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SB 8 (BR 1072) - M. Wilson, J. Higdon, K. Stine

     AN ACT relating to school safety.
     Create a new chapter of KRS 158 to require adoption of a school emergency plan, require emergency drills, and require an annual report to the department of education; amend KRS 158.163 to require safety drills within the first month of school; amend KRS 158.164 to require a lockdown practice within the first month of school; create a new chapter of KRS 158 to require local boards to review crime prevention designs when constructing or renovating a school building.


     SCS - Retain original provisions; delete requirement to post and make available a copy of a school emergency plan; recommend a classroom door be locked during instruction time if the door can be locked from outside but opened from inside the classroom; require fire drills be conducted according to existing administrative regulations; delete requirement to inform parents and guardians of school lockdown procedures; require school principals to conduct specific emergency drills during January.
     SFA (1, R. Palmer II) - Require an adopted emergency plan and diagram of the school facility be provided to appropriate first responders; specify the emergency plan and diagram of the facility are to be excluded from the application of KRS 61.870 to 61.884.
     HCS - Retain original provisions, except require local boards of education to review Crime Prevention Through Environment principles when constructing a new school or renovating an existing one; require the department of education to develop protocols to provide notice to schools of prior offenses of a student per KRS 610.345; encourage chiefs of police and sheriffs to receive training on school and student safety and to be invited to meet annually with school superintendents; require school councils to adopt emergency plans.

     Feb 5-introduced in Senate; to Education (S); taken from Education (S); 1st reading; returned to Education (S)
     Feb 7-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute
     Feb 11-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 12-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 12, 2013; 3rd reading, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Feb 13-received in House
     Feb 14-to Education (H)
     Mar 1-taken from Education (H); 1st reading; returned to Education (H)
     Mar 4-taken from Education (H); 2nd reading; returned to Education (H); posting waived; posted in committee
     Mar 5-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute
     Mar 12-recommitted to Education (H)
     Mar 26-taken from Education (H); placed in the Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 26, 2013; 3rd reading, passed 97-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in Senate; posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute ; Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute ; passed 38-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 5-signed by Governor (Acts Chapter 133)

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