Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 7030
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Appropriations (Diaz) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Paragraph (k) of subsection (1) of section
    6  30.15, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         30.15 Powers, duties, and obligations.—
    8         (1) Sheriffs, in their respective counties, in person or by
    9  deputy, shall:
   10         (k) Establish, if the sheriff so chooses, a Coach Aaron
   11  Feis Guardian Program to aid in the prevention or abatement of
   12  active assailant incidents on school premises. However, if a
   13  local school board has voted by a majority to implement such a
   14  program, the sheriff in that county shall establish a program,
   15  or contract with another sheriff’s office that has established a
   16  program, to provide training to school district or charter
   17  school employees. A sheriff who has established a guardian
   18  program may contract to provide training to a school district or
   19  charter school employee employed in a county whose sheriff has
   20  not established a guardian program. The sheriff conducting the
   21  training will be reimbursed for screening-related and training
   22  related costs and for providing a one-time stipend of $500 to
   23  each school guardian who participates in the school guardian
   24  program. A school guardian may not has no authority to act in
   25  any law enforcement capacity except to the extent necessary to
   26  prevent or abate an active assailant incident on a school
   27  premises. A Excluded from participating in the Coach Aaron Feis
   28  Guardian Program are individuals who exclusively perform
   29  classroom duties as classroom teachers as defined in s.
   30  1012.01(2)(a). This limitation does not apply to classroom
   31  teachers of a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program, a
   32  current servicemember, as defined in s. 250.01, or a current or
   33  former law enforcement officer, as defined in s. 943.10(1), (6),
   34  or (8). The sheriff who establishes a chooses to establish the
   35  program shall consult with the Department of Law Enforcement on
   36  programmatic guiding principles, practices, and resources, and
   37  shall certify appoint as school guardians, without the power of
   38  arrest, school employees or contract employees, as specified in
   39  s. 1006.12(3), who volunteer and who:
   40         1. Hold a valid license issued under s. 790.06.
   41         2. Complete a 144-hour training program, consisting of 12
   42  hours of a certified nationally recognized diversity training
   43  and 132 total hours of comprehensive firearm safety and
   44  proficiency training conducted by Criminal Justice Standards and
   45  Training Commission-certified instructors, which must include:
   46         a. Eighty hours of firearms instruction based on the
   47  Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission’s Law
   48  Enforcement Academy training model, which must include at least
   49  10 percent but no more than 20 percent more rounds fired than
   50  associated with academy training. Program participants must
   51  achieve an 85 percent pass rate on the firearms training.
   52         b. Sixteen hours of instruction in precision pistol.
   53         c. Eight hours of discretionary shooting instruction using
   54  state-of-the-art simulator exercises.
   55         d. Eight hours of instruction in active shooter or
   56  assailant scenarios.
   57         e. Eight hours of instruction in defensive tactics.
   58         f. Twelve hours of instruction in legal issues.
   59         3. Pass a psychological evaluation administered by a
   60  psychologist licensed under chapter 490 and designated by the
   61  Department of Law Enforcement and submit the results of the
   62  evaluation to the sheriff’s office. The Department of Law
   63  Enforcement is authorized to provide the sheriff’s office with
   64  mental health and substance abuse data for compliance with this
   65  paragraph.
   66         4. Submit to and pass an initial drug test and subsequent
   67  random drug tests in accordance with the requirements of s.
   68  112.0455 and the sheriff’s office.
   69         5. Successfully complete ongoing training, weapon
   70  inspection, and firearm qualification on at least an annual
   71  basis.
   72         6. Successfully complete at least 12 hours of a certified
   73  nationally recognized diversity training program.
   75  The sheriff who conducts the guardian training shall issue a
   76  school guardian certificate to individuals who meet the
   77  requirements of this paragraph and subparagraph 2. The sheriff
   78  shall maintain documentation of weapon and equipment
   79  inspections, as well as the training, certification, inspection,
   80  and qualification records of each school guardian certified
   81  appointed by the sheriff. An individual who is certified under
   82  this paragraph may serve as a school guardian under s.
   83  1006.12(3) only if he or she is appointed by the applicable
   84  school district superintendent or charter school principal.
   85         Section 2. Effective October 1, 2019, section 843.08,
   86  Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   87         843.08 False personation.—A person who falsely assumes or
   88  pretends to be a firefighter, a sheriff, an officer of the
   89  Florida Highway Patrol, an officer of the Fish and Wildlife
   90  Conservation Commission, a fire or arson investigator of the
   91  Department of Financial Services, an officer of the Department
   92  of Financial Services, an officer of the Department of
   93  Corrections, a correctional probation officer, a deputy sheriff,
   94  a state attorney or an assistant state attorney, a statewide
   95  prosecutor or an assistant statewide prosecutor, a state
   96  attorney investigator, a coroner, a police officer, a lottery
   97  special agent or lottery investigator, a beverage enforcement
   98  agent, a school guardian as described in s. 30.15(1)(k), a
   99  security officer licensed under chapter 493 or watchman, or any
  100  member of the Florida Commission on Offender Review or and any
  101  administrative aide or supervisor employed by the commission, or
  102  any personnel or representative of the Department of Law
  103  Enforcement, or a federal law enforcement officer as defined in
  104  s. 901.1505, and takes upon himself or herself to act as such,
  105  or to require any other person to aid or assist him or her in a
  106  matter pertaining to the duty of any such officer, commits a
  107  felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s.
  108  775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. However, a person who
  109  falsely personates any such officer during the course of the
  110  commission of a felony commits a felony of the second degree,
  111  punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
  112  If the commission of the felony results in the death or personal
  113  injury of another human being, the person commits a felony of
  114  the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s.
  115  775.083, or s. 775.084. The term “watchman” means a security
  116  officer licensed under chapter 493.
  117         Section 3. Subsection (16) is added to section 943.03,
  118  Florida Statutes, to read:
  119         943.03 Department of Law Enforcement.—
  120         (16) Upon request, the department shall consult with
  121  sheriffs to provide input regarding programmatic guiding
  122  principles, practices, and resources in order to assist in the
  123  development and implementation of the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian
  124  Program established pursuant to s. 30.15. Such input and
  125  guidance may include, but need not be limited to, standards,
  126  curriculum, instructional strategies, evaluation, certification,
  127  records retention, equipment, and other resource needs.
  128         Section 4. Subsection (4) of section 943.082, Florida
  129  Statutes, is amended to read:
  130         943.082 School Safety Awareness Program.—
  131         (4)(a) Law enforcement dispatch centers, school districts,
  132  schools, and other entities identified by the department must
  133  shall be made aware of the mobile suspicious activity reporting
  134  tool.
  135         (b)The district school board shall promote the use of the
  136  mobile suspicious activity reporting tool by advertising it on
  137  the school district website, in newsletters, on school campuses,
  138  and in school publications, by installing it on all mobile
  139  devices issued to students, and by bookmarking the website on
  140  all computer devices issued to students.
