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 session, the bills are off to a promising start. Assembly bill A2183 was introduced on January 29, 2018, heard in the Assembly Regulated Professions Committee and released on the same day. It is now awaiting a vote in the General Assembly. Senate bill S1687 was introduced on February 5, 2018 and referred to the Senate Commerce Committee.
The New Jersey State Task Force is in the process of regaining sponsors on the bills. All but one of last session’s sponsors for both bills were re-elected last fall, so NJSTF is hopeful that a full roster of sponsors can be developed soon.
The current bills, A2183 and S1687, were introduced with all amendments passed in the last session and may be viewed under the New Jersey State Task Force on this website under Resources.
Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak continues to lead the way as Primary Sponsor of A2183 – pictured here with Beth Walls of NJSTF.