Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SPB 7026
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Rules (Braynon and Book) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (345360) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 1370 - 1561
    5  and insert:
    6         Section 22. Section 1006.149, Florida Statutes, is created
    7  to read:
    8         1006.149 Public School Emergency Response Learning System
    9  Program.—
   10         (1) The Public School Emergency Response Learning System
   11  Program is established to assist school personnel in preparing
   12  for and responding to active emergency situations and to
   13  implement local notification systems for all Florida public
   14  schools, with the ultimate goal of preventing tragedy and the
   15  loss of life through proactive strategies.
   16         (2) The program is created within the department and shall
   17  be administered by the Office of Safe Schools, established
   18  pursuant to s. 1001.217. Through the program, local law
   19  enforcement agencies shall partner with participating public
   20  preschools, public child care providers, or public school
   21  districts and schools. Training, notifications, and resources
   22  must be available for school personnel and students and their
   23  families through, at minimum, the following mechanisms:
   24         (a) Activities and direct training to mitigate risk and
   25  save lives in emergency situations, such as lockdown, bomb
   26  threat, active shooter, and other emergency situations.
   27         (b) Vital local notification systems implemented to alert
   28  schools of imminent danger.
   29         (c) Other resources provided in conjunction with the
   30  training including, but not limited to, an emergency plan flip
   31  chart, communication cards, instructional resources, activity
   32  books for children and teachers, and certificates of training
   33  and completion.
   34         (3) Each program participant must develop a preemptive plan
   35  of action that includes multiple options for addressing various
   36  situations based on the form of danger present and the unique
   37  needs and circumstances of each school and its faculty, staff,
   38  students, and visitors.
   39         (4) A school district must include in its emergency
   40  notification procedures established pursuant to s. 1006.07 any
   41  program participant who notifies the district of his or her
   42  desire to participate.
   43         (5) Funding for program activities may be provided by the
   44  Legislature to implement this section.
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   47  And the title is amended as follows:
   48         Delete lines 1884 - 1904
   49  and insert:
   50         specified evaluations; creating s. 1006.149, F.S.;
   51         establishing the Public School Emergency Response
   52         Learning System Program within the department;
   53         establishing the program as a partnership between
   54         local law enforcement agencies and public education
   55         entities; specifying activities, training,
   56         notification systems, and resources provided through
   57         the program; specifying the creation of a preemptive
   58         plan of action; authorizing funding provided by the
   59         Legislature to implement the program; creating s.