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Senator Michael Testa

Testa: Unconstitutional Gun Laws Passed by Trenton Democrats “Falling Like Dominos” in Federal Court

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Senator Michael Testa responded after another overreaching gun law passed by Governor Phil Murphy and Trenton Democrats was blocked today in federal court.

Sen. Michael Testa said the unconstitutional guns laws passed by Trenton Democrats are ‘falling like dominos’ after another was blocked in federal court, the second this week. (Pixabay)

“It’s no surprise that the unconstitutional laws passed by Trenton Democrats to attack the rights of law-abiding firearm owners and businesses are falling like dominos in federal court,” said Testa (R-1). “While Governor Murphy says the Bill of Rights is above his paygrade, thankfully we still have federal judges who understand what it means.”

A federal judge today issued a preliminary injunction to block N.J.S.A. 2C:58-35, a law signed by Governor Murphy last July that allows the Attorney General of New Jersey to file lawsuits against members of the firearms industry.

The ruling comes just a day after a different federal judge blocked the enforcement of several sections of another law signed by the governor in December that established severe restrictions on the concealed carry of firearms in New Jersey.

Other major sections of that law, which Republicans warned was an unconstitutional attempt by Democrats to circumvent the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Bruen, had been blocked in a prior ruling in early January.

Testa opposed the passage of both laws.

Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Bucco: Murphy’s Extreme Green Energy Plan Could Cost New Jerseyans $1.4 Trillion

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New Estimate Pegs Cost of Governor’s Plan to Eliminate Energy Choice at $140k Per Resident

Senator Anthony Bucco said it could cost New Jerseyans a whopping $1.4 trillion to implement Governor Phil Murphy’s Energy Master Plan, according to a new estimate.

Sen. Anthony Bucco said it could cost New Jerseyans a whopping $1.4 trillion to implement Gov. Phil Murphy’s Energy Master Plan, according to a new estimate. (©iStock)

“The $1.4 trillion cost of Governor Murphy’s extreme green energy plan is absolutely jaw dropping,” said Bucco (R-25). “That’s an extra $5,000 per year in higher costs for every New Jersey resident through 2050. It’s yet more proof that the governor’s radical plan to ban affordable energy choices for New Jersey families and businesses is completely unrealistic.”

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Senator Edward Durr

Durr Says It’s Clear Democrats’ New Gun Law Will Be Struck Down After Another Court Loss

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Senator Ed Durr (R-3) issued the following statement after a federal judge blocked the enforcement of additional sections of a new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy that establishes unconstitutional restrictions on the concealed carry of firearms in New Jersey:

Sen. Ed Durr responded after a federal judge blocked the enforcement of additional sections of a new law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy that establishes unconstitutional restrictions on the concealed carry of firearms in New Jersey. (©iStock)

“Governor Murphy and Trenton Democrats have not hidden the fact that they dislike the 2nd Amendment and are trying to circumvent a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that reaffirmed the constitutional rights of New Jerseyans to protect themselves.

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Governor Signs Corrado Bill Improving Safety of Roads and Public Transit for People with Disabilities

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Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities may soon be able to enjoy safer, more mobility friendly streets thanks to legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado and signed into law today by Governor Murphy.

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities may soon be able to enjoy safer, more mobility friendly streets thanks to legislation sponsored by Sen. Kristin Corrado and signed into law today by Gov. Murphy. (SenateNJ.com)

“I am extremely pleased that this bill was signed into law. These new requirements for the Department of Transportation have the potential to change the lives of people with disabilities who have difficulty navigating our public road and transit infrastructure,” said Corrado (R-40). “My legislation will make sure that anytime new infrastructure improvements are proposed, we will put the mobility needs of disabled New Jerseyans front and center. All New Jersey residents, especially those with disabilities, should feel safe and confident when using the roads and public transit systems in our state.”

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Senator Declan O'Scanlon

O’Scanlon Statement on Oroho’s Decision to Not Seek Re-election

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Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-13) issued the following statement following Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho’s announcement that he will not seek re-election:

Statement from Sen. Declan O’Scanlon on Sen. Steven Oroho’s decision not to seek re-election. (SenateNJ.com)

“While I am deeply saddened that Steve has decided not to seek re-election, I’m happy the decision is based on good fortune in the rest of his life, a desire to spend more time with family, and on his successful business.

