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  • NJ A493
  • Prohibits use of smokeless tobacco in public schools.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(6/19/2017)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill prohibits the use of smokeless tobacco in any area of any building of, or on the grounds of, any public school. The bill requires the board of education of each school district to ensure the placement, in every public entrance to a public school building in its district, of a sign indicating that the use of smokeless tobacco is prohibited in the school. The sign would also indicate that violators are subject to a fine. The penalties for using smokeless tobacco in violation of this bill would be a fine of not less than $250 for the first offense, $500 for the second offense, and $1,000 for each subsequent offense. Under the bill, in the event that the local board of health, or a similar entity, receives a written complaint, or has reason to suspect, that a public school is in violation of the bill's provision, then the board of health will provide written notification to the board of education and order that appropriate action be taken. The board of education would be subject to a fine in the event that it fails to comply with the order. The fine would be not less than $250 for the first offense, $500 for the second offense, and $1,000 for each subsequent offense. A student who uses smokeless tobacco in a public school in violation of the bill's provisions, will not be subject to the fines established under the bill, but rather will be prohibited by the board of education of the district from participation in all extracurricular activities, including interscholastic sports, and the revocation of any student parking permit that the student may possess. The board of education is directed to adopt a policy that establishes the length of the suspension or revocation to be imposed on a student for an initial or subsequent violation
Education, 2nd Reading in the Assembly
Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading  (on 6/19/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
6/19/2017 Assembly Appropriations Hearing (19:00 6/19/2017 Revised 6/16/17 - A2167 and A4586 have been added. In addition t)
6/19/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
6/19/2017 Assembly Appropriations Hearing (19:00 6/19/2017 )
5/18/2017 A Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/19/2017 Assembly Appropriations Committee: Reported with Amendments 11 0 0
Detail 5/18/2017 Assembly Education Committee: Reported Favorably 9 0 2