Florida Senate - 2020 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 70 Ì889996}Î889996 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (Book) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. This act may be cited as “Alyssa’s Law.” 6 Section 2. Present paragraph (c) of subsection (4) of 7 section 1006.07, Florida Statutes, is redesignated as paragraph 8 (d), and a new paragraph (c) is added to that subsection, to 9 read: 10 1006.07 District school board duties relating to student 11 discipline and school safety.—The district school board shall 12 provide for the proper accounting for all students, for the 13 attendance and control of students at school, and for proper 14 attention to health, safety, and other matters relating to the 15 welfare of students, including: 16 (4) EMERGENCY DRILLS; EMERGENCY PROCEDURES.— 17 (c) Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, each public 18 elementary, middle, and high school, including charter schools, 19 shall implement an interoperable panic alarm system, as defined 20 in s. 1013.373, that is capable of connecting diverse emergency 21 services technologies to ensure real-time coordination between 22 multiple first responders. Such system, which must be known as 23 “Alyssa’s Alert,” must be integrated with local public safety 24 answering point infrastructure to transmit 911 calls and device 25 application activations. 26 Section 3. Section 1013.373, Florida Statutes, is created 27 to read: 28 1013.373 Panic alarms in public schools.— 29 (1) As used in this section, the term: 30 (a) “Panic alarm system” means a security system signal 31 generated by the manual activation of a school device intended 32 to communicate a life-threatening or emergency situation that 33 requires an immediate response from law enforcement. 34 (b) “Public school building” includes all buildings on a 35 public elementary, middle, or high school campus where 36 instruction takes place or where students are present during the 37 school day. 38 (2) Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, each public 39 elementary, middle, and high school, including charter schools, 40 must implement a panic alarm system known as “Alyssa’s Alert” 41 which complies with s. 1006.07(4)(c). Each school must be 42 equipped with such a system for use in a school security 43 emergency, including, but not limited to, a nonfire evacuation, 44 a lockdown, or an active shooter event The panic alarm system 45 must: 46 (a) In order to notice all campus occupants during an 47 active shooter event, be accessible to administrators, teachers, 48 staff, and other designated personnel at all locations on the 49 school grounds. 50 (b) Be directly linked to the main office at the school and 51 to local law enforcement agencies that are designated as first 52 responders to the school’s campus. 53 (c) Immediately transmit a signal or message to local law 54 enforcement agencies upon activation. 55 (3) The Department of Education shall issue a competitive 56 solicitation to identify panic alarm system options that may be 57 used by school districts. In identifying the options available 58 to school districts, the Department of Education shall consider 59 the ability of a system to provide audible and visual 60 notifications to protect persons who are hearing or visually 61 impaired; the interoperability of the system with other 62 emergency management tools, such as surveillance cameras; and 63 compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. School 64 districts may select a vendor from those identified by the 65 Department of Education as qualified vendors and may apply to 66 the Department of Education for funding through a competitive 67 grant process. 68 Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020. 69 70 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 71 And the title is amended as follows: 72 Delete everything before the enacting clause 73 and insert: 74 A bill to be entitled 75 An act relating to panic alarms in public schools; 76 providing a short title; amending s. 1006.07, F.S.; 77 beginning in a specified school year, requiring each 78 public school, including charter schools, to implement 79 a panic alarm system for specified purposes; providing 80 requirements for such system; creating s. 1013.373, 81 F.S.; defining terms; requiring each public school to 82 be equipped with a panic alarm system; providing 83 requirements for such systems; requiring the 84 Department of Education to issue a competitive 85 solicitation to identify panic alarm options to be 86 used by school districts; requiring the department to 87 consider certain options available to school districts 88 during the process; authorizing school districts may 89 select a vendor from those identified by the 90 department as qualified vendors; authorizing school 91 districts to apply for funding from the department 92 through a competitive grant process; providing an 93 effective date.