Source: Angelini Withdrawing As Sponsor Of A3242

MMM has just heard that 11th district Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini is withdrawing her sponsorship of Assembly bill A3242, a law that would allow school districts to survey students about their families’ political affiliations; sexual behaviors and attitudes; mental illnesses and psychological problems; illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, and demeaning behavior; critical appraisals of other individuals with whom a respondent has a close family relationship; legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships such has those of lawyers, physicians or ministers; income and social security number; all without parental consent.

While Angelini’s new position on the legislation is a victory for her constituents who have contacted her since MMM broke the story on this bill on Tuesday evening, the bill is not dead yet.

The Assembly Education Committee has a hearing scheduled on the bill this afternoon.

Those who don’t mind the government, school districts, nonprofits and federal grantees asking their children intimate personal information about themselves and their families don’t need to do anything.

Those who object should call members of the Assembly Education Committee:

Scott Rumana  – 973 237 1362

Joseph Mallone – 609 298 6250

Paul Moriarty – 856 232 6700

Ruben Ramos – 201 714 4960

Pat Diegnan – 908 757 1677

Bonnie Watson – 609 292 0500

David Wolfe – 732 840 9028

Ralph Caputo – 973 450 0484

 Elease Evans – 973 247 1521

 Mila Jasey – 973 762 1886

 Brian Rumpf – 609 693 6700

The rationale for this bill is that federal grantees and nonprofits have been frustrated in their attempts to get the personal information.  In Massachusetts middle school students, 7th and 8th graders, were recently asked how many sexual partners they have had, about condom use and their oral sexual behavior.  The survey was conducted by a local social services agency in cooperation with the federal Center for Disease Control, according to FoxNews.

The school principle acknowledged that the graphic survey took place but said the school had nothing to do with the content and that they were required to administer the survey to comply with a federal grant.

Strong New Jersey Chairwoman Diane Gooch issued a statement this morning condemning A3242:

“Liberals in the state legislature are attempting to hijack the private information of New Jersey’s students with this recent effort to collect personal data through the school districts. It is an affront to our sensibilities and our constitutional rights.  Big brother lives somewhere, but it shouldn’t be Trenton.”

Posted: June 16th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Education | Tags: , | 21 Comments »

21 Comments on “Source: Angelini Withdrawing As Sponsor Of A3242”

  1. TR said at 11:54 am on June 16th, 2011:

    The message to government is simple


  2. Weregret said at 3:00 pm on June 16th, 2011:

    Just a few questions here. 1) As of this morning She is still listed as a sponsor of this bill. Can that not be altered after submission; 2) Of those people she represents, who specifically asked for this legislation, and why; 3) Did she have the foresight to talk to any of her constituents about the content of this bill and the absolute insolent invasion of our privacy prior to sponsoring this bill; 4)After being barraged by phone calls, she says she has withdrawn as a sponsor; Where is the press release; 5) where is the explanation of originally sponsoring the bill and now, after pressure has been applied the reasons for withdrawing her sponsorship? New Jersey is near, very very near to the top in taking away the rights of its citizens. Is it any wonder that the barrage continues with republicans like this?

  3. Firesign58 said at 3:03 pm on June 16th, 2011:

    How convenient. Watch her try to get conservative endorsements for her re-election. Sorry, not buying the BS she is selling.

  4. Really? said at 3:26 pm on June 16th, 2011:

    Ms. Gooch is listed as being on the “Leadership Cabinet” of the nonprofit Republican Angelini heads. So she’s blaming this on liberals? Why did she wait till now to condemn this? Seems she could have had a little “leadership” chat with the sponsor, no? No doubt she’ll soon be claiming credit for the Weiner resignation.


  5. momwillto said at 3:42 pm on June 16th, 2011:

    Can we please get rid of Angelini and fine an Assembly person of substance & character and one that is not always pushing their own self serving agenda.
    Is that too much to ask?

