senate Bill S7845

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes active shooter drills in educational institutions

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 05, 2018 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.555
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 01, 2018 referred to education

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S7845 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง807, Ed L

S7845 - Summary

Establishes active shooter drills in public and private educational institutions.

S7845 - Sponsor Memo

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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