An Act concerning gang related incident offense reports and amending P.L.1966, c.37.


     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:


     1.    Section 3 of P.L.1966, c.37 (C.52:17B-5.3) is amended to read as follows:  


C.52:17B-5.3  Quarterly crime report by local and county police; contents, incidence of street gang activity, bias crime.

     3. a.  All local and county police authorities shall submit a quarterly report to the Attorney General, on forms prescribed by the Attorney General, which report shall contain the number and nature of offenses committed within their respective jurisdictions, the disposition of such matters, information relating to criminal street gang activities within their respective jurisdictions, information relating to any offense directed against a person or group, or their property, by reason of their race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, or ethnicity and such other information as the Attorney General may require, respecting information relating to the cause and prevention of crime, recidivism, the rehabilitation of criminals and the proper administration of criminal justice.

     b.    A law enforcement officer who responds to an offense involving criminal street gang activity shall complete a gang related incident offense report on a form prescribed by the Superintendent of State Police.  All information contained in the gang related incident offense report shall be forwarded to the  Superintendent of State Police for inclusion in the Uniform Crime Report.


     2     This act shall take effect on the first day of the seventh month following enactment.


     Approved January 4, 2011.