Florida Senate - 2020                       CS for CS for SB 754
       By the Committees on Infrastructure and Security; and Education;
       and Senator Baxley
       596-03040-20                                           2020754c2
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to school crossing guards; amending s.
    3         316.75, F.S.; authorizing a school crossing guard
    4         employed by a private school, upon approval of the
    5         sheriff of the county in which such private school is
    6         located, to direct traffic at certain locations under
    7         certain circumstances; providing that the school
    8         crossing guard is not required to meet specified
    9         uniform minimum standards; authorizing the school
   10         crossing guard to perform his or her duties without
   11         the immediate supervision of a fully qualified law
   12         enforcement officer if approved by the sheriff of the
   13         county; providing an effective date.
   15  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   17         Section 1. Section 316.75, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   18  read:
   19         316.75 School crossing guards.—
   20         (1) The Department of Transportation shall adopt uniform
   21  guidelines for the training of school crossing guards. Each
   22  local governmental entity administering a school crossing guard
   23  program shall provide a training program for school crossing
   24  guards according to the uniform guidelines.
   25         (2) Successful completion of the training program shall be
   26  required of each school crossing guard except:
   27         (a)(1) A person who received equivalent training during
   28  employment as a law enforcement officer.
   29         (b)(2) A person who receives less than $5,000 in annual
   30  compensation in a county with a population of less than 75,000.
   31         (c)(3) A student who serves in a school patrol.
   32         (3)(a) Upon approval of the sheriff of the county in which
   33  a private school, as defined in s. 1002.01 and registered under
   34  s. 1002.42, is located, a school crossing guard employed by the
   35  private school may direct traffic at fixed locations, approved
   36  by the sheriff of the county, on private school property or the
   37  portion of a county road with egress or ingress to private
   38  school property if the school crossing guard successfully
   39  completes at least 8 hours of instruction in traffic control
   40  procedures through a program approved by the Criminal Justice
   41  Standards and Training Commission or through a similar program
   42  offered by the sheriff’s department of the county or police
   43  department within the county.
   44         (b) A school crossing guard under this subsection is not
   45  required to otherwise meet the uniform minimum standards
   46  established by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training
   47  Commission for law enforcement officers or auxiliary law
   48  enforcement officers under s. 943.13.
   49         (c) If approved by the sheriff of the county, a school
   50  crossing guard under this subsection may perform his or her
   51  duties without the immediate supervision of a fully qualified
   52  law enforcement officer.
   53         (4) School crossing guard training programs may be made
   54  available to nonpublic schools upon contract.
   55         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.