  6. Freespeaker1976 said at 4:11 pm on June 16th, 2011:


    To attack Mary Pat’s policies and political positions is one thing and I am with you.

    However, baring some sort of scandal, questioning her character is another thing.

  7. Russ said at 4:13 pm on June 16th, 2011:

    How convenient. Watch her try to get conservative endorsements for her re-election. Sorry, not buying the BS she is selling.

    Me neither. Has she withdrawn from the nanny-state “bath salt” bill yet or any other myriad anti-freedom bills she sponsors?

  8. momwillto said at 4:27 pm on June 16th, 2011:

    Freespeaker, I am harsh. But I know more than you.

  9. Russ said at 4:45 pm on June 16th, 2011:

    Ms. Gooch is listed as being on the “Leadership Cabinet” of the nonprofit Republican Angelini heads.

    So is Frank Pallone.

  10. Freespeaker1976 said at 5:29 pm on June 16th, 2011:

    So, momwillto; you’re an elitist too (with the I know more than you line) in addition to a classless, arrogant person.

    Thanks, you just proved my point.

    But, if you want to play that game; I know more than you about Mary Pat’s character.

  11. Really? said at 6:59 pm on June 16th, 2011:

    Frank Pallone is indeed on that list but didn’t turn around and attack anyone else for something he himself was silent on (at least till there was public outrage). The rich really are different- shameless and hypocritical.

  12. TR said at 10:57 pm on June 16th, 2011:

    Mr Russ,
    Are you saying that it should be legal to sell a dangerous drug labeled as bath salts?

    You are joking right.

  13. Russ said at 11:12 pm on June 16th, 2011:

    No, I’m saying that it’s not the government’s job to save us from ourselves. There are dangerous “drugs” in dishwashing detergent too; is Mary Pat gonna sue Tide on behalf of taxpayers?

    This state is how many billion in debt and all this RINO does is make more stupid law in the bullshit name of “protecting children”?

    Get your priorities in line TR. You’re joking right?

  14. K2 said at 12:20 am on June 17th, 2011:

    The usage of these so-called “bath salts” are not akin to sniffing glue, where one could say the state would be acting as a “nanny” by banning a useful product that is simply misused by a few. This is a product which is not used for bathing – it is used as a stimulant and hallucinogen. This is the type of product the government should be concerning itself with instead of making citizens sign a ledger and provide a driver’s license every time they want to buy pseudoephedrine for a sinus condition. There are distinctions to be made.

  15. Russ said at 12:24 am on June 17th, 2011:

    On what logically consistent basis do you draw these “distinctions to be made”?

    I’ll give you a hint, there are none.

  16. Pat said at 7:29 am on June 17th, 2011:

    Mary Pat Angelini opposed New Jersey’s medical marijuana law because she believed the law would “allow high school seniors to legally walk around carrying 240 joints.” (What was Mary Pat smoking?)


    Angelini also voted to restrict my Second Amendment rights.


    Mary Pat Angelini doesn’t have the brains, the character or the judgment necessary for elected office. I am embarrassed to have her represent me in the New Jersey General Assembly.

  17. TR said at 12:48 pm on June 17th, 2011:

    I kid you not.
    Tide is not someting that people ingest to get high and those bath salts are much more dangerous then tide. Tide is sold as laundry detergent and that is what it is used for. The “Bath Salts” you reference are not really bath salts but an extremely dangerous chemical compound that is taken only to get high.
    Sorry I am a conservative not a libertine.

  18. Russ said at 1:23 pm on June 17th, 2011:

    No, it is not a drug taken “only to get high.” There are most certainly other legitimate uses for the salts. A simple google search reveals that. But because a RINO legislator introduces nanny-state legislation to ban the product, you lose all objectivity and deny all other facts about the product.

    You don’t have to be a libertarian to recognize the unjustified nanny-statism involved with banning products. I’m certainly no libertarian either.

  19. K2 said at 1:08 am on June 19th, 2011:

    Libertine-one devoid of moral constraints-not libertarian. And just what are those legitimate uses?

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