Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblyman Parker Space to rename State Highway Route 15 in Sussex County in honor of the late Senator Robert E. Littell was signed into law today by Governor Christie.

Legislation to rename State Highway Route 15 in Sussex County in honor of the late Sen. Robert E. Littell has been signed into law. (SenateNJ.com)

“The Senator Robert E. Littell Memorial Highway will now be a permanent and visible reminder of Senator Littell’s tireless work to better the lives of families in Sussex County and all those he came in contact with,” said Oroho, who succeeded Senator Littell as the state Senate representative in the 24th District. “Senator Littell was a remarkable man who earned the respect of all he met through his kindness, fairness and commitment to personally respond to the concerns of those in the neighborhoods he represented. Senator Littell has left a lasting legacy and I’m pleased that future generations will be reminded of that legacy through the renaming of this highway.”

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Panel Passes Bipartisan Oroho Bill to Create Fishing Buddy License

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho and Senate President Steve Sweeney that would create an annual New Jersey “Fishing Buddy License” and would amend current law for all around sportsman and fishing licenses was approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

Sen. Oroho’s legislation would create an annual New Jersey ‘Fishing Buddy License,’ available for half the cost of a regular fishing license. (NJDEP)

The bill, S-2567, would allow residents and nonresidents 16 years or older to apply for a fishing buddy license when an application for a fishing license is made at the same time by another person, resident or nonresident, who has not bought a New Jersey fishing license since 2010. The buddy license would authorize its holder to fish only, and would cost half the regular fee of a fishing license.

“The lakes, streams and reservoirs across New Jersey offer some of the finest year-round fishing opportunities in the region,” said Senator Oroho (R-Morris, Sussex, Warren). “Fishing is not only a great way to enjoy the outdoors but also an important industry for the state and local economies. Through this measure more residents and visitors will be introduced to fishing in New Jersey and become hooked on a new pastime, providing a boost to local businesses in the process.”

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Oroho, Pennacchio Legislation Establishing “Senator Robert E. Littell Memorial Highway” Advanced

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Legislation sponsored by Senators Steven Oroho and Joe Pennacchio renaming State Highway Route 15 in Sussex County in honor of the late Senator Robert E. Littell moved forward today after being unanimously passed by the Senate.

Legislation to rename State Highway Route 15 in Sussex County in honor of the late Sen. Robert E. Littell was approved unanimously by the NJ Senate. (SenateNJ.com)

“The overwhelming support shown today for this legislation is a testament to the integrity, compassion and dedication that marked Senator Littell’s decades of service in Trenton,” said Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris). “Renaming Route 15 in his honor will be a permanent and visible reminder of his tireless work to better the lives of families in Sussex County and all those he came in contact with.”

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Oroho Legislation Ensuring Highlands Landowners Receive Fair Value Signed Into Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho to continue the special appraisal process for Green Acres & Farmland Preservation programs for lands in the Highlands area was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie.

Gov. Christie signed into law a bill sponsored by Sen. Steven Oroho to continue a special appraisal process for open space and farmland preservation programs to ensure fairness for property owners whose homes and farms were devalued by the Highlands Act in 2004. Pictured is the Long Valley preservation area. (Morris County Preservation Trust)

The special appraisal process, which sunset June 30, 2014, is designed to ensure fairness for property owners whose homes and farms were devalued by the 2004 Highlands Act that banned most development in the 860,000 acre area. The legislation, S1050, renews the appraisal process until 2019.

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Oroho Legislation Establishing “Senator Robert E. Littell Memorial Highway” Advanced

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The Senate Transportation Committee voted unanimously to advance legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) renaming State Highway Route 15 in Sussex County in honor of the late Senator Robert E. Littell.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Steven Oroho to rename State Highway Route 15 in Sussex County in honor of the late Sen. Robert E. Littell was advanced from committee. (SenateNJ.com)

“Sticking true to his kind and humble nature, Senator Littell served with integrity and passion, working tirelessly for Sussex County and residents across the state during his decades in office,” said Oroho, who succeeded Senator Littell as the state Senate representative in the 24th District. “Senator Littell has left a lasting legacy in Sussex County, impacting the lives of many of those that he served. Designating Route 15 in his honor is a permanent and visible way to recognize his lifetime of service and dedication to the families and communities of this county.”

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Oroho, Space Introduce Legislation Establishing “Senator Robert E. Littell Memorial Highway”

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District 24 legislators Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblyman Parker Space announced the introduction of legislation to rename State Highway Route 15 in Sussex County in honor of the late Senator Robert E. Littell.

Legislation introduced by Sen. Steven Oroho and Asm. Parker Space would rename State Highway Route 15 in Sussex County in honor of the late Sen. Robert E. Littell.

Under the identical bills (S-2656/A-4042), the Sussex County portion of Route 15 would be designated the “Senator Robert E. Littell Memorial Highway” in honor of the late District 24 legislator and Sussex County native who served in the state Assembly and Senate for 40 years.

“Senator Littell was a remarkable man who earned the respect of all he met through his kindness, fairness and dedication to bettering the lives of all New Jerseyans,” said Oroho, who succeeded Senator Littell as the state Senate representative in the 24th District. “Remarkably, through his years in Trenton he maintained a humble nature and never strayed from his priority of personally responding to the concerns of those in the neighborhoods he represented. ‘Bob,’ as he preferred to be called, was a loving husband and father and a personal friend and mentor to me and many others. Renaming this highway in his honor is a fitting tribute to a man who has left such an important and lasting legacy in New Jersey, especially Sussex County.”

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Committee Advances Oroho Legislation Simplifying Process of Adding a Veteran’s Status on Driver’s License

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho simplifying the process for veterans to receive a veteran designation on their driver’s license was advanced by the Senate Transportation Committee.

Sen. Oroho’s legislation would simplify the process for those with military service to add their their status as a veteran to their New Jersey driver’s license. (NJMVC)

Senator Oroho’s S-2508 would allow veterans to use their county-issued veteran ID card as proof of their status as a veteran when applying to the state Motor Vehicle Commission for a veteran designation on their license. Under the law, a county ID could only be used if the county that issued it required veterans to show their discharge papers in applying for the ID.

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Bateman, Oroho Reintroduce Legislation Reforming Affordable Housing Laws

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Senators Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer) and Steven Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) announced today they have reintroduced legislation reforming the state’s affordable housing laws as result of the Council on Affordable Housing’s failure to adopt new rules.

The legislation is identical to a bipartisan COAH reform bill that the Senate passed with strong support in 2011 but was then severely amended by the Assembly and conditionally vetoed back to its original intent by Governor Christie. The legislation, S-2629, would eliminate the Council on Affordable Housing and create a common-sense affordable housing program giving municipalities far more control over how much housing they will build in the locations best suited for development.

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