Bill Text: NJ S2714 | 2018-2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: 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.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-3-1)

Status: (Passed) 2019-03-18 - Approved P.L.2019, c.46. [S2714 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2018-S2714-Introduced.html

SENATE, No. 2714

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JUNE 14, 2018

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  M. TERESA RUIZ

District 29 (Essex)

Senator  FRED H. MADDEN, JR.

District 4 (Camden and Gloucester)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     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.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning the failure of certain employees to report child abuse and supplementing chapter 6 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

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

 

     1.    In the event that a board of education determines, pursuant to a tenure charge finding under N.J.S.18A:6-10 or a disorderly person conviction under section 7 of P.L.1971, c.437 (C.9:6-8.14), that a teaching staff member has failed to report an allegation of child abuse in accordance with State law or regulations, the board of education shall submit a report to the State Board of Examiners that outlines its finding.  The State Board of Examiners shall review the certification of the teaching staff member to determine if the teaching staff member's failure to report warrants the revocation or suspension of his certificate.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill provides that if a board of education determines, pursuant to a tenure charge finding under N.J.S.18A:6-10 or a disorderly person conviction under section 7 of P.L.1971, c.437 (C.9:6-8.14), that a teaching staff member has failed to report an allegation of child abuse in accordance with State law or regulations, the board of education must submit a report to the State Board of Examiners that outlines its finding.  The State Board of Examiners will review the certification of the teaching staff member to determine if the failure to report warrants the revocation or suspension of his certificate.

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