  141         Section 5. Subsection (9) is added to section 1001.10,
  142  Florida Statutes, to read:
  143         1001.10 Commissioner of Education; general powers and
  144  duties.—
  145         (9)The commissioner shall review the report of the School
  146  Hardening and Harm Mitigation Workgroup regarding hardening and
  147  harm mitigation strategies and recommendations submitted by the
  148  Office of Safe Schools, pursuant to s. 1001.212(11). By
  149  September 1, 2019, the commissioner shall submit a summary of
  150  such recommendations to the Governor, the President of the
  151  Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. At a
  152  minimum, the summary must include policy and funding
  153  enhancements and the estimated costs of and timeframes for
  154  implementation of the campus hardening and harm mitigation
  155  strategies recommended by the workgroup.
  156         Section 6. Subsection (9) is added to section 1001.11,
  157  Florida Statutes, to read:
  158         1001.11 Commissioner of Education; other duties.—
  159         (9) The commissioner shall oversee compliance with the
  160  safety and security requirements of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  161  High School Public Safety Act, chapter 2018-03, Laws of Florida,
  162  by school districts; district school superintendents; and public
  163  schools, including charter schools. The commissioner must
  164  facilitate compliance to the maximum extent provided under law,
  165  identify incidents of noncompliance, and impose or recommend to
  166  the State Board of Education, the Governor, or the Legislature
  167  enforcement and sanctioning actions pursuant to s. 1008.32 and
  168  other authority granted under law.
  169         Section 7. Section 1001.212, Florida Statutes, is amended
  170  to read:
  171         1001.212 Office of Safe Schools.—There is created in the
  172  Department of Education the Office of Safe Schools. The office
  173  is fully accountable to the Commissioner of Education. The
  174  office shall serve as a central repository for best practices,
  175  training standards, and compliance oversight in all matters
  176  regarding school safety and security, including prevention
  177  efforts, intervention efforts, and emergency preparedness
  178  planning. The office shall:
  179         (1) Establish and update as necessary a school security
  180  risk assessment tool for use by school districts pursuant to s.
  181  1006.07(6). The office shall make the security risk assessment
  182  tool available for use by charter schools. The office shall
  183  provide annual training to appropriate school district and
  184  charter school personnel on the proper assessment of physical
  185  site security and completion of the school security risk
  186  assessment tool.
  187         (2) Provide ongoing professional development opportunities
  188  to school district personnel.
  189         (3) Provide a coordinated and interdisciplinary approach to
  190  providing technical assistance and guidance to school districts
  191  on safety and security and recommendations to address findings
  192  identified pursuant to s. 1006.07(6).
  193         (4) Develop and implement a School Safety Specialist
  194  Training Program for school safety specialists appointed
  195  pursuant to s. 1006.07(6). The office shall develop the training
  196  program which shall be based on national and state best
  197  practices on school safety and security and must include active
  198  shooter training. The office shall develop training modules in
  199  traditional or online formats. A school safety specialist
  200  certificate of completion shall be awarded to a school safety
  201  specialist who satisfactorily completes the training required by
  202  rules of the office.
  203         (5) Review and provide recommendations on the security risk
  204  assessments. The department may contract with security
  205  personnel, consulting engineers, architects, or other safety and
  206  security experts the department deems necessary for safety and
  207  security consultant services.
  208         (6) Coordinate with the Department of Law Enforcement to
  209  provide a centralized integrated data repository and data
  210  analytics resources to improve access to timely, complete, and
  211  accurate information integrating data from, at a minimum, but
  212  not limited to, the following data sources by August 1, 2019
  213  December 1, 2018:
  214         (a) Social media internet posts;
  215         (b) Department of Children and Families;
  216         (c) Department of Law Enforcement;
  217         (d) Department of Juvenile Justice;
  218         (e)Mobile suspicious activity reporting tool known as
  219  FortifyFL;
  220         (f)School environmental safety incident reports collected
  221  under subsection (8); and
  222         (g)(e) Local law enforcement.
  224  Data that is exempt or confidential and exempt from public
  225  records requirements retains its exempt or confidential and
  226  exempt status when incorporated into the centralized integrated
  227  data repository. To maintain the confidentiality requirements
  228  attached to the information provided to the centralized
  229  integrated data repository by the various state and local
  230  agencies, data governance and security shall ensure compliance
  231  with all applicable state and federal data privacy requirements
  232  through the use of user authorization and role-based security,
  233  data anonymization and aggregation and auditing capabilities. To
  234  maintain the confidentiality requirements attached to the
  235  information provided to the centralized integrated data
  236  repository by the various state and local agencies, each source
  237  agency providing data to the repository shall be the sole
  238  custodian of the data for the purpose of any request for
  239  inspection or copies thereof under chapter 119. The department
  240  shall only allow access to data from the source agencies in
  241  accordance with rules adopted by the respective source agencies
  242  and the requirements of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  243  Criminal Justice Information Services security policy, where
  244  applicable.
  245         (7)Provide data to support the evaluation of mental health
  246  services pursuant to s. 1004.44.
  247         (8)Provide technical assistance to school districts and
  248  charter school governing boards for school environmental safety
  249  incident reporting as required under s. 1006.07(9). The office
  250  shall collect data through school environmental safety incident
  251  reports on incidents that occur on school premises, on school
  252  transportation, and at off-campus, school-sponsored events. The
  253  office shall review and evaluate school district reports to
  254  ensure compliance with reporting requirements. Upon notification
  255  by the department that a superintendent has failed to comply
  256  with the requirements of s. 1006.07(9), the district school
  257  board shall withhold further payment of his or her salary as
  258  authorized under s. 1001.42(13)(b) and impose other appropriate
  259  sanctions that the commissioner or state board by law may
  260  impose.
  261         (7)Data that is exempt or confidential and exempt from
  262  public records requirements retains its exempt or confidential
  263  and exempt status when incorporated into the centralized
  264  integrated data repository.
  265         (8)To maintain the confidentiality requirements attached
  266  to the information provided to the centralized integrated data
  267  repository by the various state and local agencies, data
  268  governance and security shall ensure compliance with all
  269  applicable state and federal data privacy requirements through
  270  the use of user authorization and role-based security, data
  271  anonymization and aggregation and auditing capabilities.
  272         (9)To maintain the confidentiality requirements attached
  273  to the information provided to the centralized integrated data
  274  repository by the various state and local agencies, each source
  275  agency providing data for the repository shall be the sole
  276  custodian of the data for the purpose of any request for
  277  inspection or copies thereof under chapter 119. The department
  278  shall only allow access to data from the source agencies in
  279  accordance with rules adopted by the respective source agencies.
