Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) has introduced legislation to create the “Clinical Trials Working Group” to promptly identify ways for the pharmaceutical industry to find appropriate clinical trials in New Jersey.
“Historically, New Jersey’s robust pharmaceutical industry has been forced to spend valuable time and resources looking outside of this state to find appropriate clinical trials for drugs and medications that they develop and test,” Beck said. “Clinical trials should be a regular part of business in New Jersey. This legislation creates a diverse and collaborative professional working group to recommend how New Jersey and its universities and colleges can partner with the private-sector to facilitate trials, add jobs and grow that sector of the economy right here.”
The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee passed legislation sponsored by Senator Jennifer Beck to repeal the “Statewide Non-Residential Development Fee Act” of 2008, which adds another layer to the excessive cost of doing business and creating jobs in New Jersey.
“Unlike past moratoriums, a complete repeal of this Fee Act creates some stability and flexibility for employers to grow here and shows New Jersey will take serious action to attract job creators,” Beck said. “Today marks a key step toward what I hope will be the repeal of this fee. On a bipartisan basis, we must work to make this state competitive again.”
Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande and Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini brought Department of Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox to their district to meet with local officials about transportation priorities in their towns. Eight towns from legislative District 11 sent representatives to discuss projects and needs.
“Commissioner Fox hasn’t been at the job long this time around, but he was immediately responsive,” said Beck (R-11). “He recognized the importance of meeting with the towns to get an honest feel of the condition of New Jersey’s infrastructure and the needs of those using it. The towns that came in were truly appreciative and the Commissioner’s staff was receptive and helpful. We’ve brought Commissioners into meet in years past and it is always a success.”
Senator Jennifer Beck was named the “Woman of the Year” by the State Trooper’s Coalition, a subsidiary of the National Police Defense Foundation (NPDF). The NPDF is a non-profit organization that provides important medical and legal support services to the law enforcement community, as well as several programs involving public safety and child safety programs.
“I was honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Beck. “I have nothing but the utmost respect and appreciation for our men and women working in law enforcement. Every day, they put themselves in potential danger to keep our communities safe.”
Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) issued the following statement on the second anniversary of the landfall of Superstorm Sandy on the Jersey Shore:
“Two years after our state was hit by the biggest storm in its history, we have made substantial progress with our recovery.
“Debris has been carted away and washed out roads and boardwalks replaced, and thousands of homes have been rebuilt and elevated.
Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) appeared on Comcast Newsmakers with host Jill Horner to talk about dozens of arrests of NFL players related to domestic violence in recent years and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s long inaction on the issue.
Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) has introduced “Shyanne’s Law,” which amends the state’s animal cruelty laws to require convicted animal abusers to receive mental health evaluations.
“I can think of few things more vile then when a human would bring violence upon an innocent animal,” said Beck. “Often incidents of animal cruelty will be quietly swept beneath the carpet or overlooked altogether. Those who would intentionally injure an animal must know that we do not take these crimes lightly. It is also in our community’s interest to identify the abuser and try to get them help.”
Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) expressed her sincere appreciation after receiving the New Jersey Food Council’s “Patriot Award.” The Food Council represents New Jersey’s food industry, which is the state’s largest employer.
Phil Scaduto, Chairman of the Board of the Food Council said, “this is only the third time in the history of this event that we have bestowed this recognition on an individual who exemplifies the spirit of democracy, patriotism and solid public policy to benefit society and the common good for all. Senator Jen Beck does the right thing for the right reasons without party line rhetoric and that is a refreshing voice in Trenton. We have only presented this recognition to two other individuals, the late Tom Infusino, chairman of Wakefern and NJFC founder along with the late Assemblyman Joe Azzolina of Food Circus Foodtown whose perseverance created the NJ Food Council.”
Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande today joined Governor Christie for the opening of the George L. Catrambone Elementary School in Long Branch.
The new 109,000 square-foot school is designed to educate approximately 790 students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grades. The new school is being constructed on the site of the former Elberon Elementary School. The facility will include 41 classrooms, four special education classrooms, a cafetorium with stage, computer room, gymnasium, media center/library, art room and music room.
“This new school will be a great addition to the community,” said Beck. “It also represents Governor Christie’s dedication to improving education around the state by making this project a priority of the School Development Authority construction program. Students in Long Branch will receive cutting edge education that will better prepare them for high school and beyond. I’m proud to be part of today’s ribbon cutting ceremony and help Long Branch make a step towards a brighter future for all its children.”
Senator Jennifer Beck is reminding everyone that September is Hunger Action Awareness month. The Monmouth County legislator is working with the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties to promote awareness of Hunger in her district and throughout the state.
“Often, hunger is an unspoken plague that can affect anyone,” said Beck (R-Monmouth). “Thanks to organizations like the FoodBank, we are working hard to defeat the terrible effects of hunger. A lack of nutritious food can be devastating and can impact families who may be living right next door. We really need to get the word out so families affected by hunger know that there is help available and where they can go to get assistance.”