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This page has been created to make it easier for you to learn how my office can be your advocate in Trenton and to get answers to some common questions about state government. In addition, you can visit the Web page of your town from the links below. You also can click to send me and my staff an e-mail. Whether you have a problem that needs to be solved or just want to send your opinion on a pressing state issue, my office is at your service.
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Diegnan, Lampitt & Caride Bill to Create Task Force to Recommend How to Integrate Engineering into K-12 Curriculum Heads to Gov's DeskLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Patrick Diegnan, Pamela Lampitt and Marlene Caride to create a task force charged with recommending how to incorporate engineering into the K-12 science curriculum received final legislative approval last week and now heads to the governor's desk.
"STEM jobs are on the rise, but our colleges are not graduating enough engineering majors to keep up with the demand. If we want to compete in an increasingly global economy, we have to expand engineering education,.." said Diegnan (D-Middlesex). For More
Diegnan, Jasey & Wimberly Bill to Prevent School Districts from Having State Aid Withheld Based on Student PARCC Participation Gets Final Legislative OKLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Patrick Diegnan (D-Middlesex), Mila Jasey (D-Essex/Morris) and Benjie Wimberly (D-Passaic/Bergen) to prevent the state from unjustly punishing school districts by withholding state aid because the majority of the district's students refuse to take the PARCC test is headed to the governor's desk.
"Threatening to cut state aid to districts for a decision made entirely by parents - a decision they believe is in the best interest of their children - is unreasonable," said Diegnan, who chairs the Assembly Education Committee and sponsored the Assembly bill to allow parents to opt their children out of the PARCC test...
Moriarty, Diegnan, Wimberly, Vainieri Huttle, Gusciora & Sumter Bill to Help Prevent Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse Gains Final Legislative ApprovalMeasure Would Penalize Sale of DXM-Containing Products to Minors
Legislation Assembly Democrats Paul Moriarty, Patrick Diegnan, Benjie Wimberly, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Reed Gusciora and Shavonda Sumter sponsored to help address the prescription drug and opioid abuse epidemic plaguing New Jersey gained final legislative approval on Monday.
"DXM abuse is becoming increasingly worrisome for law enforcement, parents and health care officials across the country," said Moriarty (D-Gloucester/Camden). "It's a scary thought, but adolescents are the primary abusers, mainly because it's cheap and easy to obtain and many parents simply don't know about its potential abuse. With a few simple steps like the ones outlined in this bill, we can combat the risk and ensure this medicine is used properly."
Diegnan, Fuentes & Eustace Bill to Bolster Computer Science Education in NJ Goes to Governor's DeskLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Patrick Diegnan, Angel Fuentes and Tim Eustace to bolster computer science education in New Jersey's middle schools and high schools was approved 73-2 last week by the Assembly, giving it final legislative approval.
"Many of our young people are graduating with fewer job prospects. Computing and information technology are among the fastest growing occupational fields in the country," said Diegnan (D-Middlesex). "By exposing our students to these professions at an earlier age, we are giving them the tools they will need to compete and thrive in the global marketplace..."