Florida Senate - 2020                              CS for SB 788
       By the Committee on Infrastructure and Security; and Senator
       596-02231-20                                           2020788c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to emergency preparedness; creating s.
    3         943.688, F.S.; requiring the Department of Law
    4         Enforcement, in consultation with law enforcement
    5         agencies throughout the state, to establish a uniform
    6         statewide rule on preparing for and responding to
    7         active assailant situations; providing minimum rule
    8         requirements; requiring each law enforcement agency to
    9         adopt an active assailant policy or rule, as
   10         appropriate, by a specified date; requiring the
   11         department to adopt rules; creating s. 1006.121, F.S.;
   12         requiring certain district school boards to develop
   13         and execute specified interlocal agreements with
   14         certain law enforcement agencies, local fire
   15         departments, and local emergency medical services
   16         organizations for specified purposes; requiring the
   17         State Board of Education, in consultation with the
   18         State Fire Marshal and the department, to establish
   19         rules; providing a declaration of important state
   20         interest; providing effective dates.
   22  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   24         Section 1. Section 943.688, Florida Statutes, is created to
   25  read:
   26         943.688Statewide active assailant response planning.—
   27         (1)The department, in consultation with law enforcement
   28  agencies throughout the state and considering the unique needs
   29  of different geographic regions where those agencies are
   30  located, shall establish a uniform statewide rule on minimum
   31  standards and requirements for how each law enforcement agency
   32  in the state must prepare and respond to active assailant
   33  situations within their jurisdictions. At a minimum, the uniform
   34  statewide rule must address all of the following:
   35         (a)Detailed procedures for how to respond to a report of
   36  an alleged active assailant.
   37         (b)Detailed procedures for how communications and
   38  notifications will be handled with all affected parties and the
   39  media.
   40         (c)Detailed procedures for who from the appropriate law
   41  enforcement agency will respond and how they will do so. This
   42  includes having a designated person and an alternate person who
   43  have been trained or certified on how to handle active assailant
   44  situations.
   45         (d)Primary and alternate routes to potential targets
   46  within each law enforcement agency’s jurisdiction.
   47         (2)Each law enforcement agency in this state shall enact a
   48  policy or rule, as appropriate, on active assailant preparedness
   49  and response by no later than July 1, 2021. The policy or rule
   50  enacted must, at a minimum, include the uniform statewide rule
   51  that the department adopts under subsection (1).
   52         (3)The department shall adopt rules to administer this
   53  section.
   54         Section 2. Effective July 1, 2020, section 1006.121,
   55  Florida Statutes, is created to read:
   56         1006.121School district communication with first
   57  responders.—
   58         (1)The district school board of any school district that
   59  has local law enforcement officers on school grounds pursuant to
   60  s. 1006.12 must develop and execute an interlocal agreement with
   61  the local sheriff’s office or other local law enforcement
   62  agency, the local fire department, and the local emergency
   63  medical services organization to create, at a minimum, all of
   64  the following:
   65         (a)Protocols to connect the school district to the
   66  appropriate dispatch centers pursuant to s. 365.179.
   67         (b)Protocols for proper communication between law
   68  enforcement agencies, the local fire department, and the local
   69  emergency medical services organization and the school district.
   70         (c)Protocols to share resources relating to mental health
   71  services.
   72         (d)Protocols and requirements for joint recurrent training
   73  of local law enforcement officers assigned to a school and the
   74  law enforcement agency, the local fire department, and the local
   75  emergency medical services organization.
   76         (e)Protocols and requirements for interoperable
   77  communication between the school district and the law
   78  enforcement agency, the local fire department, and the local
   79  emergency medical services organization.
   80         (2)The State Board of Education, in consultation with the
   81  State Fire Marshal and the Department of Law Enforcement, shall
   82  adopt rules to administer this section.
   83         Section 3. The Legislature finds and declares that this act
   84  fulfills an important state interest.
   85         Section 4. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this
   86  act, this act shall take effect upon becoming a law.