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  • NJ A2842
  • Increases campus security by allowing institutions of higher education to offer partial tuition credit to police officers enrolled at the institution who agree to be on duty while attending classes.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill establishes a program designed to increase campus security at our public institutions of higher education. Under the Campus Security Tuition Credit Program a police officer admitted to a New Jersey public institution of higher education will be eligible for a tuition credit of up to 50% of the cost of tuition in exchange for being on duty while attending classes. In order to be eligible a person must be a New Jersey resident and a police officer in good standing employed in this State. In addition, the police officer must have been accepted to pursue a course of undergraduate or graduate study at the institution and be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at the institution. The bill requires that the police officer enter into an agreement with the institution in which he is enrolled to provide security services to the institution while attending classes. The agreement must specify the role and the specific duties of the police officer while on duty attending classes on campus, and the total amount of the tuition credit per semester he will receive for participating in the program. The bill specifically exempts police officers who are participating in this program from the provisions of paragraph (1) of subsection e. of N.J.S.2C:39-5 which provides that any person who knowingly has in his possession any firearm in or upon any part of the buildings or grounds of any school, college, university or other educational institution, without the written authorization of the governing officer of the institution, is guilty of a crime of the third degree, irrespective of whether the person possesses a valid permit to carry the firearm or a valid firearms purchaser identification card.
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Assembly Higher Education Hearing (19:00 5/11/2017 The committee will receive testimony from invited guests on inno)  (on 5/11/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
5/11/2017 Assembly Higher Education Hearing (19:00 5/11/2017 The committee will receive testimony from invited guests on inno)
2/16/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee
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