ASSEMBLY, No. 4212

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

216th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 23, 2015

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE

District 37 (Bergen)

Assemblywoman  MARY PAT ANGELINI

District 11 (Monmouth)

Assemblywoman  MILA M. JASEY

District 27 (Essex and Morris)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblymen Gusciora and Eustace

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Recognizes American Sign Language as a world language for meeting high school graduation requirements.

 

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning world language graduation requirements and supplementing chapter 35 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

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

 

     1.    Notwithstanding the provisions of any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, American Sign Language shall be recognized as a world language for the purpose of meeting any State or local world language requirement for high school graduation.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect on July 1 of the first school year following enactment.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill provides that American Sign Language would be recognized as a world language for the purpose of meeting any State or local world language requirement for high school graduation.