SENATE, No. 742
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2016 SESSION
Senator JAMES BEACH
District 6 (Burlington and Camden)
Assemblywoman GABRIELA M. MOSQUERA
District 4 (Camden and Gloucester)
Assemblyman JAMEL C. HOLLEY
District 20 (Union)
Assemblyman DAVID P. RIBLE
District 30 (Monmouth and Ocean)
Assemblyman BENJIE E. WIMBERLY
District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)
Assemblywoman PATRICIA EGAN JONES
District 5 (Camden and Gloucester)
Senator Pou and Assemblywoman McKnight
Requires board of education to enter into agreement with law enforcement authorities regarding access to live video streams of public school buildings.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Senate Education Committee on May 23, 2016, with amendments.
An Act concerning access to school surveillance equipment by law enforcement authorities and supplementing chapter 41 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. If at least one school building of a school district is equipped with video surveillance equipment that is capable of streaming live video wirelessly to a remote location, the board of education shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with local law enforcement authorities providing the authorities with the capacity to activate the equipment and view live streaming video. The memorandum of understanding shall include, but need not be limited to, the following:
(1) the designation of individuals who shall be authorized to view live streaming video;
(2) the circumstances under which the designated individuals would view live streaming video; and
(3) a detailed plan for preventing and detecting unauthorized access to live streaming video.
b. In the case of a school building that is located in a municipality in which there is no municipal police department, the board shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with an entity designated by the Superintendent of the State Police.
c. 1In the event that the parties to the memorandum of understanding are unable to reach an agreement regarding any provision required to be included pursuant to subsection a. of this section, the county prosecutor shall make the final determination regarding that provision.
d.1 A board shall enter into the memorandum of understanding no later than 180 days following the effective date of this act.
1[d.] e.1 Nothing in this section shall be construed as to require the installation of video surveillance equipment capable of streaming live video wirelessly to a remote site.
2. This act shall take effect immediately.