  280         (9)(10) Award grants to schools to improve the safety and
  281  security of school buildings based upon recommendations of the
  282  security risk assessment developed pursuant to subsection (1).
  283         (10)(11) Disseminate, in consultation with the Department
  284  of Law Enforcement, to participating schools awareness and
  285  education materials on the School Safety Awareness Program
  286  developed pursuant to s. 943.082.
  287         (11)(a)Convene a School Hardening and Harm Mitigation
  288  Workgroup comprised of individuals with subject matter expertise
  289  on school campus hardening best practices. The workgroup shall
  290  meet as necessary to review school hardening and harm mitigation
  291  policies including, but not limited to, the target hardening
  292  practices implemented in other states; the school safety
  293  guidelines developed by organizations such as the Partner
  294  Alliance for Safer Schools; the tiered approach to target campus
  295  hardening strategies identified in the initial report submitted
  296  by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety
  297  Commission pursuant to s. 943.687(9); and the Florida Building
  298  Code for educational facilities construction to determine
  299  whether the building code may need to be modified to strengthen
  300  school safety and security. Based on this review of school
  301  safety best practices, by August 1, 2019, the workgroup shall
  302  submit a report to the executive director of the office, which
  303  includes, at a minimum:
  304         1. A prioritized list for the implementation of school
  305  campus hardening and harm mitigation strategies and the
  306  estimated costs of and timeframes for implementation of the
  307  strategies by school districts and charter schools. The
  308  estimated costs must include regional and statewide projections
  309  of the implementation costs.
  310         2. Recommendations for policy and funding enhancements to
  311  strengthen school safety and security.
  312         (b) Submit to the commissioner:
  313         1. The workgroup’s report pursuant to paragraph (a); and
  314         2. Recommendations regarding procedures for the office to
  315  use to monitor and enforce compliance by the school districts
  316  and charter schools in the implementation of the workgroup’s
  317  recommended campus hardening and harm mitigation strategies.
  318         (12) By August 1, 2019, develop a standardized, statewide
  319  behavioral threat assessment instrument for use by all public
  320  schools, including charter schools, which addresses early
  321  identification, evaluation, early intervention, and student
  322  support.
  323         (a) The standardized, statewide behavioral threat
  324  assessment instrument must include, but need not be limited to,
  325  components and forms that address:
  326         1. An assessment of the threat, which includes an
  327  assessment of the student, family, and school and social
  328  dynamics.
  329         2. An evaluation to determine if the threat is transient or
  330  substantive.
  331         3. The response to a substantive threat, which includes the
  332  school response and the role of law enforcement agencies.
  333         4. The response to a serious substantive threat, including
  334  mental health and law enforcement referrals.
  335         5. Ongoing monitoring to assess implementation of safety
  336  strategies.
  337         6. Training for members of threat assessment teams
  338  established under s. 1006.07(7) and school administrators
  339  regarding the use of the instrument.
  340         (b) The office shall:
  341         1.By August 1, 2020, evaluate each school district’s and
  342  charter school governing board’s behavioral threat assessment
  343  procedures for compliance with this subsection.
  344         2. Notify the district school superintendent or charter
  345  school governing board, as applicable, if the behavioral threat
  346  assessment is not in compliance with this subsection.
  347         3. Report any issues of ongoing noncompliance with this
  348  subsection to the commissioner and the district school
  349  superintendent or the charter school governing board, as
  350  applicable.
  351         (13) Establish the Statewide Threat Assessment Database
  352  Workgroup, composed of members appointed by the department, to
  353  complement the work of the department and the Department of Law
  354  Enforcement associated with the centralized integrated data
  355  repository and data analytics resources initiative and make
  356  recommendations regarding the development of a statewide threat
  357  assessment database. The database must allow authorized public
  358  school personnel to enter information related to any threat
  359  assessment conducted at their respective schools using the
  360  instrument developed by the office pursuant to subsection (12),
  361  and must provide such information to authorized personnel in
  362  each school district and public school and to appropriate
  363  stakeholders. By December 31, 2019, the workgroup shall provide
  364  a report to the office with recommendations that include, but
  365  need not be limited to:
  366         (a) Threat assessment data that should be required to be
  367  entered into the database.
  368         (b) School district and public school personnel who should
  369  be allowed to input student records to the database and view
  370  such records.
  371         (c) Database design and functionality, to include data
  372  security.
  373         (d) Restrictions and authorities on information sharing,
  374  including:
  375         1. Section 1002.22 and other applicable state laws.
  376         2. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA),
  377  20 U.S.C. s. 1232g, 42 C.F.R. part 2; the Health Insurance
  378  Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), 42 U.S.C. s. 1320d6,
  379  45 C.F.R. part 164, subpart E; and other applicable federal
  380  laws.
  381         3.The appropriateness of interagency agreements that will
  382  allow law enforcement to view database records.
  383         (e) The cost to develop and maintain a statewide online
  384  database.
  385         (f) An implementation plan and timeline for the workgroup
  386  recommendations.
  387         (14)Monitor compliance with requirements relating to
  388  school safety by school districts and public schools, including
  389  charter schools. The office shall report incidents of
  390  noncompliance to the commissioner pursuant to s. 1001.11(9) and
  391  the state board pursuant to s. 1008.32 and other requirements of
  392  law, as appropriate.
  393         Section 8. Paragraph (b) of subsection (16) of section
  394  1002.33, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  395         1002.33 Charter schools.—
  396         (16) EXEMPTION FROM STATUTES.—
  397         (b) Additionally, a charter school shall be in compliance
  398  with the following statutes:
  399         1. Section 286.011, relating to public meetings and
  400  records, public inspection, and criminal and civil penalties.
  401         2. Chapter 119, relating to public records.
  402         3. Section 1003.03, relating to the maximum class size,
  403  except that the calculation for compliance pursuant to s.
  404  1003.03 shall be the average at the school level.
  405         4. Section 1012.22(1)(c), relating to compensation and
  406  salary schedules.
  407         5. Section 1012.33(5), relating to workforce reductions.
  408         6. Section 1012.335, relating to contracts with
  409  instructional personnel hired on or after July 1, 2011.
  410         7. Section 1012.34, relating to the substantive
  411  requirements for performance evaluations for instructional
  412  personnel and school administrators.
  413         8.Section 1006.12, relating to safe-school officers.
  414         9. Section 1006.07(7), relating to threat assessment teams.
  415         10.Section 1006.07(9), relating to School Environmental
  416  Safety Incident Reporting.
  417         11.Section 1006.1493, relating to the Florida Safe Schools
  418  Assessment Tool.
  419         12. Section 1006.07(6)(c), relating to adopting an active
  420  assailant response plan.
  421         13. Section 943.082(4)(b), relating to the mobile
  422  suspicious activity reporting tool.
  423         14.Section 1012.584, relating to youth mental health
  424  awareness and assistance training.
