Allen Works to Supply Food, Collected by Romney/Ryan Campaign, to Burlington County Residents Without Power
With many constituents in Willingboro and Delanco lacking power as PSE&G continues its restoration efforts following Hurricane Sandy, Senator Diane Allen is working with local officials to supply food, diapers, baby formula, water and other necessities to those households still in the dark.
Senator Allen was able to secure delivery of these needed items through the National Foundation of Women Legislators, on whose board she serves. The supplies were collected by the Romney/Ryan campaign in Ohio and Wisconsin.
Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) applauded an announcement by Governor Chris Christie today that the Schools Development Authority will be performing an emergent repair project in Burlington City.
“I am thankful that Governor Christie continues to invest in Burlington City. This latest project will implement repairs to the roof of the Captain James Lawrence Elementary School on Barclay Street.
The full Senate today advanced bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Kevin O’Toole (R-40) and Diane Allen (R-7) to protect the e-privacy of job seekers.
“Job seekers have the right and freedom to use their private online accounts without fear of privacy invasions or discrimination,” O’Toole said. “They should not be disqualified, threatened or in fear for denying an interviewer access to their photo albums, political affiliations, religious practices, sexual preferences and communications with family and friends.”
Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) applauds the announcement that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Recycling Tonnage Grant awards totaling over $365,000 will be awarded to communities in the 7th legislative district.
“Recycling is one of the best ways to have a positive impact on the environment, and on our communities. But in these tough fiscal times, where governing bodies are faced with difficult budget decisions everyday, even important programs like Recycling can face cuts. The DEP’s Recycling Tonnage Grant awards enable our municipalities to continue to provide an important service to their residents and prevent otherwise recyclable waste from ending up in our landfills,” said Allen.
Senator Diane Allen (R- Burlington) is excited to announce to the constituents of the 7th Legislative District that the location and contact information for her District Office has changed. The new office is located in Cinnaminson:
7th Legislative District Office
504 Route 130 North
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
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Senator Diane Allen (R-7) and the New Jersey Senate congratulated Carli Lloyd during a Senate session on Thursday October 4, 2012 for her success at the 2012 London Olympics. Lloyd scored both goals in USA’s 2-1 victory over Japan to bring home the gold medal in women’s soccer.
Allen, Kean, & Oroho Praise Senate Approval of Jessica Lunsford Act; Call for Speedy Assembly Action
The New Jersey Senate made history today with its passage of S-380, “The Jessica Lunsford Act”, more than seven years after it was first introduced in the wake of the brutal rape and murder of Florida 9 year old Jessica Lunsford.
Sponsored by Senators Diane Allen, Tom Kean, Jr., and Steve Oroho, the legislation mandates minimum sentencing of 25 years to life for the aggravated sexual assault of a child under 13, and increases penalties for persons convicted of harboring a sex offender.
Senators Kevin O’Toole and Diane Allen authored the following op-ed published in The Record on Oct. 4, calling for the State Legislature’s immediate passage of their bill to ban employers from obtaining access personal accounts, communications, photos and profiles:
“It’s no secret that technology has advanced beyond the scope of certain state laws. In an egregious example, New Jersey’s workforce is vulnerable to invasions of privacy.
Employers in New Jersey can disqualify job candidates who deny an interviewer access to their private online accounts, which are often home to personal photo albums, political affiliations, religious practices, sexual preferences and communications with family and friends.
If even the most suitable job applicants do not agree to such demands, it could cost them employment, income and health benefits.
Senator Diane Allen today welcomed the award of a $24,850 grant to Burlington City.
The award, part of the New Jersey Certified Local Government (CLG) program, will aid the city’s numerous historic preservation initiatives. It is funded by federal dollars contributed to the state’s Historic Preservation Fund (HPF).
Allen Legislation Preserving Civil Service Priority for Guard Members Called to Active Duty Signed Into Law
Legislation sponsored by Senator Diane Allen that prevents civil service applicants called to active national guard duty from losing their place on hiring lists has been signed into law by Governor Christie.
S-1879 (Norcross/Allen) allows Guard members who leave for active federal military duty to regain a similar spot on up to two open competitive civil service hiring lists upon their return from service.