New Jersey's 7th Legislative District

Senator Diane Allen

  • Our dog and cat loving friends helped to fill the little box we put out for our supply drive to support the Burlington County Animal Shelter. Let’s go bigger. Can you help us fill the room??? (Full Story)

  • Sen. Allen’s office is collecting donations of food and other items needed by the Burlington County Animal Shelter. Can you help her fill this box? (Full Story)

  • Sen. Tom Kean and Sen. Diane Allen visited the Alice Paul Institute in Mt. Laurel on April 28, 2016 to discuss the importance of legislation they sponsor to boost charitable giving to New Jersey’s non-profits and provide tax relief to state residents. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Diane Allen speaking during a visit with Sen. Tom Kean to the Alice Paul Institute in Mt. Laurel on April 28, 2016 to discuss the importance of legislation they sponsor to boost charitable giving to New Jersey’s non-profits and provide tax relief to state residents. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Diane Allen was pinned as an “Angel in Adoption” on October 6, 2015 to honor her efforts to advance the rights of adopted children across New Jersey. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Allen provided an assortment of sackpacks and pencil cases containing school necessities to kindergartners, first graders and second graders at the Elias Boudinot School in Burlington City on September 17, 2015. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Diane Allen visited volunteers from the American Heart Association at their “NJ Healthy Corner Store Initiative Day” on June 18, 2015. She was presented with the 2015 “American Heartsaver Award” for her work on legislation dealing with CPR in schools. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Diane Allen helped Servicios Latinos de Burlington County to celebrate 15 years of service to the community at Burlington County College’s Mt. Holly Center on May 8, 2015. (Photo Gallery)

  • Senate Republican Deputy Leader Diane Allen speaking at the jobs package press conference at the New Jersey State House in Trenton on April 23, 2015, with Sen. Jennifer Beck and Sen. Tom Kean. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Diane Allen views robotics technology during a tour of BCIT on December 10, 2014. Allen visited the vocational and technical school to unveil new Senate Republican legislation to improve education and strengthen the state’s workforce. (Press Release)

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Advanced: Allen Resolution Advocating for New KC-46A Tanker Planes at Joint Base MDL

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The resolution calls for the United States Air Force and Congress to station new KC-46A tanker planes at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

A resolution sponsored by Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) urging the United States Air Force and Congress to bring a new mission to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst – New Jersey’s second largest employer – was advanced by the Senate Military & Veterans Affairs Committee.

A resolution sponsored by Sen. Diane Allen urges the Air Force to station new tanker planes at Joint Base MDL. (Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst)

“This base has helped protect America for almost 100 years,” Senator Allen said. “It’s important that we do whatever we can to bring in new missions and ensure it remains a viable military base for years to come.”

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Allen to Introduce Legislation to Address Fentanyl Analogs & Expand Drug Recovery Program

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Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) will introduce legislation to codify proposals announced by Governor Chris Christie to increase penalties for crimes involving fentanyl derivatives and to expand New Jersey’s Recovery Coaches Program.

Sen. Diane Allen will introduce bills to ban fentanyl analogs and expand the Recovery Coach Program. (Wikimedia Commons)

“This legislation will codify the emergency order announced by Governor Christie to impose stricter punishments for people convicted of making, selling or possessing these lethal fentanyl derivatives,” Senator Allen said. “We’re also going to expand our mission to reach out to individuals suffering from addiction and help them get treatment.”

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Allen Bill to Add Cyber Harassment to Domestic Violence Statutes Passes Senate Panel

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) to include cyber-harassment in New Jersey’s domestic violence statutes was advanced by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Sen. Diane Allen’s legislation would add cyber-harassment to the state’s domestic violence statutes. (©iStock)

“When social media and other online sites are used to harass someone, it can be a real nightmare for the victims,” Senator Allen said. “Their tormentors can use these tools as a way to attack and humiliate them, often in very public ways. We need to extend our domestic violence laws to include cyber-harassment so people are protected from this kind of abuse.”

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Allen Bill Legalizing Telemedicine in New Jersey Passes Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) authorizing the use of telemedicine in New Jersey has been advanced by the Senate Health Committee.

Sen. Diane Allen’s legislation would authorize the use of telemedicine in New Jersey. (Flickr)

“Telemedicine is especially vital for patients who suffer from chronic illness, seniors who are homebound, and families who live in rural areas where they would have to travel very far to receive medical care,” Senator Allen said. “No one should have to choose between paying for groceries and traveling to see a doctor. By legalizing telemedicine, we can bring the cost of healthcare down and expand access to a variety of health services for millions of new patients.”

