New Jersey Concurrent Resolution Regarding Parental Notification Constitutional Amendment (SCR 29)
This law was last updated on Feb 11, 2016
SCR 29 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).
Identical to SCR 25, which failed to pass the previous session and was reintroduced.