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  • NJ S1379
  • Concerns NJ Transit's treatment of people with guide or service dogs; establishes Access Link Customer Service Group.
In Committee
Crossed Over
2016-2017 Regular Session
As reported, the bill provides that any person with a disability accompanied by a guide or service dog, or any guide or service dog trainer accompanied by a guide or service dog, when riding on any bus, train, or other form of transportation operated by the New Jersey Transit Corporation (New Jersey Transit), may keep that dog, appropriately controlled, in the person's immediate custody. The bill prohibits New Jersey Transit from denying to any person use of or entry to any vehicle used for public transportation services or any vehicle used for providing transportation to persons with disabilities because the person is accompanied by an appropriately controlled guide or service dog. The bill requires New Jersey Transit to designate an Access Link Customer Service Group to receive and act upon complaints regarding Access Link service and to establish procedures by which complaints are to be processed and resolved. The bill contains requirements for giving Access Link passengers notice of the complaint procedures. The bill requires the New Jersey Transit General Manager of ADA Services to report semi-annually to the New Jersey Transit board with a summary of the Access Link Customer Service Group activities for the preceding six months. The New Jersey Transit General Manager of ADA Services is also required to send a copy of that report to the Division on Civil Rights in the Department of Law and Public Safety, Disability Rights New Jersey, and the Community Health Law Project.
Transportation, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Passed both Houses
Approved P.L.2016, c.25.  (on 8/18/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
8/18/2016 A Approved P.L.2016, c.25.
6/27/2016 A Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (79-0-0)
6/27/2016 A Substituted for A3003 (1R)
6/27/2016 A Received in the Assembly without Reference, 2nd Reading
6/27/2016 S Passed by the Senate (39-0)
5/9/2016 S Senate Amendment (35-0) (Turner)
3/7/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
3/7/2016 Senate Transportation Hearing (10:30 3/7/2016 Committee Room 7, 2nd Floor)
2/11/2016 S Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Transportation Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/27/2016 Assembly Floor: Substitute For A3003 Aca (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 6/27/2016 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 39 0 1
Detail 6/27/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 79 0 1
Detail 5/9/2016 Senate Floor: Amend 35 0 5
Detail 5/9/2016 Senate Floor: Second Reading (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 3/7/2016 Senate Transportation Committee: Reported Favorably 4 0 1