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  • NJ A3944
  • Requires DOE to develop educational fact sheet for distribution to parents of student-athletes and cheerleaders concerning use and misuse of prescription opioids.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires the Commissioner of Education, in consultation with the Commissioner of Health, to develop an educational fact sheet that provides information concerning the use and misuse of opioid drugs in the event that a student-athlete or cheerleader is prescribed an opioid for a sports-related injury. The bill requires school districts and nonpublic schools that participate in interscholastic sports or cheerleading programs to distribute the fact sheet annually to the parents or guardians of student-athletes and cheerleaders, and to obtain a signed acknowledgement of the receipt of the fact sheet by the student and his parent or guardian. It is the sponsor's intent to ensure that young people and their parents are educated as early as possible about the dangers of opioid abuse and addiction. It is critical to provide this information to students who participate in athletics to make certain that, in the event they are prescribed an opioid for an injury, they will be fully knowledgeable of the risks of misuse.
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.2017, c.167.  (on 7/21/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
7/21/2017 S Approved P.L.2017, c.167.
6/22/2017 S Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (38-0)
6/22/2017 S Substituted for S2402
5/18/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
2/27/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee
2/15/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (70-0-0)
12/12/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
12/12/2016 Assembly Education Hearing (10:00 12/12/2016 Committee Room 16, 4th Floor)
6/20/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/22/2017 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 38 0 2
Detail 6/22/2017 Senate Floor: Substitute For S2402 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 5/18/2017 Senate Education Committee: Reported Favorably 4 0 1
Detail 2/15/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 70 0 10
Detail 12/12/2016 Assembly Education Committee: Reported Favorably 9 0 2