Update: Behavior Analyst Licensing Act Heads to Governor’s Desk

December 17, 2019

On Monday, December 16, 2019, the Behavior Analyst Licensing Act (S3099/A4608) passed the New Jersey Senate and General Assembly by votes of 35-2 and 71-1, respectively. The bill now heads to Governor Murphy’s desk for his consideration.

These votes occurred amid an unusually robust agenda of bills on controversial topics and would not have been possible without the commitment and support of legislative leaders, Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-3) and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19). Similarly, we are truly grateful to the bill’s sponsors, Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-37), Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean, Jr. (R-21), Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16), and Assemblywoman Joann Downey (D-11), for their steadfast advocacy and perseverance to ensure NJ residents and families are protected when seeking out and participating in behavior analytic services.

We will continue to update you.  If you have any questions, please contact publicpolicy@autismnj.org.


Path to Law: Behavior Analyst Licensing Act

Questions regarding licensure for behavior analysts should be directed to the licensure board at behavioranalyst@dca.njoag.gov or by visiting the board’s website.