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Media Advisory: Senator Diane Allen to Hold Press Conference MONDAY

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Senator Diane Allen (R- Burlington/Camden) will hold a press conference to discuss the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), its negative implications for New Jersey’s economy, and the need for repealing the law. She will be joined by Senator Michael Doherty (R- Warren/Hunterdon) and Americans For Prosperity’s Steve Lonegan.

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Senator Allen Hails Senate Passage of Early Release Repeal

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Senator Diane Allen (R- Burlington/Camden) applauded emergency Senate action to repeal New Jersey’s early inmate release statute. Repeal was achieved by adoption of Governor Christie’s conditional veto of S-2308, used as an alternate to Senator Allen’s S-2814 which also repealed the statute.

“I continue to believe, as I did when I sponsored New Jersey’s No Early Release Act for violent offenders in 1997, that criminals need to serve the entirety of their sentences,” said Senator Allen. “The early release statute signed by former Governor Corzine resulted in tragedy for two families. I want to thank the Senate President for working with me to repeal this terribly misguided policy.”

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Senator Allen Receives ‘Patient Advocacy Award’ from Penn Medicine

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Addresses Personal Battle with Cancer in Keynote Address to Head & Neck Cancers Conference

State Senator Diane Allen (R- Burlington/Camden) has been honored by the University of Pennsylvania Health System with Penn Medicine’s “Patient Advocacy Award”. Senator Allen was surprised with the award after delivering the keynote address at the hospital’s second annual Focus on Head and Neck Cancer’s Free Conference.

“Being asked to share my personal battle with oral cancer by the hospital that saved my life was honor enough,” said Allen, “but I am truly humbled to receive this award. While I was able to beat back the disease thanks to timely detection and aggressive treatment, too many go undiagnosed or lack access to care until it is too late. That is why I believe it is so important for survivors to get involved, because raising awareness among the public and policymakers will save lives.”

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Diane Allen Mourns the Passing of Her Colleague, Senator John Adler

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Senator Diane Allen issued the following statement on the passing of her colleague Senator John Adler:

“My heart goes out to the Adler family, his wife Shelly and their four children. John spent the better part of two decades serving the people of New Jersey with candor and vigor. His intellect and energy was a benefit to his constituents and all who had the honor of serving with him. This is a great loss for New Jersey. He will be truly missed.”

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Sen. Allen Applauds Governor Christie’s Efforts to End Early Release

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Senator Diane Allen (R- Burlington/Camden), prime sponsor of legislation to repeal New Jersey’s mandatory early release statute, issued this statement following Governor Christie’s announcement that he has inserted repeal language into his conditional veto of S-2308:

“The Governor’s action provides an additional path to repeal New Jersey’s early release law, and I am pleased that he has put his full support behind this effort. With two homicides already committed by inmates released under the program, repealing this misguided policy should be priority number one for the Legislature. A growing chorus of law enforcement professionals has joined my call for ending New Jersey’s early release program because it is a threat to public safety, and I encourage Legislative leaders to join our cause by scheduling a vote on repeal at the earliest possible date.”

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Sen. Allen, Sheriff Stanfield: “Second Murder Proves Immediate Need to Repeal Early Release”

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Following reports of a second homicide committed by an inmate prematurely freed from incarceration, Senator Diane Allen has sent a letter to Senate President Stephen Sweeney requesting expedited consideration of her bill (S-2814) to repeal New Jersey’s early release statute:

“Legislation does not kill people, but criminals freed by irresponsible legislation most certainly do,” said Senator Allen. “One murder was too many, but two murders committed by separate individuals almost immediately upon their release from prison shows how irreparably flawed this law is. The current statute is putting convicts with violent tendencies and a predisposition toward weapons back on our streets. It was a bad idea when it was proposed, and should be repealed immediately to avert any further tragedy.”

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Senate Republicans Call on Democrats to Set ‘Date Certain’ for Toolkit Passage

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At an afternoon news conference following the Senate’s adjournment for Spring Recess, Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr. (R- Union) and Deputy Minority Leader Diane Allen (R- Burlington/Camden) were joined by a united Republican caucus in calling on the Majority to set a date certain for completion of the property tax relief toolkit.

“For a year now, we’ve been told by the Majority that, to quote the Senate President, ‘The toolkit has to happen’,” said Senator Kean. “However, blatant partisan posturing against the Governor has caused them to break the promise they made last year to the taxpayers. Their inaction is forcing service reductions, police and fire layoffs, and tax increases that our communities cannot afford and the taxpayers should not be forced to bear. It is time for the Democrats to stop with their small minded politics and set a date certain to complete the toolkit and provide taxpayers the relief they deserve.”

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Allen/Beach Legislation Prohibiting Billing of Victims for Rape Kits Clears Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senators Diane Allen (R- Burlington/Camden) and James Beach (D- Camden) prohibiting healthcare providers from billing rape victims for forensic evidence collection services has been approved by the Senate.

“Sending a bill to victims of sexual assault for their own rape kits is nothing short of cruel,” said Allen. “In no other crime would it even be contemplated that victims receive an invoice for the collection of evidence needed to prosecute the offenders. Victims who receive a bill are needlessly forced to relive their attack all over again by the very people to whom they turned for help. This legislation will prevent this inhumane practice in New Jersey.”

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Muñoz and Allen Join Mark Lunsford Calling for Passage of Jessica Lunsford Act

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Assemblywoman Nancy F. Muñoz and Senator Diane Allen were joined by Mark Lunsford in a State House press conference this morning advocating for legislation known as the “Jessica Lunsford Act,” which increases prison sentences for sex offenders and persons who harbor them. Mr. Lunsford is the father of 9-year old Jessica, a young Florida girl who was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and murdered by a registered sex offender in 2005.

Senator Diane Allen (R-7) with Mark Lunsford at a State House press conference on March 21, 2011.

In May 2005, Assemblywoman Nancy Muñoz’ late husband, Assemblyman Eric Muñoz, and Senator Allen introduced the original version of the “Jessica Lunsford Act” that included 45 bipartisan sponsors. The last action seen by the current bill was its unanimous approval in the Assembly Judiciary Committee on May 13, 2010, at which time it was referred to the Appropriations Committee where it has languished.

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Sen. Allen Will Sponsor Governor’s Bill to Close Early Release Loophole

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Senator Diane Allen (R- Burlington/Camden), original sponsor of New Jersey’s “No Early Release Act”, today said she is outraged that legislation permitting early release of some convicts signed into law by former Governor Jon Corzine last year has resulted in a young man’s death.

“I wrote the ‘No Early Release Act’ fifteen years ago after someone got out of prison early and murdered a woman in my district and raped her young child,” said Senator Allen. “Those convicted of serious crimes must pay their full debt to society. The absolutely reckless legislation signed by former Governor Corzine has now claimed its first victim. Eric Thomas was savagely shot in the back by a criminal who should never have been out of jail. I proudly stand with Governor Christie in supporting an end to this exceedingly irresponsible policy, and look forward to signing on as a prime sponsor of legislation righting this wrong.”

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