Bill Text: NJ A2167 | 2016-2017 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Establishes sexual assault training requirements for law enforcement officers.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-2)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-06-22 - Substituted by S1739 (1R) [A2167 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2016-A2167-Amended.html

[First Reprint]

ASSEMBLY, No. 2167

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

217th LEGISLATURE

 

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2016 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  PATRICK J. DIEGNAN, JR.

District 18 (Middlesex)

Assemblyman  GORDON M. JOHNSON

District 37 (Bergen)

Assemblywoman  VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE

District 37 (Bergen)

Assemblyman  BENJIE E. WIMBERLY

District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman Rodriguez-Gregg

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Establishes sexual assault training requirements for law enforcement officers.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee on May 11, 2017, with amendments.

  


An Act concerning sexual assault training for law enforcement officers and supplementing Title 52 of the Revised Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    a.  The Division of Criminal Justice shall develop a training course and curriculum for law enforcement officers on the handling, investigation, and response procedures for reports of sexual assault.  This training course and curriculum shall be reviewed at least every two years by the division and modified as need may require.  The division shall 1[distribute] make1 the curriculum 1available1 to all 1[local police] law enforcement1 agencies.

     b.    The Attorney General shall be responsible for ensuring that all law enforcement officers complete 1[:

     (1) initial training within 90 days of appointment or transfer; and

     (2)]1 in-service training 1[of at least four hours]1 biennially 1[thereafter.

     c.     The division shall ensure that all training on the handling of sexual assault matters includes information concerning the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program, established pursuant to P.L.2001, c.81 (C.52:4B-50 et al.), and the availability of local support programs for the victims of sexual assault ]1.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect on the first day of the fourth month following enactment.

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