SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 229

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

214th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JULY 7, 2011

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  BARBARA BUONO

District 18 (Middlesex)

Senator  M. TERESA RUIZ

District 29 (Essex and Union)

Senator  BRIAN P. STACK

District 33 (Hudson)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senators Lesniak and Turner

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Overrides Governor's line-item veto eliminating appropriation for Grants to Hispanic Women's Resource Centers in the Department of Community Affairs.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


A Concurrent Resolution overriding a line-item veto of an appropriation for Grants to Hispanic Women's Resource Centers in the Department of Community Affairs.

 

     Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of New Jersey (the General Assembly concurring):

 

     1.  That the following line-item of appropriation, on page 41 of Senate Bill No. 4000 of 2011 (P.L.2011, c.85) which was the subject of objection by the Governor in the Governor's veto statement of June 30, 2011, be restored to law as follows, the objections thereto of the Governor notwithstanding:

 

22 DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

50 Economic Planning, Development, and Security

55 Social Services Programs

 

GRANTS-IN-AID

 

15-8051 Women's Programs  ...................................................... $486,000

Grants-In-Aid:

   15    Grants to Hispanic Women's Resource Centers  … ($486,000)

 

     2.    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution be delivered to the Governor, the State Treasurer and the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This resolution restores the amount of an item of appropriation in the annual appropriations act for Fiscal Year 2012 that was eliminated by the Governor's line-item veto.  The Grants-In-Aid line-item appropriation of $486,000 for Grants to Hispanic Women's Resource Centers in the Department of Community Affairs will restore funding to Fiscal Year 2010 levels for community based organizations throughout the State which serve a largely Latino population.  The funding is used to provide a "safety net" of services to thousands of poor and working class women and their families for whom language and cultural barriers prevent them from benefitting from traditional government and private sector health and human service programs.  These are working poor, many whose first language is not English, and they cannot bear program cuts that will leave them and their families more vulnerable.