Florida Senate - 2014 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
Bill No. SB 968
Senate . House
Comm: RCS .
1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
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5 principal may designate an employee of that school or a
6 volunteer to carry a concealed weapon or firearm on school
7 property, and a district school superintendent may designate an
8 employee of the school district or a volunteer to carry a
9 concealed weapon or firearm in an administrative building of the
10 school district.
11 (a) A designee authorized under this subsection to carry a
12 concealed weapon or firearm on such school property may only
13 carry such weapon or firearm in a concealed manner.
14 1. The weapon or firearm must be carried on the designee’s
15 person at all times while the designee is performing his or her
16 official school duties.
17 2. The designee must submit to the authorizing principal or
18 superintendent proof of completion of a minimum of 40 hours of a
19 school safety program and annually complete 8 hours of active
20 shooting training and 4 hours of firearm proficiency training as
21 such training programs are established by the Criminal Justice
22 Standards and Training Commission. The training programs shall
23 be administered by the Criminal Justice Training Centers. In
24 addition, the Criminal Justice Training Centers shall certify
25 and remit proof of completion of the trainings as prescribed by
26 the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.
27 (b) In order to be eligible for appointment as a designee
28 under this subsection, a person must be:
29 1. A military veteran who was honorably discharged and who
30 has not been found to have committed a firearms-related
31 disciplinary infraction during his or her service;
32 2. An active duty member of the military, the National
33 Guard, or the military reserves who has not been found to have
34 committed a firearms-related disciplinary infraction during his
35 or her service; or
36 3. A law enforcement officer or a former law enforcement
37 officer who has retired or has terminated employment in good
38 standing and did not retire or terminate during the course of an
39 internal affairs investigation of which he or she was the
41 (c) Each public or private school principal or
42 superintendent may designate one or more designees who have
43 provided proof of completion of the school safety program and
44 training as required under subparagraph (a)2. The school
45 principal or superintendent may require a designee to complete
46 additional screening pursuant to this subsection.
(4) Notwithstanding s. 985.24, s. 985.245, or s.
48 985.25(1), a any minor younger than under 18 years of age who is
49 charged under this section with possessing or discharging a
50 firearm on school property shall be detained in secure
51 detention, unless the state attorney authorizes the release of
52 the minor, and shall be given a probable cause hearing within 24
53 hours after being taken into custody. At the hearing, the court
54 may order that the minor continue to be held in secure detention
55 for a period of 21 days, during which time the minor shall
56 receive medical, psychiatric, psychological, or substance abuse
57 examinations pursuant to s. 985.18, and a written report shall
58 be completed.
59 Section 3. Subsections (4) and (6) of section 1006.07,
60 Florida Statutes, are amended, and subsection (7) is added to
61 that section, to read:
62 1006.07 District school board duties relating to student
63 discipline and school safety.—The district school board shall
64 provide for the proper accounting for all students, for the
65 attendance and control of students at school, and for proper
66 attention to health, safety, and other matters relating to the
67 welfare of students, including:
68 (4) EMERGENCY DRILLS; EMERGENCY PROCEDURES.—
69 (a) Formulate and prescribe policies and procedures for
70 emergency drills and for actual emergencies, including, but not
71 limited to, fires, natural disasters, active shooters, hostage
72 situations, and bomb threats, for all the public schools of the
73 district which comprise grades K-12. District school board
74 policies shall include commonly used alarm system responses for
75 specific types of emergencies and verification by each school
76 that drills have been provided as required by law and fire
77 protection codes. The emergency response agency that is
78 responsible for notifying the school district for each type of
79 emergency must be listed in the district’s emergency response
81 (b) Establish model emergency management and emergency
82 preparedness procedures, including emergency notification
83 procedures pursuant to paragraph (a), for the following life
84 threatening emergencies:
85 1. Weapon-use, and hostage, and active-shooter situations.
86 The active-shooter situation training for each school must be
87 conducted by an accredited law enforcement academy.
88 2. Hazardous materials or toxic chemical spills.
89 3. Weather emergencies, including hurricanes, tornadoes,
90 and severe storms.
91 4. Exposure as a result of a manmade emergency.
92 (6) SAFETY AND SECURITY BEST PRACTICES.—Use the Safety and
93 Security Best Practices developed by the Office of Program
94 Policy Analysis and Government Accountability to conduct a self
95 assessment of the school districts’ current safety and security
96 practices. Based on these self-assessment findings, the district
97 school superintendent shall provide recommendations to the
98 district school board and local law enforcement agencies that
99 are first responders for the district campuses which identify
100 strategies and activities that the district school board should
101 implement in order to improve school safety and security.
102 Annually each district school board must receive the self
103 assessment results at a publicly noticed district school board
104 meeting to provide the public an opportunity to hear the
105 district school board members discuss and take action on the
106 report findings. Each district school superintendent shall
107 report the self-assessment results and school board action to
108 the commissioner within 30 days after the district school board
110 (7) CAMPUS TOURS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES.—A district
111 school board or a private school principal must allow for a
112 campus tour by the law enforcement agencies designated as the
113 first responders for the district campuses or private school
114 campus once every 3 years. Any change recommended by the law
115 enforcement agency must be documented by the district school
116 board or the acting principal or governing board of a private
118 Section 4. Paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection (2) of
119 section 1006.12, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
120 1006.12 School resource officers and school safety
123 (b) A district school board may commission one or more
124 school safety officers for the protection and safety of school
125 personnel, property, and students on each school campus within
126 the school district. The district school superintendent may
127 recommend and the district school board may appoint the one or
128 more school safety officers.
129 (c) A school safety officer has and shall exercise the
130 power to make arrests for violations of law on district school
131 board property and to arrest persons, whether on or off such
132 property, who violate any law on such property under the same
133 conditions that deputy sheriffs are authorized to make arrests.
134 A school safety officer has the authority to carry weapons,
135 including a firearm, when performing his or her official duties.
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138 And the title is amended as follows:
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141 shooter training for each school be conducted by an
142 accredited law enforcement academy; requiring a
143 district school board or private school principal to
144 allow for campus tours by local law enforcement
145 agencies once every 3 years; requiring that
146 recommended changes be documented; amending s.
147 1006.12, F.S.; authorizing district school boards to
148 commission one or more school safety officers on each
149 school campus; conforming a provision to changes made
150 by the act; amending ss. 435.04, 790.251, 921.0022,