2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:54D-2 - Findings, declarations
18A:54D-2. Findings, declarations
The Legislature finds and declares that:
a. It is the policy of the State of New Jersey that no person shall be denied access to a profession or job on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status or gender.
b. The Division on Civil Rights was created to prevent and eliminate discrimination and the "Division on Women Act of 1974," P.L. 1974, c. 87 (C. 52:27D-43.8 et seq.) calls for "efforts to promote the expansion of rights and opportunities available to the women of this State."
c. Minorities and women are underrepresented in most technical trades and fewer than 3% of the apprentices in New Jersey are female.
d. Action should be taken to increase the access of minorities and women to apprenticeships and other training programs for technical trades.
L. 1985, c. 427, s. 2, eff. Jan. 13, 1986.