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  • NJ A4058
  • Creates "New Jersey Criminal Justice Information Sharing Environment Coordinating Council."
Introduced
(9/15/2016)
In Committee
(6/22/2017)
Crossed Over
(6/22/2017)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill establishes the "New Jersey Criminal Justice Information Sharing Environment Coordinating Council" in the Division of State Police in the Department of Law and Public Safety. It shall be the duty of this 15-member council to establish a governance structure to guide the design, development, and implementation of a Statewide, integrated criminal justice environment that would enable automated information sharing in a common format between federal, State, county, and municipal criminal justice agencies. The council is charged with establishing policies, standards, and strategies for the State relating to the integrated criminal justice information sharing environment. The council is to articulate a united vision and determine the scope and focus of information sharing projects; define and sanction objectives and timetables; assess risk and set quality expectations; garner support from stakeholders and decision-makers; monitor planning, implementation, and management; define integrated criminal justice information operational requirements; work collaboratively with the Chief Technology Officer of the Office of Information Technology to define system requirements necessary for individual agency information technology procurements to be compliant with the council's integration strategies; resolve implementation obstacles; review system performance; focus on enhancements, improvements, and next phases; provide leadership, review business processes and policies, and analyze technical environments and solutions; coordinate and design, develop, and implement a Statewide-integrated justice information environment. The council is required to provide quarterly progress reports to the Governor and the Legislature. The council shall consist of the following members or their designees: the Attorney General, the Superintendent of State Police, the Director of the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, the Chairperson of the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), the Commissioner of Corrections, the Chairman of the State Parole Board, the Executive Director of the Juvenile Justice Commission, the Public Defender, the Chief Technology Officer of the Office of Information Technology, the Essex County Prosecutor, and the Administrative Director of the Courts. The council also is to include a representative of each of the following organizations appointed by the Governor: the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey, the Sheriffs' Association of New Jersey, the New Jersey County Jail Wardens Association, and the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. The bill also establishes an advisory committee composed of persons with knowledge, skills, or abilities specific to integrated technology solutions and who are assigned within their respective organizations to oversee divisions, units, or tasks related to integrated technology. This seven-member council is to include one person appointed by the Governor who meets these qualifications from each of the following agencies: the Office of the Attorney General; the Division of State Police in the Department of Law and Public Safety; the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness; the Urban Area Security Initiative; the Department of Corrections; and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. A Statewide criminal justice information sharing environment should be developed to ensure the timely and efficient sharing of criminal justice information. It would achieve many important objectives including enhancing public safety by providing criminal justice agencies and officials, including police officers, judges, and corrections officers, with faster access to important criminal justice information at critical points in the justice process; improving the efficiency of criminal justice agencies by reducing redundant data collection and entry and reducing or eliminating labor intensive, time-consuming, paper-based processes; and expanding the pool of statistical data available to State, county, and municipal officials for making and evaluating public policies.
Judiciary, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, Budget and Appropriations, Homeland Security and State Preparedness, Passed Assembly
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee  (on 6/22/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
6/22/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
6/22/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (74-0-0)
6/15/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
6/15/2017 Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Hearing (19:00 6/15/2017 The committee will hear testimony from invited guests regarding )
5/11/2017 A Transferred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee
9/15/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 74 0 6
Detail 6/15/2017 Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee: Reported with Amendments 5 0 1