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  • NJ A4019
  • Permits eligible students who are members of United States Armed Forces to wear military uniform at high school graduation.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires school districts to allow eligible students to wear a dress uniform issued by the United States Armed Forces while participating in their high school graduation ceremony. Under the bill, a student will be permitted to wear a dress uniform at graduation if: (1) the student has fulfilled all State and local requirements for receiving a high school diploma and is otherwise eligible to participate in the high school graduation ceremony; and (2) the student has completed basic training for, and is an active member of, a branch of the United States Armed Forces.
Education, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Passed Assembly, Passed both Houses
Approved P.L.2017, c.84.  (on 5/11/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
5/11/2017 S Approved P.L.2017, c.84.
2/13/2017 S Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (38-0)
2/13/2017 S Substituted for S2491
1/23/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
1/12/2017 Senate Education Hearing (10:00 1/12/2017 Committee Room 6, 1st Floor)
12/5/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee
11/21/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (72-0-0)
11/14/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
11/14/2016 Assembly Education Hearing (10:00 11/14/2016 Committee Room 16, 4th Floor)
6/30/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 2/13/2017 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 38 0 2
Detail 2/13/2017 Senate Floor: Substitute For S2491 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 1/12/2017 Senate Education Committee: Reported Favorably 4 0 1
Detail 11/21/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 72 0 7
Detail 11/14/2016 Assembly Education Committee: Reported Favorably 9 0 2