SENATE, No. 2855

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED JULY 26, 2018

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator† JOSEPH A. LAGANA

District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senators Holzapfel and Singer

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Requires public school student to carry identification card at school-sponsored, off-campus activities and requires principal to keep list of students on school buses used for school-sponsored activities in case of emergencies.

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As introduced.

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An Act concerning school safety and supplementing chapter 35 and chapter 39 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

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

 

†††† 1.††† a.† Each school district shall develop and implement a policy requiring all students to carry a school identification card issued by the district while the student is at any school-sponsored, off-campus activity including, but not limited to, field trips or interscholastic sports programs.†

†††† b.††† The Commissioner of Education shall develop guidelines concerning the information to be included on the identification card required pursuant to subsection a. of this section. †The information shall include, but need not be limited to, the studentís name, an up-to-date photograph, and the current school year.

 

†††† 2.††† Each school district shall develop and implement a policy requiring a list to be compiled of the names of students being transported by a school bus to a school-sponsored activity including, but not limited to, field trips or interscholastic sports programs.† The list of students for each school bus shall be submitted to the school principal or designee and maintained for use in the case of an emergency.†

 

†††† 3.††† This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

†††† This bill requires each school district to develop and implement a policy requiring all students to carry a school identification (ID) card issued by the district while the student is at any school-sponsored, off-campus activity including field trips or interscholastic sports programs.†

†††† Under the bill, the Commissioner of Education will develop guidelines concerning the information to be included on the ID card.† At a minimum, the information will include the studentís name, an up-to-date photograph, and the current school year.

†††† The bill also requires each school district to develop and implement a policy requiring a list to be compiled of the names of students being transported by a school bus to a school-sponsored activity including, but not limited to, field trips or interscholastic sports programs.† A separate list of students will be kept for each school bus used for transportation to the school-sponsored activity, and the list will be submitted to the school principal or his designee and maintained for use in the case of an emergency.