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  • NJ A926
  • Implements person-first language and changes pejorative terminology referring to persons with certain disabilities or substance use disorders.*
In Committee
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill deletes references to pejorative and archaic language that is used in the State statutes when referring to persons with developmental, cognitive, or psychiatric disabilities and persons with substance use disorders. The bill employs "person-first" language, to ensure that persons are referred to as having certain disabilities, rather than being defined by their disabilities. The replacement of the pejorative terms is not intended to change the meaning of the various sections of the law amended by the bill.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Human Services, Substituted by another Bill
Substituted by S2721 (1R)  (on 6/8/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
6/8/2017 A Substituted by S2721 (1R)
10/13/2016 A Reported from Assembly Comm. as a Substitute, 2nd Reading
10/13/2016 Assembly Human Services Hearing (14:00 10/13/2016 Committee Room 16, 4th Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 10/13/2016 Assembly Human Services Committee: Reported with Substitution 6 0 0