New Jersey's 11th Legislative District

Senator Jennifer Beck

  • Sen. Jennifer Beck held a roadside rally in Eatontown on June 21, 2016 to oppose a billion dollar gas tax increase. (Facebook/Jennifer Beck)

  • Sen. Jennifer Beck and Sen. Mike Doherty held a press conference to oppose a gas tax increase proposal at the New Jersey State House on June 15, 2016. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Jennifer Beck and Asm. Declan O’Scanlon joined superintendents, school board members, and parents from seven underfunded school districts at the Assembly Budget Committee’s Department of Education hearing on April 20, 2016 to support an increase in funding for their schools. (Full Story)

  • Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean and Sen. Jennifer Beck visited the Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County in Asbury Park on March 8, 2016 to highlight legislation to help non-profits and charities. (Full Story)

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  • Sen. Jennifer Beck and Sen. Michael Doherty presented transportation and pension system alternatives to Democrats’ gas tax and income tax hike proposals at a State House press conference on Dec. 14, 2015. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Tom Kean and Sen. Jennifer Beck served as judges for the AT&T Civic App Challenge, a two-month hackathon to develop mobile applications that meet a community need. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Jennifer Beck at a press conference with Clean Ocean Action calling for N.J. Gov. Christie and N.Y. Gov. Cuomo to veto the Port Ambrose LNG project. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Joe Kyrillos and Sen. Jennifer Beck joined a bipartisan group of legislators to honor Monmouth Park for a successful Haskell Invitational featuring Triple Crown winner American Pharoah on August 13, 2015. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Jennifer Beck speaking during a New Jersey Senate floor debate on the FY 2016 state budget on June 25, 2015. (Full Story)

Senator Jennifer Beck

Beck Legislation Expands “Duty to Warn” Law to Help Practitioners Prevent Acts of Violence by Patients

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Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) has introduced legislation that would expand the state’s “duty to warn” statutes to help prevent more types of violent acts that practitioners believe a patient is likely to commit, including mass casualty attacks such as shootings and bombings.

Sen. Jennifer Beck’s legislation would expand the state’s “duty to warn” law to help prevent more types of violent acts. (Flickr)

“New Jersey’s ‘duty to warn’ law protects doctors, psychiatrists and other professionals from civil liability when they take steps to prevent a patient from committing an imminent act of violence that they believe is likely to occur,” said Beck. “The problem is that our current law is too narrow and only covers instances where the potential victim is known.”

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Beck Introduces Resolution Opposing Naval Weapon Station Earle’s Effort to Rent On-Base Housing to General Public

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Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) filed a Senate Resolution opposing the Department of Defense’s current proposal allowing members of the general public to utilize Naval Weapons Station Earle housing.

Sen. Jennifer Beck’s resolution opposes the Department of Defense’s proposal to allow members of the general public to utilize NWS Earle housing. (Google Maps)

“I am opposed, in the strongest possible terms, to the Navy’s plan allowing members of the general public to utilize Naval Weapons Earle housing. The current proposal is a dangerous one, and I will fight tirelessly against it,” said Beck. “The Department of Defense must abandon this proposal and ensure our area’s safety. This resolution serves to put the Department of Defense on notice that the residents of New Jersey do not want this risky plan put into place.”

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Beck Honored by Affordable Housing Alliance

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Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) was honored by the Affordable Housing Alliance at their 25th Anniversary Awards Luncheon on September 23, 2016 for her work in support of the organization’s mission.

Sen. Jennifer Beck was honored at the Affordable Housing Alliance’s 25th Anniversary Awards Luncheon on September 23, 2016. (Affordable Housing Alliance)

The mission of the Alliance is to improve the quality of life for all NJ residents by developing and preserving affordable housing, by providing housing education and by helping communities meet their legal and moral housing obligations.

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Beck & Monmouth County Officials Oppose Civilian Housing at Naval Weapons Station Earle

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Senator Jennifer Beck, along with representatives from Congressman Christopher Smith’s office, Freeholder Lillian Burry, Colts Neck Committeeman Michael Fitzgerald and Tinton Falls Board of Education President Peter Karavites met with Captain Jay Steingold of Naval Weapons Station Earle to be briefed on the Department of Defense’s proposal to allow civilians to utilize housing located on Naval Weapons Station Earle.

Sen. Jennifer Beck and Monmouth County officials voiced their strong opposition to the Department of Defense’s proposal to allow civilian housing on NWS Earle. (Google Maps)

All officials in attendance voiced their strong opposition to Captain Steingold and Department of Defense officials to the plan and have received commitment from the Navy chain-of-command for a subsequent, follow-up meeting on the proposal.

“I am opposed, in the strongest possible terms, to the Navy’s plan allowing civilians to utilize Naval Weapons Earle housing. The current proposal involving members of the general public to be granted access to an active military weapons installation is a dangerous one, and I will fight tirelessly against it. The events of this past weekend only heighten the need for increased security at our military sites and I don’t believe that allowing non-military personnel on the base is a workable policy to ensure our area’s safety” said Senator Beck.

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Beck to Serve as Grand Marshal at Open Space Pace Parade of Horses

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On Saturday, Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) will serve as the Grand Marshal for the parade of horses at the Open Space Pace and Festival of Horses, an all-day event to promote and preserve New Jersey’s open space and horse racing industry in Freehold.

