Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 70
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (Book) recommended the
    1         Senate Substitute for Amendment (889996) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    5  and insert:
    6         Section 1. This act may be cited as “Alyssa’s Law.”
    7         Section 2.  Present paragraph (c) of subsection (4) of
    8  section 1006.07, Florida Statutes, is redesignated as paragraph
    9  (e), and new paragraphs (c) and (d) are added to that
   10  subsection, to read:
   11         1006.07 District school board duties relating to student
   12  discipline and school safety.—The district school board shall
   13  provide for the proper accounting for all students, for the
   14  attendance and control of students at school, and for proper
   15  attention to health, safety, and other matters relating to the
   16  welfare of students, including:
   18         (c)Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, each public
   19  elementary, middle, and high school campus, including charter
   20  schools, must implement a mobile panic alarm system or a panic
   21  button system with interoperability capability to connect
   22  diverse emergency services technologies to ensure real-time
   23  coordination between multiple first responders. Such system,
   24  which shall be referred to as “Alyssa’s Alert,” shall integrate
   25  with local public safety answering point infrastructure to
   26  transmit 911 calls and mobile device application activations.
   27  Each school must be equipped with such a system for use in a
   28  school security emergency, including, but not limited to, a
   29  nonfire evacuation, a lockdown, or an active shooter event, and
   30  the system must effectively notify everyone on campus of the
   31  emergency. The panic alarm system must:
   32         1. Be accessible to administrators, teachers, staff, and
   33  other designated personnel at all locations on the school
   34  grounds.
   35         2.Be directly linked to the main office at the school and
   36  to local law enforcement agencies that are designated as first
   37  responders to the school’s campus.
   38         3.Immediately transmit a signal or message to local law
   39  enforcement agencies upon activation.
   40         (d)The department shall issue a competitive solicitation
   41  to identify panic alarm system options that may be used by
   42  school districts. In identifying the options available to school
   43  districts, the department shall consider the ability of a system
   44  to provide audible and visual notifications to protect persons
   45  who are hearing or visually impaired and the interoperability of
   46  the system.
   47         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.
   49  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   50  And the title is amended as follows:
   51         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   52  and insert:
   53                        A bill to be entitled                      
   54         An act relating to panic alarms in public schools;
   55         providing a short title; amending s. 1006.07, F.S.;
   56         requiring each public school campus, including charter
   57         schools, to implement a panic alarm system for
   58         specified purposes, beginning in a specified school
   59         year; providing requirements for such system;
   60         authorizing the Department of Education to issue a
   61         competitive solicitation to identify panic alarm
   62         system options to be used by school districts;
   63         requiring the department to consider certain factors
   64         during review of responses to the solicitation;
   65         providing an effective date.