Senator Gopal's Bills Signed Into Law

Jan. 24, 2024

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Senator Vin Gopal, D-Monmouth, issued the following update regarding his bills that the governor signed into law during the final days of the 2022-2023 legislative session.

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Gopal Bill Streamlining Prior Authorization of Medicine, Healthcare Services, Signed Into Law

Jan. 31, 2024

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Senator Vin Gopal (D-Monmouth) announced that the governor has signed into law legislation updating the requirements and standards for prior authorization of medicines and health services to patients.

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Senator Gopal Secures Millions in State Budget to Support Schools and Nonprofits in Helping People in Need of Mental Health Services

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Senator Vin Gopal, D-Monmouth, secured 2024 State Budget grants for numerous Monmouth County nonprofit organizations and school districts engaged in helping residents in need of mental health services.

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Gopal Secures Millions in State Budget Grants for Monmouth County

Funds address the needs of schools, police departments, nonprofit organizations, mental health and medical services.

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - For the past several months Senator Vin Gopal, D-Monmouth, has been working in a bi-partisan effort with legislative leadership in Trenton to secure millions of dollars in direct aid for the residents of Monmouth County.

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State Budget Assistance For Monmouth County Nonprofits

In Monmouth County alone the number of households struggling to make ends meet has recently increased to 29 percent, according to the United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Here's a look at the nonprofit organizations that will receive assistance on the 2024 State Budget that was approved on June 30, 2023.

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GOPAL AND COUGHLIN ANNOUNCE BI-PARTISAN LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT FUNDING INCLUDING FREEHOLD REGIONAL Senator Declan O’Scanlon of Monmouth County will co-sponsor key legislation

OCEAN TOWNSHIP – Senate Education Chair Vin Gopal (D-Monmouth) and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin have announced legislation that they will move immediately to stop funding cuts at regional school districts. The legislation will also encourage smaller school districts who are facing cuts due to declining enrollment to go towards regionalization and adding shared services.

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Honoring Women-Owned Businesses During Women's History Month

In honor of Women's History Month we are proud to announce our campaign to recognize local, woman-owned businesses in Legislative District 11. We hope to foster a more equitable and inclusive business environment and contribute to the empowerment of women in our community. 

For more information and a nominating form, please see this Link or reach out to us at [email protected] or (732) 695-3371.

 

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Helping Residents with ANCHOR, Senior Freeze and Veterans’ Property Tax Exemptions

By Vin Gopal

The Coaster, February 16, 2023

The Legislative District 11 Senate office has been reaching out to residents to make sure they know about the ANCHOR property tax rebate program and help them with information about applying. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2023.

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Stabilization Aid a Step to Fairer School Funding

By Vin Gopal

Asbury Park Press, February 12, 2023

When the state Department of Education recently announced the release of stabilization aid to 16 Monmouth County school districts, it was good news for taxpayers as well as students and educators.

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Aid for District Schools and Towns

I was proud to see my sponsorship of $30 million in stabilization aid for districts losing funding due to declining enrollment has just been released by the state Department of Education. Six districts in our area have been awarded.

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Looking Ahead: 2023 Priorities

Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year as we enter 2023. I want to share my goals and priorities, including affordability, equity and safety for all residents.

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Senator Gopal Praises Department of Education Decision on Student Restraint and Seclusion Data Collection

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Senate Education Committee Chair Vin Gopal, D-Monmouth, Monday praised the New Jersey Department of Education’s decision requiring local education agencies to begin collecting data concerning the use of restraint and seclusion techniques on students.

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Senator Vin Gopal Announces Transit Grants for Asbury Park, Long Branch and Red Bank

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Three towns in Legislative District 11 will receive more than $1 million combined in state funding to improve the safety and accessibility of their public transportation, State Senator Vin Gopal, D-Monmouth, noted Monday.

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