Bill Text: NJ S3422 | 2018-2019 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Requires declaration of Code Blue alert when National Weather Service predicts temperatures of 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 3-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-20 - Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee [S3422 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2018-S3422-Amended.html

[First Reprint]

SENATE, No. 3422

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 7, 2019

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  ROBERT W. SINGER

District 30 (Monmouth and Ocean)

Senator  THOMAS H. KEAN, JR.

District 21 (Morris, Somerset and Union)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senators O'Scanlon and Gopal

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires declaration of Code Blue alert when National Weather Service predicts temperatures of 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee on June 6, 2019, with amendments.

  


An Act concerning Code Blue alert declarations and amending P.L.2017, c.68.

 

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

 

     1.    Section 3 of P.L.2017, c.68 (1C.1App.A:9-43.20) is amended to read as follows:

     1[App.A:9-43.20  Declaration of Code Blue alert.]1

     3.    A coordinator shall declare a Code Blue alert after evaluating weather forecasts and advisories produced by the National Weather Service that predict the following weather conditions in the county within 24 to 48 hours: 

     a.     temperatures will reach [25 degrees Fahrenheit or lower without precipitation or] 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower [with precipitation]; or

     b.    the National Weather Service 1[windchill] wind chill1 temperature will be zero degrees Fahrenheit or less for a period of two hours or more.

(cf: P.L.2017, c.68, s.3)

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

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