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2014 Autism Legislation

Pending Legislation


The 216th session of the NJ Legislature began in mid-January 2014.  

Please check back soon for a list of bills relevant to the autism community.     

Key Committees

The following committess craft legislation that affects the autism community and are important to watch. 

Key Senate Committees:
Budget and Appropriations
Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens

Key Assembly Committee:
Financial Institutions and Insurance
Health and Senior Services
Housing and Community Development
Human Services
Women and Children  

Recently-Enacted Legislation

Autism New Jersey has provided input and advocacy for the following bills that recently became laws:


A2573/S599 “Tara’s Law” -  Provides protections for individuals with developmental disabilities residing in community care residences and for investigations of abuse of individuals with developmental disabilities
Status: Passed by both Senate & Assembly. Signed by Governor in December 2012
ANJ provided testimony in support and assisted Senator Jennifer Beck.

Check back soon for additional updates.