Johnson Bill to Promote Technological Innovation in N.J. Advanced by Assembly Committee

(TRENTON) – Legislation Assemblyman Gordon Johnson sponsored to establish a New Jersey Innovation and Research Fellowship Program to support technological research and innovation in the state was advanced Thursday by an Assembly panel.

The bill (A-3891) would dedicate a portion of the Workforce Development Partnership Fund to the establishment of technological seed growth in New Jersey.

“With this bill, the state will assist in the growth of the type of innovation ecosystem that has created groundbreaking technology in the past,” said Johnson (D-Bergen). “It’s essential that New Jersey acts to fertilize, maintain and grow an innovation ecosystem that allows technological ideas to flourish and expand upon the already rich environment for information technology in the state.”

The bill was advanced by the Assembly Appropriations Committee.