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HB 621: School Safety

GENERAL BILL by Rommel ; Fischer ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Fant ; Hahnfeldt

School Safety; Provides exception to prohibition on possessing firearms & specified devices on school property for authorized concealed weapon & firearm licensees who are designated by school principals & district school superintendents; provides requirements for designees; requires district school boards to formulate & prescribe policies & procedures for active shooter & hostage situations; requires that active shooter training for each school be conducted by law enforcement agency designated as first responders to school's campus; requires district school boards & private school principals & governing boards allow campus tours by such agency; permits district school boards to commission one or more school safety officers on each school's campus; requires district school superintendents to provide recommendations on school safety & security to law enforcement agencies.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 House - Died in PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7026 (Ch. 2018-3)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/9/2017 House • Filed
11/15/2017 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 55
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 55
1/22/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 01/24/18, 8:00 am, Sumner Hall
1/24/2018 House • Favorable by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 7 NAYS 3 -HJ 441
1/25/2018 House • Now in PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee -HJ 441
3/10/2018 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7026 (Ch. 2018-3)