Florida Senate - 2018                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 7026
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: WD/2R          .                                
             03/03/2018 10:29 AM       .                                

       Senator Braynon moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (234288) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 35 - 80
    5  and insert:
    6         (k) Establish, if the sheriff so chooses, the School
    7  Marshal Pilot Program as a voluntary pilot program in the school
    8  districts in Citrus, Holmes, and Nassau Counties to aid in the
    9  prevention or abatement of active assailant incidents on school
   10  premises. A school marshal has no authority to act in any law
   11  enforcement capacity except to the extent necessary to prevent
   12  or abate an active assailant incident on a school premises. The
   13  sheriff who chooses to establish the pilot program shall appoint
   14  as school marshals, without the power of arrest, school
   15  employees who volunteer and who:
   16         1. Hold a valid license issued under s. 790.06.
   17         2. Complete 132 total hours of comprehensive firearm safety
   18  and proficiency training conducted by Criminal Justice Training
   19  and Standards Commission-certified instructors, which must
   20  include:
   21         a. Eighty hours of firearms instruction based on the
   22  Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission’s Law
   23  Enforcement Academy training model, which must include at least
   24  10 percent but no more than 20 percent more rounds fired than
   25  associated with academy training. Pilot program participants
   26  must achieve an 85 percent pass rate on the firearms training.
   27         b. Sixteen hours of instruction in precision pistol.
   28         c.Eight hours of discretionary shooting instruction using
   29  state-of-the-art simulator exercises.
   30         d. Eight hours of instruction in active shooter or
   31  assailant scenarios.
   32         e. Eight hours of instruction in defensive tactics.
   33         f. Twelve hours of instruction in legal issues.
   34         3. Pass a psychological evaluation administered by a
   35  psychologist licensed under chapter 490 and designated by the
   36  Department of Law Enforcement and submit the results of the
   37  evaluation to the sheriff’s office. The Department of Law
   38  Enforcement is authorized to provide the sheriff’s office with
   39  mental health and substance abuse data for compliance with this
   40  paragraph.
   41         4. Submit to and pass an initial drug test and subsequent
   42  random drug tests in accordance with the requirements of s.
   43  112.0455 and the sheriff’s office.
   44         5. Successfully complete ongoing training, weapon
   45  inspection, and firearm qualification on at least an annual
   46  basis.
   48  The sheriff shall issue a school marshal certificate to
   49  individuals who meet the requirements of subparagraph 2. The
   50  sheriff shall maintain documentation of weapon and equipment
   51  inspections, as well as the training, certification, inspection,
   52  and qualification records of each school marshal appointed by
   53  the sheriff.
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   56  And the title is amended as follows:
   57         Delete lines 2380 - 2381
   58  and insert:
   59         providing that sheriffs may establish the School
   60         Marshal Pilot Program; establishing the program as a
   61         voluntary pilot program in the school districts of
   62         certain counties; requiring a sheriff who chooses to
   63         establish the pilot program to appoint certain
   64         volunteer school