  425         Section 9. Subsection (2) of section 1003.25, Florida
  426  Statutes, is amended to read:
  427         1003.25 Procedures for maintenance and transfer of student
  428  records.—
  429         (2) The procedure for transferring and maintaining records
  430  of students who transfer from school to school shall be
  431  prescribed by rules of the State Board of Education. The
  432  intradistrict transfer of records shall occur within 1 school
  433  day and the interdistrict transfer of records shall occur within
  434  2 school days. The records shall include:
  435         (a)Verified reports of serious or recurrent behavior
  436  patterns, including threat assessment evaluations and
  437  intervention services.
  438         (b)Psychological evaluations, including therapeutic
  439  treatment plans and therapy or progress notes created or
  440  maintained by school district or charter school staff, as
  441  appropriate.
  442         Section 10. Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) and subsections
  443  (6) and (7) of section 1006.07, Florida Statutes, are amended,
  444  and subsection (9) is added to that section, to read:
  445         1006.07 District school board duties relating to student
  446  discipline and school safety.—The district school board shall
  447  provide for the proper accounting for all students, for the
  448  attendance and control of students at school, and for proper
  449  attention to health, safety, and other matters relating to the
  450  welfare of students, including:
  451         (1) CONTROL OF STUDENTS.—
  452         (b) Require each student at the time of initial
  453  registration for school in the school district to note previous
  454  school expulsions, arrests resulting in a charge, juvenile
  455  justice actions, and any corresponding referral referrals to
  456  mental health services by the school district the student has
  457  had, and have the authority as the district school board of a
  458  receiving school district to honor the final order of expulsion
  459  or dismissal of a student by any in-state or out-of-state public
  460  district school board or private school, or lab school, for an
  461  act which would have been grounds for expulsion according to the
  462  receiving district school board’s code of student conduct, in
  463  accordance with the following procedures:
  464         1. A final order of expulsion shall be recorded in the
  465  records of the receiving school district.
  466         2. The expelled student applying for admission to the
  467  receiving school district shall be advised of the final order of
  468  expulsion.
  469         3. The district school superintendent of the receiving
  470  school district may recommend to the district school board that
  471  the final order of expulsion be waived and the student be
  472  admitted to the school district, or that the final order of
  473  expulsion be honored and the student not be admitted to the
  474  school district. If the student is admitted by the district
  475  school board, with or without the recommendation of the district
  476  school superintendent, the student may be placed in an
  477  appropriate educational program and referred to mental health
  478  services identified by the school district pursuant to s.
  479  1012.584(4), when appropriate, at the direction of the district
  480  school board.
  481         (6) SAFETY AND SECURITY BEST PRACTICES.—Each district
  482  school superintendent shall establish policies and procedures
  483  for the prevention of violence on school grounds, including the
  484  assessment of and intervention with individuals whose behavior
  485  poses a threat to the safety of the school community.
  486         (a) Each district school superintendent shall designate a
  487  school administrator as a school safety specialist for the
  488  district. The school safety specialist must be a school
  489  administrator employed by the school district or a law
  490  enforcement officer employed by the sheriff’s office located in
  491  the school district. Any school safety specialist designated
  492  from the sheriff’s office must first be authorized and approved
  493  by the sheriff employing the law enforcement officer. Any school
  494  safety specialist designated from the sheriff’s office remains
  495  the employee of the office for purposes of compensation,
  496  insurance, workers compensation, and other benefits authorized
  497  by law for a law enforcement officer employed by the sheriff’s
  498  office. The sheriff and the school superintendent may determine
  499  by agreement the reimbursement for such costs, or may share the
  500  costs, associated with employment of the law enforcement officer
  501  as a school safety specialist. The school safety specialist must
  502  earn a certificate of completion of the school safety specialist
  503  training provided by the Office of Safe Schools within 1 year
  504  after appointment and is responsible for the supervision and
  505  oversight for all school safety and security personnel,
  506  policies, and procedures in the school district. The school
  507  safety specialist shall:
  508         1. Review school district policies and procedures for
  509  compliance with state law and rules, including the district’s
  510  timely and accurate submission of school environmental safety
  511  incident reports to the department pursuant s. 1001.212(8).
  512         2. Provide the necessary training and resources to students
  513  and school district staff in matters relating to youth mental
  514  health awareness and assistance; emergency procedures, including
  515  active shooter training; and school safety and security.
  516         3. Serve as the school district liaison with local public
  517  safety agencies and national, state, and community agencies and
  518  organizations in matters of school safety and security.
  519         4. In collaboration with the appropriate public safety
  520  agencies, as that term is defined in s. 365.171, annually
  521  conduct a school security risk assessment in accordance with s.
  522  1006.1493 at each public school using the Florida Safe Schools
  523  Assessment Tool school security risk assessment tool developed
  524  by the Office of Safe Schools pursuant to s. 1006.1493. Based on
  525  the assessment findings, the district’s school safety specialist
  526  shall provide recommendations to the district school
  527  superintendent and the district school board which identify
  528  strategies and activities that the district school board should
  529  implement in order to address the findings and improve school
  530  safety and security. Annually, Each district school board must
  531  receive such findings and the school safety specialist’s
  532  recommendations at a publicly noticed district school board
  533  meeting to provide the public an opportunity to hear the
  534  district school board members discuss and take action on the
  535  findings and recommendations. Each school safety specialist
  536  shall report such findings and school board action to the Office
  537  of Safe Schools within 30 days after the district school board
  538  meeting.
  539         (b) Each school safety specialist shall coordinate with the
  540  appropriate public safety agencies, as defined in s. 365.171,
  541  that are designated as first responders to a school’s campus to
  542  conduct a tour of such campus once every 3 years and provide
  543  recommendations related to school safety. The recommendations by
  544  the public safety agencies must be considered as part of the
  545  recommendations by the school safety specialist pursuant to
  546  paragraph (a).
  547         (c)Each district school board and charter school governing
  548  board must adopt an active assailant response plan. By October
  549  1, 2019, and annually thereafter, each district school
  550  superintendent and charter school principal shall certify that
  551  all school personnel have received annual training on the
  552  procedures contained in the active assailant response plan for
  553  the applicable school district or charter school.
  554         (7) THREAT ASSESSMENT TEAMS.—Each district school board
  555  shall adopt policies for the establishment of threat assessment
  556  teams at each school whose duties include the coordination of
  557  resources and assessment and intervention with individuals whose
  558  behavior may pose a threat to the safety of school staff or
  559  students consistent with the model policies developed by the
  560  Office of Safe Schools. Such policies must shall include
  561  procedures for referrals to mental health services identified by
  562  the school district pursuant to s. 1012.584(4), when
  563  appropriate, and procedures for behavioral threat assessments in
  564  compliance with the instrument developed pursuant to s.
  565  1001.212(12).
