Wednesday, April 24, 2013
State Senator Kevin O’Toole (R-Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic) is looking across the aisle to continue employment growth.
Wednesday, April 24
The following is a message from the office of New Jersey State Senator Kevin O’Toole: Senate Republican Whip Kevin O’Toole (R-Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic) continued his call for bipartisan efforts to continue rapid employment growth in this state, in response to news that New Jersey has passed 12 states in private-sector job gains over the past two months: “I get that it’s an election year, but my colleagues in the legislature need to consider those who put us in office instead of focusing on political missions. “Some pro-business measures and reforms have helped New Jersey add nearly 128,000 private-sector jobs under Gov. Christie’s leadership, and New Jersey is now 15 spots higher in job growth than it was under Gov. Corzine. These …
Monday, March 18, 2013
New Jersey state senator spearheads new crackdown calling for closing loopholes and strengthening current law.
A proposed law passed by the state Senate Monday, March 18 sponsored by state Sen. Kevin O’Toole (R-Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic) will strengthen penalties for child pornographers, officials said. The bill, also sponsored by Senate President Steven Sweeney and state Sen. Donald Norcross, would amend the “No Early Release Act” to raise child pornography charges from a second-degree crime to a first-degree crime, closes many of the loopholes and strengthens the current law, O’Toole said. If signed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the law would force anyone convicted of child pornography charges to serve 85 percent of their time and protects children under the age the 18. Current law only protects children aged 16 and under, O’Toole said…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Measure by state Sen. Kevin O'Toole (R-40), prohibiting credit card companies from soliciting to students, was signed by Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday.
NORTH JERSEY -- College students can no longer be hassled by credit card companies on New Jersey public college campuses thanks to a new legislation signed by Gov. Chris Christie Thursday. The law was first proposed by state Sen. Kevin O'Toole (R-40) in January and “prohibits a public institution of higher education in this State from entering into an agreement, or permitting its agents or a student organization from entering into any agreement, for the purposes of the direct merchandising of credit cards in person or by displays to students.” When O'Toole originally proposed the measure, he said credit card companies who solicit students with free gifts like t-shirts, blankets or vouchers are using a “bait and switch” tactic. “This tactic…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Proposal by state Sen. Kevin O’Toole would prohibit credit card companies from using merchandising to entice college students to sign up for cards.
Credit card companies may no longer be able to entice college students with free gifts for agreeing to sign up for a credit card under a measure proposed by state Sen. Kevin O’Toole (R-40) that is currently awaiting Gov. Chris Christie’s signature. The legislation, which would ban credit card companies from soliciting students with free gifts like t-shirts, blankets or vouchers on public college campuses, was unanimously passed by the state Senate last month. “You have low promise sales at six or seven percent and then after a period of time it goes up automatically,” said O'Toole. “I'm troubled that they are depending upon a certain population that is perceived of being vulnerable, having trouble making ends meet.” O'Toole said he is …
Friday, January 4, 2013
State Senator Kevin O'Toole drafts “No Early Release Act,” for child-pornography offenders.
New Jersey may soon be dishing out more severe penalties to child-pornography offenders, when State Senator Kevin O’Toole (R-Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic) introduces a bill to the State Senate. O'Toole is introducing the “No Early Release Act,” after reading a recent Star-Ledger exposé “depicting a rapid proliferation of child pornography,” he said. According to the report, the FBI reviewed 14.2 million images depicting child-sex acts in 2010. In 2011, the same department, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, reviewed more than 22 million images and videos, showing an increase of 55 percent. “Many factors often cause this sick and incomprehensible behavior that is so difficult to read about, let alone experience,” O’…
Monday, November 19, 2012
Sen. Kevin O'Toole pens letter to the editor on Hurricane Sandy.
Dear Friends: From the moment Hurricane Sandy hit District 40 until today, your elected officials and I have been in constant, sometimes multiple times a day, communication about the needs of your community. Whether it was organizing a meeting with the President of PSE&G for your Mayors, vociferously advocating to the CEOs of PSE&G, JCP&L or Orange & Rockland that their crews need to be in your town, arranging for fuel deliveries for municipal first responder vehicles and police cars, or calling about a down tree on your block, the coordination between us was exceptional. This collaboration between your elected officials to get everyone through this crisis is an example of how government is supposed to function. As we now move into the …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Hurricane Relief Information by New Jersey State Senator Kevin O'Toole.
Dear Friends: As we all begin the process of coming up from under a storm that none of us has ever seen in our lifetimes, I’d like to begin by expressing my deepest sympathies and condolences to our fellow New Jerseyans in the Southern part of our state. The devastation that they are experiencing just can not be put into words. As the clean up process begins and power is starting to be restored to many of us here in District 40, it is important to note that over 2 million homes in New Jersey lost power as a result of Hurricane Sandy. I and my office are on conference calls with all of the utilities multiple times a day getting status updates as to their progress. As your local elected officials contact me with power outage information, we …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Community Service Award will be presented to New Jersey State Senator Kevin O'Toole during an honorary dinner on Thursday, September 27 in Franklin Lakes.
The Northern New Jersey Council Boy Scouts of America will recognize New Jersey State Senator Kevin J. O'Toole with the Community Service Award, highlighting his community service work throughout the Northern New Jersey area. The Community Service Award Dinner will be held on Thursday, September 27 at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes. “Senator O’Toole keeps in the tradition of our past honorees, with the work he has done to promote the lives of the citizens not only in the 40th District but in the State of New Jersey as a whole,” said Ramapo Valley District Chairman Joseph Schweighardt. According to a written statement, The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development …