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Senator Patrick J. Diegnan

November 22, 2022

The Senate Monday unanimously approved legislation requiring NJ TRANSIT to identify and display markers of New Jersey historic sites and memorials in or around its rail stations and bus terminals. Senator Patrick Diegnan, D-Middlesex, sponsored the legislation with the goal of educating ...

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The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today unanimously advanced legislation requiring NJ TRANSIT to identify and display markers of New Jersey historic sites and memorials in or around its rail stations and bus terminals. Senator Patrick Diegnan, D-Middlesex, sponsored the legislation ...

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The Senate Education Committee on Thursday voted unanimously to create a “School Safety and Security Task Force” in New Jersey to ensure a safe learning environment for students and school employees. “Nothing is more important than the safety of our children,” said Senator Patrick Diegnan, ...

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The Senate unanimously approved legislation today to establish a New Jersey Transportation Research Bureau to study the mobility needs of individuals with physical, sensory, intellectual, and developmental disabilities. The legislation (S146) is part of a two-bill package, which Senator Patrick ...

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Railroad workers who play a critical role in transporting commuters and goods across the state will now be celebrated annually. Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law Senator Patrick Diegnan’s legislation designating Oct. 15 of each year as “New Jersey Railroad Workers Day.” The day honors those ...

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More than five decades since Metropark opened as a suburban commuter park-and-ride bordering Edison and Woodbridge townships, a 12-acre parking lot at the station is slated to be transformed into a mixed-use community under a transit-oriented development project. Gov. Phil Murphy announced ...

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The Senate Transportation committee on Thursday voted unanimously to create a “Vision Zero Task Force” to address the state’s traffic safety crisis. Senator Patrick Diegnan and Assemblyman Rob Karabinchak, who both represent the 18th Legislative District, sponsored the legislation in their ...

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State Senator Patrick Diegnan praised all who collaborated on the latest TRANSITional Art Project, which has brought to life the work of four Middlesex County-based artists at the New Brunswick Station. The creations of artists RH Doaz, Kate Eggleston, Pieche Waite and Hailey Potter beautify the ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law a bill requiring the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to develop and implement an electric school bus program. Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., D-Middlesex, sponsored the legislation, which is designed to determine the operational ...

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Commuters in New Jersey’s 18th Legislative District and across the state who ride NJ TRANSIT or Amtrak along the Northeast Corridor line will soon benefit from the construction of a new railroad bridge. Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., who chairs the Senate Transportation committee, was among ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy today signed legislation establishing a commission to create a memorial for frontline and healthcare workers who valiantly fought and risked their lives battling the coronavirus. The legislation, which Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., D-Middlesex, sponsored, requires the ...

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As part of a voting reform package, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Thursday that permits minors between 16 and 18 years of age to be employed as election workers on a day an election is held. Most states, according to the American Constitution Society, permit people younger than 18 to serve ...

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The Senate Education Committee today advanced a three-bill package, including legislation Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. sponsored, to address New Jersey’s growing teacher shortage. Committee release of the three bills came on the same day New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP), a nonpartisan ...

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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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