Senator NELLIE POU
District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)
Clarifies that any State entity that issues professional or occupational licenses will not require individuals to demonstrate lawful presence in New Jersey to obtain professional or occupational licensure.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
An Act concerning professional and occupational licenses, and amending P.L.2020, c.75.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. Section 1 of P.L.2020, c.75 (C.45:1-7.8) is amended to read as follows:
1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, rule, or regulation, lawful presence in the United States shall not be required to obtain a professional or occupational license, provided that the applicant meets all other requirements for licensure. This section shall apply to any license, certification, or registration issued by any entity designated in section 2 of P.L.1978, c.73 (C.45:1-15), or by any principal department of the Executive Branch of State government or any entity within any department or any other entity hereafter created to license or otherwise regulate a profession or occupation.
(cf: P.L.2020, c.75, s.1)
2. This act shall take effect immediately.
This bill clarifies current law by stating that any entity in New Jersey, including any principal department of the Executive Branch of State government, any entity within any department, and any other entity created to license or otherwise regulate a profession or occupation, will not require an individual to demonstrate lawful presence in New Jersey to obtain a professional or occupational license.