Our Public Policy team reviews pending legislation that affects the autism community, providing support and recommendations for legislative sponsors when needed. If you have any questions about a particular bill or law, please contact Eric Eberman, Director of Public Policy, at eeberman@autismnj.org.

New Jersey’s 2018-19 legislative session began on January 9, 2018. The bills being tracked and monitored by Autism New Jersey’s Public Policy Team will appear here. Click on the links below to learn more.



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Key Committees

Legislation that affects the autism community is typically first heard in the following committees. Legislation must be voted “out of committee” prior to a vote by the full Senate and General Assembly. The Governor’s signature is then the final step to pass the legislation and enact it into law.

Key Senate Committees

  • Education

  • Health

  • Human Services

  • Senior Citizens

Key Assembly Committee

  • Budget

  • Education

  • Financial Institutions and Insurance

  • Health and Senior Services

  • Housing and Community Development

  • Human Services

  • Women and Children