Sen. Jennifer Beck will serve as the Grand Marshal for the Parade of Horses, the kick-off event for the Open Space Pace at Freehold Raceway. (Flickr)

“It’s truly an honor to serve as Grand Marshal for this year’s parade of horses,” Senator Beck said. “For five years, this event has been an outstanding celebration of New Jersey’s proud horse racing tradition and shined a light on the importance of preserving our open space.”

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Kyrillos/Beck Target Proposed Giant Monmouth Electric Line

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Senator Joe Kyrillos and Senator Jennifer Beck (both R-Monmouth) have introduced a trio of Senate resolutions seeking to prevent the construction of a controversial high-voltage transmission line through Monmouth County by JCP&L.

Sen. Joe Kyrillos and Sen. Jennifer Beck have introduced a trio of Senate resolutions seeking to prevent the construction of a controversial high-voltage transmission line through Monmouth County by JCP&L. (Flickr)

The “Monmouth County Reliability Project” would drive a 230-kV transmission line on 140-foot-tall monopole towers on a nearly 10-mile path from Aberdeen to Red Bank, cutting through Hazlet, Holmdel, Middletown and across the Navesink River with sight exposure to Fair Haven and Rumson.

“This project is no more welcome today than it was 25 or more years ago when JCP&L shelved it due to the blistering public opposition and other available options,” said Kyrillos. “Once again, we are calling on other federal and state regulatory agencies and officials to work with us to address the significant local concerns that have been raised by residents and to develop a reasonable alternative.”

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Beck Hosts 10th Annual Dinner Honoring Rape Crisis Advocates

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Senator Jennifer Beck, (R-Monmouth) a former rape crisis counselor and longtime advocate for survivors of sexual assault, hosted an appreciation dinner on Sept. 14 honoring advocates that serve 180 Turning Lives Around.

From Left: Sue Levine, Coordinator of Victims Support Program; Anna Diaz-White, organization President; Sen. Jennifer Beck; Sen. Beck’s Director of Constituent Services, Shawna Sullivan; Nancy Frankie, Director of the Victim Witness Unit at the Prosecutor’s Office; Jo Ann Palumbo, Director of Program Services; and Tina Morgan, Assistant Coordinator of Victims Support Program (SenateNJ.com)

“The advocates at 180 Turning Lives Around dedicate thousands of hours each year to helping survivors recover and rebuild,” Senator Beck said. “They are the comforting voice at a counseling session; the hand that guides a victim through a medical exam or grand jury hearing; and a lifeline for victims who dial the hotline at 3 a.m. in need of emergency assistance. This dinner and the donations we collect are the least we can do to honor the heroic work they do every day for local survivors and their families.”

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Governor Signs Beck Bill Barring Drivers with DUI Conviction from Operating NJ Transit Trains

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) to prohibit persons with DUI-related suspended or revoked licenses from operating NJ Transit trains has been signed into law by Governor Chris Christie.

Sen. Jennifer Beck’s legislation prohibiting persons with DUI-related suspended or revoked licenses from operating NJ Transit trains has been signed into law. (SenateNJ.com)

“It’s incomprehensible that people who were prohibited from driving a car due to DUI-related issues were allowed to continue driving trains with hundreds of passengers,” said Beck. “I’m glad that the Legislature and Governor Christie were able to act so quickly to fix this outrageous loophole in state law.”

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Beck Praises Department of Education Commissioner’s Decision to Fund Freehold Borough Schools Expansion

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85% of Project Costs to Be Paid by State

Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) announced that Commissioner of Education David Hespe has ruled that Freehold Borough may proceed with school construction, and the State of New Jersey will fund 85% of all project expenses after local referendums have twice failed. The Commissioner’s decision specifically cites that Freehold Borough’s students cannot receive a thorough and efficient education in their current conditions. For the 2016-2017 school year, the borough schools are 572 students over capacity.

Sen. Jennifer Beck announced that the State of New Jersey will fund 85% of the costs related to school expansion for Freehold Borough following a ruling by Commissioner of Education David Hespe. (Flickr)

“This is a historic day for Freehold Borough. The process of filing an official appeal to the Commissioner of Education is a long and in-depth process that is rarely employed because of the incredible amount of scrutiny and fact-finding that must occur. The facts in Freehold Borough speak for themselves. Over the last decade, their student population has grown dramatically while State funding has remained essentially flat. It is exceedingly rare for the legal challenge to result in the State of New Jersey paying 85% of the costs of a project,” said Beck.

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Senate Approves Weinberg/Beck Domestic Violence Protection Legislation

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The New Jersey Senate has approved bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) and Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) that enhances protections for victims of domestic violence.

Bipartisan compromise legislation by Sen. Loretta Weinberg and Sen. Jennifer Beck enhances protections for victims of domestic violence. (Flickr)

The compromise proposal, S-2483, restricts access to firearms by certain persons subject to restraining orders or convicted of domestic violence offenses, and provides a clear and supervised process for the immediate surrender of firearms.

“This common-sense compromise ensures that when firearms must be surrendered due to conviction or restraining order, there are no gaps where the person still has access to their guns or the ability to cause additional harm,” said Beck. “For a person subject to a temporary restraining order related to domestic violence, for example, it makes no sense to give them a week to turn in their firearms. You’re just giving them a week to do something bad. If the person is such a risk that the restraining order is necessary, the guns should be surrendered immediately.”

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