FY17 Budget Information
Improving the System:
The Arc of New Jersey engages in ongoing advocacy and oversight on issues related to transparency, communication and regulations within the New Jersey Department of Human Services and the New Jersey Department of Children and Families. Our program directors sit on a variety of committees, task forces and coalitions working on issues such as prevention, early intervention, special education, family support, employment, and healthcare. The Arc of New Jersey's legislative activities include monitoring and responding to all state legislation and budget issues that will impact individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and provider agencies. In addition, we also weigh in with New Jersey's congressional delegation on national issues. Below you will find information on legislation currently pending at the State House and in Washington, DC.
I/DD related legislation signed in FY16:
I/DD related legislation signed by the Governor in FY15:
Ongoing Legislative Priorities:
Provides employers with various tax incentives for hiring persons with disabilities under insurance premiums tax, corporation business tax and gross income tax.
Requires Rutgers University to create a liberal studies program for students with intellectual disabilities; appropriates $500,000.
Establishes New Jersey Caregiver Task Force to evaluate and provide recommendations on caregiver support services.