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Senator Steven Oroho

Senator Steve Oroho

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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Senator Bob Singer
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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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Senator Kristin Corrado
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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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Oroho Bill that Would Eliminate the State Residency Requirement for Public School Employees Clears Senate

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Public school employees may no longer be required to live in the State of New Jersey thanks to bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho and approved today by the New Jersey Senate.

Public school employees may no longer be required to live in New Jersey thanks to bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho and approved today by the New Jersey Senate. (Pixabay)

“I strongly opposed the state residency requirement for public employment when it was signed into law a decade ago, and some of my constitutional concerns were echoed by a Superior Court Judge earlier this year,” said Sen. Steve Oroho (R-24). “It seems clear to me that the residency requirement in this instance is hampering the efforts of short-staffed schools contending with a labor shortage to hire enough teachers, substitutes, and bus drivers. Under these circumstances, it seems best to exempt school districts from the requirements of the New Jersey First Law.”

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Oroho Bill to Short Circuit Costly Electric Initiative Clears Senate

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The Legislation Would Prohibit the State from Mandating Electric Heat in Homes

The Senate today approved Senator Steve Oroho’s legislation that would prohibit the Department of Community Affairs, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Board of Public Utilities, and any other state agency from mandating the use of electric heating in buildings and homes.

The Senate approved Sen. Steve Oroho’s legislation that would prohibit state agencies from mandating the use of electric heating in buildings and homes. (Pixabay)

“In some cases, the convenience of electricity may make sense, but homeowners and businesses should be able to make their own choices without government forcing them to do it,” said Oroho (R-24). “State agencies have no business dictating how residents heat their homes.”

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Senator Bob Singer
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Oroho/Singer Bill that Would Create Administrative Law Unit Dedicated to Special Education Cases Clears Senate with Gov’s Recommendations

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The Senate today concurred with Governor Murphy’s recommendations to bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sens. Steven Oroho and Robert Singer that would create a dedicated group of administrative law judges to oversee special education cases.

The Senate concurred with Gov. Murphy’s recommendations to bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sens. Steven Oroho and Robert Singer that would create a dedicated group of administrative law judges to oversee special education cases. (SenateNJ.com)

“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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