New Jersey's 30th Legislative District

Senator Robert Singer

  • Sen. Robert Singer (right) at the Memorial Day Parade in Farmingdale on May 25, 2015, with (from left) Monmouth County Clerk Christine Hanlon, Freeholder Thomas Arnone and Asm. Dave Rible. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Robert Singer toured Torah Ume Sorah in ‪Lakewood‬ on May 20, 2015 with Rabbi Ryback and Rabbi Holland. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Robert Singer helped welcome Brooklyn Financial Group to Lakewood at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 19,2015. (Facebook)

  • Senate Republican Conference Leader Bob Singer speaking at the jobs package press conference at the New Jersey State House in Trenton on April 23, 2015, with Sen. Tom Kean. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Bob Singer (R-30) unveiled new Senate Republican legislation to enhance New Jersey’s tourism and agriculture industries prior to the Lakewood BlueClaws home opener at FirstEnergy Park on April 9, 2015. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Bob Singer (R-30) unveiled new Senate Republican legislation to enhance New Jersey’s tourism and agriculture industries prior to the Lakewood BlueClaws home opener at FirstEnergy Park on April 9, 2015. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Robert Singer (R-30) and Sen. Paul Sarlo (D-36) held a State House press conference on October 16, 2014 to unveil new legislation, S-2509, to provide financial assistance to New Jersey’s urban enterprise zones. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Robert Singer (R-Monmouth) joined a bipartisan group of legislators and the New Jersey State Association of Jewish Federations to announce legislation showing solidarity with the State of Israel and the Jewish community at a State House rally on September 15, 2014. (Video)

  • Sen. Robert Singer joined Rep. Chris Smith and concerned friends and family of Aharon Sofer at a press conference in Lakewood on August 26, 2014. Sofer, a yeshiva student from Lakewood studying in Israel, disappeared on August 22 during a hike with a classmate near Jerusalem. (Facebook)

  • Senator Robert Singer (R-30) celebrating Memorial Day with children along Lakewood’s parade route on Monday, May 26, 2014. (TheLakewoodScoop.com)

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Singer/Singleton Measure to Increase Career Opportunities for Military Spouses Passes Senate

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Senator Robert Singer and Senator Troy Singleton’s legislation to waive occupational licensing fees for active-duty military spouses has unanimously passed New Jersey Senate.

Sens. Robert Singer and Troy Singleton’s legislation to waive occupational licensing fees for active-duty military spouses has unanimously passed the Senate. (WikiMedia Commons)

“The transient nature of military life creates many career-building obstacles for active-duty spouses,” said Singer (R-30). “Licensing costs alone can be a barrier to job entry, especially for spouses who are repeatedly relocated between duty stations across the nation and across the world. Waiving fees for occupational licensure will help spouses secure meaningful employment and make life a little easier for military families in New Jersey.”

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Singer/Singleton Bill Expands Program Providing Military Men and Women With No-Cost Legal Assistance in Civil Matters

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The Senate today passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer and Senator Troy Singleton that would provide legal assistance to service members and veterans at no cost.

Active military members and veterans would be eligible for no-cost legal assistance with civil issues under Sen. Robert Singer’s bill, advanced today by the Senate. (iStock)

“The courageous men and women who put on the uniform and risk their lives every day never hesitate when they are called to protect our freedom,” said Singer (R-30). “They shouldn’t have to worry about how they are going to pay for attorneys to represent them in civil court cases. Under our bill, lawyers volunteering their time will take the cases.”

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Singer/Singleton Measure to Increase Career Opportunities for Military Spouses Advances

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Senator Robert Singer and Senator Troy Singleton’s legislation to waive occupational licensing fees for active-duty military spouses has passed the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Sens. Robert Singer and Troy Singleton’s bill to waive occupational licensing fees for active-duty military spouses has advanced. (WikiMedia Commons)

“The transient nature of military life creates many career-building obstacles for active-duty spouses,” said Singer (R-30). “Licensing costs alone can be a barrier to job entry, especially for spouses who are repeatedly relocated between duty stations across the nation and across the world. Waiving fees for occupational licensure will help spouses secure meaningful employment and make life a little easier for military families in New Jersey.”

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Singer/Singleton Legislation Gives Back to Military Men and Women

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Pro Bono Program Would Provide Legal Help at No Cost

Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer and Senator Troy Singleton would provide legal help at no cost to service members and veterans. The Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee approved the bill today.

Sen. Robert Singer’s legislation would expand access to free legal representation in civil court cases for active and retired military members. The bill was approved by the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. (©iStock)

“The men and women who put on the uniform every day and risk their lives to protect our freedoms shouldn’t lose sleep worrying about how to pay for legal representation in civil law cases,” said Singer (R-30). “These courageous individuals never hesitate when they are called to serve. This is a well-earned benefit that will be provided by attorneys volunteering their time.”

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Senate Approves Singer Measure to Study Impact of Medicaid Reimbursement Changes on Nursing Homes

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A commission to study the health of nursing homes in the state would be created under a bill sponsored by Senator Robert Singer and approved today by the Senate. The commission would scrutinize the impact of increased hourly reimbursements on nursing homes.

