Johnson Bill to Promote Technological Innovation in N.J. Goes to Governor

(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 approved 74-0 Monday by the Assembly, giving it final legislative approval.

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 now goes to the governor.