Bill Text: NJ A3953 | 2018-2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Affords civil immunity to private colleges and their police officers in certain cases.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 2-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-05-17 - Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee [A3953 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2018-A3953-Introduced.html

ASSEMBLY, No. 3953

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED MAY 17, 2018

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  SERENA DIMASO

District 13 (Monmouth)

Assemblyman  EDWARD H. THOMSON

District 30 (Monmouth and Ocean)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Affords civil immunity to private colleges and their police officers in certain cases.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning immunity from civil liability in certain cases and supplementing Title 2A of the New Jersey Statutes. 

 

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

 

     1.    Notwithstanding the provisions of any law to the contrary, a police officer duly appointed by a private, nonprofit institution of higher education pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1970, c.211 (C.18A:6-4.2) shall not be liable for damages if the officer acts in good faith in the execution or enforcement of any law. 

 

     2.    Notwithstanding the provisions of any law to the contrary, a private, nonprofit institution of higher education shall not be liable for damages if a police officer duly appointed pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1970, c.211 (C.18A:6-4.2) acts in good faith in the execution or enforcement of any law. 

 

     3.    Nothing in this act shall provide immunity for civil liability in excess of civil liability provided to other duly appointed police officers.

 

     4.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill affords immunity from civil liability for damages to police officers appointed by a private, nonprofit institution of higher education if they act in good faith in the execution or enforcement of any law. 

     The bill similarly provides civil immunity to the private, nonprofit institution of higher education where the police officer is appointed. This bill does not provide immunity for civil liability in excess of civil liability provided to other duly appointed police officers.

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