New Jersey's 16th Legislative District

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)

Senator Kip Bateman

Bateman Lauds Decision that Will Allow NJ Home Bakers to Cash in On Fresh Treats

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Since 2009 when he first introduced legislation that would allow state residents to legally sell cookies and cupcakes they made at home, Senator Kip Bateman has been a vocal advocate for home bakers with an entrepreneurial dream.

After fighting for it for a dozen years, Sen. Kip Bateman welcomed news that home bakers in the state will soon be able to sell their cookies, cakes and pies for a profit. (Pixabay)

This week, Bateman joined home bakers across the state welcoming news that New Jersey will no longer be the only state in the nation prohibiting the sale of home-made baked goods for profit.

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Senate Approves Legislation to Expand Solar Energy Throughout the State

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In an effort to expand the use of renewable energy across New Jersey, the Senate today approved two bills sponsored by Senator Bob Smith and Senator Kip Bateman which would increase the capacity for solar energy development throughout the state.

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Kip Bateman and Sen. Bob Smith that will significantly increase the production of solar electricity in New Jersey cleared the Senate. (Flickr)

“Solar energy will play an increasingly crucial role in the state’s transition to renewable power and away from fossil fuels and the resultant problems and pollutants,” said Senator Bateman (R-21. “These programs will contribute a dramatic increase in renewable energy production as New Jersey establishes the standard for solar and sustainable power in the nation. Today’s action delivers an emphatic message that the Garden State is fully committed to clean, renewable and reliable power from the sun.”

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Bateman Vows to Continue Fighting Unnecessary PennEast Pipeline After ‘Disappointing’ Supreme Court Ruling

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A long-time opponent of the controversial PennEast natural gas pipeline that would traverse Mercer County, Senator Kip Bateman today said he was “extremely disappointed and frustrated” by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that would allow the project to move forward.

After a disappointing ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, Sen. Kip Bateman said he would continue to represent local residents who vehemently oppose the PennEast pipeline project. (©iStock)

With a narrow 5-4 decision, the court determined that New Jersey cannot block the construction of the pipeline on state-owned land. The ruling upholds authority granted by the federal government empowering PennEast to seize land through eminent domain.

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Bateman and Corrado Bills to Improve Funding for Environmental Infrastructure Projects Clears Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman (R-16) and Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) that would approve and provide affordable loans to local governments and public water utilities for environmental infrastructure projects through the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank was approved by the New Jersey Senate.

Sens. Kip Bateman and Kristin Corrado’s legislation that would approve and provide affordable loans to local governments and public water utilities for environmental infrastructure projects through the NJ Infrastructure Bank cleared the New Jersey Senate. (Pixabay)

“This legislation is crucial for approving and financing important environmental infrastructure projects that protect our state’s drinking water and waterways,” Bateman said. “In fact, the low interest loans authorized by this package of bills will not only create jobs in New Jersey, but will preserve and protect the environment—which is so critical to our quality of life. Ultimately, providing an affordable financial strategy to upgrade critical infrastructure throughout the state will protect the public health of all New Jerseyans.”

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Bateman Bill Creating EDA Program to Finance Renewable Energy Projects Clears Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Batman that would require the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) to establish a C-PACE program to facilitate the financing of renewable energy projects was approved by the New Jersey Senate.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Kip Batman that would require the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) to establish a C-PACE program to facilitate the financing of renewable energy projects was approved by the NJ Senate. (Flickr)

“Throughout New Jersey, there are countless property owners who would like to embrace renewable energy but are unable to do so because of the upfront costs,” said Bateman (R-16). “My legislation will help eliminate these costs, and provide owners with flexible, long-term financing options. This will make switching to clean energy more accessible and affordable for all New Jerseyans.”

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Bateman Bill Emphasizing NJ’s Clean Energy Goals Endorsed by Senate

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New Jersey has committed to ambitious energy goals under the 2019 Energy Master Plan, and the Senate today approved Senator Kip Bateman’s bill codifying those targets.

Sen. Kip Batemen’s legislation advanced by the Senate codifies New Jersey commitment to ambitious renewable energy goals to help the environment. (Pixabay)

“The numbers reflect a very aggressive approach, but technological advancements make them attainable,” said Bateman (R-16). “With the support of Garden State residents, we are already making strides in the right direction. These are the goals we are aiming for, and these are the goals we will reach.”

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Bateman Bill to Help Homeowners Remove Lead, Asbestos Advances

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman that would help owners address dangerous lead and asbestos in their homes cleared the Senate Environment and Energy Committee today.

Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman would provide gross income tax deductions for homeowners paying to remediate lead in water and other health-threatening toxins. (Pixabay)

“For the health of residents, it is crucial to mitigate the risks of lead and asbestos in the home, but hazard abatement is costly,” said Bateman (R-16). “This bill will make it easier for homeowners to do the right thing and have trained professionals remediate toxins and carcinogens from their property ensuring a healthy environment for current and future residents of the property.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Bateman and Corrado Bills to Improve Funding for Environmental Infrastructure Projects Clears Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman (R-16) and Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) that would approve and provide affordable loans to local governments and public water utilities for environmental infrastructure projects through the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank was approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

Sens. Kip Bateman and Kristin Corrado’s legislation that would approve and provide affordable loans to local governments and public water utilities for environmental infrastructure projects through the NJ Infrastructure Bank cleared the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. (Pixabay)

“This legislation is crucial for approving and financing important environmental infrastructure projects that protect our state’s drinking water and waterways,” Bateman said. “In fact, the low interest loans authorized by this package of bills will not only create jobs in New Jersey, but will preserve and protect the environment—which is so critical to our quality of life. Ultimately, providing an affordable financial strategy to upgrade critical infrastructure throughout the state will protect the public health of all New Jerseyans.”

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Bateman Bill Strengthening Shared Service Agreements Between Local Governments Advanced by Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman that would require shared service agreements between local governments to include additional provisions was advanced by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Kip Bateman that would require shared service agreements between local governments to include additional provisions was approved by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee. (SenateNJ.com)

“We need to give local governments and municipalities every opportunity to share services in order to eliminate redundancies, reduce costs, and lessen the burden on taxpayers,” said Bateman (R-16). “My legislation will strengthen the service agreements between municipalities so that they can effectively and efficiently provide important services for their residents.”

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Bateman Bill Energizing Access to Electric Charging Sites in NJ Moves to Governor’s Desk

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Bipartisan legislation that would help spur the adoption of electric vehicles in the state was advanced today by the Senate.

Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman encourages 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. Approved by the Assembly in July, the measure now moves to the Governor’s desk for consideration.

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