Florida Senate - 2020 CS for CS for SB 70 By the Committees on Appropriations; and Infrastructure and Security; and Senators Book, Berman, Stewart, and Torres 576-04301-20 202070c2 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to alert systems in public schools; 3 providing a short title; amending s. 1006.07, F.S.; 4 requiring each public school to implement an 5 interoperable mobile panic alert system for specified 6 purposes beginning in a specified school year; 7 providing requirements for such system; requiring the 8 Department of Education to issue a competitive 9 solicitation to contract for an interoperable mobile 10 panic alert system for all public schools statewide, 11 subject to appropriation; requiring the department to 12 consult with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 13 Public Safety Commission and the Department of Law 14 Enforcement in the development of the competitive 15 solicitation; providing an effective date. 16 17 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 18 19 Section 1. This act may be cited as “Alyssa’s Law.” 20 Section 2. Present paragraph (c) of subsection (4) of 21 section 1006.07, Florida Statutes, is redesignated as paragraph 22 (f), and a new paragraph (c) and paragraphs (d) and (e) are 23 added to that subsection, to read: 24 1006.07 District school board duties relating to student 25 discipline and school safety.—The district school board shall 26 provide for the proper accounting for all students, for the 27 attendance and control of students at school, and for proper 28 attention to health, safety, and other matters relating to the 29 welfare of students, including: 30 (4) EMERGENCY DRILLS; EMERGENCY PROCEDURES.— 31 (c) Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, each public 32 school, including charter schools, shall implement an 33 interoperable mobile panic alert system capable of connecting 34 diverse emergency services technologies to ensure real-time 35 coordination between multiple first responders. Such system, 36 known as “Alyssa’s Alert,” must integrate with local public 37 safety answering point infrastructure to transmit 911 calls and 38 mobile device application activations. 39 (d) In addition to the requirements of paragraph (c), a 40 public school district may implement additional strategies or 41 systems to ensure real-time coordination between multiple first 42 responders in a school security emergency. 43 (e) For the 2020-2021 fiscal year, subject to the 44 appropriation of funds in the General Appropriations Act for 45 this purpose, the department shall issue a competitive 46 solicitation to contract for a mobile panic alert system for all 47 public schools statewide as provided in paragraph (c). The 48 department shall consult with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High 49 School Public Safety Commission and the Department of Law 50 Enforcement in the development of the competitive solicitation 51 for the statewide mobile panic alert system. 52 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.