An Act concerning access to drug treatment programs in State correctional facilities and supplementing Title 30 of the Revised Statutes.


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


C.30:1B-10.2  Inmate access to drug treatment program; rules, regulations.

     1. a. Notwithstanding any rules or regulations to the contrary, no person incarcerated in a State correctional facility shall be denied access to participation in a drug treatment program which operates within a State correctional facility if the denial is based solely on that person having any detainer or open charge issued against him which precludes eligibility for full minimum custody status.

     b.    The Commissioner of Corrections shall promulgate rules and regulations, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), necessary to effectuate the purposes of this act.


     2.    This act shall take effect on the first day of the fourth month next following enactment, but the commissioner may take such anticipatory administrative action in advance thereof as shall be necessary for the implementation of this act.


     Approved February 10, 2017.