Senator Patrick J. Diegnan

July 27, 2018

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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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick Diegnan to allow municipalities to authorize a parking authority as a redevelopment entity is now law. “We know that smart redevelopment can help to revitalize areas within a town or city, but we have to make sure that ...

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TRENTON – The Senate and Assembly today gave final approval to legislation sponsored by Senate Health Chairman Joseph F. Vitale and Senator Patrick Diegnan Jr. to strengthen New Jersey’s laws in order to combat the opioid crisis in the state. The bill now goes to the governor’s desk.   “New ...

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(HIGHLAND PARK) – Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. today visited Highland Park Middle School officials to highlight a state program to support students who struggle to overcome print-related disabilities, such as dyslexia and visual impairments.  As a direct result of Senator Diegnan’ s work to ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Legislation Senator Patrick Diegnan sponsored to help residents secure their digital assets under the same fiduciary that protects their tangible assets was signed into law by Governor Christie today.   “Extending a fiduciary’s powers to account for email, social media ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick Diegnan to ensure that police officers are trained in how to handle sexual assault cases was signed into law by the Governor. The bill, S-1739, establishes mandatory sexual assault training for law enforcement officers. Under this ...

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