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  • NJ A230
  • Immunizes from civil liability first responders who forcibly enter property to provide emergency assistance.
In Committee
Crossed Over
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill provides compensated and volunteer public and private first responders, including emergency medical services personnel, law enforcement officers, and firefighters, with immunity from civil liability for any damages that may result from a forcible entry into a home, business, or other structure at which an emergency is reported. This immunity only applies where the first responder's decision is based upon a good faith belief that forced entry is necessary to provide emergency medical care or to prevent imminent bodily harm and where no occupant of the property responds to the first responder's requests for entry within a reasonable period of time. This bill will ensure that no individual in need of emergency assistance, but who is unable, either physically or verbally, to grant entry into the subject property, goes without care due to potential liability concerns of the first responders.
Judiciary, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, Passed Assembly
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee  (on 6/22/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
6/22/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee
6/22/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (76-0-0)
6/5/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
6/5/2017 Assembly Judiciary Hearing (19:00 6/5/2017 The committee will hear testimony from invited guests on the rec)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 76 0 4
Detail 6/5/2017 Assembly Judiciary Committee: Reported Favorably 7 0 0