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  • NJ A2741
  • Authorizes municipal governing body to create and maintain list of municipal residents in need of special assistance in case of emergency for public safety purposes.
Introduced
(2/8/2016)
In Committee
(6/19/2017)
Crossed Over
(9/29/2016)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill authorizes a municipal governing body, by ordinance, to require the municipal clerk to create and maintain a list of municipal residents who identify themselves as being in need of special assistance in the event of an emergency, for public safety purposes. The list maintained by the clerk would contain the name, address and special circumstance of each municipal resident who is identified as needing special assistance in the event of an emergency, and who requests that this information be maintained for public safety purposes. The list would be cross-indexed by name and address of each resident requesting to be on the list. The clerk would provide a copy of the list solely to the municipal police department, to each fire department or fire district serving the municipality, and to each first aid or rescue squad serving the municipality, and update the list monthly, strictly for the purposes of the bill. A notice to municipal residents advising them that such a list is being maintained by the clerk for public safety purposes would be included annually with the tax bills mailed to local property taxpayers, and would include information as to how a municipal resident may add his or her name and address to the municipal list. The municipal clerk would notify each landlord who has filed a certificate of registration with the municipality pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1974, c.50 (C.46:8-28) of the existence of the list, and would also provide the landlord with a copy of the notice to be forwarded on to tenants, including information as to how a tenant may be added to the municipal list. Within 30 days following notification by the municipal clerk and upon the creation of a tenancy thereafter, a landlord would be required to advise each tenant of the existence of the list, and provide a copy of the notice from the clerk. The Commissioner of Community Affairs would be required to promulgate a model notice. The list of residents created by a municipal clerk pursuant to this bill would not be a public record for the purposes of P.L.1963, c.73 (C.47:1A-1 et seq.).
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Community and Urban Affairs, Homeland Security and State Preparedness, Passed Assembly
Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading  (on 6/19/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
6/19/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
6/19/2017 Senate Community and Urban Affairs Hearing (19:00 6/19/2017 )
10/5/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee
9/29/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (73-0-0)
9/19/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
9/19/2016 Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Hearing (14:00 9/19/2016 Committee Room 12, 4th Floor)
2/8/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/19/2017 Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee: Reported Favorably 5 0 0
Detail 9/29/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 73 0 7
Detail 9/19/2016 Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee: Reported with Amendments 5 0 1