Florida Senate - 2018                                     SB 802
       By Senator Garcia
       36-00786-18                                            2018802__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to drug and violence prevention
    3         programs; creating s. 1006.149, F.S.; requiring each
    4         school district to implement a drug and violence
    5         prevention program by a specified school year for
    6         certain students; providing the purpose of the
    7         program; providing program requirements; providing for
    8         funding; authorizing the State Board of Education to
    9         adopt rules; providing an effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Section 1006.149, Florida Statutes, is created
   14  to read:
   15         1006.149Drug and violence prevention programs.—
   16         (1)In order for Florida’s schools to remain healthy
   17  learning environments and to provide a strong defense against
   18  drug use and violence, beginning in the 2018-2019 school year,
   19  each school district, in partnership with the county sheriff’s
   20  office, shall implement a drug and violence prevention program
   21  for students in grade 5. The purpose of the program is to:
   22         (a)Prevent students from illegally using alcohol, tobacco,
   23  and other drugs.
   24         (b)Reduce or eliminate the incidence and prevalence of
   25  students’ alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse.
   26         (c)Reduce the factors that place students at risk of
   27  abusing alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
   28         (d)Contribute to the development of school environments
   29  and alternative activities that are alcohol-, tobacco-, and
   30  drug-free.
   31         (e)Increase the knowledge and skills of students to avoid
   32  the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use.
   33         (f)Facilitate an understanding and appreciation of the
   34  risks to, duties of, and likely actions by law enforcement
   35  officers when conducting investigations.
   36         (g)Instruct students on how to interact with a law
   37  enforcement officer during a vehicular or other stop or police
   38  interaction, including problematic or dangerous actions and
   39  behaviors that could result in a person being detained or
   40  arrested.
   41         (2)The program must include a 15-week curriculum, be
   42  selected or created by the county sheriff’s office, and be age
   43  appropriate for students.
   44         (3)Fifty percent of the funding for the program shall be
   45  provided by the county sheriff’s office and 50 percent shall be
   46  provided by the district school board.
   47         (4)The State Board of Education may adopt rules to
   48  administer this section.
   49         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.