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Allen Launches Pet Food Drive for Burlington County Animal Shelter

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Collecting Donations of Food & Needed Items at Her District Office

Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) has announced a “Pet Food Drive” at her district office in Cinnaminson to collect donations of food and other items needed by the Burlington County Animal Shelter.

Sen. Diane Allen during a visit to the Burlington County Animal Shelter. Allen has launched a donation drive to collect food and other items needed by the shelter. (SenateNJ.com)

“As an animal lover and supporter of the Burlington County Animal Shelter, I know how difficult it can be to feed and care for the many animals that are in the facility waiting for their forever homes,” said Allen. “I’m glad to offer my office as a collection point for the many dog and cat lovers in the area who want to donate to support the shelter.”

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Senate Joins Allen in Urging Congress to Recognize Women’s Rights Hero Alice Paul

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A resolution sponsored by Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) that urges The United States Congress to recognize women’s rights hero, and New Jersey native, Alice Paul, has been passed by the New Jersey Senate.

Sen. Diane Allen is sponsoring a resolution that urges Congress to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to New Jersey native Alice Paul. (Wikimedia Commons)

“Alice Paul was a key figure in the women’s rights movement in the early 20th Century, particularly in the fight for women’s suffrage,” Senator Allen said. “She has been an inspiration for women throughout the years and remains an outstanding role model for many people to this day.”

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Bipartisan 10-Bill Package Would Implement NJ Supreme Court Panel on Domestic Violence Recommendations

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Senator Diane Allen and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg have introduced a 10-bill package that would implement numerous recommendations of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Ad Hoc Committee on Domestic Violence. Chief Justice Stuart Rabner convened the committee in February of 2015 to review existing domestic violence laws, procedures and policies, and to make recommendations for changes to the system to better protect victims of domestic violence.

Sen. Diane Allen and Sen. Loretta Weinberg introduced a 10-bill package to implement recommendations of the Supreme Court’s Ad Hoc Committee on Domestic Violence. (©iStock)

Weinberg and Allen served on the panel, which recommended changes in an array of areas including education, training, resources for victims and adjudication and treatment of offenders. The legislative package would satisfy a third of those recommendations. Also serving on the panel were Assemblyman Troy Singleton and Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, as well as judges, advocates, representatives of academia, legal practitioners representing both victims and those charged with acts of domestic violence, and representatives of the New Jersey State Bar Association. The court is in the process of reviewing the panel’s report.

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Allen Legislation to Review Standards on Substance Abuse Instruction Signed Into Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) to ensure that curriculum for substance abuse instruction includes the most recent evidence-based standards and practices has been signed into law by Governor Chris Christie.

Sen. Diane Allen’s bill to review standards in substance abuse instruction has been signed by the Governor. (Flickr)

“Substance abuse and addiction are problems that affect every part of our society,” Senator Allen said. “Our young people cannot understand the pervasiveness and seriousness of the issue if they are being taught with outdated material. This will ensure they will be getting useful information during their health classes in school.”

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Allen Stands in Support of Lifesaving Permanent Needle Exchange Program Law

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Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) stated that the signing of a law she co-sponsored to establish a permanent syringe access program is the right thing to do for residents across the state struggling with addiction.

The contents of a needle exchange kit. (Flickr)

“As a longtime advocate for those struggling with addiction, I was proud to work with Senator Vitale and the Governor to ensure the passage of this law,” Senator Diane Allen said. “Establishing a permanent needle-exchange program does far more than prevent the spread of fatal diseases, such as HIV and Hepatitis. For many addicts, visiting a syringe access center may be their only opportunity to access lifesaving medical testing, counseling and a variety of other health services that forge a pathway to recovery.”

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Allen NJEIT Bill to Fund $15.6 Million of Clean Water Projects in Burlington County Signed into Law

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Law Provides $411 Million for Environmental Infrastructure Projects Statewide

New Jersey will receive up to $411 million for environmental infrastructure projects statewide under legislation co-sponsored by Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) and signed into law by Governor Chris Christie. Nearly $16 million will fund clean water projects in Burlington County.

Gov. Christie signed Sen. Diane Allen’s bill to provide $411 million for environmental infrastructure projects statewide. Burlington County will receive nearly $16 million for clean water projects. (Pixabay)

“This legislation funds important projects that will keep New Jersey’s drinking water clean, safe and contaminant-free without placing an added burden on taxpayers,” Senator Allen said. “Without the $15.6 million awarded to Burlington County, we may not have been able to finance upgrades to local drinking water systems, or purchase a tank system to safely remove groundwater discharged during construction projects across the county.”

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