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Senator Bob Singer

Singer’s Out-of-Pocket Hospital Patient Notice Bill Advances

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer, (R-Monmouth, Ocean) to require hospitals in New Jersey to notify observation patients of potential out-of-pocket costs was advanced today by the Senate Health, Human Services & Senior Citizens Committee.

“Many patients admitted to hospitals for observation are not considered inpatients, so their insurance plans may not cover prescriptions otherwise covered if administered during an inpatient stay,” Singer said. “Often times, patients who suffer unforeseen out-of-pocket expenses after hospital observations suffer from chronic conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.”

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Senate Passes Singer/Beck Bill of Rights for Retirement Community Residents

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The Senate passed today a “Bill of Rights for Continuing Care Retirement Community Residents in Independent Living,” sponsored by Senators Robert Singer and Jennifer Beck.

The Senators’ S-2052Sca to establish and clarify basic rights for retirement community residents under continuing care was unanimously approved on Sept. 20 by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

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Singer’s ‘Janet’s Law’ Signed by Gov. Christie

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Life-saving measure “Janet’s Law,” sponsored by Senator Robert Singer, R-Monmouth, Ocean, has been signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie.

“This action by the legislature and administration is long overdue to prevent tragic student-athlete deaths due to unexpected cardiac arrests,” Singer said. “I am proud that after several years, we finally achieved this law in Janet Zilinski’s memory, assuring her heartbreaking passing wasn’t in vain.”

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Kean/Singer Student Loan Literacy Legislation Clears Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senators Tom Kean, Jr. (R-Union) and Robert W. Singer (R- Ocean) designed to help high school students better understand the financial obligations they are incurring when taking out student loans to finance their post-secondary education has been approved by the Senate Higher Education Committee.

The bill, S- 2150, requires the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) to develop a document containing student loan repayment information on state, federal and private student loans, and mandates that document be disseminated by school districts and nonpublic high schools to students.

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Senate Committee Passes Singer’s Bill of Rights For Retirement Community Residents Under Continuing Care

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A state Senate committee’s unanimous passage today of legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer, R-Monmouth, Ocean, provides momentum for the state legislature to establish and clarify basic rights for retirement community residents under continuing care.

Senator Singer’s S-2052, approved today by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee, would serve as the “Bill of Rights for Continuing Care Retirement Community Residents in Independent Living.”

“This legislation empowers and protects residents of CCRCs, to assure that they will have an active voice and fair opportunity to participate in decisions that have a direct bearing on their quality of life,” Singer said.

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Senator Jim Holzapfel

Senate Approves Holzapfel & Singer Legislation Funding Five Year Transportation Capital Program

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The New Jersey Senate has approved legislation (S-2020) sponsored by Senator James W. Holzapfel (R-10) and Senator Robert Singer (R-30) that authorizes the investment of $8 billion over five years in transportation infrastructure funding pursuant to Governor Christie’s Transportation Capital Program.

“The Governor’s transportation funding plan will allow us to continue critical investments in infrastructure without having to resort to a gas tax increase that people cannot afford,” said Holzapfel. “Unlike his predecessor who nearly bankrupted the Transportation Trust Fund, Governor Christie is working to reduce our reliance on borrowing and will transition transportation funding to a sustainable pay-as-you-go model over the proposed five-year plan.”

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Senate Passes “Janet’s Law” Requiring AEDs at School Sports Events

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The New Jersey Senate has approved “Janet’s Law” sponsored by Senator Robert Singer (R-30) to prevent student-athlete deaths due to cardiac arrest.

This initiative, introduced four years ago by Singer in the memory of Janet Zilinski, requires public and private schools to have automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on school grounds with trained operators at sports events.

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Singer: Tanning Bill Passed Today Should Move Quickly to Gov. Christie

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Senator Robert Singer, R-Monmouth, Ocean, lauds the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee’s passage today of his bipartisan tanning bill, S-1172.

Singer’s bill, introduced in 2010, places tighter restrictions on 16 and 17 year olds years using tanning facilities in New Jersey, requiring parents to purchase the tanning services for the children and prohibiting tanning on consecutive days. The bill also completely prohibits 14 and 15 year olds from using the beds.

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Singer Sponsored ‘Janet’s Law’ Clears Final Committee

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Members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee advanced today “Janet’s Law” sponsored by Senator Robert Singer to prevent student-athlete deaths due to cardiac arrest.

This initiative, introduced four years ago by Singer in the memory of Janet Zilinski, requires public and private schools to have automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on school grounds with trained operators at sports events.

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Panel Passes Bipartisan Bill to Equalize College Development Processes

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New Jersey’s private nonprofit colleges are a step closer to having the same land-use and development advantages as the state’s public colleges, as the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee passed today a bipartisan bill sponsored by Senators Robert Singer and Paul Sarlo.

S-1534 places private nonprofit colleges under the “Municipal Land Use Law” and a state Supreme Court decision that exempts public colleges and universities from local zoning jurisdiction in recognition of their critical public missions in educating New Jersey residents.

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