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New Jersey Off to a Promising Start

New Jersey Off to a Promising Start

New Jersey Off to a Promising Start Submitted by Paula Unsal, Chair NJSTF The New Jersey Music Therapist Licensing Act bills have been re-introduced in the 2018-2019 session and are now known as A2183 and S1687 in the General Assembly and Senate respectively. After a disappointing pocket veto by outgoing Governor Christie in the last […]

February 18, 2018 | By More
Governor Does Not Sign NJ Licensing Bill

Governor Does Not Sign NJ Licensing Bill

The New Jersey Music Therapist Licensing Act A783 passed in both houses on January 8, 2018; but Governor Chris Christie did not sign the bill in his final days in office and the bill is no longer active.  The Governor also left the Drama/Dance Movement Therapist Licensing bill unsigned among the almost fifty bills suffering […]

January 17, 2018 | By More
NJ Licensing Bills Released from Final Committee

NJ Licensing Bills Released from Final Committee

New Jersey Licensing Bills Released from Final Committee By Paula Unsal On Monday, December 18, 2017 S1601, the Music Therapist Licensing Act, and its sister bill A783 were released from the New Jersey Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee (B&A) in a unanimous bipartisan vote from the eleven committee members present.  The next step will be […]

December 22, 2017 | By More
Summertime in New Jersey

Summertime in New Jersey

SUMMERTIME IN NEW JERSEY Submitted by Paula Unsal, Chair While the New Jersey legislative session continues during the summer, legislative activity has slowed and the combined Music Therapist Licensing bill A783/S1601 remains in the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee with no scheduled hearings as of this writing. The New Jersey State Task Force (NJSTF) is […]

August 1, 2017 | By More
New Jersey Bill Passed in Assembly!

New Jersey Bill Passed in Assembly!

NJ BILL PASSED IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY!! ONE DOWN In the continuing process to get a New Jersey state license for music therapists, The Music Therapist Licensing Act, A783 was voted on and passed in the New Jersey General Assembly on November 21, 2016 by a vote of 59 to 13. We also had two additional […]

December 23, 2016 | By More
Fall Government Relations Report!

Fall Government Relations Report!

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS Respectfully Submitted: Maria Hricko Fay, LSW, LCAT, MT-BC Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery margovernmentrelations@gmail.com Fall Salutations! As I am writing this newsletter, it is exactly one month to Election Day. On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 you are strongly encouraged to vote. Voting is one of the most important advocacy tasks […]

November 1, 2016 | By More
NJSTF Hearing and News!

NJSTF Hearing and News!

SAME SONG OF SUCCESS! For those of you who are familiar with the 1942 Jule Styne/Sammy Cahn song I’ve Heard This Song Before, let’s sing together. “It seems to me I’ve heard this song before, It’s from an old familiar score.” What a sweet sound was the vote at the Senate Commerce Committee Hearing 5 […]

October 12, 2016 | By More