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Senator Patrick J. Diegnan

March 23, 2022

SOUTH PLAINFIELD/EDISON, NJ - A bridge slated for replacement in Edison along a stretch of Oak Tree Road that connects the township with South Plainfield is the focus of a New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) virtual information session. The session, formerly known as a Public ...

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A bill designed to make property tax exemptions for totally disabled veterans retroactive to the date the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines their disability status advanced Monday out of the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee. “Our veterans, who have sacrificed so, ...

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The final legislative piece of a three-bill package designed to ensure the safety of New Jersey students traveling on school buses is headed to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk to be signed into law. The bill (S-3851), which Senators Joseph Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic) and Patrick J. Diegnan Jr.

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Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday $37 million will be appropriated from the New Jersey Library Construction Fund to provide grants for improvements to public libraries statewide. The state legislature will approve the appropriation Monday, at which time lawmakers will pass legislation ...

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The “Motorbus and Passenger Rail Service Employee Violence Prevention Act,” designed to reduce acts of violence against transit employees and to provide transit workers with techniques for de-escalating potentially violent situations, is headed to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk to be signed into ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed into law two bills designed to ensure the safety of New Jersey students traveling on school buses. The legislation, which Senators Joseph Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic) and Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. (D-Middlesex) sponsored, will help prevent rogue private bus companies ...

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Legislation Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. sponsored as part of a bill package to address transportation barriers for New Jerseyans with special needs is headed to the Senate floor for a full vote. The bill, S-3439, requires the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to implement a ...

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(Middlesex County) – On Thursday, September 10, Governor Phil Murphy signed two pieces of legislation aimed at shortening Motor Vehicle lines that have plagued the state since the departments reopening in July. The two bills were sponsored by Senate Transportation Chairman Senator Patrick J.

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Three pieces of legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick Diegnan aimed at addressing the economic impacts of the Coronavirus were unanimously passed by the State Senate on March 19. S2300 Automatically extends the time to file income and corporate tax return. No penalties or interest will be ...

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(Edison) – Members of the New Jersey 18th Legislative District, Senator Patrick Diegnan (D-South Plainfield), Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-East Brunswick), and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak (D-Edison) announced two Main Street grants totaling $48,000 from the New Jersey Department of Community ...

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Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr., which would authorize school bus drivers to administer epinephrine in emergency situations, passed the New Jersey Senate today. “We allow parents at home and nurses at school to administer an EpiPen, but state law doesn’t ...

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Lawmakers Nationwide Urge Industry to Stand Against Trump’s Plan to Roll Back Vehicle Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards South Plainfield, NJ – As the Trump administration prepares to weaken federal clean car standards, Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr., chairman of the New Jersey ...

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TRENTON – A resolution sponsored by Senate Transportation Chair Patrick Diegnan, Jr., which would establish the “New Jersey Autonomous Vehicle Task Force,” (task force) cleared the Senate Transportation Committee. “The engineering and development of autonomous vehicle technology is well-underway ...

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TRENTON – Responding to New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s annual address to the New York State Legislature, New Jersey Senate Transportation Committee Chairman, Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr., expressed concern about the negative effects of the proposed congestion pricing plan on New Jersey ...

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TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick Diegnan, which would establish a task-force to implement the recommendations made in the “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act,” was approved by the Senate today. “Bullying of any kind in our schools is a major issue, and has been for a long time,” ...

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South Plainfield -- Senator Patrick Diegnan said that the findings of the NJ Transit audit confirm the need for passage of comprehensive reform legislation to make NJ Transit more responsive, transparent and accountable to the hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans who ride their trains and buses ...

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(South Plainfield)  – Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick Diegnan, Jr. that would appropriate $500,000 to DMVA for Council on Armed Forces and Veterans’ Affairs for the preservation of military installations in case of closure passed the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs ...

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(South Plainfield) – Legislation sponsored by Senate Transportation Chair Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. that would authorize special Combat Action Badge license plates cleared the Senate Transportation Committee.  The license plate would display the words, “Combat Action Badge” and the Combat Action ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  – Senator Patrick Diegnan today hailed the start of an $881,550 New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) funded project for improvements and paving work along Hadley Road in South Plainfield. “Improved roads in South Plainfield will benefit residents and businesses”, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. to establish a grant program for school districts and charter schools to develop dual language immersion programs cleared the full Senate last month. “The best way for a student to excel in a foreign language is an ...

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(SOUTH PLAINFIELD) – Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. that establishes asset forfeiture reporting and transparency requirements passed the full Senate today. “Across New Jersey, law enforcement can confiscate cash, cars and other property from people, often without ever ...

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South Plainfield, NJ - Senator Patrick Diegnan, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin, and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak recognized legendary South Plainfield softball coach Don Panzarella and his family and friends in the Senate Chamber at the Statehouse in Trenton last week for his historic accomplishment ...

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TRENTON –A bill sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Patrick Diegnan that would establish a state university-based consortium to advance research in the field of media and technology was passed from the Senate Higher Education Committee ...

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TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. that would grant tax credits against business income taxes to developers of rental housing reserved for veterans advanced from the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee today.   “It is estimated that more than ...

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TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. and Senate Education Chair M. Teresa Ruiz to establish a grant program for school districts and charter schools to develop dual language immersion programs was released from the Senate Education Committee today.   “The best way ...

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TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Patrick J. Diegnan that would require a public utility to charge a veterans’ organization a residential rate for service delivered to a property that is primarily used by a veterans’ organization was approved by the Senate ...

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TRENTON – Legislation authored by Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senator Patrick Diegnan and Senator M. Teresa Ruiz that would expand New Jersey’s Paid Family Leave Law was approved by a Senate committee today. The bill, S-2528, would expand the current insurance program that allows employees to ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ- Acting on their commitment to the citizens of Middlesex County, Senator Patrick Diegnan, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak today announced that a new, modernized South Plainfield Agency is tentatively scheduled to open on Monday, May 14, 2018. "I ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan to provide state grants to increase security at New Jersey’s nonprofit organizations deemed high-risk targets of threats, attacks, and other violent acts was recently signed into law. “We know that individuals, with great ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick Diegnan to require school districts to offer course in computer science and Department of Education to adopt changes to NJ Student Learning Standards in computer science has been signed into law. “To flourish in tomorrow’s digital ...

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