ASSEMBLY, No. 2680

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

216th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 20, 2014

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman† VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE

District 37 (Bergen)

Assemblyman† BENJIE E. WIMBERLY

District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Requires forms and materials for individuals with developmental disabilities to be available in languages other than English.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As introduced.

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An Act concerning certain forms and materials for individuals with developmental disabilities and supplementing Titles 9 and 30 of the Revised Statutes.

 

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

 

†††† 1.††† The Commissioner of Children and Families shall cause all forms, materials, and other relevant information concerning services and supports available for, and provided to, persons with developmental disabilities, as defined in section 3 of P.L.1977, c.82 (C.30:6D-3), under 21 years of age, to be available in English and in any other language which is the primary language of at least 10% of the residents of any county in the State.† The commissioner shall make this information available on the departmentís website.

 

†††† 2.††† The Commissioner of Human Services shall cause all forms, materials, and other relevant information concerning services and supports available for, and provided to, persons with developmental disabilities, as defined in section 3 of P.L.1977, c.82 (C.30:6D-3), to be available in English and in any other language which is the primary language of at least 10% of the residents of any county in the State.† The commissioner shall make this information available on the departmentís website.

 

†††† 3.††† This act shall take effect on the first day of the six month next following the date of enactment.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

†††† This bill requires the Commissioners of Children and Families and Human Services to cause all forms, materials, and other relevant information concerning services and supports available for, and provided to, persons with developmental disabilities, as defined in section 3 of P.L.1977, c.82 (C.30:6D-3), to be available in English and in any other language which is the primary language of at least 10% of the residents within an election district in this State.† The commissioners are to make this information available on the departmentsí websites.