Following is a list of bills for which Senator Diegnan has been a primary sponsor since becoming a member of the upper house of the New Jersey state legislature. The bills appear in reverse chronological order of their introduction. Please click on a link below to view the details of a specific bill.

S4077 Requires DEP to develop and implement electric school bus program; provides for $15 million in first year and $15 million annually in subsequent two years to DEP, subject to availability, to provide grants.

S4071 "Motorbus and Passenger Rail Service Employee Violence Prevention Act."

S4058 Revises law prohibiting cruel tethering and confinement of dogs; establishes procedures for seizure, care, and forfeiture of animals involved in animal cruelty violations.

S4040 Provides super conciliation for certain emergency responder service employees, and requires continuation of contract provisions during negotiations.

S3981 Allows individuals that have undergone certain background checks, including individuals with certain commercial driver license endorsements, to renew license online or by mail.

S3934 Raises pay for election workers to $300 per full day and permits compensation of $150 per half day; appropriates $5 million to Department of State.

S3919 Renames Dismal Swamp and Dismal Swamp Preservation Commission as "Peter J. Barnes III Wildlife Preserve" and "Peter J. Barnes III Wildlife Preservation Commission.

S3909 Requires Director of Division of Veterans' Healthcare Services in DMVA to have prior clinical and long-term care experience.

S3903 Requires administrator and assistant administrator at State veterans' memorial home have prior work experience in clinical setting.


S3852 Revises violation and fines for approving or assigning unauthorized individuals as school bus drivers.

S3851 Creates School Bus Safety Ombudsman position in, but not of, Department of Education.

S3849 Provides for debarment of school bus contractors for certain violations; requires certain information in pupil transportation contract bid.

S3799 Allows costs of medical cannabis to be reimbursed by Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund, PAAD, Senior Gold and VCCO.

S3768 Requires health care professionals to order bi-lateral ultrasounds concurrently when ordering mammograms; requires insurers to cover concurrent mammograms and bilateral ultrasounds.


S3754 Authorizes military service members, spouses, and dependents with out-of-state domicile to operate motor vehicles in New Jersey.

S3638 Permits dentists to administer vaccines under certain circumstances.

S3633 Increases income eligibility limits for PAAD program and Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program by $10,000.

S3612 Aligns commercial driver license forfeiture for certain DWI offenses involving non-commercial motor vehicle with forfeiture of basic driver's license for these offenses.

S3590 Allows formation of limited liability companies by real estate salespersons and broker-salespersons to receive commission income and requires certain disclosures on promotions.

S3589 Extends eligibility for NJ STARS Program to students academically ranked in top third of class.

S3566 Requires MVC to create mobile driver's licenses and identification cards.

S3560 Authorizes MVC to enter into contract with private vendor for marketing and sale of certain license plates.

S3558 Requires physicians and other prescribers to obtain electronic or written consent for certain medications with "black box warnings."

S3554 Expands volunteer tuition credit program to volunteers and eligible dependents enrolled in four-year public institutions of higher education and increases maximum value of tuition credit.

S3534 Requires NJT to pay support staff and subcontractors one-and-a-half times regular rate for work done during state of emergency.

S3533 Establishes creative crosswalks pilot program.

S3529 Clarifies that member of SPRS may receive accidental disability benefit under certain circumstances.

S3485 Establishes "New Jersey Transit Bus Riders' Bill of Rights."

S3470 Allows certain students to repeat prior grade level during 2021-2022 school year upon parental request.

S3451 Allows real estate salespersons and broker-salespersons to form limited liability company to receive commission income.

S3449 Requires publication of guide for licensure as integrated care facility; assigns DOH and DHS employees to communicate with facilities.

S3447 Requires DHS to establish two-year Regional Community Behavioral Health Pilot Program.

S3446 Requires DOH to establish Community Health Center Integrated Care Loan Program; appropriates funds for purposes of loan program.

S3445 Establishes pilot programs for 24-hour urgent care for behavioral health and 24-hour county substance use disorder crisis centers; revises requirements to become authorized medication-assisted treatment provider; appropriates $7 million.

