Senator† SANDRA B. CUNNINGHAM
District 31 (Hudson)
Assemblyman† JOHN DIMAIO
District 23 (Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren)
Assemblyman PATRICK J. DIEGNAN, JR.
District 18 (Middlesex)
Assemblywoman Phoebus, Assemblymen Space and Houghtaling
†††† Prohibits public institution of higher education from using State funds in excess of $10,000 to pay fee of commencement and other speakers.†
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
†††† As reported by the Senate Higher Education Committee on June 20, 2016, with amendments.
An Act concerning 1[commencement]1 speakers at public institutions of higher education and supplementing chapter 3B of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.
†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
†††† 1.††† A public institution of higher education shall not use State funds 1in excess of $10,0001 to pay an individual 1[to deliver] for any speaking engagement at or hosted by the institution, including1 the commencement address at any graduation ceremony conducted by the institution.† In the event that an institution violates the provisions of this section, the State Treasurer shall debit from the institutionís State operating aid an amount equal to the amount paid by the institution to the 1[commencement]1 speaker.
†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect immediately.