  566         (a) A threat assessment team shall include persons with
  567  expertise in counseling, instruction, school administration, and
  568  law enforcement. The threat assessment teams shall identify
  569  members of the school community to whom threatening behavior
  570  should be reported and provide guidance to students, faculty,
  571  and staff regarding recognition of threatening or aberrant
  572  behavior that may represent a threat to the community, school,
  573  or self. Upon the availability of the behavioral threat
  574  assessment instrument developed pursuant to s. 1001.212(12), the
  575  threat assessment team shall use that instrument.
  576         (b) Upon a preliminary determination that a student poses a
  577  threat of violence or physical harm to himself or herself or
  578  others, a threat assessment team shall immediately report its
  579  determination to the superintendent or his or her designee. The
  580  superintendent or his or her designee shall immediately attempt
  581  to notify the student’s parent or legal guardian. Nothing in
  582  this subsection shall preclude school district personnel from
  583  acting immediately to address an imminent threat.
  584         (c) Upon a preliminary determination by the threat
  585  assessment team that a student poses a threat of violence to
  586  himself or herself or others or exhibits significantly
  587  disruptive behavior or need for assistance, authorized members
  588  of the threat assessment team may obtain criminal history record
  589  information pursuant to s. 985.04(1), as provided in s. 985.047.
  590  A member of a threat assessment team may not disclose any
  591  criminal history record information obtained pursuant to this
  592  section or otherwise use any record of an individual beyond the
  593  purpose for which such disclosure was made to the threat
  594  assessment team.
  595         (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all state
  596  and local agencies and programs that provide services to
  597  students experiencing or at risk of an emotional disturbance or
  598  a mental illness, including the school districts, school
  599  personnel, state and local law enforcement agencies, the
  600  Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Children and
  601  Families, the Department of Health, the Agency for Health Care
  602  Administration, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, the
  603  Department of Education, the Statewide Guardian Ad Litem Office,
  604  and any service or support provider contracting with such
  605  agencies, may share with each other records or information that
  606  are confidential or exempt from disclosure under chapter 119 if
  607  the records or information are reasonably necessary to ensure
  608  access to appropriate services for the student or to ensure the
  609  safety of the student or others. All such state and local
  610  agencies and programs shall communicate, collaborate, and
  611  coordinate efforts to serve such students.
  612         (e) If an immediate mental health or substance abuse crisis
  613  is suspected, school personnel shall follow policies established
  614  by the threat assessment team to engage behavioral health crisis
  615  resources. Behavioral health crisis resources, including, but
  616  not limited to, mobile crisis teams and school resource officers
  617  trained in crisis intervention, shall provide emergency
  618  intervention and assessment, make recommendations, and refer the
  619  student for appropriate services. Onsite school personnel shall
  620  report all such situations and actions taken to the threat
  621  assessment team, which shall contact the other agencies involved
  622  with the student and any known service providers to share
  623  information and coordinate any necessary followup actions. Upon
  624  the student’s transfer to a different school, the threat
  625  assessment team shall verify that any intervention services
  626  provided to the student remain in place until the threat
  627  assessment team of the receiving school independently determines
  628  the need for intervention services.
  629         (f) Each threat assessment team established pursuant to
  630  this subsection shall report quantitative data on its activities
  631  to the Office of Safe Schools in accordance with guidance from
  632  the office and shall utilize the threat assessment database
  633  developed pursuant to s. 1001.212(13) upon the availability of
  634  the database.
  636  district school board shall adopt policies to ensure the
  637  accurate and timely reporting of incidents related to school
  638  safety and discipline. The district school superintendent is
  639  responsible for school environmental safety incident reporting.
  640  A district school superintendent who fails to comply with this
  641  subsection is subject to the penalties specified in law,
  642  including, but not limited to, s. 1001.42(13)(b) or s.
  643  1001.51(12)(b), as applicable. The State Board of Education
  644  shall adopt rules establishing the requirements for the school
  645  environmental safety incident report.
  646         Section 11. Section 1006.12, Florida Statutes, is amended
  647  to read:
  648         1006.12 Safe-school officers at each public school.—For the
  649  protection and safety of school personnel, property, students,
  650  and visitors, each district school board, and school district
  651  superintendent, and charter school governing board, as
  652  applicable, shall partner with law enforcement agencies to
  653  establish or assign one or more safe-school officers at each
  654  school facility within the district by implementing any
  655  combination of the following options which best meets the needs
  656  of the school district:
  657         (1) Establish school resource officer programs, through a
  658  cooperative agreement with law enforcement agencies.
  659         (a) School resource officers shall undergo criminal
  660  background checks, drug testing, and a psychological evaluation
  661  and be certified law enforcement officers, as defined in s.
  662  943.10(1), who are employed by a law enforcement agency as
  663  defined in s. 943.10(4). The powers and duties of a law
  664  enforcement officer shall continue throughout the employee’s
  665  tenure as a school resource officer.
  666         (b) School resource officers shall abide by district school
  667  board policies and shall consult with and coordinate activities
  668  through the school principal, but shall be responsible to the
  669  law enforcement agency in all matters relating to employment,
  670  subject to agreements between a district school board and a law
  671  enforcement agency. Activities conducted by the school resource
  672  officer which are part of the regular instructional program of
  673  the school shall be under the direction of the school principal.
  674         (c) Complete mental health crisis intervention training
  675  using a curriculum developed by a national organization with
  676  expertise in mental health crisis intervention. The training
  677  shall improve officers’ knowledge and skills as first responders
  678  to incidents involving students with emotional disturbance or
  679  mental illness, including de-escalation skills to ensure student
  680  and officer safety.
  681         (2) Commission one or more school safety officers for the
  682  protection and safety of school personnel, property, and
  683  students within the school district. The district school
  684  superintendent may recommend, and the district school board may
  685  appoint, one or more school safety officers.
  686         (a) School safety officers shall undergo criminal
  687  background checks, drug testing, and a psychological evaluation
  688  and be law enforcement officers, as defined in s. 943.10(1),
  689  certified under the provisions of chapter 943 and employed by
  690  either a law enforcement agency or by the district school board.
  691  If the officer is employed by the district school board, the
  692  district school board is the employing agency for purposes of
  693  chapter 943, and must comply with the provisions of that
  694  chapter.
  695         (b) A school safety officer has and shall exercise the
  696  power to make arrests for violations of law on district school
  697  board property and to arrest persons, whether on or off such
  698  property, who violate any law on such property under the same
  699  conditions that deputy sheriffs are authorized to make arrests.
  700  A school safety officer has the authority to carry weapons when
  701  performing his or her official duties.
  702         (c) A district school board may enter into mutual aid
  703  agreements with one or more law enforcement agencies as provided
  704  in chapter 23. A school safety officer’s salary may be paid
  705  jointly by the district school board and the law enforcement
  706  agency, as mutually agreed to.
