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    Chapter 17B: Establishment of department; "the department" defined

      Section: 52:17B-194.20: Media participation in advisory.

          4. a. Any media outlet that participates in the Statewide Hit and Run Advisory Program established pursuant to section 2 of P.L.2019, c.465 (C.52:17B-194.18) may voluntarily agree, upon notice of the issuance of a Hit and Run Advisory, to transmit emergency advisories to provide the public within the service regions of that media outlet with information designed to enable members of the public to assist the lead law enforcement agency in locating a vehicle or driver involved in a motor vehicle accident resulting in serious bodily injury to or the death of another person that left the scene of the accident under circumstances that may violate the provisions of R.S.39:4-129. The notice shall be provided through the lead law enforcement agency.

b. The emergency advisories shall be read after a distinctive sound tone and the statement: "This is a Hit and Run Advisory." The emergency advisories shall be broadcast as often as possible, pursuant to the guidelines established by the New Jersey Broadcasters' Association, for the first three hours. After the initial three hours, the emergency advisory shall be rebroadcast at intervals as the lead law enforcement agency and the participating media deem appropriate.

c. The emergency advisories shall include a description of the suspect or suspect's vehicle and any other information the lead law enforcement agency deems appropriate. The lead law enforcement agency shall, in a timely manner, update the media with new information regarding the suspect, when appropriate.

d. The emergency advisories also shall provide information concerning the method by which members of the public who have information relating to the suspect or the vehicle may contact the lead law enforcement agency.

e. The emergency advisories shall terminate upon notice from the lead law enforcement agency.

L.2019, c.465, s.4.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2020-07-01 17:08:56.

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