CHAPTER 6

 

An Act requiring New Jersey institutions of higher education to disseminate fire safety information to students, parents or guardians, and employees and supplementing chapter 3B of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

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

 

C.18A:3B-14.1  Dissemination of fire safety information by N.J. institutions of higher education.

     1. a. Every public and independent institution of higher education within the State shall disseminate fire safety information about their facilities to students, or, if the student is a minor, to both the student and parent or guardian, upon initial enrollment.  Public and independent institutions of higher education shall also disseminate fire safety information about their facilities to all employees upon initial employment.  The information shall include, but is not limited to, information on sprinkler systems, evacuation plans and other fire safety measures.

     b.    The Commission on Higher Education, in consultation with the Division of Fire Safety in the Department of Community Affairs, shall develop guidelines to implement subsection a. of this section, including the identification of other pertinent fire safety information to be disseminated and the appropriate means of disseminating the fire safety information to students, parents or guardians, and employees.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

     Approved January 25, 2011.