S3444 Requires NJT rail stations and bus and rail terminals to display historical information about area in or around stations and terminals.

S3443 Establishes Office of Statewide Mobility Manager to assist individuals with autism and their families with transportation and mobility needs.

S3442 Requires DOT and NJT to study and implement transportation mobility and accessibility improvements for persons with autism and developmental disabilities.

S3441 Requires Director of Division of Developmental Disabilities to establish payment programs for purchase of transportation services from private sector and government transportation service providers.

S3440 Requires NJT to expand or modify routes and hours of certain transportation services and to solicit input from individuals diagnosed with autism.

S3439 Requires DOT to implement complete streets policy that considers individuals diagnosed with autism.

S3438 Updates 2-1-1 telephone system information to include all current modes of public transit and information on access and usage.

S3437 Establishes pilot program to refer certain emergency department patients for development of coordinated behavioral health care treatment and support services plan.

S3436 Requires certain transportation research to consider needs of individuals with physical, sensory, intellectual, and developmental disabilities.

S3435 Requires driver education programs to be inclusive of all students.

S3379 "Steven's Law" prohibits use of non-wood bats in certain organized games.

S3378 Requires MVC to conduct unscheduled surprise inspections of certain school buses.

S3330 Extends timeframe for receiving certain documents issued by MVC under certain circumstances.

S3329 Requires notice of motor vehicle safety recalls upon inspection and registration of motor vehicle; requires repair of motor vehicle subject to recall.

S3325 Establishes "New Jersey Information Technology Commission."

S3311 Establishes the "COVID-19 Frontline Healthcare Worker Memorial Commission."

S3309 Establishes "Remote Instruction and School Curriculum Adjustment Study Commission" to review New Jersey Student Learning Standards and make recommendations to ensure that students utilizing remote instruction can meet curriculum standards.

S3306 Authorizes optometrists to administer immunizations against coronaviruses and influenza under certain circumstances.

S3268 Requires Commissioner of Education to develop bicycle safety program for students enrolled in grades kindergarten through 12.

S3267 Authorizes certain health care professionals to administer COVID-19 vaccine.

S3266 Allows corporations to hold remote shareholder meetings.

S3265 Permit members of SPRS to purchase service credit for prior public employment with federal government or another state.

S3208 Provides accidental death benefits in certain circumstances to surviving spouse and surviving child of SPRS member or retiree who participated in 9/11 World Trade Center rescue, recovery, or cleanup operations.

S3177 Requires MVC to provide written knowledge examination online during COVID-19 public health emergency and state of emergency.

S3118 Establishes Safe School Reopening Grant Program in DOE to help public school purchase air filtration systems and ultraviolet cleaning programs to address COVID-19 pandemic; appropriates $10 million.

S3096 "Improved Suicide Prevention, Repsonse, and Treatment Act."

S3095 Establishes expedited construction inspection program.

S3069 Directs State Board of Education to establish program for issuance of temporary teaching certificate to certain students in educator preparation programs; permits school districts to hire these students as teachers for 2020-2021 school year.

S3068 Requires long-term care facilities to annually review residents' proxy directives.

S3012 Provides temporary extension of certain documents issued by MVC.

S3005 Requires subsistence vouchers issued to county inmates upon release be accepted in every county.

S2938 Limits certain appointment times at MVC locations to obtain REAL ID to senior citizens and persons with certain medical conditions during COVID-19 pandemic.

S2883 Modernizes business filing statutes to include entity conversion and domestication.

S2882 Prohibits MVC from requiring power of attorney for certain documents concerning motor vehicle certificates of ownership and salvage certificates of title.

S2881 Permits voter registration at age 16, under certain conditions.

S2867 Expands topics to be covered regarding bicycle and pedestrian safety on MVC driver's license knowledge test.

S2803 Temporarily extends deadline to register vehicle and obtain driver's license for new State residents during COVID-19 public health emergency.

S2748 Establishes NJMVC Virtual Check-In Pilot Program.

