Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 788
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Infrastructure and Security (Book) recommended
       the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 18 - 46
    4  and insert:
    5         943.688Statewide active assailant response planning.—
    6         (1)The department, in consultation with law enforcement
    7  agencies throughout the state and considering the unique needs
    8  of different geographic regions where those agencies are
    9  located, shall establish a uniform statewide rule on minimum
   10  standards and requirements for how each law enforcement agency
   11  in the state must prepare and respond to active assailant
   12  situations within their jurisdictions. At a minimum, the uniform
   13  statewide rule must address all of the following:
   14         (a)Detailed procedures for how to respond to a report of
   15  an alleged active assailant.
   16         (b)Detailed procedures for how communications and
   17  notifications will be handled with all affected parties and the
   18  media.
   19         (c)Detailed procedures for who from the appropriate law
   20  enforcement agency will respond and how they will do so. This
   21  includes having a designated person and an alternate person who
   22  have been trained or certified on how to handle active assailant
   23  situations.
   24         (d)Primary and alternate routes to potential targets
   25  within each law enforcement agency’s jurisdiction.
   26         (2)Each law enforcement agency in this state shall enact a
   27  policy or rule, as appropriate, on active assailant preparedness
   28  and response by no later than July 1, 2021. The policy or rule
   29  enacted must, at a minimum, include the uniform statewide rule
   30  that the department adopts under subsection (1).
   31         (3)The department shall adopt rules to administer this
   32  section.
   33         Section 2. Effective July 1, 2020, section 1006.121,
   34  Florida Statutes, is created to read:
   35         1006.121School district communication with first
   36  responders.—
   37         (1)The district school board of any school district that
   38  has local law enforcement officers on school grounds pursuant to
   39  s. 1006.12 must develop and execute an interlocal agreement with
   40  the local sheriff’s office or other local law enforcement
   41  agency, the local fire department, and the local emergency
   42  medical services organization to create, at a minimum, all of
   43  the following:
   44         (a)Protocols to connect the school district to the
   45  appropriate dispatch centers pursuant to s. 365.179.
   46         (b)Protocols for proper communication between law
   47  enforcement agencies, the local fire department, and the local
   48  emergency medical services organization and the school district.
   49         (c)Protocols to share resources relating to mental health
   50  services.
   51         (d)Protocols and requirements for joint recurrent training
   52  of local law enforcement officers assigned to a school and the
   53  law enforcement agency, the local fire department, and the local
   54  emergency medical services organization.
   55         (e)Protocols and requirements for interoperable
   56  communication between the school district and the law
   57  enforcement agency, the local fire department, and the local
   58  emergency medical services organization.
   59         (2)The State Board of Education, in consultation with the
   60  State Fire Marshal and the Department of Law Enforcement, shall
   61  adopt rules to administer this section.
   62         Section 3. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this
   63  act, this act shall take effect upon becoming a law.
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   66  And the title is amended as follows:
   67         Delete lines 2 - 12
   68  and insert:
   69         An act relating to emergency preparedness; creating s.
   70         943.688, F.S.; requiring the Department of Law
   71         Enforcement, in consultation with law enforcement
   72         agencies throughout the state, to establish a uniform
   73         statewide rule on preparing for and responding to
   74         active assailant situations; providing minimum rule
   75         requirements; requiring each law enforcement agency to
   76         adopt an active assailant policy or rule, as
   77         appropriate, by a specified date; requiring the
   78         department to adopt rules; creating s. 1006.121, F.S.;
   79         requiring certain district school boards to develop
   80         and execute specified interlocal agreements with
   81         certain law enforcement agencies, local fire
   82         departments, and local emergency medical services
   83         organizations for specified purposes; requiring the
   84         State Board of Education, in consultation with the
   85         State Fire Marshal and the department, to establish
   86         rules; providing effective dates.