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  • Provides certified municipal fire inspectors and fire officials having more than four consecutive years service with tenure in office.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill grants tenure to municipal fire inspectors appointed under the "Uniform Fire Safety Act," P.L.1983, c.383 (C.52:27D-192 et seq.) and to fire officials. Currently, a person employed as a municipal fire inspector is required to meet certain educational requirements and be certified by the Department of Community Affairs. Fire officials have certification as a municipal fire inspector plus additional training. This bill requires municipalities that employ a certified municipal fire inspector to appoint that person for an initial four-year term and grant tenure in office upon the person's reappointment to a consecutive second term. The bill also provides that a certified fire official who has served in that capacity with a local enforcing agency for more than four consecutive years, is to be granted tenure and not be removed from office or denied reappointment, except for just cause and after a prompt, fair and impartial hearing before the appointing authority. This provision of the bill is permissive in cities of the first class. According to the sponsor, since tenure is available to building code officials serving a municipality, it is both fair and appropriate to provide the same job protection for certified municipal fire inspectors and fire officials.
Homeland Security and State Preparedness
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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