SENATE, No. 2319

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

214th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED OCTOBER 7, 2010

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  M. TERESA RUIZ

District 29 (Essex and Union)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senators Norcross and Stack

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires New Jersey institutions of higher education to disseminate fire safety information about their facilities to students, parents or guardians, and employees.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


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:

 

     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.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill requires every public and independent institution of higher education within the State to 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.  New Jersey institutions of higher education must also disseminate fire safety information about their facilities to all employees upon initial employment.  The information must include, but is not limited to, information on sprinkler systems, evacuation plans and other fire safety measures.

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