Florida Senate - 2020                                     SB 788
       By Senator Book
       32-00094-20                                            2020788__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to statewide active shooter response
    3         planning; creating s. 943.688, F.S.; requiring the
    4         Department of Law Enforcement, in consultation with
    5         law enforcement agencies throughout the state, to
    6         establish a uniform statewide rule on preparing for
    7         and responding to active shooters; providing minimum
    8         rule requirements; requiring each law enforcement
    9         agency to adopt an active shooter policy or rule, as
   10         appropriate, by a specified date; requiring the
   11         department to adopt rules; providing an effective
   12         date.
   14  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   16         Section 1. Section 943.688, Florida Statutes, is created to
   17  read:
   18         943.688 Statewide active shooter response planning.—
   19         (1)The department, in consultation with law enforcement
   20  agencies throughout the state and considering the unique needs
   21  of different geographic regions where those agencies are
   22  located, shall establish a uniform statewide rule on minimum
   23  standards and requirements for how each law enforcement agency
   24  in the state must prepare and respond to active shooter
   25  situations within their jurisdictions. At a minimum, the uniform
   26  statewide rule must address all of the following:
   27         (a)Detailed procedures for how to respond to a report of
   28  an alleged active shooter.
   29         (b)Detailed procedures for how communications and
   30  notifications will be handled with all affected parties and the
   31  media.
   32         (c)Detailed procedures for who from the appropriate law
   33  enforcement agency will respond and how they will do so. This
   34  includes having a designated person and an alternate person who
   35  have been trained or certified on how to handle active shooter
   36  situations.
   37         (d)Primary and alternate routes to potential targets
   38  within each law enforcement agency’s jurisdiction.
   39         (2)Each law enforcement agency in this state shall enact a
   40  policy or rule, as appropriate, on active shooter preparedness
   41  and response by no later than January 1, 2021. The policy or
   42  rule enacted must, at a minimum, include the uniform statewide
   43  rule that the department adopts under subsection (1).
   44         (3)The department shall adopt rules to administer this
   45  section.
   46         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.