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S 414 - Requires Employment Background Checks for Teachers - New Jersey Key Vote

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (38-0) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Employment Background Checks for Teachers

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires employment background checks for teachers.

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  • Authorizes a school district, charter school or nonpublic school to conduct an electronic or written employment history background check on any individual that will serve in a position that involves regular contact with children (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes a school district, charter school, or nonpublic school to immediately terminate an individual’s employment or rescind an employment offer if it is later discovered that the individual applicant has a history of sexual misconduct or child abuse (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “sexual misconduct” as any verbal, nonverbal, written, or electronic communication or any other act directed toward or with a student that is designed to establish a sexual relationship(Sec. 1).

  • Defines “child abuse” as any conduct that is directed toward or against a child or student regardless or the age (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (73-0) -

Title: Requires Employment Background Checks for Teachers

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (39-0) -

Title: Requires Employment Background Checks for Teachers

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requires Employment Background Checks for Teachers

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