Bill Text: NJ S3034 | 2020-2021 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Makes FY 2021 supplemental appropriation of $1,250,000 for Minorities in Police (MIP) recruiting program.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-10-19 - Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Law and Public Safety Committee [S3034 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2020-S3034-Introduced.html

SENATE, No. 3034

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED OCTOBER 19, 2020

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  TROY SINGLETON

District 7 (Burlington)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Makes FY 2021 supplemental appropriation of $1,250,000 for Minorities in Police (MIP) recruiting grant program.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


A Supplement to the Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations act, P.L.2020, c.97.

 

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

 

     1.    In addition to the amounts appropriated under P.L.2020, c.97, there is appropriated out of the General Fund the following sum for the purpose specified:

 

 

66 DEPARTMENT OF LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY

10 Public Safety and Criminal Justice

12 Law Enforcement

GRANTS-IN-AID

09-1020 Division of Criminal Justice.................................................

$1,250,000

Total Grants-in-Aid Appropriation,                                                                                                 

$1,250,000

      Criminal Justice..............................................................

Grants-in-Aid:

 

 

09 Minorities in Police (MIP) Grant Program ....

($1,250,000)

 

 

The amount appropriated herein for the Minorities in Police (MIP) Grant Program shall provide funding for the purpose of recruiting qualified minority law enforcement candidates to enter New Jersey law enforcement training academies. Any unexpended balance at the end of the 2021 fiscal year is to be carried forward and appropriated for the same purpose.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill appropriates $1,250,000 in Grants-in-Aid to fund a new program in the Department of Law and Public Safety, the Minorities in Police (MIP) Grant Program.

     The bill establishes the MIP grant program for the sole purpose of recruiting qualified minority law enforcement candidates into New Jersey law enforcement training academies and is a commitment to New Jersey's diversity and community policing efforts.

     It is the sponsor's intent that the appropriation of $1,250,000 from the General Fund would further the expressed goal of recruiting 5,000 minority uniformed law enforcement officers Statewide.  The MIP grant program would provide $250 to anyone who recruits a minority local law enforcement candidate who applies, is accepted, and enters a county or municipal law enforcement training academy.        The bill provides that any unexpended balance at the end of the 2021 fiscal year is to be carried forward and appropriated for the same purpose.  

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