Thank you to over 200 people who supported arts related bills that were heard during the lame duck legislative session that ended yesterday. There is one more step for 2 of these bills to become law, and your continued support is needed!
The Drama Therapists and Dance/Movement Therapists Licensing Act (A2477 / S2159) passed successfully through the Senate. The Music Therapist Licensing Act (A783/S1601) also passed in yesterday’s last session of the 217th NJ Legislature.
The next step is to contact Governor Christie and urge him to sign the bills into law before his term end on January 16.
Please use ArtPride’s Arts Action Center to contact Governor Christie by email. You may also call the main number at the NJ State House 609-292-6000 and mention the bill numbers in your message of support.
A4240 (allowing theatres with over 100 seats to apply for a liquor license) passed in the NJ Assembly but must be introduced again in the 218th NJ Legislature to receive passage by both houses. Stay tuned for more information as bills are reintroduced for consideration.