Governor Murphy Signs Bill to Remove long-standing Religious protection from health insurance plans

 

 

Governor Murphy ignored the objections of religious employers and signed Bill A5508/S3804 into law on January 16, 2020.

 

1/10/20 Update:  The Senate Passed A5508/S3804 by a vote of 21-15 with 4 Democrats Not Voting.  To see how your Senators voted, go HERE

S3804/A5508 passed the state assembly on June 20, 2019.  To see how your Assembly members voted, go HERE  .

Contact Governor Murphy and urge him to veto the bill.

Phone:609 292 6000

Email the Governor: HERE

You can also go to our legislative action center from our website to send a pre-written email urging the Governor to veto the bill HERE

S3804/A5508 is part of a package of bills that the Governor and the legislature are supporting to create a New Jersey version of the federal Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act of 2010.

Unfortunately, the bills would expand insurance coverage for abortion inducing drugs. The bill also removes the exemption in current law for religious employers to provide coverage for female contraceptives if the required coverage conflicts with the religious employer’s bona fide religious beliefs and practices.

Please go to our Legislative Action Tab and take the directed action to prevent this bill from becoming law.  Thank you.