S2747 Authorizes MVC to use stored driver's license or identification card photo for longer than eight years; limits certain appointment times at MVC locations to senior citizens and persons with certain medical conditions during COVID-19 pandemic.

S2735 Permits school districts to apply to DOE for reimbursement of costs of ultraviolet-C lights and air filter units for addressing transmission of COVID-19.

S2734 Permits DCA to modify required amount for reserve for uncollected taxes in response to COVID-19 pandemic.

S2712 Establishes minimum direct care staff-to-resident ratios in nursing homes.

S2688 Authorizes special plate for holders of "Combat Action Ribbon."

S2673 Requires NJT to provide protective face covering to passengers without protective face covering; appropriates $100,000.

S2672 Revises certain licensure requirements to operate water supply and wastewater treatment systems.

S2628 Establishes general immunity for businesses, including non-profits, and public and private colleges and universities, and their officers, employees, and agents, against actions relating to Coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic or related viral strain in subsequent years.

S2579 Authorizes religious corporations to hold remote meetings during state of emergency declared by Governor.

S2566 Requires long-term care facilities and hospitals to maintain minimum supply of personal protective equipment.

S2558 Ensures insurance coverage for certain persons attending school graduation exercises in July and August of 2020.

S2542 Allows municipality to suspend certain zoning requirements during COVID-19 emergency.

S2472 Caps interest rate for redemption of tax liens at nine percent per year.

S2470 Provides that State contract for non-commercial sustaining announcements will be awarded as single contract for all State agencies without public advertising for bids.

S2468 Establishes minimum certified nurse aide-to-resident ratios in nursing homes.

S2441 Revises and updates membership and purpose of Advisory Council on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in DHS.

S2430 Extends eligibility for accidental disability and accidental death benefits to certain PFRS, SPRS, and PERS members who contract COVID-19 and test positive for SARS-CoV-2.

S2409 Allows resident taxpayers to deduct from gross income fifty percent of amount paid through E-ZPass for NJTA tolls.

S2408 Adds two student representatives to board of governors of Rutgers University.

S2407 Extends accidental death benefits to certain members of PFRS, PERS,SPRS who die from COVID-19.

S2406 Provides maximum pension to certain JRS members.

S2405 Establishes 180 days from receipt of notary public commission as deadline for taking oath of office.

S2314 Revises page rate for transcript of stenographic record or other court recordings; eliminates scheduled page rate increases.

S2312 Establishes procedures for awarding design-build contracts by State transportation agencies.

S2300 Automatically extends time to file gross income tax or corporation business tax return if federal government extends filing or payment due date for federal returns.

S2290 Permits corporations to hold shareholders' meetings in part or solely by means of remote communication during state of emergency.

S2273 Requires SEHBP and eligible employers that do not participate in the SEHBP to provide certain plans for public education employees and certain public education retirees.

S2231 Requires person taking written examination for permit to watch video of rights and responsibilities of driver stopped by law enforcement.

S2230 Allows primary caregiver of handicapped person and person with autism to apply for and use handicapped parking.

S2209 Allows minors to serve as election workers between 5:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on elections days.

S2208 Imposes certain requirements on operators of motor vehicles when overtaking bicycles; establishes fine for collision with bicyclist under certain circumstances.

S2170 Establishes Office of Alcohol and Drug Use Disorders Policy to oversee, direct, and coordinate resources, funding, and data tracking concerning treatment of substance use disorders.

S2080 Provides for lower speed limits on certain residential access streets.

S2079 "New Jersey Coordinated Substance Use Control Policy and Planning Act."

S1933 Establishes annual cost of living adjustment based on Consumer Price Index for certain children, youth and family services organizations.

S1932 Makes fiscal year 2020 General Fund supplemental appropriation totaling $1,000,000 for medical transportation costs for residents of Veterans' Memorial Homes.

S1830 Revises "Athletic Training Licensure Act."

S1819 Directs BPU to develop and implement electric school bus pilot program.

