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Senator Robert Singer

Senator Bob Singer

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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Singer Bills to Battle Opioid Crisis Clears Senate

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A pair of legislative initiatives sponsored by Senator Robert Singer to combat New Jersey’s fatal overdose epidemic has passed the State Senate.

The first bill, “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 would require pharmacists to educate patients on how to safely discard unused, unwanted, or expired drugs and needles.

Sen. Robert Singer’s legislative initiatives to combat NJ’s overdose epidemic have passed the Senate. (Wikimedia Commons)

“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 Bill Expanding Healthcare Access to New Mothers Passes Senate

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Senator Robert Singer’s legislation to improve the health and well-being of mothers during and after pregnancy has passed the New Jersey Senate.

Sen. Robert Singer’s legislation to improve the health and well-being of mothers during and after pregnancy has passed the Senate. (Flickr)

“New mothers deserve the best healthcare our State has to offer,” said Singer (R-30). “Yet New Jersey’s maternal illness and death toll are frankly disturbing, especially for African American mothers. Prioritizing maternal health throughout the postpartum period will reduce preventable deaths and ensure more Garden State mothers and babies leave the hospital happy and healthy.”

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Singer Measure Establishing Rules for Mold Removal in Schools and Apartments Advances

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Senator Robert Singer sponsors legislation to establish statewide standards for mold remediation work that has been passed by the Senate.

Sen. Singer’s bill would establish statewide standards for mold work – from inspection to identification to abatement – to protect students in schools and apartment buildings. (Wikimedia)

Singer’s bill (S2897) would build on industry standards and guidelines from the U.S. Environmental Protections Agency to create consistent procedures for mold work – from inspection to identification to abatement – in schools and apartment buildings.

“Our children shouldn’t have to spend the school day in mold-infested classrooms or their nights in apartments where mold spores make the air unsafe to breathe,” said Singer (R-30). “The presence of mold in our schools and homes is a danger we cannot ignore, and to identify and eliminate it requires trained and knowledgeable experts and standardized practices.”

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Singer Bill Protecting Civilian Jobs for NJ’s National Guard Members Is Now Law

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Senator Bob Singer’s (R-30) legislation to ensure New Jersey National Guard members retain their civilian jobs throughout and after a State emergency has been signed into law.

Sen. Bob Singer’s legislation to ensure NJ National Guard members retain their civilian jobs throughout and after a State emergency has been signed into law. (Wikimedia Commons)

“New Jersey’s National Guard defends our state and our country, both at home and abroad,” Singer said. “Whether they are deployed overseas, or serving their own community during a domestic disaster, these brave people should never have to worry about losing their job when they return home. As a proud veteran, I will continue to fight to ensure no employer, especially the State of New Jersey, discriminates against an employee if they are called to serve during an emergency.”

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Singer Bill to Ensure Healthcare for Mothers After Birth Advances

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Legislation Expands Medicaid Access to Eligible Women

Senator Robert Singer’s legislation to ensure mothers in need have access to health care for six months after their pregnancy advanced in the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Sen. Robert Singer’s legislation to ensure mothers in need have access to health care for six months after their pregnancy advanced in the Senate Budget Committee. (Flickr)

“New Jersey’s high maternal illness and death toll are disturbing, particularly for African American mothers,” said Singer (R-30). “We must take action to fix this deadly crisis. Expanding access to proper medical care during and after pregnancy will reduce preventable deaths and ensure more New Jersey mothers and babies leave the hospital happy and healthy.”

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‘Support Recovery’ License Plate Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

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Senator Robert Singer and Assemblyman Sean Kean Sponsor the Measure

A bill sponsored by District 30 lawmakers Senator Robert Singer and Assemblyman Sean Kean to authorize the issuance of “Support Recovery” license plates was approved by the Senate today and moves to the governor for consideration.

Sen. Singer’s legislation helps fight addiction with specialized license plates that will fund sober-living facilities. (SenateNJ.com)

“Allowing drivers to purchase a special license plate will help provide lifesaving sober-living facilities,” said Singer (R-30). “Addiction does not discriminate. This disease has affected countless families in every neighborhood across the state. These plates will increase awareness and help educate residents about the dangers of substance abuse.”

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Singer Bill Urging FDA to Release CBD Daily Dose Guidelines Passes Senate

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Senator Bob Singer’s legislation urging the federal government to establish a safe daily level of CBD consumption unanimously passed in the New Jersey Senate.

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

“CBD is on billboards, in our shopping malls, it’s on Amazon – it’s everywhere,” said Singer (R-30). “With the hemp business booming, we need to protect and educate consumers. For the safety and well-being of residents in New Jersey and across the country, I urge Washington to clear up confusion about how much CBD is too much.”

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