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  • NJ A4381
  • Requires DLPS to issue guidelines for counties to establish special needs registries.
Introduced
(12/5/2016)
In Committee
(1/30/2017)
Crossed Over
(1/23/2017)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would require the State Office of Emergency Management in the Department of Law and Public Safety, in consultation with the Department of Human Services, to issue uniform guidelines to be used by each county in the State that establishes a voluntary special needs registry for the purpose of providing, in the event of an emergency situation, medical care or assistance to a resident, student, or employee in the county who has a "special need." This term is defined in the bill as a physical or mental disability or medical care need of an individual which results in the individual needing assistance before, during, or after a disaster or emergency. The guidelines would include, but not be limited to: methods to advertise the benefits and availability of the special needs registry; information to be included on the registry, including a photo, that would be beneficial to help a first responder take appropriate action when the first responder is dispatched to the scene of an emergency situation; and requirements for maintaining confidentiality about the information on the registry and linking the information on the registry to the first responder who is dispatched to the scene of an emergency situation. Monmouth county has been operating a countywide voluntary special needs registry since the spring of 2016.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Law and Public Safety, Passed Assembly
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee  (on 1/30/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
1/30/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee
1/23/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (70-0-0)
1/12/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
1/12/2017 Assembly Law and Public Safety Hearing (14:00 1/12/2017 Committee Room 13, 4th Floor)
12/5/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 1/23/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 70 0 10
Detail 1/12/2017 Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee: Reported Favorably 8 0 1