Bill Text: NJ A4981 | 2018-2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires replacement of the terms "mother" and "father" with the terms "parent or guardian" on all State blanks, forms, documents, and applications.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-07 - Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee [A4981 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2018-A4981-Introduced.html

ASSEMBLY, No. 4981

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 7, 2019

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  CAROL A. MURPHY

District 7 (Burlington)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires replacement of the terms "mother" and "father" with "parent or guardian" on all State blanks, forms, documents, and applications.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

 


An Act concerning State forms and supplementing Title 52 of the Revised Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    Notwithstanding the provisions of any law to the contrary, on or after the effective date of this act, all blanks, forms, documents, and applications furnished to the public for official business by every State department, commission, committee, council, or agency using the terms "mother" and "father" shall be replaced with blanks, forms, documents, and applications using the term "parent or guardian."

 

     2.    Pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), the Secretary of State shall adopt rules

and regulations necessary to effectuate the purposes of this act

 

     3.    This act shall take effect on the first day of the third month next following enactment.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill requires all blanks, forms, documents, and applications furnished to the public for official business by every State department, commission, committee, council, or agency using the terms "mother" and "father" be replaced with blanks, forms, documents, and applications using the term "parent or guardian."

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