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Senator Robert Singer

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Singer Bill to Help Overburdened Local Registrars Advances

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NJ’s Largest Municipalities, with More than 100,000 Residents, Would Benefit

Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer and cleared today by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee would provide needed help for some of the state’s largest municipalities struggling with a glut of paperwork demands.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Robert Singer and cleared by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee would provide needed help for some of the state’s largest municipalities struggling with a glut of paperwork demands. (SenateNJ.com)

Under Singer’s bill, S-85, municipalities with more than 100,000 residents would be authorized to appoint as many as five alternate deputy registrars to ease the workload of filing vital documents.

“The workload in the registrar’s office of New Jersey’s largest local governments can far exceed the individual capabilities of the registrar of vital statistics,” said Singer (R-30). “By better utilizing existing staff and authorizing them to process forms, efficiency and service levels would be increased.”

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Panel Approved Singer/Bucco Bill to Provide Pro Bono Legal Assistance to Service Members and Veterans

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Military Service Members and veterans may benefit from cost-free legal representation in civil issues under legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer and Senator Anthony M. Bucco and advanced today by the Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Military Service Members and veterans may benefit from cost-free legal representation in civil issues under legislation sponsored by Sen. Robert Singer and Sen. Anthony M. Bucco and advanced by the Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. (Pixabay)

The legislation, S-1388, would establish the Military Pro Bono Program in the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

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Singer/Kean/Thomson Bills Would Help Fill School Bus Driver Void

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To help school districts cope with an unyielding shortage of school bus drivers, the 30th Legislative District lawmakers have introduced a pair of bills that would make it easier to hire new drivers licensed and ready to drive.

To help school districts cope with an unyielding shortage of bus drivers, Senator Singer and Assemblymen Kean and Thomson introduced legislation that would make it easier to get new drivers behind the wheel. (SenateNJ.com)

“The bus driver scarcity is not going away on its own,” said Senator Robert Singer (R-30). “These bills will allow more drivers to qualify to transport students while maintaining the current high standards and safety. With these changes, school districts will be able to fill more routes, move more students, and more efficiently meet expectations.

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Senate Endorses Singer Bill to Assist Military Dependents

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Legislation Ensures Families Qualify for Access to Health Services

Senator Robert Singer’s bill that would ensure dependents of military personnel assigned to duty stations in New Jersey qualify for home- and community-based services under the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services cleared the Senate today.

Sen. Robert Singer’s bill that would ensure dependents of military personnel assigned to duty stations in New Jersey qualify for home- and community-based services under the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services cleared the Senate. (SenateNJ.com)

“When the military relocates a family to an assignment in our state, a dependent requiring assistance should get the help they need and qualify for Medicaid reimbursement. There should be no question about it,” said Singer (R-30). “This legislation ensures that when they move in, they meet resident requirements and should be treated like New Jerseyans.”

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Singer Bill Looks Out for Military Dependents Who Need Help

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Measure was Advanced by the Senate Health Committee

Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer ensuring dependents of military personnel relocated to a duty station in New Jersey qualify for home- and community-based services under the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services was approved by the Senate health committee.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Robert Singer ensuring dependents of military personnel relocated to a duty station in NJ qualify for home- and community-based services was approved by the Senate health committee. (SenateNJ.com)

“There shouldn’t be any question that when the military dispatches a family to an assignment in our state, a dependent requiring assistance will get the help they need and qualify for Medicaid reimbursement,” said Singer (R-30). “When they move in, they meet resident requirements and should be treated like New Jerseyans.”

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Singer Supports Governor’s Attorney General Nomination

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Senator Robert Singer released the following statement on Governor Phil Murphy’s nomination of Matt Platkin for Attorney General:

Senator Robert Singer complimented Governor Murphy’s choice of Matt Platkin for Attorney General. (Pixabay)

“I applaud Governor Murphy for this nomination. Matt Platkin is a terrific choice for New Jersey’s next Attorney General.

“Matt is an extremely talented attorney with years of public service experience. In the past we have cooperated on issues that affect my Legislative District, and I am looking forward to working with him as he begins the important business of the Attorney General’s Office.”

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Singer Bill Helping Fill Void in Emergency Medical Services Becomes Law

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Measure Would Permit Volunteer Paramedics to Assist in Mobile Intensive Care Units

Senator Robert Singer’s bill helping address a critical shortage of paramedics was signed by the Governor today.

Sen. Robert Singer’s bill helping address a critical shortage of paramedics using volunteer paramedics to respond to emergencies is now law. (SenateNJ.com)

The new law, A-6132/S-4235, allows volunteer paramedics to respond to emergencies and operate within mobile intensive care units.

“This will allow us to have more paramedics on the road and faster response times to emergencies,” said Singer (R-30). “There is a worsening crisis here in New Jersey and across the nation, and the pandemic has made things that much worse.

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Gov. Signs Singer Bill Boosting Aid for Adult Day Care Services

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Senator Robert Singer’s legislation increasing support for facilities that provide daytime services to New Jersey’s elderly residents was signed into law today.

Sen. Robert Singer’s legislation increasing support for facilities that provide daytime services to New Jersey’s elderly residents was signed into law today. (SenateNJ.com)

Singer’s bill (A-4238/S-2561) establishes a minimum Medicaid reimbursement rate for providers of adult medical daycare services.

“An increase in funding for these providers will help them better assist, protect, and support the elderly throughout our state,” said Singer (R-30). “Adult day health services are crucial to the physical and emotional well-being of New Jersey seniors.

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Oroho/Singer Bill that Would Create Administrative Law Unit Dedicated to Special Education Cases Signed into Law

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho and Senator Robert Singer that would create a dedicated group of administrative law judges to oversee special education cases was signed into law today by Governor Murphy.

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sens. Steve Oroho and Robert Singer that would create a dedicated group of administrative law judges to oversee special education cases was signed into law today. (SenateNJ.com)

“I am proud that the Governor signed this bill into law today. The unique challenges of educating students with special needs lead to disagreements between concerned parents and school districts that often end up in court,” said Oroho (R-24). “Long delays only add to the frustration and can interfere with the development and learning opportunities of children. The unit established within the Office of Administrative Law by this legislation would increase efficiency and help all parties by reaching more timely decisions and resolutions.”

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Singer Bill Combatting Drug Overdose Epidemic Signed

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Authorizes Counties to Establish Drug Overdose Fatality Review Teams

Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer to help control the expanding epidemic of overdose deaths was signed into law today.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Robert Singer to authorize counties to establish local drug overdose fatality review teams to help save lies was signed into law. (Pixabay)

Singer’s bill signed today. A-798/S-52, would authorize counties to establish local drug overdose fatality review teams.

“From every tragic overdose, we can learn valuable lessons that can help avert similar deaths in future,” said Singer (R-30). “The fatality review teams will provide a proactive approach to saving lives. Rigorous research, analysis and evaluation will help reduce the rampant plague of overdose that threatens our loved ones, friends and neighborhoods.”

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