“I’m lucky to have served with one of the smartest, most classy, and dedicated public servants I’ve ever known. New Jersey is a much better place for having had Steve at the policy table.

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Senator Declan O'Scanlon

O’Scanlon Bill to Help Crime Victims Clears Law & Public Safety Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Declan O’Scanlon that unifies crime victim services within a new Division of Violence Intervention and Victim Assistance (VIVA) in the Department of Law and Public Safety was approved by the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

Sen. O’Scanlon’s bill that codifies the establishment of the VIVA Division within the Department of Law and Public Safety to unify services for crime victims in New Jersey was approved by the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee. (Pixabay)

“As crime rates continue to soar, centralizing New Jersey’s efforts to provide violence intervention and prevention, and victim assistance services in one division is critically important to enhance law and order throughout the state,” said O’Scanlon (R-13). “Unifying services for crime victims in New Jersey helps communities and individuals recover. This will also strengthen our legal system by building partnerships with law enforcement.”

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Senator Jean Stanfield

Stanfield Legislation Supporting Victims of Human Trafficking Advances Through Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield that requires the Attorney General to perform outreach and provide services to victims of human trafficking was approved by the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

Sen. Jean Stanfield’s bill instructing the Attorney General’s Office to provide additional support and outreach to victims of human trafficking has passed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee. (Pixabay)

“Anyone can fall victim to the evil criminal networks intertwined with human trafficking, and New Jerseyans are no exception,” said Stanfield (R-8). “Victims of these violent crimes must have the resources necessary to recover emotionally, physically, and financially.”

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Senator Jean Stanfield

Stanfield Legislation Requiring BPU to Open Electrical Grid to New Energy Sources Advances

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield that requires the Board of Public Utilities to conduct a study on short-term solutions that would allow additional energy sources to connect to the electrical grid was approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

Sen. Stanfield’s bill requiring the BPU to find solutions that would allow additional energy sources to connect to the electrical grid was approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. (Pixabay)

“New Jersey has ambitious goals to promote and expand renewable energy projects, but the infrastructure must be in place for these initiatives to work,” said Stanfield (R-8). “Our legislation offers four potential solutions that could open segments of the electrical grid that are currently closed to new energy sources and instructs the BPU to identify alternative solutions as well.”

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Bucco Comments on Oroho’s Decision to Not Run Again

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco (R-25) issued the following statement following Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho’s announcement that he will not seek re-election:

Statement from Sen. Anthony Bucco on Sen. Steven Oroho’s decision not to seek re-election. (SenateNJ.com)

“I am saddened by Senator Oroho’s decision to not run again, but I understand his desire to focus on his family and grandchildren.

“He is a great leader for our caucus and party, and a great friend to me personally. I wish him the best.”

Senator Anthony M. Bucco
Senator Jean Stanfield

Committee Clears Stanfield/Bucco Resolution Designating April 14 as “Military Child Appreciation Day”

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Legislation sponsored by Sens. Jean Stanfield and Anthony Bucco designating April 14 of each year as “Military Child Appreciation Day” was approved today by the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Legislation sponsored by Sens. Jean Stanfield and Anthony Bucco designating April 14 of each year as “Military Child Appreciation Day” was approved today by the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. (©iStock)

“Children of military service members face many unique responsibilities during their school years,” said Senator Stanfield (R-8). “Between K-12, military children can move to different locations six to nine times, which separates them from family and friends as well as familiar social environments. My legislation will formally recognize these young American heroes for their daily sacrifices and the distinctive challenges they must overcome.”

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Republican Senators

Steven Oroho

Steven Oroho

District 24 - Republican Leader

Jon Bramnick

Jon Bramnick

District 21

Anthony M. Bucco

Anthony M. Bucco

District 25

Chris Connors

Chris Connors

District 9

Kristin Corrado

Kristin Corrado

District 40

Edward Durr

Edward Durr

District 3

Jim Holzapfel

Jim Holzapfel

District 10

Declan O'Scanlon

Declan O'Scanlon

District 13

Joe Pennacchio

Joe Pennacchio

District 26

Vince Polistina

Vince Polistina

District 2

Holly Schepisi

Holly Schepisi

District 39

Robert Singer

Robert Singer

District 30

Jean Stanfield

Jean Stanfield

District 8

Doug Steinhardt

Doug Steinhardt

District 23

Michael Testa

Michael Testa

District 1

Samuel Thompson

Samuel Thompson

District 12

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