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Senator Diane Allen

Senator Diane Allen
Senator Jim Holzapfel

Passed: Holzapfel, Allen Bill to Protect Seniors in Assisted Living

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jim Holzapfel (R-Ocean) and Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) to protect senior citizens in assisted living facilities was passed by the New Jersey Senate.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Jim Holzapfel and Sen. Diane Allen to protect seniors in assisted living was advanced by the senate. (SenateNJ.com)

“When families put their loved ones in the care of a nursing home or other assisted living facility, they expect that they’ll be treated properly and with respect,” Senator Holzapfel said. “If an employee of one of these homes even has the slightest suspicion that something might be awry, it should be their duty to report it.”

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Senator Diane Allen
Senator Jim Holzapfel

Holzapfel, Allen Bill to Protect Seniors in Assisted Living Advanced by Senate Panel

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jim Holzapfel (R-Ocean) and Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) to protect senior citizens in assisted living facilities was advanced by the Senate Health Committee.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Jim Holzapfel and Sen. Diane Allen to protect seniors in assisted living was advanced by a Senate panel. (SenateNJ.com)

“When families put their loved ones in the care of a nursing home or other assited living facility, they expect that they’ll be treated properly and with respect,” Senator Holzapfel said. “If an employee of one of these homes even has the slightest suspicion that something might be awry, it should be their duty to report it.”

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Advanced: Allen Resolution Celebrating 100th Anniversary of Fort Dix

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A resolution sponsored by Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) honoring the 100th Anniversary of Fort Dix was advanced by the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Sen. Diane Allen’s resolution celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Fort Dix was advanced by a Senate Panel. (Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst)

“For 100 years, Fort Dix has been crucial to the economy of New Jersey and the defense of our country,” Senator Allen said. “Even as it enters its second century, it maintains an important role in our armed forces, and it’s still one of the largest employers in the state.”

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Allen Introduces Pay Equity Legislation

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Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) has introduced pay equity legislation following months of negotiations to determine an effective and reasonable solution.

Sen. Diane Allen introduced pay equity legislation on May 25, 2017 following months of negotiations to determine an effective and reasonable solution. (SenateNJ.com)

“I’ve worked with legislators and the administration for months in an effort to reach consensus on reasonable reforms that will ensure pay equity for women,” said Allen.

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Senator Kip Bateman
Senator Sam Thompson

Allen, Bateman, Thompson Bills to Reduce Food Waste Passed by Senate

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A group of bills sponsored by Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington), Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon) and Senator Sam Thompson (R-Burlington, Middlesex, Ocean, Monmouth) aimed at reducing waste were passed by the New Jersey Senate.

Bills sponsored Sen. Diane Allen, Sen. Kip Bateman and Sen. Sam Thompson would help reduce food waste. (Flickr)

“Cutting back on waste at our schools and other institutions is a crucial part of getting more food to people who need it,” Senator Allen said. “Every day, so much food is just tossed out. That can’t be acceptable in a state where so many still struggle with food insecurity.”

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Senate Joins Allen to Urge Congress to Increasing Funding for Veterans

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The New Jersey Senate has passed a resolution sponsored by Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) urging Congress to increase funding for services provided to veterans returning from deployment.

The NJ Senate passed Sen. Diane Allen’s resolution urging Congress to increase funding for services provided to veterans returning from deployment (Wikimedia Commons)

“New Jersey is home to 430,000 veterans. Far too many are going without the health or career services they need to transition back to civilian life,” Senator Allen, a longtime member of the Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, said. “Unfortunately, the Federal government has a long history of underfunding these services. It is our duty to serve those who have served our country. Increasing aid for returning veterans is the least we can do to honor the tremendous sacrifices they have made to secure life and liberty for us all.”

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Senator Tom Kean

Advanced: Allen/Kean Resolution to Improve Sportsmanship at Youth Athletic Fields

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A resolution sponsored by Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) and Senator Tom Kean Jr. (R-Union, Somerset, Morris) to ensure better sportsmanship by players, coaches and spectators at youth sporting events was advanced by the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

A bill sponsored by Sen. Diane Allen and Sen. Tom Kean to improve sportsmanship at youth sporting events was passed by a senate panel. (SenateNJ.com)

“While they can get very competitive, youth sports should still be all about having fun,” Senator Allen said. “When people get too heated it ruins that fun for everyone else. Sometimes people just need a reminder about the rules, and hopefully, this will help ensure a good time for all.”

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Senator Diane Allen
Senator Kip Bateman

Now Law: Varsity Letter Bill Sponsored by Allen & Bateman

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High school students in New Jersey who compete in activities other than athletics will also have the opportunity to earn varsity letters, now that a bill sponsored by Senate Republicans Diane Allen and Kip Bateman has become law.

Legislation by Sen. Kip Bateman and Sen. Diane Allen expands the opportunity for students to earn varsity letters. (Wikimedia Commons)

“The amount of school spirit, team work and dedication it takes to earn a varsity letter cannot be understated or undervalued,” Senator Allen (R-Burlington) said. “There are champions deserving of varsity letters in classrooms throughout New Jersey – and they aren’t all athletes. Now that our bill has become law, I hope more schools will take advantage of this opportunity encourage our students to excel in every aspect of their lives.”

“We see it happen every season. Athletes and musicians work together to win competitions and build school spirit – but more often than not, only one of these groups gets to wear a Letterman’s jacket after the game,” Senator Bateman (R-Somerset, Mercer, Hunterdon, Middlesex) said. “All of these students put in the same time and energy. Honoring artistic and academic competitors in the same meaningful way we honor athletes is the right thing to do.”

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Allen Honored for Efforts to Increase Gender Parity in Government

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Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) received the “Making Democracy Work Award” from the New Jersey League of Women Voters on Friday, in recognition of her longstanding, successful efforts to encourage more women to run for elected office.

Senator Diane Allen accepts the “Making Democracy Work” award, one of the highest honors given by the League of Women Voters, at a reception on April 28, 2017 in Monroe Township, New Jersey (LWVNJ)

“Democracy works best when the halls of every Statehouse are filled with legislators who understand the needs of the people they were elected to serve,” Senator Allen said. “Women now make up the majority of the population, but barely 25% of State legislatures. It is in our best interest to encourage more women to stand up and step out to fight for those in need in their communities. This is a cause I care very deeply about and will continue to advocate for long after I retire from elected office.”

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Now Law: Allen Bill Creating Pre-Trial Program for Veterans Coping With Mental Illness

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) to provide greater support for veterans struggling with addiction or mental health issues like PTSD is now law after it was signed by Governor Chris Christie.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Diane Allen to establish a pre-trial program for veterans was signed into law. (©iStock)

“This program will enable law enforcement, the courts and health professionals to better serve those who have served our country,” Senator Allen said. “These individuals fought for us, and as long as they are non-violent, they deserve a chance to get better instead of being incarcerated.”

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