ASSEMBLY HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

STATEMENT TO

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION No. 140

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

DATED:  FEBRUARY 13, 2017

 

     The Assembly Human Services Committee reports favorably Assembly Joint Resolution No. 140.

     This joint resolution designates November 20th of each year as "Transgender Day of Remembrance" in the State of New Jersey to honor the memory of those persons whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.  The joint resolution also requests the Governor to annually issue a proclamation calling upon public officials and citizens of this State to observe "Transgender Day of Remembrance" with appropriate activities and programs.