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  • NJ A3784
  • Establishes central registry of residents with special needs for use during emergencies.
Introduced
(5/23/2016)
In Committee
(5/23/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires the Office of Emergency Telecommunications Services ("office") in the Office of Information Technology to establish a central registry of residents with special needs who require additional assistance provided to them during an emergency. The bill enables residents to voluntarily register individuals with special needs with the office and provide the registrant's address, telephone number, and particular condition or assistance needs. The bill requires the office to provide to each municipal, county, and regional police department, fire department, and emergency service organization a list of residents with special needs that have registered with the central registry and who reside in a jurisdiction that the department or organization serves. Municipal, county, and regional police departments, fire departments, and emergency service organizations are directed to use information collected for the central registry to assist residents with special needs when responding to 9-1-1 calls and other emergencies. The Director of the State Office of Emergency Management may access and obtain information from the central registry to prepare an Emergency Operations Plan. Under the bill, the office may only divulge the information collected to municipal, county, and regional police departments, fire departments, and emergency service organizations and the Director of the State Office of Emergency Management. The bill also directs the office to conduct a public awareness campaign, utilizing the Internet and any other available resources, to inform the public of the importance of identifying and registering individuals with special needs prior to an emergency so that appropriate preparations may be made to ensure that these individuals receive necessary assistance during an emergency.
Homeland Security and State Preparedness
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee  (on 5/23/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
5/23/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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