|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 05, 2018||referred to education|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.555
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Mar 01, 2018||referred to education|
senate Bill S7845
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7845 - Details
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §807, Ed L
S7845 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7845 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to establishing active shooter drills at public and private educational institutions PURPOSE : This bill would require school emergency response drills to include drills on responding to an active shooter and other lethal attackers, and require school safety improvement teams (an interdisciplinary team of representatives from the division of homeland security, division of state police, division of criminal justice services and the department of education) to provide recommendations on how to perform such lock-down and active shooter drills at such public or private educational institutions. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : This bill would amend section 807 of the education law to require that two of the four annual "Lock-Down Drills" conducted by schools during the twelve emergency (fire) drills be "active shooter drills". It would further provide that schools can request school safety improvement teams to provide recommendations on how to conduct lock down and active shooter drills.
S7845 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7845 I N S E N A T E March 1, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sens. FELDER, ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing active shooter drills at public and private educational institutions THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 807 of the education law, as amended by section 2 of part B of chapter 54 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows: 1. It shall be the duty of the principal or other person in charge of every public or private school or educational institution within the state, other than colleges or universities, to instruct and train the pupils by means of drills, so that they may in a sudden emergency be able to respond appropriately in the shortest possible time and without confusion or panic. Such drills shall be held at least twelve times in each school year, eight of which required drills shall be held between September first and December thirty-first of each such year. Eight of all such drills shall be evacuation drills, four of which shall be through use of the fire escapes on buildings where fire escapes are provided or through the use of identified secondary means of egress. Four of all such required drills shall be EMERGENCY ATTACK DRILLS, WITH TWO OF SUCH DRILLS BEING lock-down drills AND TWO OF SUCH DRILLS BEING ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILLS. UPON REQUEST OF THE PRINCIPAL OR OTHER PERSON IN CHARGE OF SUCH PUBLIC OR PRIVATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, THE NEW YORK STATE SCHOOL SAFETY IMPROVEMENT TEAMS, ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE-B OF THIS CHAPTER, SHALL PROVIDE RECOMMENDA- TIONS ON HOW TO PERFORM SUCH LOCK-DOWN AND ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILLS AT SUCH PUBLIC OR PRIVATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION. Drills shall be conducted at different times of the school day. Pupils shall be instructed in the procedure to be followed in the event that a fire occurs during the lunch period or assembly, provided however, that such additional instruction may be waived where a drill is held during the regular school lunch period or assembly. Four additional drills shall be held in each school year during the hours after sunset and before sunrise in EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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