[First Reprint]

ASSEMBLY, No. 4342

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED AUGUST 27, 2018

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman† P. CHRISTOPHER TULLY

District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)

Assemblywoman† LISA SWAIN

District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)

Assemblyman† DANIEL R. BENSON

District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)

Assemblywoman† PATRICIA EGAN JONES

District 5 (Camden and Gloucester)

Senator† JOSEPH A. LAGANA

District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblywomen Vainieri Huttle, Murphy, Assemblyman Danielsen, Assemblywomen Reynolds-Jackson, McKnight, Timberlake, Assemblyman Freiman, Assemblywoman Lopez, Senators Holzapfel, Singer and Greenstein

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Requires public school student to carry identification card at school-sponsored, off-campus activities and requires principal to keep list of students on school buses used for school-sponsored activities in case of emergencies.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As reported by the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee on September 17, 2018, with amendments.

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An Act concerning school safety and supplementing chapter 35 and chapter 39 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.† Each school district shall develop and implement a policy requiring all students to carry a school identification card issued by the district while the student is at any school-sponsored, off-campus activity including, but not limited to, field trips or interscholastic sports programs.† 1The provisions of this subsection shall not be construed to require a student to carry the school identification card while participating in an athletic contest or competition, an activity involving fine arts or performing arts, or any other extracurricular activity that the Commissioner of Education determines does not require the physical possession of a school identification card.1

†††† b.††† The Commissioner of Education shall develop guidelines concerning the information to be included on the identification card required pursuant to subsection a. of this section.† The information shall include, but need not be limited to, the studentís name, an up-to-date photograph, and the current school year.

†††† 1c.†† The school identification card shall not be considered a government record pursuant to P.L.1963, c.73 (C.47:1A-1 et seq.), P.L.2001, c.404 (C.47:1A-5 et al.), or the common law concerning access to government records.1

 

†††† 2.††† Each school district shall develop and implement a policy requiring a list to be compiled of the names of students being transported by a school bus to a school-sponsored activity including, but not limited to, field trips or interscholastic sports programs.† The list of students for each school bus shall be submitted to the school principal or designee and maintained for use in the case of an emergency.†

 

†††† 3.††† This act shall take effect 1[immediately] 90 days after the date of enactment1.