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Senator Kip Bateman

Senator Kip Bateman

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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Bateman Bill Creating ‘Jersey Native Plants Program’ Clears Committee

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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 advanced by the Senate Environment Committee.

Sen. Kip Bateman’s legislation to establish the “Jersey Native Plants Program” has passed the Senate Environment Committee. (Wikimedia Commons)

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

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Bateman Bill Bolstering Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Advances

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Senator Kip Bateman’s legislation to help the state meet its goal of 330,000 zero-emission vehicles by 2025 was approved by the Senate today.

Sen. Kip Bateman’s bill that would enhance the state’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure and help the state meet its goal of 330,000 zero-emission vehicles by 2025 was approved by the Senate. (Pixabay)

The bill, S-3223, would help expand the New Jersey’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

“If we’re going to get more electric cars on the road, we’re going to need easier and more convenient access to charging stations. It’s as simple as that,” said Bateman (R-16). “The popularity of electric cars is growing, and sales are increasing significantly as they have become more reliable and more affordable. This measure will help the critical charging infrastructure keep pace.”

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Senate Endorses Bateman Bill Helping Public Libraries Save Money and Improve Services

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Public libraries would be able to operate more efficiently under Senator Kip Bateman’s bill approved today by the Senate.

Public libraries will be able to reduce expenses under Sen. Kip Bateman’s legislation allowing them to to dispose of outdated books, newspapers and magazines without going out to bid. (Abhi Sharma/Flickr)

Under the bill, S-2644, libraries would be able to dispose of outdated books, newspapers and magazines without going out to bid. It would eliminate the expense and delay of advertising for bids.

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Senator Steve Oroho

Governor Signs Bateman and Oroho Bills Preserving NJ Farmland

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Today’s signing of bills sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman and Senator Steven Oroho will protect more of the state’s dwindling agricultural land from development.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Kip Bateman and Sen. Steven Oroho that will help preserve farms and land across the state were signed into law today by the Governor. (Garden State Preservation Trust)

“New Jersey residents have endorsed efforts to save farms from bulldozers and preserve them for the future,” said Bateman (R-16). “Securing farmland is a priority here in the most densely populated state in the nation. Signing these laws ensures new generations will have the opportunity to appreciate the many contributions of farmers and the impact of farms and open space on the quality of life in our state.”

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Bateman Farmland Preservation Bills Advance to Governor’s Desk

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Additional Acreage Will Be Protected from Urban Sprawl

More of the state’s dwindling agricultural land would be protected from development under a pair of bills sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman and by both houses of the Legislature today.

Sen. Kip Bateman’s legislation preserving farmland and protecting the acreage from development was approved by the Senate and Assembly. (SenateNJ.com)

“In the nation’s most densely populated state, the preservation of farmland is vital,” said Bateman (R-16). “New Jerseyans have overwhelmingly supported efforts to save farms from development, recognizing the importance of agriculture to our state legacy. This legislation will allow future generations to appreciate the many contributions of farmers and the impact of farms and open space on the quality of life in our communities.”

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Bateman Measure Promoting Clean Water Projects Flows Through Senate

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Important Construction Jobs Would Benefit from NJ Infrastructure Bank Financing

Clean water environmental infrastructure projects will move forward with help from legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman and advanced by the Senate today.

Sen. Kip Bateman’s bill, advanced by the Senate, will help move forward vital clean water environmental infrastructure projects. (WikiMedia Commons)

The legislation, S-3211, would authorize the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank (NJIB) to expend additional sums to make loans for environmental infrastructure projects for Fiscal Year 2021.

“Environmental infrastructure projects like those for clean water and wastewater management are necessities,” said Bateman (R-16). “These expensive undertakings could be delayed indefinitely or postponed without affordable financing from the Environmental Infrastructure Trust. This funding will help vital projects proceed, protecting the flow of clean drinking water to communities throughout the state.”

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Bateman Bill Supporting Clean Water Construction Projects Advances

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Assists Crucial Work with Affordable Funding from the NJ Infrastructure Bank

Affordable loans would be available for more than 170 environmental infrastructure construction projects under legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman and approved today by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

Senator Bateman’s legislation would help fund 178 important environmental infrastructure projects and protect the flow of clean water in the state. (Pixabay)

The bill, S-3211, would support clean water and wastewater projects across the Garden State with low interest rate financing from the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank.

“This funding will help vital projects proceed, protecting the flow of clean drinking water to communities throughout the state,” said Bateman (R-16). “These costly undertakings could be delayed indefinitely or postponed without the affordable funding available from the Environmental Infrastructure Trust.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Bateman, Corrado Appropriation Bills Clear Committee

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Commit Constitutionally Dedicated Funds to Voter-Approved Projects

Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman and Senator Kristin Corrado appropriating funds for constitutionally dedicated purposes were advanced today by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

The Senate Environment and Energy Committee advanced a series of bills sponsored by Senator Bateman and Senator Corrado appropriating funds for land acquisition and preservation. (SenateNJ.com)

Senator Bateman’s bill, S-3227, would appropriate $3.7 million from constitutionally dedicate corporation business tax revenue to the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) for farmland preservation.

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Governor Signs Bateman Bill Investing in Public Libraries

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The New Law Appropriates Money from the Voter-Approved Library Construction Bond Act

Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman and signed today by the Governor will benefit public libraries across the state. The measure appropriates more than $87 million for library construction and development.

Senator Bateman’s legislation to provide grants to public libraries for construction and accessibility modifications was signed by the Governor. (Abhi Sharma/Flickr)

The grants represent the initial funding round from the Library Construction Bond Act. Bateman sponsored legislation establishing the act to help struggling public libraries, and it was approved by voters in 2017.

“This is an investment in New Jersey counties, cities and towns that will help educate children, train workers for new careers, provide the public with access to the internet and technology, and give patrons the chance to enjoy a good read,” said Bateman (R-16).

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