School Police Legislation Post Parkland Tracker - 2018
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Legislation State of OriginState Bill - Municipal BillName of Municipality (If Applicable)Primary Bill SponsorBill NameCurrent Legislative Text LinkIntroduction Date of BillCurrent Status of BillOverview/Highlights of BillArticles Detailing Action with the BillAdditional Information
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AlabamaState BillState Rep. Will Ainsworth - RHB435HB435 Text20-Feb-2018House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee - Substitute OfferedPublic education, administrative personnel or teachers authorized to carry pistols on school property, certain qualifications required
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ColoradoState BillState Rep. Millie Hamner - D
State Sen. Kent Lambert - R
HB 1322HB 1322 Text26-Mar-2018House Third Reading Passed - No AmendmentsFunds allocated to be used by a local district to modernize and upgrade school buildings, structures, facilities and/or property to enhance physical site security and/or the use of security resource officers (or those authorized to function as such by a local district) as part of its responsibility to ensure the safety of the district.” Lawmakers add $35 million to Colorado budget for school officers, security upgrades
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FloridaSate BillFL Committees on Appropriations; and RulesCS/SB 7026

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act
CS/SB 702621-Feb-2018Law

Signed by Governor
Creating the Florida Sheriff’s Marshal Program. The Florida Sheriff’s Marshal Program is created within the department as a voluntary program to assist school districts and public schools in enhancing the safety and security of students, faculty, staff, and visitors to Florida’s public schools and campuses. The program is administered by the Office of Safe Schools, created pursuant to s. 1001.217.Gov. Rick Scott signs gun, school security legislation over NRA opposition
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HawaiiState BillState Senator Michelle Kidani - DSR35HI SR35 Text7-Mar-2018Senate Ways and Means CommitteRequesting the Honolulu Police Department to report on how much fundingis required for on-campus school resource officers
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IllinoisState BillState Sen. Michael Connelly - RSB2856IL SB2856 Text21-Feb-2018Postponed - Education CommitteeAmends the Illinois Police Training Act. SRO Training. Defines SRO. Directly provides that a school board may enter into an agreement with a law enforcement agency to provide a district with 1+ SROs.
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Lousiana State BillRep. Raymond Garofalo - RHB271 HB271 Text12-Mar-2018House Administration of Criminal Justice CommitteeThis bill allows for for the carrying of a concealed handgun on school property by certain teachers or administrators
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MarylandState BillState Senator Senator Jennings - RSB1226MD SB1226 Text8-Mar-2018Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs CommitteeThis bill requires each public school to have an armed school resource officer present on school grounds during regular school hours on school days
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MissouriState BillState Rep. Alan Gray - DHB2695HB2695 Text1-Mar-2018Introduced - Read Second TimeEstablishes in the Department of Public Safety a "Task Force on Police Officer Presence in Schools and Communities"
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New YorkState BillState Sen. Senator Jim Tedisco - RThe ‘Guardians for Schools’ New York State License Plate Bill

Suzanne’s Law Assault-Free School Zone Bill
SB S2881 Text5-Mar-2018Passed State SenateThis bill would increase the penalties for assault and abduction that take place on school grounds, including nursery schools, and college campuses.

The NY Sheriff's Association called for armed SROs in grade and high schools. After that statement, the senator now calls for creating the “Guardians for Schools” New York State License Plate to help fund armed school resource officers, enhanced mental health counseling, & more for school safety.
Senator Tedisco proposes funding source bill for armed school resource officersTedisco: New License Plate to Raise $$$ to Protect Our Schools
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New YorkState BillAssemblymember Fred Thiele - IA4292A4292 Text22-Feb-2018Assembly CommitteePermits the empoyment of retired police officers as special security officers for school districts
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New YorkState BillState Senator Simcha Felder - DS6798A
S6798A TextOriginally Introduced - 01.18.17
Recommitted - 02.02.18
Passed State SenateThis bill requires the entrance of every school be manned by a trained, armed police officer.Felder: “WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?!”
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New YorkState BillState Senator Simcha Felder - DS6272S6272 TextOriginally Introduced - 05.11.17
Recommitted - 02.02.18
Education CommitteeThis bill requires school emergency response drills to include drills to respond to an active shooter, other lethal attackers, and attacks with explosives, or chemical, biological or radiological agents.
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OhioState Bill
State Rep. Martin Sweeney - D
State Rep. Anthony DeVitis - R
HB526OH HB526 Text26-Feb-2018House Education and Career Readiness CommitteeAmends legislation to authorize a public or chartered nonpublic school to enter into an agreement with a volunteer law enforcement officer to patrol school premises to prevent or respond to a mass casualty event
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PennsylvaniaState BillState Rep. Rosemary Brown - RSchool Violence Prevention Act19-Feb-2018This bill requires metal detectors at all school entrances and at least one-armed officer present at all times.Put metal detectors, armed officers in all Pennsylvania schools, lawmaker says
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Rhode IslandState BillState Rep. Robert Phillips - DHB7854HB7854 Text28-Feb-2018House Judiciary CommitteeThis bill establishes a program for the training and assignment of school resource officers to middle and high schools.
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WisconsinState BillState Rep. Terese Berceau - D
& Others
Assembly Bill 65AB 65 Text20-Feb-2018Failed to concur in pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1Wisconsin Democrats tried to pressure Republicans into passing universal background checks for gun buyers, but GOP leaders outmaneuvered them, seizing control of the legislation and rewriting it to fund armed guards in schools.Wisconsin GOP takes over gun bill from DemocratsWisconsin Government Analysis of Bill
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