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. 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)

     

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Oroho Bill that Would Help Protect Farmland from Deer Signed into Law

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Farmers throughout New Jersey may soon be able to apply for agricultural grants to help cover the cost of deer fencing thanks to bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho and signed into law today by Governor Murphy.

Farmers may soon be able to apply for agricultural grants to help cover the cost of deer fencing thanks to bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho and signed into law today by Gov. Murphy. (Pixabay)

“I am glad Governor Murphy signed this bill into law today. Damage to crops from deer has become a crippling problem for many New Jersey farmers,” said Oroho (R-24). “In some instances, producers have abandoned fields that are too vulnerable to deer damage, and others have transitioned away from produce and row crops to hay, just to lessen the impact. By issuing grants for fencing, my legislation will provide a practical and humane method of protecting crops.”

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Oroho: Time for Trenton to Get to Work on Affordability

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Following the inauguration of Governor Phil Murphy today and the reorganization of the Legislature last week, Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho said it’s time to get back to work.

Following the inauguration of Gov. Phil Murphy today and the reorganization of the Legislature last week, Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho said it’s time to get back to work on affordability. (Pixabay)

“Now that the housekeeping is complete, we shouldn’t waste any time getting back to work in Trenton on efforts to make New Jersey more affordable,” said Oroho (R-24). “After the November election, the governor and legislative leaders of both parties said addressing affordability would be a priority. After all that talk, it’s time to show people some real action. Senate Republicans are ready to work.”

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Oroho’s Bipartisan Bill Reducing Tax Burden on NJ Employers Signed into Law

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Senate Republican Leader Steve Oroho’s legislation allowing qualifying New Jersey corporations to reduce their federal tax liabilities without costing the state any revenue was signed by the Governor today.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho and signed into law today will allow qualifying New Jersey businesses to reduce the money they send to Washington.  (Pixabay)

The new law (S-4068) amends the way business alternative income tax can be calculated in a manner that would reduce federal taxes for employers.

“This will help New Jersey corporations cut their tax bill to the feds without impacting state revenue,” said Oroho (R-24). “This is good news for employers in a state infamous for its inhospitable business environment. Money that would otherwise go to Washington will remain here in New Jersey.”

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Oroho Bill that Would Require Important Health Screening for Infants Signed by Governor

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho that would require newborn infants to be screened for congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection was signed into law today by Governor Murphy.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho that would require newborn infants to be screened for congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection was signed into law. (Pixabay)

“This is an extremely important bill and I am proud that the Governor signed it into law. Congenital cytomegalovirus infection can be a potentiality life threatening illness for infants. And, as is the case with most illnesses, early testing and treatment are critical to a positive outcome,” said Oroho (R-24). “This legislation will provide a vital benefit to mothers, fathers, and newborn infants in New Jersey by implementing early testing for congenital CMV throughout the state. Every parent deserves to know if their child has this illness and what steps to take next if they do.”

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Oroho Bill Supporting New Jersey Dairy Farmers Signed into Law

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Legislation assisting the state’s struggling dairy farmers, sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Steve Oroho, has been signed by Governor Phil Murphy.

Sen. Steve Oroho’s legislation protecting the state’s struggling dairy farmers from volatile price fluctuations in the milk market was signed into law. (Pixabay)

The new law, S-3465/A-4336, directs the State Department of Agriculture to provide reimbursement to dairy farmers for annual premiums paid to participate in the federal Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.

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Oroho/Singer Bill that Would Create Administrative Law Unit Dedicated to Special Education Cases Signed into Law

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho and Senator Robert Singer that would create a dedicated group of administrative law judges to oversee special education cases was signed into law today by Governor Murphy.

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sens. Steve Oroho and Robert Singer that would create a dedicated group of administrative law judges to oversee special education cases was signed into law today. (SenateNJ.com)

“I am proud that the Governor signed this bill into law today. The unique challenges of educating students with special needs lead to disagreements between concerned parents and school districts that often end up in court,” said Oroho (R-24). “Long delays only add to the frustration and can interfere with the development and learning opportunities of children. The unit established within the Office of Administrative Law by this legislation would increase efficiency and help all parties by reaching more timely decisions and resolutions.”

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Oroho Bill that Would Provide Sales Tax Exemption to Small Businesses for Winterization Efforts Clears Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho that would provide a sales tax exemption to small businesses that winterized their operations during the pandemic was approved by the New Jersey Senate.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho that would provide a sales tax exemption to small businesses that winterized their operations during the pandemic was approved by the New Jersey Senate. (FB/Morristown Partnership)

“The small businesses that line our Main Streets have been struggling to survive since the start of the pandemic,” said Oroho (R-24). “During that time, they have had to purchase an enormous amount of extra equipment in order to expand outdoor operations during the fall and winter seasons. My legislation will provide targeted sales tax relief to these small businesses so that they can continue to keep their doors open and serve their communities.”

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Senate Passes Republican-Sponsored Legislation Aiding Land Conservation, Preservation and Recreation

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A package of three bills sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho, Senator Kristin Corrado and Senator Kip Bateman that would help preserve open space and contribute to the quality of life in New Jersey was endorsed today by the Senate.

A package of three bills sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho, Sen. Kristin Corrado and Sen. Kip Bateman that would help preserve open space and contribute to the quality of life in New Jersey was endorsed today by the Senate. (Pixabay)

The legislation is part of a package of preservation bills funded from constitutionally dedicated corporate business tax (CBT) revenues.

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Senate Approves Oroho Bill that Would Help Protect Farmland from Deer

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Farmers throughout New Jersey may soon be able to apply for agricultural grants to help cover the cost of deer fencing thanks to bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho and approved today by the New Jersey Senate.

Farmers may soon be able to apply for agricultural grants to help cover the cost of deer fencing thanks to bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho and approved today by the New Jersey Senate. (Pixabay)

“Damage to crops from deer has become a crippling problem for many New Jersey farmers,” said Oroho (R-24). “In some instances, producers have abandoned fields that are too vulnerable to deer damage, and others have transitioned away from produce and row crops to hay, just to lessen the impact. By issuing grants for fencing, my legislation will provide a practical and humane method of protecting crops.”

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Oroho Bill Cracking Down on Professional License Lending Clears Senate

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Senator Steve Oroho’s bill seeking to help end the practice of professional and occupational license lending earned Senate approval today.

Sen. Steve Oroho’s bill seeking to help end the practice of professional and occupational license lending earned Senate approval. (SenateNJ.com)

Oroho’s legislation, S-4119, would significantly increase penalties for the transfer or lending of licenses issued by authorized boards in the state.

“The laws against license lending are clear, but some contractors continue to cut corners to save time and money,” said Oroho (R-24). “The current penalties are not sufficient to discourage the violators. The unethical practice is an all-too-common occurrence that can result in unnecessary health and safety risks.”

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