assembly Bill A6878

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires panic alarm systems in schools

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Apr 13, 2021 referred to education

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A6878 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6237
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §409-n, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A6234, S3620

A6878 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that each public elementary and secondary school building shall be equipped with at least one panic alarm for use in a school security emergency including, but not limited to, a non-fire evacuation, lockdown, or active shooter situation; defines terms; makes related provisions.

A6878 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6878
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 13, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. ZEBROWSKI, CRUZ, DICKENS, BRAUNSTEIN, SAYEGH,
   J. RIVERA, JEAN-PIERRE, SIMON, COOK, FRONTUS, FALL, FERNANDEZ,  DeSTE-
   FANO,  REILLY,  McDONOUGH  --  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. MIKULIN,
   M. MILLER, WALSH -- read once and referred to the Committee on  Educa-
   tion

 AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring panic alarm
   systems in schools
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Alyssa's Law".
   §  2.  The  education  law is amended by adding a new section 409-n to
 read as follows:
   § 409-N. INSTALLATION OF PANIC ALARM SYSTEMS IN SCHOOLS. 1. AS USED IN
 THIS SECTION, "PANIC ALARM SYSTEM" MEANS A SILENT SECURITY SYSTEM SIGNAL
 GENERATED BY THE MANUAL ACTIVATION OF A  DEVICE  INTENDED  TO  SIGNAL  A
 LIFE-THREATENING  OR  EMERGENCY  SITUATION REQUIRING A RESPONSE FROM LAW
 ENFORCEMENT.  SUCH SILENT SECURITY SYSTEM MAY INCLUDE ONE OR MORE OF THE
 FOLLOWING:   WIRED PANIC BUTTON OR BUTTONS,  WIRELESS  PANIC  BUTTON  OR
 BUTTONS OR A MOBILE OR COMPUTER APPLICATION.
   2.  EACH  PUBLIC  ELEMENTARY  AND  SECONDARY  SCHOOL BUILDING SHALL BE
 EQUIPPED WITH A PANIC ALARM SYSTEM FOR USE IN A SCHOOL SECURITY EMERGEN-
 CY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, A NON-FIRE  EVACUATION,  LOCKDOWN,  OR
 ACTIVE  SHOOTER  SITUATION.  THE ALARM SHALL BE DIRECTLY LINKED TO LOCAL
 LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES OR, IN THE CASE OF A SCHOOL BUILDING LOCATED
 IN A MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH THERE IS NO MUNICIPAL  POLICE  DEPARTMENT,  A
 LOCATION  DESIGNATED  BY  THE  SUPERINTENDENT OF STATE POLICE, AND SHALL
 IMMEDIATELY TRANSMIT A SIGNAL OR MESSAGE TO SUCH AUTHORITIES UPON  ACTI-
 VATION. THE ALARM SHALL NOT BE AUDIBLE WITHIN THE SCHOOL BUILDING.
   3.  NOTHING  IN  THIS  SECTION  SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL
 DISTRICT TO ALTER OR INSTALL ANY COMPONENTS OF A PANIC ALARM  SYSTEM  IF
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08287-03-1