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Senator Kip Bateman

Senator Kip Bateman

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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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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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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