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  • NJ A3613
  • Prohibits State-sponsored travel to certain states without protections against discrimination based on sex, gender identity or expression, and affectional or sexual orientation.*
Introduced
(4/4/2016)
In Committee
(5/5/2016)
Crossed Over
(4/7/2016)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill prohibits State entities to pay for or sponsor travel requests to states that have adopted religious freedom statutes without protections against discrimination. Under the bill, any department, division, office, board, bureau, commission, authority, or other instrumentality of the State of New Jersey, and State-funded public institutions of higher education, would be prohibited from approving a request for travel to be paid out of State funds or sponsored by the State, to any state of the United States that has adopted a law to protect religious freedom without instituting in such law or other statute protections against discrimination in the provision of goods or services to the public. The bill also requires all State entities to immediately review all requests for travel and to deny any funding or sponsorship request that violates the bill. The prohibition would be in effect with respect to a state of the United States while such a law remains in effect in that state. However, the bill allows a State entity to approve a travel or sponsorship request when required due to an emergency, or for law enforcement or contractual purposes, or to protect the public's health, safety, and welfare.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Budget and Appropriations, Passed Assembly, State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation
Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading  (on 5/5/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
5/5/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading
5/5/2016 Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Hearing (13:00 5/5/2016 Committee Room 10, 3rd Floor)
4/18/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
4/7/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (54-17-1)
4/4/2016 A Introduced, 1st Reading without Reference, 2nd Reading
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 5/5/2016 Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee: Reported with Amendments 3 2 0
Detail 4/7/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 54 17 9