ASSEMBLY, No. 3908

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

217th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 15, 2017

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman† VINCENT MAZZEO

District 2 (Atlantic)

Assemblyman† WAYNE P. DEANGELO

District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)

Assemblyman† RAJ MUKHERJI

District 33 (Hudson)

Assemblyman† ERIC HOUGHTALING

District 11 (Monmouth)

Assemblywoman† ANNETTE QUIJANO

District 20 (Union)

Senator† JIM WHELAN

District 2 (Atlantic)

Senator† THOMAS H. KEAN, JR.

District 21 (Morris, Somerset and Union)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman Handlin, Assemblyman McKeon, Assemblywoman McKnight, Assemblyman Space, Assemblywoman Downey, Assemblyman Chiaravalloti and Senator A.R.Bucco

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Establishes 9/11 Memorial Registry.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As introduced.

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An Act establishing a 9/11 Memorial Registry and supplementing P.L.1977, c.225 (C.34:1A-45 et seq.).

 

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

 

†††† 1.††† a.† The Director of the Division of Travel and Tourism in the Department of State shall establish a Statewide 9/11 Memorial Registry.† The registry shall provide the location and condition of all 9/11 memorials in the State owned, operated, or maintained by a governmental entity.† The division may seek the assistance and cooperation of the Adjutant General, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, and local government officials and entities.

†††† b.††† The Director of the Division of Travel and Tourism shall publish the 9/11 Memorial Registry on the divisionís Internet website.† The information on the website shall be searchable and available as a list and as an interactive map, and shall:

†††† (1)†† specify the location of each 9/11 memorial included on the 9/11 Memorial Registry and provide driving directions from the north, south, east, and west, as well as directions by public transit where applicable;

†††† (2)†† display photographs of each memorial; and

†††† (3)†† provide contact information for the owner or operator of each memorial, including the telephone number and Internet website address of the memorial.

†††† c.†††† The director shall ensure that the Internet website is updated whenever a governmental entity establishes a new 9/11 memorial.† The division shall accept information or changes to the website from the Adjutant General, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, and local government officials and entities

†††† d.††† The division shall accept submissions from the public recommending, for inclusion on the 9/11 Memorial Registry, 9/11 memorials not owned, operated, or maintained by a governmental entity through an electronic submission form made available by the division on its Internet website.† The division may include 9/11 memorials not owned, operated, or maintained by a governmental entity on the 9/11 Memorial Registry as it deems appropriate.

 

†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

†††† This bill directs the Division of Travel and Tourism in the Department of State to establish a 9/11 Memorial Registry to provide the location and condition of all 9/11 memorials in the State owned, operated, or maintained by a governmental entity.† Under this bill, the division would develop and maintain an interactive Internet website providing Information concerning 9/11 memorials in the State.† The bill requires the division to update the website whenever a governmental entity establishes a new 9/11 memorial.† Additionally, the bill requires the division to accept submissions from the public recommending for inclusion on the 9/11 Memorial Registry 9/11 memorials not owned, operated, or maintained by a governmental entity through an electronic submission form made available by the division on its Internet website.

†††† The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 caused the largest loss of life from a foreign attack on American soil, and the largest single loss of rescue personnel in American history.† Communities throughout the State have erected monuments to remember and honor those that served and died on September 11, 2001.† This bill would create a Statewide registry of 9/11 memorials erected in New Jersey.