Sociological Strip Search Bill Passes Assembly, Scheduled For Senate Vote Today

New Jersey Public Schools are on the verge of becoming part of the government’s domestic spying apparatus.  If the NSA misses something while going through your phone calls and emails, they will have the questionnaires your children fill out in school to fall back on, if the Sociological Strip Search bill passes, as amended by the Assembly last week, and is signed into law by Governor Christie.

In case you’ve missed our previous coverage of this proposed law, it authorizes schools to conduct intrusive surveys into the lives of students without parental consent.   The bill, A/2421 in the Assembly and S/454 in the Senate, amends a current law passed in 2001 that requires written parental consent before school can question students about:

mental and psychological problems potentially embarrassing to the student or the student’s family;

 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 as those of lawyers, physicians, and ministers;

income, other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under a program;

The educational establishment uses the information mined from the surveys to apply for federal money.  Not enough parents are providing written consent, like they do for field trips and extracurricular programs, so the ‘educators’ and the companies and non-profits that sell drug abuse and anti-bullying programs to the schools, want to replace written parental consent for the children to be subject to the intrusion with simple parental notification.  They are counting on parents not taking the affirmative action of objecting to the surveys, thereby giving ‘negative consent.’

The bill passed the Assembly last week, largely along partisan lines.  Four Republicans, Mary Pat Angelini, Betty Lou DeCroce , John Amodeo and Chris A. Brown voted with the Democrats to pass the bill.  Today it goes back to the Senate for a second reading to concur with the amendments the Assembly made.  The bill originally passed the Senate 25-15 in February.

Contact your Senator and ask her/him to vote NO today.  Contact Governor Christie and ask him to veto the bill if/when it gets to his desk.


Posted: June 24th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Mary Pat Angenlini, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 5 Comments »

5 Comments on “Sociological Strip Search Bill Passes Assembly, Scheduled For Senate Vote Today”

  1. SenseCommon said at 9:37 am on June 24th, 2013:

    A quick question, are any of these candidates speaking out about the NSA privacy concerns or NDAA….because if they are I would like to be the first to say “hypocrites.”

  2. Prevent this First said at 9:51 am on June 24th, 2013:

    Mary Pat Angelini — Executive Director of Prevention First — voted for a bill that allows schools to apply for federal grant money that they can then use to pay for services provided by her organization, Prevention First. Shame on her. Among the other names of associated with her organization that MMM readers would be familiar with:
    Congressman and US Senate Candidate: Hon. Frank Pallone, Jr.
    Former Mon. Co. Vice-Chair and CD6 Candidate: Diane Gooch
    State Senator and former US Senate Candidate: Hon. Joseph Kyrillos, Jr
    NJ Tourism Director: Grace Hanlon


    Talk about a conflict of interests.

  3. Domestic Spying Comes to NJ Schools | The Save Jersey Blog said at 10:55 am on June 24th, 2013:

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  4. PRIMARY MARY PAT ANGELINI said at 11:34 am on June 24th, 2013:

    Jen Beck looks like Jesse Helms compared to Angelini

  5. Watch said at 7:34 pm on June 24th, 2013:

    Maybe when they start interrogating their little Jack and Jills. They will sing a different tune. The saying ” watch what you wish for” comes to mind . Hopefully it won’t be signed