  707         (3) At the school district’s or the charter school
  708  governing board’s discretion, participate in the Coach Aaron
  709  Feis Guardian Program if such program is established pursuant to
  710  s. 30.15, to meet the requirement of establishing a safe-school
  711  officer. The following individuals may serve as a school
  712  guardian upon satisfactory completion of the requirements under
  713  s. 30.15(1)(k) and certification by a sheriff:
  714         (a) A school district employee or personnel, as defined
  715  under s. 1012.01, or a charter school employee, as provided
  716  under s. 1002.33(12)(a), who volunteers to serve as a school
  717  guardian in addition to his or her official job duties;
  718         (b) An employee of a school district or a charter school
  719  who is hired for the specific purpose of serving as a school
  720  guardian; or
  721         (c) A contract employee licensed under s. 493.6301 who
  722  works in the school district or for a charter school through a
  723  contract with a security agency as that term is defined in s.
  724  493.6101(18). Contract employees may receive school guardian
  725  training through a participating sheriff’s office contingent
  726  upon defined financial or service obligations by the security
  727  agency enumerated in the contract between the school district or
  728  the charter school governing board, as appropriate, and the
  729  security agency.
  730         (4) Any information that would identify whether a
  731  particular individual has been appointed as a safe-school
  732  officer pursuant to this section held by a law enforcement
  733  agency, school district, or charter school is exempt from s.
  734  119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution. This
  735  subsection is subject to the Open Government Sunset Review Act
  736  in accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand repealed on October
  737  2, 2023, unless reviewed and saved from repeal through
  738  reenactment by the Legislature.
  739         Section 12. Section 1006.1493, Florida Statutes, is amended
  740  to read:
  741         1006.1493 Florida Safe Schools Assessment Tool.—
  742         (1) The department, through the Office of Safe Schools
  743  pursuant s. 1001.212, shall contract with a security consulting
  744  firm that specializes in the development of risk assessment
  745  software solutions and has experience in conducting security
  746  assessments of public facilities to develop, update, and
  747  implement a risk assessment tool, which shall be known as the
  748  Florida Safe Schools Assessment Tool (FSSAT). The FSSAT must be
  749  the primary physical site security assessment tool as revised
  750  and required by the Office of Safe Schools which is used by
  751  school officials at each school district and public school site
  752  in the state in conducting security assessments for use by
  753  school officials at each school district and public school site
  754  in the state.
  755         (2) The FSSAT must help school officials identify threats,
  756  vulnerabilities, and appropriate safety controls for the schools
  757  that they supervise, pursuant to the security risk assessment
  758  requirements of s. 1006.07(6).
  759         (a) At a minimum, the FSSAT must address all of the
  760  following components:
  761         1. School emergency and crisis preparedness planning;
  762         2. Security, crime, and violence prevention policies and
  763  procedures;
  764         3. Physical security measures;
  765         4. Professional development training needs;
  766         5. An examination of support service roles in school
  767  safety, security, and emergency planning;
  768         6. School security and school police staffing, operational
  769  practices, and related services;
  770         7. School and community collaboration on school safety; and
  771         8. A return on investment analysis of the recommended
  772  physical security controls.
  773         (b) The department shall require by contract that the
  774  security consulting firm:
  775         1. Generate written automated reports on assessment
  776  findings for review by the department and school and district
  777  officials;
  778         2. Provide training to the department and school officials
  779  in the use of the FSSAT and other areas of importance identified
  780  by the department; and
  781         3. Advise in the development and implementation of
  782  templates, formats, guidance, and other resources necessary to
  783  facilitate the implementation of this section at state,
  784  district, school, and local levels.
  785         (3) The Office of Safe Schools must provide annual training
  786  to each district’s school safety specialist and other
  787  appropriate school district personnel on the assessment of
  788  physical site security and completing the FSSAT.
  789         (4)By October 1 of each year, each district school
  790  superintendent shall submit an FSSAT assessment to the
  791  department for each school site. Each school-specific assessment
  792  must be approved by the district superintendent or his or her
  793  designee, who must be the district’s school safety specialist or
  794  a deputy superintendent or assistant superintendent. Any
  795  superintendent who fails to comply with the requirements of this
  796  subsection is subject to penalties under s. 1001.51(12)(b) and
  797  other sanctions that may be applied by the commissioner or state
  798  board.
  799         (5)By December 1 of each year, By December 1, 2018, and
  800  annually by that date thereafter, the department shall must
  801  report to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the
  802  Speaker of the House of Representatives on the status of
  803  implementation across school districts and schools. The report
  804  must include a summary of the positive school safety measures in
  805  place at the time of the assessment and any recommendations for
  806  policy changes or funding needed to facilitate continued school
  807  safety planning, improvement, and response at the state,
  808  district, or school levels.
  809         (6)(4) In accordance with ss. 119.071(3)(a) and 281.301,
  810  data and information related to security risk assessments
  811  administered pursuant to this section and s. 1006.07(6) and the
  812  security information contained in the annual report required
  813  pursuant to subsection (5) subsection (3) are confidential and
  814  exempt from public records requirements.
  815         Section 13. Subsection (15) of section 1011.62, Florida
  816  Statutes, is amended to read:
  817         1011.62 Funds for operation of schools.—If the annual
  818  allocation from the Florida Education Finance Program to each
  819  district for operation of schools is not determined in the
  820  annual appropriations act or the substantive bill implementing
  821  the annual appropriations act, it shall be determined as
  822  follows:
  823         (15) SAFE SCHOOLS ALLOCATION.—A safe schools allocation is
  824  created to provide funding to assist school districts in their
  825  compliance with ss. 1006.07-1006.12 s. 1006.07, with priority
  826  given to safe-school officers implementing the district’s school
  827  resource officer program pursuant to s. 1006.12. Each school
  828  district shall receive a minimum safe schools allocation in an
  829  amount provided in the General Appropriations Act. Of the
  830  remaining balance of the safe schools allocation, two-thirds
  831  shall be allocated to school districts based on the most recent
  832  official Florida Crime Index provided by the Department of Law
  833  Enforcement and one-third shall be allocated based on each
  834  school district’s proportionate share of the state’s total
  835  unweighted full-time equivalent student enrollment. Any
  836  additional funds appropriated to this allocation in the 2018
  837  2019 fiscal year must to the school resource officer program
  838  established pursuant to s. 1006.12 shall be used exclusively for
  839  employing or contracting for safe-school resource officers,
  840  established or assigned under s. 1006.12 which shall be in
  841  addition to the number of officers employed or contracted for in
  842  the 2017-2018 fiscal year. This subsection applies retroactively
  843  to July 1, 2018. The amendments to this subsection are intended
  844  to be clarifying and remedial in nature.