Sen. Robert Singer’s legislation would establish a nine-member commission to collect and evaluate crucial data from nursing homes to study the impact of changes to Medicaid reimbursement rates. (SenateNJ.com)

“To ensure quality care for our most vulnerable residents, it’s essential that we understand what the rate changes mean to the important services provided at these facilities,” said Singer (R-30). “Have these new rates affected staffing, the cost of care for residents, or the financial stability of nursing homes? This measure will help us get the answers.”

Singer’s measure (S-51) would establish the nine-member “Impact of Medicaid Personal Care Services Reimbursement Change on Nursing Homes Study Commission” to collect and evaluate data from nursing homes, including whether any facilities closed after the effective date of the rate changes.

Under the bill, the commission is required to submit a written report to the Governor and Legislature not more than 12 months after its first meeting.

New Jersey nursing homes say they are losing more than $400 million a year. Homes providing care for Medicaid residents lose close to $50 a day for each client, according to the Health Care Association of New Jersey.

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Singer Hosts Economic Development Meeting with Orthodox Jewish Chamber, Ocean & Monmouth Officials

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Today, the 30th Legislative District held an economic development meeting with Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce Founder and CEO Duvi Honig, Ocean County Freeholder Director Joe Vicari, and numerous mayors from Ocean and Monmouth counties.

The 30th Legislative District held an economic development meeting with Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce Founder & CEO Duvi Honig, Ocean County Freeholder Director Joe Vicari, and numerous mayors from Ocean and Monmouth counties. (SenateNJ.com)

“New Jersey is blessed with strong human capital, a prime location, robust transportation infrastructure, and the best public schools in the country,” said Singer (R-30). “Still, more can be done to increase our state’s economic competitiveness. I am proud to work with Mr. Honig and the Orthodox Jewish Chamber Of Commerce to help enhance our business development efforts, especially in Ocean and Monmouth counties.”

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Singer Bill to Study Health of Nursing Homes Advances

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Commission Will Consider Impact of Medicaid Reimbursement Changes

Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer that would create a commission to study the impact of increased hourly reimbursements on nursing homes was approved by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

Sen. Robert Singer’s bill to launch a commission to study the quality of patient care and the health of New Jersey nursing homes after changes to Medicaid personal care services reimbursement rates was cleared by the Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee. (SenateNJ.com)

“We need to understand what the rate changes mean to the important services provided at these facilities,” said Singer (R-30). “Did they have an effect on staffing, the cost of care for residents, or the financial health of nursing homes? It’s imperative to discover if there has been an impact on patient care, and this bill will help us get the answers.”

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Singer’s ‘Charlie’s Law’ to Combat Opioid Addiction Is Now Law

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Senator Robert Singer’s legislation to combat drug addiction through requiring pharmacists to educate patients on how to safely discard unused, unwanted, or expired drugs and needles has been signed into law.

Sen. Robert Singer’s legislation to combat drug addiction through requiring pharmacists to educate patients on how to safely discard unused, unwanted, or expired drugs and needles has been signed into law. (©iStock)

“Charlie’s Law” is named in memory of Charlie Van Tassel, a beloved son and brother who struggled and succumbed to his addiction at the age of 33. Charlie’s Law will require pharmacists to educate patients on how to safely discard unused, unwanted, or expired drugs and needles.

“All too often addiction begins at home, stemming from abused prescriptions or unused medication falling into the wrong hands,” said Singer (R – Monmouth and Ocean). “To someone like Charlie, who fought to stay sober, a bottle left unattended can be life-threatening. We can avoid addiction through proper disposal of unused drugs. Ensuring pharmacists educate patients on how to best dispose of unused medication will save countless lives.”

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NOW LAW: Singer/Kean Bills Updating Code Blue to Better Protect NJ’s Homeless

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A pair of bills sponsored by Senator Robert Singer and Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean expanding Code Blue protections for the homeless during winter weather events has been signed into law.

A pair of bills sponsored by Sen. Robert Singer and Sen. Tom Kean expanding Code Blue protections for the homeless during winter weather events has been signed into law. (©iStock)

“When the temperature is predicted to drop below freezing, it’s time to get inside,” Singer (R-30) said. “No one, especially New Jersey’s most vulnerable residents, should be left out in the cold. I cannot imagine the horror someone feels when it’s freezing and you have nowhere to go. Our common-sense updates to strengthen Code Blue protections will save lives.”

The package of bills sponsored by Kean and Singer, S-3422 and S-3511, strengthens the Code Blue program to better protect New Jersey’s homeless and nearly homeless residents.

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Singer’s ‘Meals on Wheels’ Legislation Now Law

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Senator Robert Singer’s legislation supporting the important Meals on Wheels nutrition program with public donations has become law.

Sen. Robert Singer’s legislation to establish the Meals on Wheels New Jersey Fund and allow residents to donate money to the organization on their State income tax form has been signed by the governor. (SenateNJ.com)

The measure signed by the governor (S-463) establishes the “Meals on Wheels in New Jersey Fund” and provides an option on the State income tax return that will allow taxpayers to make voluntary contributions to the fund.

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