Bill Text: NJ A5720 | 2018-2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Establishes New Jersey Public Interest Technology Network.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2019-08-23 - Introduced, Referred to Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee [A5720 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2018-A5720-Introduced.html

ASSEMBLY, No. 5720

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED AUGUST 23, 2019

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  LINDA S. CARTER

District 22 (Middlesex, Somerset and Union)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Establishes New Jersey Public Interest Technology Network.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act establishing the New Jersey Public Interest Technology Network and supplementing chapter 3B of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes. 

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.  a.  The Secretary of Higher Education shall appoint and convene the New Jersey Public Interest Technology Network, a network of academics and researchers from New Jersey's public institutions of higher education, to propose new curriculum, collaborations, and initiatives to advance the emerging field of public interest technology.  The network shall, among other efforts:

     (1)  support the development of curriculum and faculty that enable the interdisciplinary education of students;

     (2)  develop experiential learning opportunities with public and private sector partners in the field of public interest technology;

     (3)  identify ways to support graduates who pursue careers working in public interest technology; and

     (4)  create mechanisms for faculty to receive recognition for their work in the field of public interest technology.

     b.  As used in this section, "public interest technology" means an interdisciplinary field dedicated to: the examination of the social, ethical, legal, and policy implications of technology; and the identification of ways to leverage technology to support public interest organizations and the people they serve. 

 

     2.  This act shall take effect on the 30th day after the date of enactment. 

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill directs the Secretary of Higher Education to appoint and convene the New Jersey Public Interest Technology Network, a network of academics and researchers from New Jersey's public institutions of higher education, to propose new curriculum, collaborations, and initiatives to advance the emerging field of public interest technology.  The network is directed to, among other efforts:

        support the development of curriculum and faculty that enable the interdisciplinary education of students;

        develop experiential learning opportunities with public and private sector partners in the field of public interest technology;

        identify ways to support graduates who pursue careers working in public interest technology; and

        create mechanisms for faculty to receive recognition for their work in the field of public interest technology.

     As used in the bill, "public interest technology" means an interdisciplinary field dedicated to: the examination of the social, ethical, legal, and policy implications of technology; and the identification of ways to leverage technology to support public interest organizations and the people they serve. 

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