New Jersey Revised Statutes § 18a:36-31 - Fingerprint Card

18A:36-31. Fingerprint card
a. Fingerprinting pursuant to this act shall be done on a fingerprint card provided by the sheriff or local law enforcement officials. Fingerprints shall be recorded on an eight by eight inch seven mil paper card stock, with the grain running from left to right. In addition to fingerprints, the card shall contain the following information: name, address, race, sex, date of birth, birthplace, height, weight, color of hair, color of eyes, complexion, scars and the name of the parent or guardian of the pupiL. The fingerprint card shall contain a place for rolled and plain impressions as presently utilized on standard fingerprint cards. Sufficient space shall be provided on the back of the card for palm prints, should they be necessary. The card shall also provide for the voluntary written consent of the student's parent or guardian or temporary caretaker and for the signature of the person taking the fingerprints, his department and the date the fingerprints were taken. The sheriff's office and local law enforcement officials shall not retain any fingerprint cards for their own records and shall not imprint or duplicate the fingerprints of a pupil except as provided in this act.

b. Completed fingerprint cards shall be given to the pupil's parent or guardian or temporary caretaker.

c. Each school district shall provide an orientation program conducted by certified school staff for the students for whom fingerprinting has been requested to ensure that the students can more readily understand its purposes.

d. Any fingerprint that becomes smudged in the process of imprinting or is otherwise indistinct shall immediately be destroyed and a new fingerprint shall be imprinted.

L. 1985, c. 100, s. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1985.

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