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Senator Kip Bateman

  • Sen. Kip Bateman was joined by Richard Pompelio of the New Jersey Crime Victims’ Law Center for the Senate session on Nov. 14, 2016. Pompelio was honored for his decades of work to protect crime victims and joined Bateman to watch the Senate’s passage of new protections. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Kip Bateman and the Senate Environment Committee have taken official action to help protect the Princeton Battlegrounds and surrounding wetlands from proposed development following a State House hearing. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Kip Bateman at the Annual Fall Conference of Hunterdon Prevention Resources and the Safe Communities Coalition of Hunterdon/Somerset at Raritan Valley Community College on November 12, 2015.

  • Sen. Kip Bateman joined cyclists from Ride 2 Recovery to raise awareness and help thousands of injured veterans around the country on September 29, 2015. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Kip Bateman with families who celebrated the Senate’s passage of reform legislation to fix the state’s flawed “Return Home New Jersey” program on July 23, 2015. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Tom Kean and Sen. Kip Bateman at a State House press conference on July 20, 2015 to announce a bipartisan agreement to end the state’s ‘Return Home’ policy as it currently exists. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Bateman (speaking) joined with legislators from both parties and faith leaders at the New Jersey State House on June 11, 2015 to condemn antisemitism and hate crimes. He co-sponsors a bipartisan resolution addressing the need to to put an end to Jewish hatred and bias crimes. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Kip Bateman presented U.S. Soccer superstar and New Jersey native Tim Howard with a proclamation from Gov. Chris Christie designating May 15th to June 15th as Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Kip Bateman took part in a special New Jersey 101.5 broadcast aboard the Battleship New Jersey honoring veterans on May 22, 2015. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Tom Kean and Sen. Kip Bateman visited Terracycle in Trenton on May 14, 2015 and announced a resolution urging a statewide effort to keep hazardous and hard-to-recycle materials out of landfills. (Full Story)

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Bateman Bill Enhancing Online Public Access to BPU Records Heads to Governor’s Desk

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman that would establish an online electronic public records access service on the Board of Public Utilities’ web site was approved by the Senate and now awaits consideration by the Governor.

The Board of Public Utilities would be required to provide online public access to records of public meetings and hearings under a bill sponsored by Sen. Kip Bateman. (SenateNJ.com)

The bill bipartisan bill, A-4556/4145/S-2611, requires Board of Public Utilities to utilize the access service to provide advance notice of every public meeting and hearing conducted by the board seven days prior to the meeting date.

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Bateman Bill Pours Solid Foundation for Reducing Carbon Emissions

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Senator Kip Bateman has a concrete solution for reducing carbon in the atmosphere, and his legislation was endorsed today by the Senate.

The Senate cleared Sen. Kip Bateman’s bill that would reduce carbon in the atmosphere by requiring developers to offer a more environmentally friendly concrete product as an option in new construction. (©iStock)

Bateman’s bill, S-3901, requires developers to offer a more environmentally friendly concrete product as an option in new construction.

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Bateman Bill Creating ‘Jersey Native Plants Program’ Clears Senate

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Senator Kip Bateman’s legislation to establish the “Jersey Native Plants Program” to promote the sale of native vegetation at local garden centers was approved by the New Jersey Senate.

Sen. Kip Bateman’s legislation to establish the “Jersey Native Plants Program” has been advanced by the New Jersey Senate. (Wikimedia Commons)

“Shopping local is a great way to support the farms that make New Jersey the Garden State, but we also need to encourage people to plant local,” said Bateman (R-16). “Planting ‘Jersey native’ vegetation goes hand-in-hand with our successful ‘Jersey Fresh’ program. Together, through this legislation, we can strengthen local farms, promote healthy eating, and help the environment.”

