SENATE HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE

 

STATEMENT TO

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION No. 140

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

DATED:  DECEMBER 4, 2017

 

      The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens 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.

      As reported by the committee, Assembly Joint Resolution No. 140 is identical to Senate Joint Resolution No. 101 which was also reported by the committee on this date.