|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 16, 2021||referred to education|
senate Bill S6237
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6237 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6237 (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.
S6237 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6237 SPONSOR: REICHLIN-MELNICK TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring panic alarm systems in schools PURPOSE: 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 and that the alarm will be directly linked to local law enforcement. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 409-n. 1. Defines "panic alarm" as a silent security system signal generated by
S6237 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6237 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 16, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. REICHLIN-MELNICK -- 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 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 SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS A PANIC ALARM SYSTEM ACTIVATED THAT COMPLIES WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION. 4. ANY FUNDS EXPENDED FOR THE PURCHASE OR INSTALLATION OF A PANIC ALARM SYSTEM AS REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR BUILDING EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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