NJAB04056
Permits schools to use automatic alerting device to contact 9-1-1 service. No companion bill.
Status: 6/4/2018 : Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee
All Versions: Introduced

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A4056

ASSEMBLY, No. 4056

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JUNE 4, 2018

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  ANTHONY M. BUCCO

District 25 (Morris and Somerset)

Assemblywoman  BETTYLOU DECROCE

District 26 (Essex, Morris and Passaic)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Permits schools to use automatic alerting device to contact 9-1-1 service.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning automatic alerting devices and 9-1-1 service and amending P.L.1989, c.3.

 

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

 

     1.    Section 8 of P.L.1989, c.3 (C.52:17C-8) is amended to read as follows:

     a.     Each public safety answering point shall be capable of dispatching or forwarding requests for law enforcement, fire fighting, emergency medical services, or other emergency services to a public or private safety agency that provides the requested services.

     b.    Each public safety answering point shall be equipped with a system approved by the office for the processing of requests for emergency services for the physically disabled. No person shall connect to a telephone company's network any automatic alarm or other automatic alerting device which causes the number "9-1-1" to be automatically dialed and which provides a prerecorded message in order to directly access emergency services, except for devices which may be approved by the office. Devices approved by the office shall be registered with the office on forms provided by the office.

     c.     Each entity operating a public safety answering point shall be responsible for obtaining, operating, and maintaining enhanced 9-1-1 termination equipment. The operations and maintenance of this equipment shall be in accordance with standards set forth by the office pursuant to section 3 of [this act] P.L.1983, c.3 (C.52:17C-3).

     d.    Notwithstanding any law, rule, regulation, or order to the contrary, a public school or private school, as those terms are defined in N.J.S.18A:1-1, or a charter school established pursuant to P.L.1995, c.426 (C.18A:36A-1 et seq.), may connect to a telephone company’s network an automatic alarm or other automatic alerting device that causes the number "9-1-1" to be automatically dialed and that provides a prerecorded message in order to directly access emergency services, subject to the approval of the office pursuant to subsection b. of this section.

(cf: P.L.1989, c.3, s.8)

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill permits a public, private, or charter school in this State
to connect to a telephone company’s network an automatic alarm or other automatic alerting device that causes the number 9-1-1 to be automatically dialed and that provides a prerecorded message in order to directly access emergency services, subject to the approval of the Office of Emergency Telecommunications Services in the Office of Information Technology.