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New Jersey Concurrent Resolution Regarding Parental Notification Constitutional Amendment (SCR 35)

This law was last updated on Jan 12, 2018

This law is Anti–Choice


New Jersey


SCR 35




Jan 9, 2018


Co-sponsors: 4
Primary Sponsors: 2
Total Sponsors: 6


Parental Involvement

Full Bill Text

SCR 35 would amend the New Jersey Constitution to add a new paragraph:

The Legislature may provide that a parent or legal guardian shall receive notice before his or her unemancipated minor or incompetent child undergoes any medical or surgical procedure or treatment relating to pregnancy, irrespective of any right or interest otherwise provided in this Constitution.

This resolution was proposed in response to the New Jersey Supreme Court declaring the “Parental Notification for Abortion Act,” P.L.1999, c.145 (C.9:17A-1.1 et seq.)” unconstitutional in Planned Parenthood of Central New Jersey v. Farmer, 165 N.J. 609 (2000).

The bill states that this constitutional amendment is intended to overturn the court’s decision.

Related Legislation

Identical to ACR 89/SCR 29, which failed to pass during the 2016-2017 legislative session.

Identical to ACR 48 and SCR 25, both of which failed to pass in 2015.