  845         Section 14. Effective July 1, 2019, paragraph (b) of
  846  subsection (6) of section 1011.62, Florida Statutes, and
  847  subsection (15) of that section, as amended by this act, are
  848  amended to read:
  849         1011.62 Funds for operation of schools.—If the annual
  850  allocation from the Florida Education Finance Program to each
  851  district for operation of schools is not determined in the
  852  annual appropriations act or the substantive bill implementing
  853  the annual appropriations act, it shall be determined as
  854  follows:
  855         (6) CATEGORICAL FUNDS.—
  856         (b) If a district school board finds and declares in a
  857  resolution adopted at a regular meeting of the school board that
  858  the funds received for any of the following categorical
  859  appropriations are urgently needed to maintain school board
  860  specified academic classroom instruction or improve school
  861  safety, the school board may consider and approve an amendment
  862  to the school district operating budget transferring the
  863  identified amount of the categorical funds to the appropriate
  864  account for expenditure:
  865         1. Funds for student transportation.
  866         2. Funds for research-based reading instruction if the
  867  required additional hour of instruction beyond the normal school
  868  day for each day of the entire school year has been provided for
  869  the students in each low-performing elementary school in the
  870  district pursuant to paragraph (9)(a).
  871         3. Funds for instructional materials if all instructional
  872  material purchases necessary to provide updated materials that
  873  are aligned with applicable state standards and course
  874  descriptions and that meet statutory requirements of content and
  875  learning have been completed for that fiscal year, but no sooner
  876  than March 1. Funds available after March 1 may be used to
  877  purchase hardware for student instruction.
  878         4.Funds for the guaranteed allocation as provided in
  879  subparagraph (1)(e)2.
  880         5.Funds for the supplemental academic instruction
  881  allocation as provided in paragraph (1)(f).
  882         6. Funds for Florida digital classrooms allocation as
  883  provided in subsection (12).
  884         7. Funds for the federally connected student supplement as
  885  provided in subsection (13).
  886         8. Funds for class size reduction as provided in s.
  887  1011.685.
  888         (15) SAFE SCHOOLS ALLOCATION.—A safe schools allocation is
  889  created to provide funding to assist school districts in their
  890  compliance with s. 1006.07, with priority given to implementing
  891  the district’s school resource officer program pursuant to s.
  892  1006.12. Each school district shall receive a minimum safe
  893  schools allocation in an amount provided in the General
  894  Appropriations Act. Of the remaining balance of the safe schools
  895  allocation, one-third two-thirds shall be allocated to school
  896  districts based on the most recent official Florida Crime Index
  897  provided by the Department of Law Enforcement and two-thirds
  898  one-third shall be allocated based on each school district’s
  899  proportionate share of the state’s total unweighted full-time
  900  equivalent student enrollment. Any additional funds appropriated
  901  to this allocation in the 2018-2019 fiscal year must be used
  902  exclusively for employing or contracting for safe-school
  903  officers, established or assigned under s. 1006.12. This
  904  subsection applies retroactively to July 1, 2018. The amendments
  905  to this subsection are intended to be clarifying and remedial in
  906  nature.
  907         Section 15. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
  908  made by this act to section 843.08, Florida Statutes, in a
  909  reference thereto, paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of section
  910  921.0022, Florida Statutes, is reenacted to read:
  911         921.0022 Criminal Punishment Code; offense severity ranking
  912  chart.—
  914         (b) LEVEL 2
  916  FloridaStatute             FelonyDegree        Description        
  917  379.2431 (1)(e)3.              3rd     Possession of 11 or fewer marine turtle eggs in violation of the Marine Turtle Protection Act.
  918  379.2431 (1)(e)4.              3rd     Possession of more than 11 marine turtle eggs in violation of the Marine Turtle Protection Act.
  919  403.413(6)(c)                  3rd     Dumps waste litter exceeding 500 lbs. in weight or 100 cubic feet in volume or any quantity for commercial purposes, or hazardous waste.
  920  517.07(2)                      3rd     Failure to furnish a prospectus meeting requirements.
  921  590.28(1)                      3rd     Intentional burning of lands.
  922  784.05(3)                      3rd     Storing or leaving a loaded firearm within reach of minor who uses it to inflict injury or death.
  923  787.04(1)                      3rd     In violation of court order, take, entice, etc., minor beyond state limits.
  924  806.13(1)(b)3.                 3rd     Criminal mischief; damage $1,000 or more to public communication or any other public service.
  925  810.061(2)                     3rd     Impairing or impeding telephone or power to a dwelling; facilitating or furthering burglary.
  926  810.09(2)(e)                   3rd     Trespassing on posted commercial horticulture property.
  927  812.014(2)(c)1.                3rd     Grand theft, 3rd degree; $300 or more but less than $5,000.
  928  812.014(2)(d)                  3rd     Grand theft, 3rd degree; $100 or more but less than $300, taken from unenclosed curtilage of dwelling.
  929  812.015(7)                     3rd     Possession, use, or attempted use of an antishoplifting or inventory control device countermeasure.
  930  817.234(1)(a)2.                3rd     False statement in support of insurance claim.
  931  817.481(3)(a)                  3rd     Obtain credit or purchase with false, expired, counterfeit, etc., credit card, value over $300.
  932  817.52(3)                      3rd     Failure to redeliver hired vehicle.
  933  817.54                         3rd     With intent to defraud, obtain mortgage note, etc., by false representation.
  934  817.60(5)                      3rd     Dealing in credit cards of another.
  935  817.60(6)(a)                   3rd     Forgery; purchase goods, services with false card.
  936  817.61                         3rd     Fraudulent use of credit cards over $100 or more within 6 months.
  937  826.04                         3rd     Knowingly marries or has sexual intercourse with person to whom related.
  938  831.01                         3rd     Forgery.                   
  939  831.02                         3rd     Uttering forged instrument; utters or publishes alteration with intent to defraud.
  940  831.07                         3rd     Forging bank bills, checks, drafts, or promissory notes.
  941  831.08                         3rd     Possessing 10 or more forged notes, bills, checks, or drafts.
  942  831.09                         3rd     Uttering forged notes, bills, checks, drafts, or promissory notes.
  943  831.11                         3rd     Bringing into the state forged bank bills, checks, drafts, or notes.
  944  832.05(3)(a)                   3rd     Cashing or depositing item with intent to defraud.
  945  843.08                         3rd     False personation.         
  946  893.13(2)(a)2.                 3rd     Purchase of any s. 893.03(1)(c), (2)(c)1., (2)(c)2., (2)(c)3., (2)(c)6., (2)(c)7., (2)(c)8., (2)(c)9., (2)(c)10., (3), or (4) drugs other than cannabis.
  947  893.147(2)                     3rd     Manufacture or delivery of drug paraphernalia.
  949         Section 16. The Legislature finds that a proper and
  950  legitimate state purpose is served when district school boards
  951  are afforded options for the provision of safe-school officers
  952  for the protection and safety of school personnel, property,
  953  students, and visitors. School guardians must be available to
  954  any district school board that chooses such an option.
