Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 70
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Infrastructure and Security (Book) recommended
       the following:
    1         Senate Substitute for Amendment (925234) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 17 - 33
    5  and insert:
    6         (a)“Panic alarm system” means a silent or audible security
    7  system signal generated by the manual activation of a device or
    8  an alternative mechanism intended to communicate a life
    9  threatening or emergency situation that requires a response from
   10  law enforcement.
   11         (b)“Public school building” includes all buildings on a
   12  public elementary, middle, or high school campus where
   13  instruction takes place or where students are present during the
   14  school day.
   15         (2)Each public school must be equipped with a panic alarm
   16  system for use in a school security emergency, including, but
   17  not limited to, a non-fire evacuation, a lockdown, or an active
   18  shooter situation. The panic alarm system must be accessible to
   19  administrators, teachers, staff, and other designated personnel
   20  at all locations on the school grounds. The panic alarm system
   21  must provide permanently installed audible and visual alert
   22  indicators located at indoor and outdoor locations. The panic
   23  alarm system must be directly linked to the main office at the
   24  school and to local law enforcement agencies that are designated
   25  as first responders to the school’s campus, and the system must
   26  immediately transmit a signal or message to those authorities
   27  upon activation.
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   30  And the title is amended as follows:
   31         Delete lines 4 - 7
   32  and insert:
   33         defining terms; requiring each public school to be
   34         equipped with at least one panic alarm system;
   35         providing panic alarm system requirements;