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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

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  • 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    3/10/2018 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration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)

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  • HB 621, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 11/9/2017 at 10:51 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Criminal Justice Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 1/25/2018 (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 1236 School Safety Baxley Identical Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Judiciary, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7026 (Ch. 2018-3)
    H 7101 Public Safety Appropriations Committee Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 7026 (Ch. 2018-3)
    S 7026 (er) Public Safety Rules Compare Last Action: 3/9/2018 Chapter No. 2018-3, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 1940 (Ch. 2018-1), CS/CS/CS/HB 165 (Ch. 2018-128)

    Citations - Statutes (7)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    435.04 Level 2 screening standards. Page 11 (pdf)
    790.115 Possessing or discharging weapons or firearms at a school-sponsored event or on school property prohibited; penalties; exceptions. Page 2 (pdf)
    790.251 Protection of the right to keep and bear arms in motor vehicles for self-defense and other lawful purposes; prohibited acts; duty of public and private employers; immunity from liability; enforcement. Page 12 (pdf)
    921.0022 Criminal Punishment Code; offense severity ranking chart. Page 12 (pdf)
    1006.07 District school board duties relating to student discipline and school safety. Page 8 (pdf)
    1006.12 School resource officers and school safety officers. Page 11 (pdf)
    1012.315 Disqualification from employment. Page 28 (pdf)

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