Bateman Resolution Establishing Tourette Syndrome Awareness Day Signed by Murphy

July 20, 2018


TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation sponsored by Senate Republicans Kip Bateman and Kristin Corrado designating June 4 of each year as “Tourette Syndrome Awareness Day” in New Jersey.

“One in 100 children are impacted by Tourette syndrome in New Jersey,” said Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer), a longtime advocate for those ...

Somerville Receives Smart Growth Award for Downtown Makeover

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Borough officials, along with several government and private sector partners,  have been recognized by NJ Future for their combined roles in the borough’s ongoing downtown makeover.

Partners honored for “Somerville – Smart Growth in Action” were the Borough of Somerville, Somerset County Planning Division, Somerset County Business Partnership, JSM ...

Bateman's Bill Ensures Seniors Get What's Owed Them by Retirement Communities


TRENTON, NJ - Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman’s legislation protecting seniors and their families from being taken advantage of by retirement communities passed the New Jersey Senate.

“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 ...

Legislation Intended to Stimulate and Innovate Heads to Governor's Desk



TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips (R-Bergen) establishing a state commission on science, innovation and technology heads to the governor’s desk following Senate approval Monday.

DePhillips said the bill will help make New Jersey one of the most innovative states in the country in science and technology.

“I am ...

Assemblymen Propose Grant Program to Assist Veterans

            TRENTON, NJ – Legislation Assembly Democrats Joann Downey, Eric Houghtaling, Pamela Lampitt, Raj Mukherji and Jamel Holley are sponsors of a bill that would help provide more veterans with counseling, employment and housing services..

            “New Jersey’s veteran population ...

Bateman Bill Requires Witnesses to Notify Authorities of Child Sexual Abuse

TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christoper "Kip" Bateman’s legislation requiring witnesses of child sexual abuse to notify law enforcement officials has passed the Senate Education Committee.

“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,” said Bateman (R-16). “This ...

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