ASSEMBLY, No. 2762

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

216th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 25, 2014

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  GORDON M. JOHNSON

District 37 (Bergen)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Provides that 20% of fee charged for initial certified copy of birth certificate shall be used to support certain activities of NJ Cord Blood Bank.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning birth certificates and supplementing Title 26 of the Revised Statutes.

 

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

 

     1.    The Commissioner of Health shall require that 20% of the fee charged by the Department of Health or local registrar, as applicable, for issuing the initial certified copy of the original birth record of a newborn in this State shall be forwarded on a quarterly basis to the Department of the Treasury for deposit in the “New Jersey Public Cord Blood Bank Fund” established pursuant to section 2 of this act.

 

     2.    a.  There is established in the Department of the Treasury a nonlapsing revolving fund to be known as the "New Jersey Public Cord Blood Bank Fund."  This fund shall be the repository for moneys collected pursuant to section 1 of this act.  The moneys from the fund shall be used for the purpose of supporting the activities of the State-designated public cord blood bank in collecting and storing umbilical cord blood for public use.

     b.    The State Treasurer is the custodian of the fund and all disbursements from the fund shall be made by the State Treasurer upon vouchers signed by the Commissioner of Health, or the commissioner's designee.  The moneys in the fund shall be invested and reinvested by the Director of the Division of Investment in the Department of the Treasury as are other trust funds in the custody of the State Treasurer in the manner provided by law.  Interest received on the moneys in the fund shall be credited to the fund.

 

     3.    Pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), the Commissioner of Health shall adopt rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this act.

 

     4.    This act shall take effect on the first day of the seventh month next following the date of enactment and shall apply to initial certified copies of original birth records issued on or after that date, but the Commissioner of Health may take such anticipatory administrative action in advance thereof as shall be necessary for the implementation of this act.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill would provide funding to support certain public cord blood bank activities.  Under the provisions of the bill, the Commissioner of Health would require that 20% of the fee charged by the Department of Health or local registrar, as applicable, for issuing the initial certified copy of a newborn infant’s original birth record, be forwarded on a quarterly basis to the Department of the Treasury for deposit in the “New Jersey Public Cord Blood Bank Fund.”  This fund would be established as a nonlapsing revolving fund in the Department of the Treasury, and the moneys in the fund would be used to support the activities of the State-designated public cord blood bank in collecting and storing umbilical cord blood for public use.