ASSEMBLY, No. 2157

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

216th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JANUARY 16, 2014

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  CELESTE M. RILEY

District 3 (Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem)

Assemblyman  TROY SINGLETON

District 7 (Burlington)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblyman Wilson and Assemblywoman Mosquera

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires casino licensee to install and maintain system of security cameras in every stairwell throughout casino hotel facility.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act requiring the use of security cameras in stairwells throughout casino hotel facilities and supplementing P.L.1977, c.110 (C.5:12-1 et seq.).

 

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

 

     1.    a. The holder of a casino license shall install and maintain in every stairwell in the licensee’s casino hotel facility, including any parking facility, a system of security cameras that provide the licensee’s security personnel with clear and continuous visual monitoring and recording of all activity throughout the stairwell at all times.  Recorded material shall include the date and time it was recorded and shall be preserved for a period of not less than one year.  The Division of Gaming Enforcement shall develop specifications for security camera systems and ensure compliance with the provisions of this section.

     b.  The Division of Gaming Enforcement shall adopt rules and regulations pursuant to the “Administrative Procedure Act,” P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), to effectuate the purposes of this act.

    

     2. This act shall take effect on the 90th day after the date of  enactment, except that the Division of Gaming Enforcement may take any anticipatory administrative action in advance as shall be necessary for the implementation of this act.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     The purpose of this bill is to enhance the safety of visitors and employees at casino hotel facilities in Atlantic City, increase public confidence in the security of those facilities, and protect property.  The bill requires the holder of a casino license to install and maintain in every stairwell in a casino hotel facility, including any parking facility, a system of security cameras that provide the licensee’s security personnel with clear and continuous visual monitoring and recording of all activity throughout the stairwell at all times.  Recorded material must include the date and time of its recording and must be preserved for at least one year. The bill also directs the Division of Gaming Enforcement to develop specifications for security camera systems, ensure compliance with the bill’s provisions, and adopt necessary regulations.  The bill will take effect 90 days after enactment, but the division may take any necessary administrative action in advance.