S1790 Revises provisions required in school district's anti-bullying policy; provides for civil liability of parent of minor adjudicated delinquent for cyber-harassment or harassment; and increases certain fines against parents.

S1789 Authorizes DOT to establish and administer toll collection and enforcement system on behalf of NJ toll authorities and to enter into reciprocal agreements for enforcement of toll violations with toll authorities from other states.

S1559 "New Jersey Insurance Fair Conduct Act."

S713 Establishes that failure to maintain lane may constitute recklessness under vehicular homicide statute; designated as Eileen's Law.

S643 Requires DOT to prioritize green stormwater infrastructure in design, construction, reconstruction, and repair of public highways.

S586 Establishes new crime of domestic violence committed in the presence of a child.

S483 Requires NJT to remove snow from certain stops, stations, and stands for motorbus regular route service and to make name and contact information of entities responsible for snow removal publicly available.

S481 Increases statute of limitations for prosecution of vehicular homicide.

S343 Directs New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell, Office of Information Technology, and New Jersey Big Data Alliance to develop advanced cyberinfrastucture strategic plan.

S328 Requires public transportation employees to complete training course on handling and responding to suspected human trafficking.

S327 Establishes grant program for school districts and charter schools to develop dual language immersion programs.

S326 Renames "county vocational school districts" as "county career academies."

S325 Establishes process for recovering cost of caring for animals involved in animal cruelty violations.

S324 Authorizes operators of motor vehicles to display electronic proof of registration; requires MVC to send application for registration renewal to lessee of leased vehicle.

S323 Decreases from 55 days to 21 days minimum time required to change political party affiliation prior to primary.

S293 "Mallory's Law"; revises provisions required in school district's anti-bullying policy; provides for civil liability of parent of minor adjudicated delinquent for cyber-harassment or harassment; and increases certain fines against parents.

S246 Repeals statute authorizing offering of "Basic and Essential" health benefits plans under individual health benefits and small employer health benefits plans and other statutes concerning basic health plans; makes conforming amendments.

S231 Establishes "Alternative Fuel Vehicle Transportation Financing Commission" to examine manner in which alternative fuel vehicles may be taxed to contribute to cost of maintaining State transportation system.

S230 Permits four-year institution of higher education to award associate degrees.

S229 Establishes pilot program for integrated system of treatment for opioid use disorders.

S228 Requires EDA to establish loan program for certain costs of electric-powered school bus purchases by local school districts and school bus contractors.

S227 Makes appropriation of $3,000,000 to DOT for electric buses and $3,000,000 to NJT for private carrier capital improvements from revenues and other funds of Transportation Trust Fund Authority.

S226 Revises law concerning partnerships, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies.

S225 Provides that student-athlete who sustains concussion must return to regular school activities prior to return to competition; requires school districts to implement six-step return-to-competition process.

S224 Requires certain school security measures to be incorporated into new school construction and existing school buildings.

S223 Permits school bus driver to administer epinephrine to student in emergency under certain circumstances.

S222 Expands deduction allowed under gross income tax for property taxes paid by homeowners and tenants to increase maximum deduction from $10,000 to $35,000 and to include amounts paid on second homes.

S221 Concerns expenses to municipalities for tree purchase, planting, and removal.

S220 Makes total property tax exemption for 100% disabled veterans retroactive to effective date of determination of total disability; requires State to reimburse municipalities for reimbursement of property taxes paid to veteran.

S219 Requires certain employers with State contracts to pay their employees their usual compensation for each day of jury service.

S218 Establishes standards regarding the disqualification of claimants for unemployment compensation for misconduct.

S217 Prohibits use of anti-concurrent causation clauses in homeowners insurance policies.

S216 Establishes a charter school review board in DOE to review charter school applications and modifies aspects of the charter school program including approval, monitoring, and evaluation of charter schools.

S215 Requires all students enrolled in grade eight to have certain physical examination that includes cardiac component.

S66 Establishes certification card for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

S51 Establishes commission to study impact of certain Medicaid reimbursement rate change on nursing homes.