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  • NJ A3347
  • Establishes New Jersey School Safety Specialist Academy in Department of Education and requires school districts to designate school safety specialist.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill establishes in the Department of Education the New Jersey School Safety Specialist Academy. The purpose of the academy will be to serve as a central repository for best practices, training standards, and compliance oversight in all matters regarding school safety and security, including prevention efforts, intervention efforts, and emergency preparedness planning. Under the bill, the academy will develop and implement a School Safety Specialist Certification Program. This program will offer training to newly-appointed school safety specialists in the areas of bullying, hazing, truancy, Internet safety, emergency planning, emergency drills, drugs, weapons, gangs and school policing, and any other areas deemed necessary. The academy will also offer annual training sessions for certified school safety specialists. The bill directs a school superintendent to designate a school safety specialist for the school district. The school safety specialist must complete the certification program developed by the academy. The school safety specialist will: be responsible for the supervision and oversight for all school safety and security personnel, policies, and procedures in the school district; ensure that these policies and procedures are in compliance with State law and regulations; and provide the necessary training and resources to school district staff in matters relating to school safety and security. The school safety specialist will also serve as the school district liaison with local law enforcement and national, State, and community agencies and organizations in matters of school safety and security.
Education, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Budget and Appropriations, Passed Assembly, Passed both Houses, Passed Senate
Approved P.L.2017, c.162.  (on 7/21/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
7/21/2017 A Approved P.L.2017, c.162.
6/22/2017 A Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (73-0-2)
6/22/2017 A Received in the Assembly, 2nd Reading on Concurrence
6/19/2017 S Passed by the Senate (39-0)
6/19/2017 S Substituted for S2242 (1R)
6/1/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
6/1/2017 Senate Budget and Appropriations Hearing (19:00 6/1/2017 *Revised 5/31/17 - S-2180 and S-2793 have been added. S-2490 (1R)
6/1/2017 Senate Budget and Appropriations Hearing (19:00 6/1/2017 A-320 (1R), A-1690 (ACS) and A-4587 (2R) are all pending referra)
6/20/2016 S Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
6/20/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading
4/18/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee
4/7/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (68-0-5)
3/3/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 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 6/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Concur in Senate Amendments 73 0 7
Detail 6/19/2017 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 39 0 1
Detail 6/19/2017 Senate Floor: Substitute For S2242 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 6/1/2017 Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee: Reported Favorably 13 0 0
Detail 6/20/2016 Senate Education Committee: Reported with Amendments 4 0 1
Detail 4/7/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 68 0 12
Detail 3/3/2016 Assembly Education Committee: Reported with Amendments 9 0 2