New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:5b-6.14 - Record Of Conviction For Certain Offenses, Disqualification From Employment; Challenge.

30:5B-6.14 Record of conviction for certain offenses, disqualification from employment; challenge.

5.A current staff member and an individual seeking employment shall be permanently disqualified from employment at, or ownership or sponsorship of, a child care center if the criminal history record background check of the staff member or individual reveals a record of conviction for any of the following crimes and offenses:

a.In New Jersey, any crime or disorderly persons offense as follows:

(1)a crime against a child, including endangering the welfare of a child and child pornography pursuant to N.J.S.2C:24-4; child molestation as set forth in N.J.S. 2C:14-1 et seq.;

(2)abuse, abandonment or neglect of a child pursuant to R.S.9:6-3;

(3)endangering the welfare of an incompetent person pursuant to N.J.S.2C:24-7;

(4)sexual assault, criminal sexual contact or lewdness pursuant to N.J.S.2C:14-2 through N.J.S.2C:14-4;

(5)murder pursuant to N.J.S.2C:11-3 or manslaughter pursuant to N.J.S.2C:11-4;

(6)stalking pursuant to P.L.1992, c.209 (C.2C:12-10);

(7)kidnapping and related offenses including criminal restraint; false imprisonment; interference with custody; criminal coercion; or enticing a child into a motor vehicle, structure or isolated area pursuant to N.J.S.2C:13-1 through 2C:13-6;

(8)arson pursuant to N.J.S.2C:17-1, or causing or risking widespread injury or damage which would constitute a crime of the second degree pursuant to N.J.S.2C:17-2;

(9)terroristic threats pursuant to N.J.S.2C:12-3; and

(10) an attempt or conspiracy to commit any of the crimes or offenses listed in paragraphs (1) through (9) of this subsection.

b.In any other state or jurisdiction, of conduct which, if committed in New Jersey, would constitute any of the crimes or disorderly persons offenses described in subsection a. of this section.

c.Notwithstanding the provisions of this section to the contrary, an individual shall not be disqualified from employment or ownership or sponsorship under P.L.2000, c.77 (C.30:5B-6.10 et al.) on the basis of any conviction disclosed by a criminal history record background check performed pursuant to P.L.2000, c.77 (C.30:5B-6.10 et al.) without an opportunity to challenge the accuracy of the disqualifying criminal history record pursuant to the provisions of section 8 of P.L.2000, c.77 (C.53:1-20.9b).


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