Senator John A. Girgenti (D-Passaic and Bergen)

05 Feb: Senator Girgenti’s Criminal Background Check Bill Receives Final Legislative Approva

TRENTON – A bill to required paid firefighters working in a fire district to undergo a criminal history background check, sponsored by Senator John Girgenti, was approved 78-0 yesterday by the General Assembly.

“Under current law, an applicant for a paid firefighter position in a county or municipality must submit to a criminal history background check,” said Girgenti, D-Passaic and Bergen. “My bill would extend that requirement to firefighters who are employed in fire districts.”