[First Reprint]

ASSEMBLY, No. 5694

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED MAY 12, 2021

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman† ERIC HOUGHTALING

District 11 (Monmouth)

Assemblywoman† JOANN DOWNEY

District 11 (Monmouth)

Assemblyman† RONALD S. DANCER

District 12 (Burlington, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean)

Senator† VIN GOPAL

District 11 (Monmouth)

Senator† FRED H. MADDEN, JR.

District 4 (Camden and Gloucester)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblymen Zwicker, Wirths, Space, Benson, Moen and Senator Lagana

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Permits dependents of military member to enroll in school district in advance of military memberís relocation to district.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As reported by the Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee on November 8, 2021, with amendments.

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An Act concerning eligibility for enrollment in a school district and supplementing chapter 38 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.†

 

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

 

†††† 1.††† Notwithstanding the provisions of N.J.S.18A:38-1 or any other section of law to the contrary, a member of the armed forces of the United States, the National Guard, or any other reserve component of the armed forces who has received relocation orders and whose anticipated residence will be within the State shall be permitted to enroll a dependent child in a school district and register for courses in advance of the memberís relocation1, upon presentation of a copy of the relocation orders to the school district.† Once enrolled, the child shall be permitted to attend classes and receive services free of charge in the same manner as if they were already a resident of the school district1.† The school district shall waive any proof of residency requirements until such time that the memberís family has been relocated within the school district.††

 

†††† 12.†† The State Board of Education is authorized to promulgate the rules and regulations necessary to effectuate the provisions and purposes of this act, P.L.††† , c.†† (C.†††† )(pending before the Legislature as this bill), in accordance with the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.).1

 

†††† 1[2.] 3.1†††† This act shall take effect immediately.†