ASSEMBLY, No. 4019

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

217th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED JUNE 30, 2016

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman† VINCENT MAZZEO

District 2 (Atlantic)

Assemblyman† RAJ MUKHERJI

District 33 (Hudson)

Assemblyman† BOB ANDRZEJCZAK

District 1 (Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland)

Assemblyman† R. BRUCE LAND

District 1 (Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland)

Assemblywoman† BETTYLOU DECROCE

District 26 (Essex, Morris and Passaic)

Assemblywoman† ANGELA V. MCKNIGHT

District 31 (Hudson)

Assemblyman† JOE DANIELSEN

District 17 (Middlesex and Somerset)

Senator† NILSA CRUZ-PEREZ

District 5 (Camden and Gloucester)

Senator† FRED H. MADDEN, JR.

District 4 (Camden and Gloucester)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblymen Johnson, Lagana, Eustace, Webber, Assemblywomen Caride, Jones, Assemblyman Caputo, Assemblywomen Jimenez, Muoio, Assemblymen C.A.Brown, Space, Assemblywoman Pinkin, Assemblyman Coughlin, Senators Beach and Greenstein

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Permits eligible students who are members of United States Armed Forces to wear military uniform at high school graduation.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As introduced.

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An Act concerning high school graduation ceremonies and supplementing chapter 7C of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

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

 

†††† 1.††† A school district shall allow a student to wear a dress uniform issued to the student by a branch of the United States Armed Forces while participating in the studentís high school graduation ceremony, if the following requirements are met:

†††† a.†††† the student has fulfilled all of the State and local requirements for receiving a high school diploma, and is otherwise eligible to participate in the high school graduation ceremony; and

†††† b.††† the student has completed basic training for, and is an active member of, a branch of the United States Armed Forces.

 

†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect on the first day of the third month next following the date of enactment.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

†††† This bill requires school districts to allow eligible students to wear a dress uniform issued by the United States Armed Forces while participating in their high school graduation ceremony.† Under the bill, a student will be permitted to wear a dress uniform at graduation if: (1) the student has fulfilled all State and local requirements for receiving a high school diploma and is otherwise eligible to participate in the high school graduation ceremony; and (2) the student has completed basic training for, and is an active member of, a branch of the United States Armed Forces.