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Library Legislation


This page will post information on library legislation that

impacts school library media specialists in New Jersey including

federal and state legislation.    

School Library Legislation - New Jersey

 

Updated 8/2022 




School Library Legislation

UPDATE for Information Literacy Bill

Good News:  S588, the bill requiring Information Literacy as a separate NJ Student Learning Standard has passed in the NJ Senate.  

S588 6/16/2022  - Passage in Senate (38-0) - Third Reading

It has been sent to the Assembly where it was referred to the Assembly Education Committee.

A4169 is the bill number for the Assembly version of the bill.


Thank You Notes

Thank you to Senator Testa and to Senator Turner for sponsoring S588.


Take Action - (Send email to Assembly members using SaveSchoolLibrarians Petition.)

Ask Assembly to join as co-sponsor of A4169. Primary sponsors of this bill include Assemblyman Daniel Benson and Assemblywomen Pam Lampitt and Mila Jasey.


Second School Library Bill


Ratio Bill: Would require a certain number of certified school library media specialists to students.


S1903 (Requires ratio of SLMS to students)

Sponsors - Senate: Jim Beach (LD6) - Education Committee, Linda Greenstein (14),


Take Action - (Send email to Senate members using the SaveSchoolLibrarians petition)


Complete Legislative Details for both School Library Bills

Google Document with complete details listing all sponsors and legislative districts..


How a Bill Becomes a Law - NJ Legislative Process


Please take a few minutes to review the sponsors of these bills.  If your legislator is listed as a sponsor, please thank them for their sponsorship.  If your legislator is not listed as a sponsor, please call or email their office to ask them to sponsor the bill.   Click on this link to find your legislator.


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