Bill Text: NJ A4648 | 2016-2017 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Requires various State departments to provide linkages to information on "baby boxes" and safe sleep education on their websites.*

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-12-04 - Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading [A4648 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2016-A4648-Amended.html

[First Reprint]

ASSEMBLY, No. 4648

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

217th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 28, 2017

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  ELIANA PINTOR MARIN

District 29 (Essex)

Assemblywoman  PAMELA R. LAMPITT

District 6 (Burlington and Camden)

Assemblywoman  BLONNIE R. WATSON

District 29 (Essex)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires various State departments to provide linkages to information on "baby boxes" and safe sleep education on their websites.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Assembly Women and Children Committee on March 6, 2017, with amendments.

  


An Act concerning 1[infant mortality prevention devices] safe sleep education1 and supplementing Title 9 of the Revised Statutes.

 

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

 

     1.  a.  The Department of Children and Families shall prepare and make available on the department's Internet website, in an easily printable format, information on 1[infant mortality prevention devices, known as "baby boxes" and]1 the program providing 1[such devices] "baby boxes" and safe sleep education1 to expecting and new parents.  The department shall update the information whenever new information about the 1[devices and the]1 program becomes available.

     b.  The department shall post a website link to the program providing the 1[infant mortality prevention devices or]1 "baby boxes" 1and safe sleep education1 on its Internet website, and shall ensure that the link is easily accessible to the public, prominently displayed on the website, and is updated as necessary.

     c.  The department shall ensure, in consultation with all other State departments, that:

     (1) the information posted on its website is made available on the websites of every State department, and is updated as necessary; and

     (2)  a website link to the program providing the 1[infant mortality prevention devices or]1 "baby boxes" 1and safe sleep education1 is posted to the website of every State department, and is updated as necessary.

     1d.  As used in this section, "baby box" means a box made of durable cardboard, filled with essential items for newborns and expecting and new parents, such as diapers, baby wipes, and information on safe sleep techniques, that can serve as a safe sleep environment for the first few months of an infant's life, and meets all applicable tenets of the bassinet standard established by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.1

 

     2.    The Department of Children and Families, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.) shall adopt rules and regulations to effectuate the purposes of this act.

 

     3.    This act shall take effect on the first day of the third month following enactment.

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