2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 4 - Agriculture And Domestic Animals
Section 4:22-11.9 - Certain Persons Ineligible For Service; Criminal History Record Background Check.

NJ Rev Stat § 4:22-11.9 (2016) What's This?

4:22-11.9 Certain persons ineligible for service; criminal history record background check.
9. a. No person shall serve as a trustee, officer, or humane law enforcement officer or agent of, or hold any other position of authority within, the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or any county society for the prevention of cruelty to animals if that person has been convicted of a crime under the laws of the State or under any similar statutes of the United States or any other state, or convicted of a violation of any provision of chapter 22 of Title 4 of the Revised Statutes or a violation of any similar statutes of the United States or any other state, as indicated by a criminal history record background check performed pursuant to this section. The fingerprints of each such person and the written consent of the person shall be submitted to the Superintendent of State Police for a criminal history record background check to be performed. The superintendent shall compare these fingerprints with fingerprints on file with the Bureau of Identification in the Division of State Police, Department of Law and Public Safety, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, consistent with State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. The cost for the criminal history record background check, including all costs administering and processing the check, shall be borne by either the person or the board of trustees of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or of a county society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, as the case may be. The superintendent shall inform the board of trustees of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or of a county society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, as the case may be, of whether the person's criminal history background check reveals a conviction of a disqualifying crime as specified in this section.

The superintendent shall complete the criminal history record background check required pursuant to this subsection within 90 days after receipt of a request therefor.

b. (1) No person shall serve as a trustee, officer, or humane law enforcement officer or agent of, or hold any other position of authority within, the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or any county society if that person has been convicted of, or found civilly liable for, a violation of any provision of chapter 22 of Title 4 of the Revised Statutes or a violation of any similar statutes of the United States or any other state.

(2)The New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or county society shall rescind the authorization or appointment of any member, humane law enforcement officer, or agent convicted of, or found civilly liable for, a violation of any provision of chapter 22 of Title 4 of the Revised Statutes or a violation of any similar statutes of the United States or any other state, and that person shall immediately surrender to the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or county society any badge, identification card, or indicia of authority issued to the member, humane law enforcement officer, or agent, as the case may be.

L.2005,c.372,s.9.


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