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NORCROSS SPONSORED ‘URBAN HOPE ACT’ NOW LAW

Pilot Program Will Allow for ‘Renaissance School Projects’
in Camden, Newark, Trenton

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by the 5th District Legislators to create a permissive, state-monitored pilot program that would provide students in three failing school districts access to new, quality public schools in their communities was signed into law today by Governor Chris Christie.

NORCROSS BILL TO ALLOW SERVICE ANIMALS FOR STUDENTS WITH AUTISM AND OTHER DISABILITIES SIGNED INTO LAW

(TRENTON) - A bill sponsored by Senator Donald Norcross (D-Camden/Gloucester) that will permit the use of service animals in school for students who are eligible for special education programs and services for certain developmental disabilities was signed into law today.

This legislation (S1797), similar to laws permitting seeing-eye dogs for blind students, would allow students with autism or other developmental disabilities to bring certified service animals into school to assist with their learning needs. Parents of eligible students would be required to receive written recommendation from a physician, establishing the need for a medically-recommended animal.

NORCROSS, FUENTES ‘URBAN HOPE ACT’ APPROVED BY BUDGET COMMITTEES

By Trish Graber - January 5, 2012 - NJ Senate Democrats News Release

Pilot Program Would Allow for ‘Renaissance School Projects’ in Camden, Newark, Trenton

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Donald Norcross and Assemblyman Angel Fuentes to create a permissive, state-monitored pilot program that would provide students in three failing school districts access to new, quality public schools in their communities was approved today by the Senate and Assembly Budget Committees.