[Second Reprint]

SENATE, No. 2377

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

216th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  PETER J. BARNES, III

District 18 (Middlesex)

Senator  JOSEPH F. VITALE

District 19 (Middlesex)

Assemblywoman  NANCY J. PINKIN

District 18 (Middlesex)

Assemblyman  RAJ MUKHERJI

District 33 (Hudson)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senators Lesniak, Cunningham, Gill, Gordon, Greenstein, Ruiz, Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle and Assemblyman Eustace

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Directs certain four-year public institutions of higher education to establish substance abuse recovery housing program.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Assembly Higher Education Committee on May 7, 2015, with amendments.

  


An Act concerning substance abuse recovery housing programs 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.  Within four years 1[of] after1 the effective date of this act, each four-year public institution of higher education, in which at least 2[50%] 25%2 of the undergraduate students live in on-campus housing, shall establish a substance abuse recovery housing program. The purpose of the program shall be to provide a supportive substance-free dormitory environment that recognizes the unique risks and challenges that recovering students face, and that provides support programs to recovering students who reside in the recovery housing to assist their efforts to remain substance-free. The program shall include on-site counseling, mentoring, peer support, and other appropriate services. 1An institution may designate a floor, wing, or other designated area within a dormitory building for the substance abuse recovery housing program, and shall not be required to designate an entire dormitory building for the program.1

     b.    The institution shall apply for any federal, State, corporate, or other grant funding that may be available to implement the substance abuse recovery housing program.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.