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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)

Senator Bob Singer

Singer’s ‘Charlie’s Law’ Requiring Patient Education on Safe Drug Disposal Advances

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Bill in Memory of NJ Man Who Succumbed to Addiction

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 unanimously passed the Senate Health Committee.

Sen. Robert Singer’s legislation to combat drug addiction through requiring pharmacists to educate patients on how to safely discard unused drugs unanimously advanced. (WikiMedia)

This legislation, “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 family remembers him as an athlete and family prankster who enjoyed music and dancing. He battled addiction for many years before his passing.

“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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Singer & Oroho Urge Murphy Admin to Take Up Legal Fight Against NYC’s Efforts to Ship Homeless to NJ

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Say Outcome of Newark’s Lawsuit Against NYC Would Impact Every NJ Taxpayer

Senator Robert Singer (R-30) and Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) called on the Murphy Administration to take on a lawsuit filed by the City of Newark that seeks to end New York City’s program of shipping its homeless across the Hudson to New Jersey.

Sens. Bob Singer Steven Oroho called on the Murphy Administration to take on a lawsuit filed by Newark that seeks to end New York City’s program of shipping its homeless to New Jersey. (SenateNJ.com)

“Overtaxed communities across the Garden State are already struggling with the fiscal challenges of funding our schools and existing public services for current residents,” said Singer, the Deputy Republican Leader. “We cannot afford to let Mayor de Blasio shift the substantial financial burden of the homeless crisis created by his failed social policies to New Jersey taxpayers.”

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Singer Bill Protecting Families from Toxic Mold Advances

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer that would establish consistent procedures for mold remediation in schools and apartments was approved today by the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee.

Sen. Bob Singer’s measure to establish standards for mold remediation work will protect students from moldy classrooms. (Wikipedia)

Singer’s bill (S2897) would set statewide standards for mold remediation work – from inspection and identification to abatement. The measure would build on industry standards and guidelines from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Singer Lauds Cannabis Decriminalization to Address Social Justice Concerns

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Also Renews Call for Resolution Urging FDA to Set Guidelines for Safe Levels of CBD

Senator Robert Singer today called the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana a sensible path for social justice and welcomed word that the governor and Democrat leaders are now supporting decriminalization.

Sen. Robert Singer sponsors legislation that would decriminalize the possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana. The governor today announced his support for decriminalization. (Pixabay)

“There’s no need to arrest people and lock them up for personal-use cannabis,” said Singer (R-30). “It’s a failed strategy that has ruined lives, filled our prisons, and bogged down our courts. It is time to end this unnecessary and unfair practice.”

Singer and Democrat Senator Ron Rice sponsor legislation (S1926) that would decriminalize the possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana.

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Singer Bill to Boost Career Opportunities for Military Spouses Advances

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

Sen. Robert Singer’s legislation to waive occupational licensing fees for active-duty military spouses has unanimously 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 Bill Urging Federal CBD Daily Dose Guidelines Passes Committee

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Senator Bob Singer’s legislation urging the federal government to establish a safe daily level of CBD consumption advanced in the Senate Health Committee.

Sen. Bob Singer’s legislation urging the federal government to establish a safe daily level of CBD consumption advanced. (SenateNJ.com)

“Cannabinol is being touted as a wonder supplement that can help alleviate insomnia, chronic pain, anxiety, and even seizures,” said Singer (R-30). “That being said, how much CBD oil is too much? I urge the President and U.S. Congress to create clear guidelines for the safety and well-being of residents in New Jersey and across the country.”

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Singer Bill Banning Sale of Menthol Cigarettes Passes Health Committee

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Senator Robert Singer’s legislation to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes in New Jersey has passed the Senate Health Committee.

Sen. Robert Singer’s legislation to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes has passed the Senate Health Committee. (Flickr)

“Smoking is the number one preventable killer in the United States,” said Singer (R-30). “While vaping is the latest public health crisis, menthol cigarettes have been causing cancer, respiratory issues, cardiovascular disease, emphysema, and birth defects for decades. For many people, flavored cigarettes are easier to start smoking and tougher to quit. Restricting the sale of menthols will save lives.”

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Singer & Sweeney Intro Bill to Combat Anti-Semitism in Public Schools

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Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Robert Singer today announced that they have introduced bipartisan legislation to expressly prohibit anti-Semitism in public schools and institutions of higher education statewide.

Senate President Steve Sweeney and Sen. Robert Singer have introduced bipartisan legislation to expressly prohibit anti-Semitism in public schools and institutions of higher education statewide. (Flickr)

Currently, State law broadly prohibits discriminating against a person based on a number of factors, including “creed,” which in practice, has been widely interpreted to mean one can’t discriminate against someone based on religion. To ensure this prohibition is consistently applied, the new bipartisan bill explicitly expands the categories protected under the law to clarify that discriminating against a person based on religion is prohibited.

“Hate has no home in the Garden State. A school should be a safe and nurturing place – not a haven for discrimination,” said Senator Robert Singer (R-Monmouth, Ocean.) “It is hard to explain the trauma a young Jewish child experiences when they walk into a classroom and see a swastika on the chalkboard. Anti-Semitism is a cancer on society and it is growing in New Jersey. By passing this bill, we are taking action to stamp out this disease, before it’s too late.”

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Singer Bill to Improve Maternity Care Passes Senate

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A resolution sponsored by Senator Robert Singer (R-Monmouth, Ocean) that aims to make pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum period safer has unanimously passed the New Jersey Senate.

Sen. Robert Singer’s resolution that aims to make pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum period safer has passed the Senate. (Flickr)

The passage of this legislation comes in the wake of a state and national health emergency: African American mothers are dying both during and after childbirth at disproportionately higher rates than white mothers, with some of the most staggering rates occurring right here in New Jersey.

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Singer/Kean Bill to Change Code Blue to Better Protect NJ’s Homeless Passes Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer and Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean expanding Code Blue protections to help local officials better care for the homeless during winter weather events has passed the State Senate.

Sens. Robert Singer and Tom Kean’s bill that would expand Code Blue to help local officials better care for the homeless during winter weather events has passed the Senate. (©iStock)

Currently, a Code Blue is triggered when temperatures drop to 32 degrees with precipitation, or 25 degrees with no precipitation. The bill advanced by the Senate, S-3422, would eliminate the 25 degree standard, so that a Code Blue would be triggered as soon as the temperature falls to 32 degrees, regardless of whether or not there is precipitation at the time.

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