NJASA Legislative Updates
December 3, 2018
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The following Legislative Activity took place, November 26, 2018:

A-850 Munoz/Thomson/Lampitt
Upgrades penalty for failing to report act of sexual abuse against child.
Transferred to Assembly Education Committee
Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments , 2nd Reading

A-1909 / A-4404 (Assembly Committee Substitute) Mukherji/Lampitt/Chiaravalloti/Vainieri Huttle/Armato
Provides that certain persons who commit act of sexual penetration or sexual contact with students who are at least 18 but less than 22 years old are guilty of sexual assault or criminal sexual assault.
Recommitted to Assembly Education Committee; Reported from Assembly Comm. as a Substitute, 2nd Reading

A-4199 Lampitt
Requires Attorney General to develop protocol for retaining footage from school surveillance system.
Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading

A-4403 Lampitt/Vainieri Huttle/Armato
Establishes task force within DOE on prevention of sexual abuse of children.
Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading

A-4405 Lampitt/Vainieri Huttle/Egan Jones
Mandates child abuse and sexual abuse training for all candidates for teaching certification.
Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments , 2nd Reading

A-4406 Lampitt/Murphy
Mandates certain training for DOE arbitrators.
Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading

A-4407 Lampitt/Armato/Egan Jones
Requires DOE to collect information on certain teacher misconduct and report to Legislature.
Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading

A-4408 Lampitt/Armato/Murphy
Requires school districts to notify State Board of Examiners when teaching staff member fails to report child abuse for determination of revocation or suspension of certificate.
Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading

A-4691 Kean/Thomson
Provides tax levy growth limitation adjustment for school districts experiencing reduction in State aid.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee

A-4692 Thomson/Kean
Eliminates use of census-based funding of special education aid in school funding law.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
         
A-4693 Murphy
Permits school district of residence to provide aid in-lieu-of transportation to pupil attending Marine Academy of Science and Technology provided certain conditions are met.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee

A-4710 Lampitt/Zwicker/Vainieri Huttle
"Strengthening Gifted and Talented Education Act"; establishes school district responsibilities in educating gifted and talented students.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee

A-4723 Wimberly/Reynolds-Jackson
Requires certain schools to establish emergency action plans for responding to serious or potentially life-threatening sports-related injuries.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee

AJR-171 Murphy
Designates second full week in November of each year as "School Psychology Awareness Week."
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee

S-1773 Diegnan, Jr./Gopal
Requires display of identifying information on rear of school bus so public may report bus driver misconduct.
Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

S-1831 Ruiz/Turner
Establishes loan redemption program for teachers in certain fields to redeem loan amounts received under New Jersey College Loans to Assist State Students Loan Program through employment in certain failing schools.
Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee

S-2707 Ruiz/Madden, Jr.
Establishes task force within DOE on prevention of sexual abuse of children.
Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments , 2nd Reading

S-2709 Ruiz/Madden, Jr.
Provides that certain persons who commit act of sexual penetration or sexual contact with students who are at least 18 but less than 22 years old are guilty of sexual assault or criminal sexual assault.
Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments , 2nd Reading

S-2711 Ruiz/Madden, Jr.
Mandates child abuse and sexual abuse training for all candidates for teaching certification.
Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments , 2nd Reading

S-2712 Ruiz/Madden, Jr.
Mandates certain training for DOE arbitrators.
Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading

S-2714 Ruiz/Madden, Jr.
Requires school districts to notify State Board of Examiners when teaching staff member fails to report child abuse for determination of revocation or suspension of certificate.
Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading

S-2715 Madden, Jr./Ruiz
Requires Attorney General to develop protocol for retaining footage from school surveillance system.
Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading

S-2851 Lagana/Diegnan, Jr.
Requires boards of education and school bus contractors to designate individuals as certain school bus safety personnel.
Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee

S-2980 Ruiz
Provides that school district may not condition student enrollment in district on fact that MVC does not have name or address of parent or guardian on file.
Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Education Committee

S-2982 Ruiz
Clarifies that child may not be excluded from public school based on membership in protected category under "Law Against Discrimination" or immigration status.
Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Education Committee

S-3160 Codey
Establishes pilot program in DOE to provide later school start times for high school students.
Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee

S-3161 Gill
Requires school bus contractor to provide information to board of education on results of criminal background checks of all school bus drivers assigned routes in district pursuant to contract.
Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee

S-3163 Greenstein/Vitale
Requires public high school students to receive instruction concerning opioid abuse and opioid abuse prevention.
Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee

S-3172 Cryan/Ruiz
Requires public school instruction in suicide prevention to be provided in grades kindergarten through 12 and include certain elements.
Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee

S-3174 Singleton/Greenstein
Requires new civics instruction in middle and high schools, requires school districts to use DOE's curriculum guidelines for civics; and requires DOE to provide funding to enhance civics instruction.
Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee

S-3192 Gopal/Codey
Directs Attorney General to establish program for anonymous reporting of potential threats to school safety.
Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Education Committee