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  • NJ S2721
  • Implements person-first language and changes pejorative terminology referring to persons with certain disabilities or substance use disorders.
Introduced
(11/3/2016)
In Committee
(1/9/2017)
Crossed Over
(6/8/2017)
Passed
(6/26/2017)
Signed
(7/21/2017)
Dead/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, 2nd Reading in the Senate, 2nd Reading in the Senate to Concur with Assembly Amendments, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens, Passed Assembly, Passed both Houses, Passed Senate
Approved P.L.2017, c.131.  (on 7/21/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
7/21/2017 S Approved P.L.2017, c.131.
6/26/2017 S Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (40-0)
6/12/2017 S Received in the Senate, 2nd Reading on Concurrence
6/8/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (76-0-0)
6/8/2017 A Emergency Resolution (76-0-0) (Vaineri Huttle)
6/8/2017 A Assembly Floor Amendment Passed (Vaineri Huttle)
6/8/2017 A Substituted for A926 (ACS)
1/23/2017 A Received in the Assembly without Reference, 2nd Reading
1/23/2017 S Passed by the Senate (36-0)
1/9/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
1/9/2017 Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Hearing (13:00 1/9/2017 Committee Room 1, 1st Floor)
11/3/2016 S Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/26/2017 Senate Floor: Amend 40 0 0
Detail 6/8/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 76 0 4
Detail 6/8/2017 Assembly Floor: Substitute For A926 Acs (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 6/8/2017 Assembly Floor: Enact Emergency Clause 76 0 4
Detail 1/23/2017 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 36 0 4
Detail 1/9/2017 Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee: Reported Favorably 9 0 0