ASSEMBLY, No. 4408

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED SEPTEMBER 13, 2018

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman† PAMELA R. LAMPITT

District 6 (Burlington and Camden)

Assemblyman† JOHN ARMATO

District 2 (Atlantic)

Assemblywoman† CAROL A. MURPHY

District 7 (Burlington)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblymen Mazzeo, Howarth, Peters, Assemblywomen DiMaso, Mosquera and Swain

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Requires school districts to notify State Board of Examiners when teaching staff member fails to report child abuse for determination of revocation or suspension of certificate.

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As introduced.

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An Act concerning the failure of certain employees to report child abuse and supplementing chapter 6 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

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

 

†††† 1.††† In the event that a board of education determines, pursuant to a tenure charge finding under N.J.S.18A:6-10 or a disorderly person conviction under section 7 of P.L.1971, c.437 (C.9:6-8.14), that a teaching staff member has failed to report an allegation of child abuse in accordance with State law or regulations, the board of education shall submit a report to the State Board of Examiners that outlines its finding.† The State Board of Examiners shall review the certification of the teaching staff member to determine if the teaching staff memberís failure to report warrants the revocation or suspension of his certificate.

 

†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

†††† This bill provides that if a board of education determines, pursuant to a tenure charge finding under N.J.S.18A:6-10 or a disorderly person conviction under section 7 of P.L.1971, c.437 (C.9:6-8.14), that a teaching staff member has failed to report an allegation of child abuse in accordance with State law or regulations, the board of education must submit a report to the State Board of Examiners that outlines its finding.† The State Board of Examiners will review the certification of the teaching staff member to determine if the failure to report warrants the revocation or suspension of his certificate.