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H*3442 (Rat #0418, Act #0373 of 1994) General Bill, By J.L.M. Cromer
    A Bill to provide that any person entering the premises of any school in this State shall be deemed to have consented to a reasonable search of his person and effects; to provide that school administrators and officials may conduct reasonable searches on school property of lockers, desks, vehicles, and personal belongings such as purses, bookbags, wallets, and satchels with or without probable cause; to provide that school principals or their designees may conduct reasonable searches of the person and property of visitors on school premises; to prohibit a school administrator or official from conducting a strip search; to provide that all searches conducted under this Act must comply fully with the "reasonableness standard" set forth in "New Jersey V. T.L.O. and that all school administrators must receive training in the "reasonableness standard" under existing case law and in district procedures established to be followed in conducting searches of persons entering the school premises and of the students attending the school; and to require that notice be conspicuously posted on school property informing persons of the provisions of this Act, provide for where the notice must be posted, provide that the costs of posting the notice must be paid by the State, provide that no school or school district shall be required to incur any financial obligation for complying with these notice requirements, and provide that failure to post the notice shall not constitute a defense any civil action or criminal prosecution and shall not constitute grounds for any legal liability.-amended title
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02/10/93House Introduced and read first time HJ-5
02/10/93House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-5
04/07/93House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary HJ-7
04/14/93House Amended HJ-82
04/14/93House Read second time HJ-83
04/15/93House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-9
04/20/93Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-24
04/20/93Senate Referred to Committee on Education SJ-24
02/10/94Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education SJ-16
02/17/94Senate Special order SJ-48
03/30/94Senate Amended SJ-47
03/30/94Senate Debate adjourned SJ-48
03/31/94Senate Read second time SJ-358
03/31/94Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of amendments SJ-358
03/31/94Senate Debate adjourned SJ-348
04/14/94Senate Amended SJ-54
04/14/94Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-58
04/19/94House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-3
04/27/94 Ratified R 418
05/03/94 Signed By Governor
05/03/94 Effective date 05/03/94
05/10/94 Act No. 373
05/10/94 Copies available

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