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

       The Committee on Infrastructure and Security (Book) recommended
       the following:
    1         Senate Substitute for Amendment (925234) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 17 - 33
    5  and insert:
    6         (a)“Panic alarm system” means a security system signal
    7  generated by the manual activation of a device or an alternative
    8  mechanism intended to communicate a life-threatening or
    9  emergency situation that requires a response from law
   10  enforcement.
   11         (b)“Public school building” includes all buildings on a
   12  public elementary, middle, or high school campus where
   13  instruction takes place or where students are present during the
   14  school day.
   15         (2)Each public school must be equipped with a panic alarm
   16  system for use in a school security emergency, including, but
   17  not limited to, a non-fire evacuation, a lockdown, or an active
   18  shooter situation. The panic alarm system must be accessible to
   19  administrators, teachers, staff, and other designated personnel
   20  at all locations on the school grounds. The panic alarm system
   21  must provide permanently installed alert indicators located at
   22  indoor and outdoor locations. The panic alarm system must be
   23  directly linked to the main office at the school and to local
   24  law enforcement agencies that are designated as first responders
   25  to the school’s campus, and the system must immediately transmit
   26  a signal or message to those authorities upon activation.
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   29  And the title is amended as follows:
   30         Delete lines 4 - 7
   31  and insert:
   32         defining terms; requiring each public school to be
   33         equipped with a panic alarm system; providing
   34         requirements for such systems;