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Bateman Bill Increasing Penalties for Buying, Selling Stolen Jewelry Clears Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman that imposes stricter penalties on jewelers who violate New Jersey’s secondhand jewelry and precious metals record keeping laws has been advanced by the Senate Commerce Committee.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Kip Bateman that imposes stricter penalties on jewelers who violate New Jersey’s secondhand jewelry and precious metals record keeping laws cleared the Senate Commerce Committee. (Flickr)

“Under my legislation, jewelers who pawn off illegally obtained valuables on innocent consumers could no longer claim ignorance as a defense for buying and selling stolen goods,” said Bateman (R-16). “Sellers who try and hide the fact that they received stolen property, and are putting it up for sale, must be held accountable for breaking the law.”

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Bateman Bill Plugging Electric Charging Sites into Redevelopment Projects Clears Committee

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Bipartisan legislation that would help spur the adoption of electric vehicles in the state was endorsed today by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

Sen. Kip Bateman sponsors legislation encouraging the inclusion of zero-emission vehicle charging and fueling infrastructure in municipal redevelopment projects. (SenateNJ.com)

Senator Kip Bateman sponsors the bill (A-1653/S-2142) encouraging the inclusion of zero-emission vehicle charging and fueling infrastructure in municipal redevelopment projects.

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Bateman Bill Advancing Clean Water Projects Signed

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Authorizes New Jersey Infrastructure Bank to Finance Vital Improvements

Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman ensuring crucial clean water environmental infrastructure projects move forward became law today.

More than 170 important clean water infrastructure projects will be eligible for funding with the signing of Sen. Kip Bateman’s bill authorizing the NJIB to issue loans for Fiscal Year 2021 work. (Pixabay)

With the governor’s signature, A-5054/S-3211 authorizes the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank (NJIB) to expend additional sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for Fiscal Year 2021.

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Senate Clears Bateman Measure Expanding Influence of NJ Infrastructure Bank

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman and approved by the Senate today would authorize the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank (NJIB) to finance aviation and marine infrastructure projects.

Sen. Kip Bateman sponsors legislation that would authorize the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank to finance aviation and marine infrastructure projects. (SenateNJ.com)

The bill, A-5057/S-3190, was passed by the Assembly in December and now moves to the Governor’s desk for consideration.

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Bateman Measure to Designate April 22 as ‘Personal Carbon Footprint Awareness Day’ Clears Senate

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Senator Kip Bateman’s resolution to designate “Earth Day,” April 22 of each year, as “Personal Carbon Footprint Awareness Day” was approved by the New Jersey Senate.

Sen. Bateman’s resolution to designate April 22 of each year as “Personal Carbon Footprint Awareness Day” was approved by the New Jersey Senate. (©iStock)

“Although each person’s individual contribution to greenhouse gas production may be small, the overall effect of minor changes by millions of New Jerseyans would be significant,” said Bateman (R-16). “‘Personal Carbon Footprint Awareness Day’ will encourage all of us to make small changes in our daily routines to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.”

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Sen. Bateman Announces Decision Not to Seek Reelection

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After more than 38 years of dedicated public service, Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex) today announced that he will not seek reelection to the State Senate. Bateman will serve out the remainder of his term in Legislative District 16, which will conclude in January 2022.

After more than 38 years of dedicated public service, Sen. Christopher ‘Kip’ Bateman announced that he will not seek reelection to the State Senate. (SenateNJ.com)

“After careful consideration and with the support of my family, I have made the difficult decision not to seek reelection to the State Senate. As a lifelong resident of Somerset County, it has been an honor to spend nearly 40 years serving the community I am proud to call home,” said Senator Bateman. “I can’t begin to express how much I will miss serving our constituents. However, our state is still coping with a pandemic and I am committed to using my remaining time in office to help the countless residents who are in desperate need of our support.”

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Bateman Bill Enhancing the NJ Infrastructure Bank’s Influence Advances

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Bipartisan Legislation that would expand the authority of the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank (NJIB) to issue loans or grants for infrastructure projects cleared the Senate Transportation Committee today.

The New Jersey Infrastructure Bank would be able to issue grants and loans for projects related to the COVID emergency under legislation sponsored by Sen. Kip Bateman and advanced by the Senate Transportation Committee. (SenateNJ.com)

Senator Kip Bateman (R-16) sponsors the bill, S-3190, along with Senator Bob Smith, the Democrat chair of the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

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