|Name||Steven J. Corodemus|
|Address||10 Harbor View Drive |
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey 07716, United States
|| January 14, 1952
|Last Modifed||*crickets chirp*|
Dec 16, 2004 11:30am
|Info||EDUCATION: B.A., Rutgers University (History) |
J.D., Seton Hall University
OCCUPATION: Attorney: Corodemus and Corodemus
PUBLIC SERVICE: Monmouth County Planning Board 1986-92, Vice Chair 1989-92; Borough of Atlantic Highlands Council 1986-88, President 1988
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: General Assembly 1992-present, Majority Whip 1994-95, Assistant Majority Whip 1992-93
Presently, Assemblyman Corodemus serves as a member of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. During his first term his fellow members elected him to the position of Assistant Majority Whip. The following term, his peers once again chose him for a leadership role, this time as Majority Whip. In his third term the Speaker of the Assembly named Assemblyman Corodemus Chairman of the Assembly Environment, Science and Technology Committee by the Speaker of the Assembly, where he served as chairman for 6 years.
Assemblyman Corodemus is also a member of several other legislative committees, such as the New Jersey State Beach Erosion Commission and the New Jersey - New York Clean Ocean and Shore Trust Committee. He also serves as the Chairman of the Lake Restoration Task-force, this committee is dedicated to improving the quality of New Jersey's lakes.
Assemblyman Corodemus has a proven record of supporting the efforts of the New Jersey Department of Commerce and Economic Development. The Departments primary responsibilities are to attract new businesses to New Jersey and create a prosperous environment to retain existing businesses.
The Assemblyman has been an advocate of moving New Jersey into the realm of International Trade, both through importing and exporting. He sponsored The Global Export Act which sets up satellite export centers around the world to promote trade with small and medium size businesses in New Jersey. This important piece of legislation was signed into law by Former Governor Whitman.
One of the hallmarks of Assemblyman Corodemus' career has been his support of patient's rights. He sponsored Assembly Bill 3136, the Health Care Accountability Act which allows a patient who has been denied care to sue their HMO. In the Spring of 2001 this historic bill was signed into law by Acting-Governor Donald DiFranceso. New Jersey is now a member of a small group of state's that has this revolutionary type of law in place
The Assemblyman was also the prime sponsor of A-1 which designated over a million acres of land around New Jersey for open space preservation. Working with former Governor Whitman he helped pass this bill through the Assembly and onto her desk.. New Jersey is now well on it's way to the goal of one million acres preserved.
An advocate of keeping taxpayers dollars in their pockets, the Assemblyman sponsored the 1 billion dollar tax rebate program, better known as the New Jersey Saver Program.
As a former Chairman of the Assembly Environment Committee, Assemblyman Corodemus has made him self a defender of New Jersey's natural resources. In1992 he sponsored the law that created the Shore Protection Fund, which dedicated $15 million per year to shore replenishment projects in an effort to preserve our coastline. Corodemus understands that our beaches not only provide aesthetic beauty, but economic dollars to our state in the form of approximately $16 billion per year in tourism dollars. He later sponsored legislation which increased the Shore Protection Fund to $25 million.
Assemblyman Corodemus understands the importance of our natural treasures and how delicate our ecosystem is here in the 11th district. In the spring of 2001 his Menhaden Protection Bill was passed by the Assembly and Senate. This will ban industrial Fishing Boats from removing massive quantities of Menhaden, or feeder fish, from our coastal waters. These fish are essential to the recreational fishing and bait fishing industries. Assemblyman Corodemus obtained his bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and a Juris Doctor from Seton Hall School of Law. His is a member of the Bar o f New Jersey and California. Currently, he is a partner in the law firm of Corodemus and Corodemus, where he specializes in commercial law.
Assemblyman Corodemus serves as a Trustee on the Board of the Visiting Nurses Association of Central New Jersey and as member of the American Hellenic Education Progressive Association (AHEPA), the Atlantic Highlands Lions Club, he is a member of the Monmouth County Arts Society, The Monmouth County Historic Association and the Monmouth County Sons of Italy. He has served as President of the Atlantic Highlands Borough Council and as Vice Chairman of the Monmouth County Planning Board. He was recently selected to be a member of the Monmouth County Historical Association.
Currently the Assemblyman resides in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. His legislative office is also located in the Atlantic Highlands, at 40 First Avenue.