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  • NJ S1041
  • Requires DHS to develop timeline for use by individuals with developmental disabilities to gain benefit of State and federal programs; requires posting timeline on DHS, DCF, and DOE websites.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires the Commissioner of Human Services, or the commissioner's designee, in consultation with the Commissioner of Children and Families, the Commissioner of Community Affairs, the Commissioner of Education, the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development, and the Commissioner of Transportation, or their designees, to develop a timeline that lists activities that an individual with a developmental disability may engage in, at a certain age or range of ages, in order to gain the benefit of a State or federal program or fulfill an obligation, as applicable. The timeline is to be arranged by age and include information about where to access information about the activity. The Commissioners of Human Services, Children and Families, and Education are required to post the timeline on their websites. Activities to be included on the timeline include, but are not limited to: applying for adult services for individuals with developmental disabilities; determining if guardianship is necessary and the type of guardianship services appropriate for the individual; applying for assistance from State or federal housing programs; applying for benefits from the federal Social Security Administration; applying for benefits under the "Personal Assistance Services Act," P.L.1987, c.350 (C.30:4G-13 et seq.); if male, registering with the federal Selective Service System; applying for financial aid for admission to institutions of higher education; applying for employment or assistance with job searches; and contacting the Department of Transportation to learn about transportation services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens, Passed both Houses, Passed Senate
Approved P.L.2016, c.72.  (on 12/5/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
12/5/2016 A Approved P.L.2016, c.72.
10/20/2016 A Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (72-0-0)
10/20/2016 A Substituted for A1449
5/12/2016 A Received in the Assembly without Reference, 2nd Reading
5/9/2016 S Passed by the Senate (40-0)
3/7/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
3/7/2016 Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Hearing (13:00 3/7/2016 Committee Room 1, First Floor)
2/8/2016 S Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 10/20/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 72 0 8
Detail 10/20/2016 Assembly Floor: Substitute For A1449 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 5/9/2016 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 40 0 0
Detail 3/7/2016 Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee: Reported Favorably 8 0 1