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  • NJ A4457
  • Provides certain immunity to board of director members and employees of private schools for students with disabilities if they report incidents of bullying in compliance with school policy.
Introduced
(1/10/2017)
In Committee
(5/1/2017)
Crossed Over
(3/16/2017)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
The "Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act," P.L.2002, c.83 (C.18A:37-13 et seq.), does not explicitly apply to approved private schools for students with disabilities acting under contract to provide educational services on behalf of New Jersey public school districts. However, State Board of Education regulations promulgated to effectuate this law do include these schools and require them to develop, adopt, and implement a policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation, or bullying on school grounds. Under this bill, board of director members and employees of approved private schools for students with disabilities who promptly report an incident of harassment, intimidation, or bullying to the appropriate school official designated by the school's policy or to any school administrator, and who make this report in compliance with the procedures in the school's anti-bullying policy, will be immune from a cause of action for damages arising from any failure to remedy the reported incident. This provision will provide the same immunity that is currently given to members of a school board and school district employees under subsection c. of section 4 of P.L.2002, c.83 (C.18A:37-16) of the "Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act."
Education, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, Passed Assembly
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee  (on 5/1/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
5/1/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee
3/16/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (74-0-0)
2/13/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
2/13/2017 Assembly Education Hearing (19:00 2/13/2017 )
1/10/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 3/16/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 74 0 6
Detail 2/13/2017 Assembly Education Committee: Reported Favorably 10 0 1