Current Issues

Certain school buses to be equipped with lap and shoulder seat belts

A4110 Aca (1R)  Signed into Law August 27, 2018 - Requires certain school buses to be equipped with lap and shoulder seat belts. See More

Bateman Bill Allowing Schools to Administer Narcan & Maintain Supply of Lifesaving Opioid Overdose Antidote

A542 (Bateman Law-Naloxone in Schools) Signed into Law August 24, 2018 - Requires certain schools to maintain supply of opioid antidotes and permits emergency administration of opioid antidote by school nurse or trained employee.  See More

School District Superintendent permitted to designate School Safety Specialist

A3765 / S2456 (Houghtaling, Downey, Jones, Wimberly / Gopal, Oroho) Signed into Law August 18, 2018 - Permits school district superintendent to designate school employee with certain expertise as School safety Specialist. See More

Consequences of distributing and soliciting sexually explicit images through electronic means education

A2189 (Lampitt, Downey, Danielsen, Ruiz, Corrado) Signed into Law August 10, 2018 – Requires school districts to include instruction on consequences of distributing and soliciting sexually explicit images through electronic means as part of New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education. See More

Mandatory Recess For Students K-5

S847 (Turner, Diegnan, Jasey, Murphy) Signed into law August 10, 2018– Requires school districts to provide daily recess period for students in grade kindergarten through 5; permits denial of recess for violation of code of student conduct but student must be provided restorative justice activities. See More

Athletic Head Injury Safety Training Program Requirements Amended

     Current law is amended to include students participating in intramural sports programs organized by a public or nonpublic school, in the head injury safety
     program that is required for students who participate in interscholastic sports programs. See more

A-1256/S-1381 (Caride, Singleton, Jasey, Wimberly/Bateman) - Bill Passed

      On May 11, 2017 Governor Christie signed bill A-1256/S-1381, the bill establishing minimal educational requirements for school nurse certification, into law.
      This accomplishment is a shining example of how NJSSNA members organized and advocated together by contacting legislators on this important school nursing
       issue. Together, we can make a difference.  See more

       Special thanks to the Board members who testified, and to all who wrote, emailed, and called their legislators.

Uniform State MOA Between Education and Law Enforcement Officials

Major new features of the revised Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) include the Overdose Prevention Act, Self-Administration of Medication by Students, Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, Cyber Harassment, Hazing, and Coordination of HIB and Criminal Investigations. 

(Stock) Epi Pen 2015

Stock Epinephrine 2015 (1) 

Questions about the new epinephrine law may be directed to schoolhealthservices@doe.state.nj.us

New Epinephrine Requirements for Schools

From Assistant Commissioner Martz 2015-03-03 

Janet’s Law FAQ

From Assistant Commissioner Martz 2014-09-02

New Jersey State Legislature

Search 2014-2015 bills.

Scholastic Student-Athlete Safety Act 2013

Review prior to implementation.