An Act concerning the submission of data on school buildings and grounds and amending P.L.2019, c.106.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. Section 1 of P.L.2019, c.106 (C.18A:41-7.1) is amended to read as follows:
C.18A:41-7.1 Schools to provide critical incident mapping data to local law enforcement.
1. a. Each board of education of a school district, board of trustees of a charter school or renaissance school project, or chief school administrator of a nonpublic school shall provide to local law enforcement authorities critical incident mapping data for all schools and school grounds. In the case of a school building located in a municipality in which there is no municipal police department, critical incident mapping data shall be provided to an entity designated by the Superintendent of State Police. A board of education of a school district, board of trustees of a charter school or renaissance school project, or chief school administrator of a nonpublic school shall provide revised mapping data to the applicable law enforcement authorities or designated entities any time that there is a change to the critical incident mapping data.
b. Critical incident mapping data provided pursuant to subsection a. of this section shall be:
(1) compatible with all platforms and applications used by local, State, and federal law enforcement authorities;
(2) provided in a printable format; and
(3) verified for accuracy through an annual walkthrough of school buildings and school grounds.
c. As used in this section, “critical incident mapping data” means information provided in electronic or digital form to assist first responders in an emergency including, but not limited to:
(1) aerial images of schools;
(2) floor plans, including room and suite numbers;
(3) building access points;
(4) locations of hazardous materials and utility shut-offs; and
(5) any other relevant location information.
d. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require local law enforcement authorities or designated entities to access critical incident mapping data using third party viewing software.
2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall first apply to the first full school year following the date of enactment.
Approved November 30, 2022.