SENATE, No. 2438

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

216th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED OCTOBER 9, 2014

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  RICHARD J. CODEY

District 27 (Essex and Morris)

Senator  JEFF VAN DREW

District 1 (Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland)

Senator  MICHAEL J. DOHERTY

District 23 (Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senators Bateman, Oroho and Greenstein

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Designates five State songs.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act designating five State songs and supplementing chapter 9A of Title 52 of the Revised Statutes.

 

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

 

     1.    The State songs shall be the words and music of the following:

     a.    “I’m From New Jersey,” by Red Mascara, shall be designated as the State Song.

     b.    “New Jersey My Home,” by Patrick Finley, shall be designated as the State Anthem.

     c.    “In New Jersey,” with lyrics inspired by the former 4th grade class of Alexandra “Sandy” Vitale at the Van Holten School in Bridgewater, and music by Terre McPheeters, shall be designated as the State Children’s Song.

     d.    “New Jersey, U.S.A.,” by Nelson Trout, shall be designated as the State Ballad.

     e.    “Be Proud To Be in New Jersey,” by Mark Winter and Ellen Winter, shall be designated as the State Popular Song.

     The Secretary of State shall maintain the printed music and sound recordings of each of the designated songs in the State Library, or in another suitable archive, as a resource for the people of New Jersey.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill would designate five songs as the State songs of New Jersey.  The bill designates each song as the State Song, State Anthem, State Children’s Song, State Ballad, or State Popular Song.

     Additionally, the bill would require the Secretary of State to maintain the printed music and sound recordings of each of the designated songs in the State Library, or in another suitable archive, as a resource for the people of the New Jersey.