SENATE, No. 2489

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED APRIL 16, 2018

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator† NILSA CRUZ-PEREZ

District 5 (Camden and Gloucester)

Senator† SHIRLEY K. TURNER

District 15 (Hunterdon and Mercer)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senators Ruiz, Beach and Madden

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Requires board of education to post information about child abuse hotline in each school.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As introduced.

 


An Act concerning the State child abuse hotline and supplementing chapter 33 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 board of education shall prominently display information about the Department of Children and Familiesí State Central Registry, a toll free hotline for reporting child abuse, in each school of the district.† The information shall give instructions to call 911 for emergencies and shall include directions for accessing the departmentís website or social media platforms for more information on reporting abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

†††† The information shall be in a format and language that is clear, simple, and understandable.† The information shall be on a poster and displayed at each school in at least one high-traffic, highly and clearly visible public area that is readily accessible to and widely used by students.

 

†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect on the 30th day after the date of enactment.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

†††† This bill requires a board of education to prominently display information about the Department of Children and Familiesí State Central Registry, a toll free hotline for reporting child abuse, in each school of the district.† The information must give instructions to call 911 for emergencies and must include directions for accessing the departmentís website or social media platforms for more information on reporting abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

†††† Under the bill, the information is required to be in a format and language that is clear, simple, and understandable.† The information must be on a poster and displayed at each school in at least one high-traffic, highly and clearly visible public area that is readily accessible to and widely used by students.