ASSEMBLY, No. 4956

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED JANUARY 28, 2019

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman† PAMELA R. LAMPITT

District 6 (Burlington and Camden)

Assemblywoman† ANGELA V. MCKNIGHT

District 31 (Hudson)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Provides that school district may not condition student enrollment in district on fact that MVC does not have name or address of parent or guardian on file.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As introduced.

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An Act concerning school district enrollment and amending P.L.2015, c.161.

 

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

 

†††† 1.††† Section 1 of P.L.2015, c.161 (C.18A:38-1.3) is amended to read as follows:

†††† 1.††† a.† In the case of a dispute between a school district and the parents or guardians of a student in regard to a student's eligibility to enroll in the district or to remain enrolled in the district pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.18A:38-1, the school district may request from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission the parent or guardian's name and address for use in verifying a student's eligibility for enrollment in the school district.

†††† b.††† The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission shall disclose to a school district the information requested pursuant to subsection a. of this section in accordance with procedures established by the commission.

†††† c.†††† A school district shall not condition enrollment in the district on immigration status or on the fact that the commission does not have the name or address of the parent or guardian on file.

(cf: P.L.2015, c.161, s.1)

 

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

 

 

STATEMENT

 

†††† Under current law, P.L.2015, c.161 (C.18A:38-1.3), in the case of a dispute between a school district and a parent or guardian in regard to a studentís right to enroll or remain enrolled in the district based on domicile in the district, the school district may request from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission the parent or guardianís name and address for use in verifying the studentís eligibility for enrollment.† The law stipulates that a school district may not condition enrollment in the district on immigration status.

†††† This bill provides that a school district also may not condition enrollment on the fact that the commission does not have the name or address of the parent or guardian on file.