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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)

Senator Kip Bateman

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

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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 was approved by the New Jersey Senate.

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 was approved by the Senate. (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: No Need to Single Out Children with Mask Mandate

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Senator Kip Bateman today said the Governor’s decision to require kids to continue wearing masks is a mistake that needs to be addressed immediately.

Senator Kip Bateman today said the Governor’s decision to require kids to continue wearing masks is a mistake that needs to be addressed immediately. (Pixabay)

“This was an unforced error by the Governor,” said Bateman. “The masks are on; the masks are off. Most don’t need a mask, but some, including children, do. New Jersey residents have been enduring this for 14 months. They are confused, frustrated and fed up.”

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Governor Signs Bateman Bill Enhancing Online Public Access to BPU Records

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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 signed today by the Governor.

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 signed by the Governor. (SenateNJ.com)

The bill signed today, A-4556/4145/S-2611, requires BPU 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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Panel Clears Bateman Bill Emphasizing NJ’s Clean Energy Goals

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The state has embraced ambitious energy goals under the 2019 Energy Master Plan, and today the Senate Environment and Energy Committee approved Senator Kip Bateman’s bill codifying those targets.

Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman to codify ambitious clean energy goals endorsed by the state under the 2019 Energy Master Plan cleared the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. (Pixabay)

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

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Bateman Measure Expanding Influence of NJ Infrastructure Bank Signed into Law

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman that would authorize the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank (NJIB) to finance aviation and marine infrastructure projects was signed into law today by Governor Murphy.

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Kip Bateman that would authorize the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank to finance aviation and marine infrastructure projects was signed into law by Gov. Murphy. (SenateNJ.com)

“I am pleased that this legislation was signed today. The NJIB can be an invaluable asset in mitigating the impact of the pandemic and protecting New Jersey,” said Bateman (R-16). “Coronavirus taught us that the State must be prepared to respond to emergencies of all types, and projects to control a viral outbreak are complicated and costly. Authorizing the NJIB to provide emergency relief or disaster loans in the event of a public health emergency or other crisis will help us maintain essential clean water and transportation projects.”

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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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