  955  Therefore, the Legislature determines and declares that this act
  956  fulfills an important state interest.
  957         Section 17. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this
  958  act, this act shall take effect upon becoming a law.
  960  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
  961  And the title is amended as follows:
  962         Delete everything before the enacting clause
  963  and insert:
  964                        A bill to be entitled                      
  965         An act relating to implementation of legislative
  966         recommendations of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
  967         School Public Safety Commission; amending s. 30.15,
  968         F.S.; requiring a sheriff to establish a school
  969         guardian program or contract with another sheriff’s
  970         office that has established a program under a certain
  971         condition; authorizing sheriffs that have established
  972         a guardian program to contract to provide training for
  973         a specified purpose; providing for reimbursement of
  974         the sheriff who conducts such training; removing the
  975         prohibition against classroom teachers serving as
  976         school guardians; conforming provisions to changes
  977         made by the act; revising certification requirements
  978         for school guardians; prohibiting individuals from
  979         serving as school guardians unless they are appointed
  980         by a superintendent or charter school principal, as
  981         applicable; amending s. 843.08, F.S.; adding school
  982         guardians to the list of officials the false
  983         personation of whom is prohibited and subject to
  984         criminal penalties; making technical changes; amending
  985         s. 943.03, F.S.; requiring the Department of Law
  986         Enforcement to consult with sheriffs who establish a
  987         guardian program on programmatic guiding principles,
  988         practices, and resources relating to the development
  989         and implementation of the program; amending s.
  990         943.082, F.S.; requiring school districts to promote a
  991         mobile suspicious activity reporting tool through
  992         specified platforms and mediums; amending s. 1001.10,
  993         F.S.; requiring the Commissioner of Education to
  994         review recommendations from the School Hardening and
  995         Harm Mitigation Workgroup; requiring the commissioner
  996         to submit a summary to the Governor and the
  997         Legislature by a specified date; providing
  998         requirements for the summary; amending s. 1001.11,
  999         F.S.; revising the duties of the commissioner to
 1000         include oversight of compliance with the safety and
 1001         security requirements of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas
 1002         High School Public Safety Act by specified persons and
 1003         entities; amending s. 1001.212, F.S.; requiring the
 1004         Office of Safe Schools to annually provide training
 1005         for specified personnel; conforming provisions to
 1006         changes made by the act; requiring the office to
 1007         provide data to support the evaluation of mental
 1008         health services; requiring the office to collect data
 1009         through the school environmental safety incident
 1010         reports; requiring the office to provide technical
 1011         assistance for school safety incident reporting;
 1012         requiring the office to review and evaluate school
 1013         district reports for compliance; requiring a district
 1014         school board to withhold a superintendent’s salary in
 1015         response to the superintendent’s noncompliance;
 1016         requiring the office to convene a School Hardening and
 1017         Harm Mitigation Workgroup; providing for membership
 1018         and duties of the workgroup; requiring the workgroup
 1019         to submit a report and recommendations to the
 1020         executive director of the office and the commissioner;
 1021         providing requirements for the report; requiring the
 1022         office to develop a behavioral threat assessment
 1023         instrument; providing requirements for the instrument;
 1024         requiring the office to establish the Statewide Threat
 1025         Assessment Database Workgroup to make certain
 1026         recommendations relating to a statewide threat
 1027         assessment database; providing requirements for the
 1028         database; requiring the workgroup to report
 1029         recommendations to the office by a specified date;
 1030         providing requirements for such recommendations;
 1031         requiring the office to monitor school district and
 1032         public school, including charter schools, compliance
 1033         with requirements relating to school safety; requiring
 1034         the office to report incidents of noncompliance to the
 1035         commissioner and the state board; amending s. 1002.33,
 1036         F.S.; requiring charter schools to comply with
 1037         specified provisions; amending s. 1003.25, F.S.;
 1038         providing requirements for the transfer of certain
 1039         student records; amending s. 1006.07, F.S.; requiring
 1040         that a school safety specialist be a school
 1041         administrator employed by the school district or a law
 1042         enforcement officer employed by the sheriff’s office
 1043         located in the school district; providing requirements
 1044         for a school safety specialist designated from a
 1045         sheriff’s office; providing that a school safety
 1046         specialist designated from a sheriff’s office remains
 1047         an employee of such office for certain purposes;
 1048         authorizing the sheriff and school superintendent to
 1049         determine by agreement the reimbursement or sharing of
 1050         costs associated with employment of the law
 1051         enforcement officer as a school safety specialist;
 1052         requiring district school boards to adopt an active
 1053         assailant response plan; requiring each district
 1054         school superintendent and charter school principal to
 1055         certify by a specified date, and annually thereafter,
 1056         that all school personnel have received annual
 1057         training under the plan; requiring that certain
 1058         policies adopted by school districts include
 1059         procedures for behavioral threat assessments;
 1060         requiring threat assessment teams to utilize the
 1061         behavioral threat assessment instrument and the threat
 1062         assessment database developed by the office when they
 1063         become available; requiring threat assessment teams to
 1064         verify that, upon a student’s transfer to a different
 1065         school, any intervention services provided to the
 1066         student remain in place until the team makes a certain
 1067         determination; requiring district school boards to
 1068         adopt policies for accurate and timely reporting of
 1069         school environmental safety incidents; providing
 1070         penalties for noncompliance with such policies;
 1071         requiring the State Board of Education to adopt rules
 1072         establishing requirements for school environmental
 1073         safety incident reports; amending s. 1006.12, F.S.;
 1074         requiring a charter school governing board to partner
 1075         with law enforcement agencies to establish or assign a
 1076         safe-school officer; expanding the categories of
 1077         individuals who may serve as school guardians;
 1078         amending s. 1006.1493, F.S.; requiring the Florida
 1079         Safe Schools Assessment Tool (FSSAT) to be the primary
 1080         site security assessment tool for school districts;
 1081         requiring the office to provide FSSAT training;
 1082         requiring the superintendent to annually submit FSSAT
 1083         assessments to the department; providing requirements
 1084         for the assessment; providing penalties for failure to
 1085         comply with requirements; amending s. 1011.62, F.S.;
 1086         modifying the required use of funds in the safe
 1087         schools allocation; providing for retroactive
 1088         application; providing legislative intent; expanding,
 1089         as of a specified date, the categorical fund that may
 1090         be accessed to improve classroom instruction or
 1091         improve school safety; deleting obsolete language;
 1092         reenacting s. 921.0022(3)(b), F.S., relating to the
 1093         offense severity ranking chart of the Criminal
 1094         Punishment Code, to incorporate the amendment made to
 1095         s. 843.08, F.S., in a reference thereto; providing a
 1096         declaration of important state interest; providing
 1097         effective dates.