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  • NJ A3349
  • Requires annual school security training for school employees to be conducted collaboratively with emergency responders; requires law enforcement officer to annually attend at least one school security drill.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill revises current law on school security drills. The bill provides that all employees in school districts and nonpublic schools will be provided with annual training on school safety and security. Under current law such training is only provided once to certificated staff members. The bill also provides that the training will be conducted collaboratively by the district or nonpublic school and emergency responders in order to identify weaknesses in school safety and security procedures and to increase the effectiveness of emergency responders. The bill requires that a law enforcement officer be present at a minimum of one school security drill in each school year in order to make recommendations on any improvements or changes to school security drill procedures that the officer may deem advisable. Finally, the bill stipulates that an actual fire or school security emergency that occurs at a school during the month and that includes activities which are the equivalent of a drill, will be considered a drill for the purposes of meeting the required number of monthly drills. This bill implements recommendations #6 and 22 of the July, 2015 report of the New Jersey School Security Task Force.
Education, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Passed Assembly, Passed both Houses
Approved P.L.2016, c.80.  (on 12/5/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
12/5/2016 S Approved P.L.2016, c.80.
10/20/2016 S Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (38-0)
10/20/2016 S Substituted for S2438
9/12/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
9/12/2016 Senate Education Hearing (10:00 9/12/2016 Committee Room 6, 1st Floor)
4/18/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee
4/7/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (72-0-0)
3/3/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
3/3/2016 Assembly Education Hearing (10:00 3/3/2016 Committee Room 16, 4th Floor)
2/22/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 10/20/2016 Senate Floor: Substitute For S2438 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 10/20/2016 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 38 0 2
Detail 9/12/2016 Senate Education Committee: Reported Favorably 3 0 2
Detail 4/7/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 72 0 8
Detail 3/3/2016 Assembly Education Committee: Reported Favorably 9 0 2