ASSEMBLY, No. 2134

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2018 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman VINCENT MAZZEO

District 2 (Atlantic)

Assemblywoman JOANN DOWNEY

District 11 (Monmouth)

Assemblywoman GABRIELA M. MOSQUERA

District 4 (Camden and Gloucester)

Assemblywoman PAMELA R. LAMPITT

District 6 (Burlington and Camden)

Assemblywoman VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE

District 37 (Bergen)

Assemblywoman ANGELICA M. JIMENEZ

District 32 (Bergen and Hudson)

Assemblywoman ELIANA PINTOR MARIN

District 29 (Essex)

Assemblywoman SHAVONDA E. SUMTER

District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblywomen Muoio, Jasey, McKnight, Pinkin, Jones, Chaparro, Tucker, Quijano, Caride, Assemblymen Greenwald, Coughlin, Eustace, Lagana, Taliaferro, Caputo, Burzichelli, Houghtaling, Kennedy, Conaway, Zwicker, Wimberly, Johnson, Mukherji, Assemblywoman Murphy and Assemblyman Armato

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

Makes FY 2018 supplemental appropriation of $7,453,000 to DOH for family planning services.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

Introduced Pending Technical Review by Legislative Counsel.


A Supplement to "An Act making appropriations for the support of the State Government and the several public purposes for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 and regulating the disbursement thereof," approved , 2017 (P.L.2017, c. ).

 

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

 

1. In addition to the amounts appropriated under P.L.2017, c. , the annual appropriations act for Fiscal Year 2018, there is appropriated out of the General Fund the following sum for the purpose specified:

 

46 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

20 Physical and Mental Health

21 Health Services

GRANTS-IN-AID

02-4220 Family Health Services ......................................................

$7,453,000

Total Grants-in-Aid Appropriation,

$7,453,000

Health Services ..........................................................

Grants-in-Aid:

 

 

02 Family Planning Services...

($7,453,000)

 

 

Of the funds hereinabove appropriated for Family Planning Services, no

monies shall be expended on abortion procedures.

 

2. This act shall take effect on July 1, 2017.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

This bill proposes to supplement the Fiscal Year 2018 annual appropriations act by making an appropriation of $7,453,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Health for Family Planning Services grants.

Appropriations for these grants were eliminated in Fiscal Year 2011, and have not been reinstated. The elimination of this funding resulted in both the closing of centers that provide family planning services and a reduction in the availability of such services, as the remaining sources of federal and private funding for the family planning centers were insufficient to maintain existing services.

This bill restores State funding for family planning centers to previous levels, thereby increasing the availability of family planning services.

The bill specifies that the funding may not be used for abortion procedures.