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Senator Kip Bateman

Senator Kip Bateman

Bateman Bill Helping Seniors Collect Timely Reimbursement from Retirement Communities Passes Senate

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Senator Kip Bateman’s legislation protecting seniors and their families from being taken advantage of by retirement communities passed the New Jersey Senate.

Sen. Kip Bateman’s legislation protecting seniors and their families from being taken advantage of by retirement communities passed the New Jersey Senate. (Flickr)

“In their twilight years, older New Jerseyans should be concerned with being comfortable and cared for, not caught up in a financial tug-of-war with their retirement community,” Bateman (R-16) said. “Often entrance fees are hundreds of thousands of dollars, with seniors guaranteed a reimbursement when they leave the facility or pass on. Yet we’ve seen many instances when seniors and their families have to wait years for their money to arrive back. Ensuring our seniors and their estate receive timely refunds within a year of vacancy is only fair and common sense.”

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Bateman Bill Requiring Witnesses to Immediately Notify Child Protection Agency of Child Sexual Abuse Passes Senate

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Senator Kip Bateman’s legislation requiring witnesses of child sexual abuse to immediately report it to the Division of Child Protection and Permanency has passed the New Jersey Senate.

Sen. Kip Bateman’s legislation requiring witnesses of child sexual abuse to immediately report it to the Division of Child Protection and Permanency has passed the New Jersey Senate. (Wikipedia)

Senator Kip Bateman’s legislation requiring witnesses of child sexual abuse to immediately report it to the Division of Child Protection and Permanency has unanimously passed the New Jersey Senate.

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Bateman Bill Requiring Schools to Have Opioid Antidote Policies Passes Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman requiring schools to develop policies for the emergency administration of an opioid antidote to treat overdoses has passed the New Jersey Senate.

Sen. Kip Bateman’s legislation requiring schools to develop policies for the emergency administration of an opioid antidote to treat overdoses passed the Senate. (Adapt Pharma)

“Teenagers are highly susceptible to the devastating impact of opioid abuse in New Jersey,” Bateman (R-16) said. “We can save lives by having Narcan on school grounds, or we can lose them waiting for an ambulance to arrive. It is time to arm the people we entrust to care for our children with the same lifesaving tool used by first responders in every county in this state.”

Bateman’s bipartisan bill, S-1830, permits school nurses to administer an opioid antidote to a student or staff member who overdoses at school. It also requires high schools, and permits any other schools, to maintain a supply of naloxone hydrochloride.

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Bateman Bill Protecting NJ Water from Harmful Chemicals Passes Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16) that would protect New Jersey’s families from contaminated stormwater by permitting municipalities to establish and operate stormwater utilities has passed the New Jersey Senate.

Senator “Kip” Bateman’s bill would protect New Jersey’s families from contaminated stormwater by permitting municipalities to establish and operate stormwater utilities. (PikaBay)

“When it rains, the many pollutants on our streets, lawns, and sidewalks can run-off and seep into our drinking water,” said Bateman. “We need the appropriate stormwater infrastructure and management to protect families from harmful pesticides, fertilizers, and gasoline entering into our waterways.”

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Bateman’s Legislation Dedicating Bog Turtle as New Jersey’s State Reptile Now Law

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NJ Students Inspire Effort to Protect Endangered Bog Turtle With State Reptile Designation

Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman and inspired by students from Princeton designating the endangered bog turtle as the New Jersey State Reptile was signed into law.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Kip Bateman and inspired by students from Princeton designating the endangered bog turtle as the New Jersey State Reptile was signed into law. (SenateNJ.com)

“I am so proud of the successful effort of students at Riverside Elementary and their teacher, Mark Eastburn, to name the bog turtle as New Jersey’s official reptile,” Bateman (R-16) said. “I applaud their political advocacy. Fostering civic engagement at a young age builds academic and social success. Together we will save New Jersey’s bog turtles from extinction.”

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Bateman Legislation Incentivizing Farmers to Develop Natural Pollination Habitats Passes Committee

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Senator Kip Bateman’s legislation providing New Jersey farmers who develop pollination habitats with tax credits has passed the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

Sen. Kip Bateman’s legislation providing New Jersey farmers who develop pollination habitats with tax credits has passed the Senate Environment Committee. (SenateNJ.com)

“From the gardens we grow to the produce we purchase at a local farmer’s market, many of our fruits, vegetables, and flowers rely on pollinators like bees and butterflies,” Bateman (R-16) said. “Ensuring these pollinators have a place to live is vital to the sustainability of New Jersey’s agricultural economy. Aiding our New Jersey farmers who foster pollinators with business building tax credits will help the Garden State flourish.”

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Bateman Bill to Minimize State Capitol’s ‘Carbon Footprint’ Advances

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Would Reduce Cost of State House’s Large Utility Bill to Taxpayers

The Senate Environment and Energy Committee passed legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman that would require the State Capitol Joint Management Commission to prepare, adopt, and implement an environmental sustainability plan for the State House Capitol Complex.

Senator Bateman’s bill would implement an environmental sustainability plan for the State House. (SenateNJ.com)

“When Thomas Edison installed the first light bulbs in our State House, the light represented a new technological advance,” Bateman said. “Now, more than a century later, we’re still using technologies and systems from that era in the State House when newer, cleaner, and more affordable alternatives exist. It’s time that we take steps to minimize our ‘carbon footprint’ and create an eco-friendly State House Capitol Complex.”

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Bateman Bill Requiring Witnesses to Notify Authorities of Child Sexual Abuse Passes Committee

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Senator Kip Bateman’s legislation requiring witnesses of child sexual abuse to notify law enforcement officials has passed the Senate Education Committee.

Sen. Kip Bateman’s legislation requiring witnesses of child sexual abuse to notify law enforcement officials has passed the Senate Education Committee. (Flickr)

“It is nauseating when adults know that child abuse is occurring, yet they fail in their moral duty to take the appropriate steps to end it,” Bateman (R-16) stated. “This legislation requires witnesses to notify law enforcement authorities of these obscene violations immediately. This is crucial to keep our children safe in school.”

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Bateman Bill Making Schools More Eco-friendly Passes Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16) that would eliminate the use of non-renewable polystyrene products at New Jersey’s public schools and colleges has passed the Senate.

Sen. “Kip” Bateman’s bill would eliminate the use of Styrofoam in New Jersey’s public schools and colleges. (©iStock)

“To protect our environment, we need to end the use of Styrofoam,” Bateman said. “These harmful products take over 500 years to biodegrade, pollute our waterways, and contribute significantly to our solid waste stream. Creating opportunities for schools and colleges to use reusable or recyclable plates, cups, and packaging can protect the environment while teaching an important lesson to New Jersey’s students.”

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Advanced: Bateman Bill Protecting Drinking Water from Harmful Chemicals

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16) to protect New Jersey’s families from contaminated stormwater by permitting municipalities to establish and operate stormwater utilities has passed the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

Sen. Christopher Bateman’s legislation to protect and manage stormwater infrastructure ensuring New Jersey families have access to clean, safe water. (Pixabay)

“Stormwater runoff carries debris, bacteria, and chemicals that can harm our drinking water,” said Bateman. “Appropriate stormwater infrastructure and management can protect New Jersey’s families by keeping harmful pesticides, fertilizers, and gasoline out of our tap water.”

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