Bill Summary for H 938 (2017-2018)

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Jun 4 2018

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 938 (Public) Filed Wednesday, May 16, 2018
AN ACT TO REQUIRE PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT PROGRAMS AT ALL SCHOOLS WITH GRADES SIX AND HIGHER; TO REQUIRE ANNUAL FACILITY VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS FOR EACH PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDING; TO REQUIRE AN ANNUAL REPORT ON SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS BY EACH LOCAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT AND THE CENTER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS; TO DEFINE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER AND ESTABLISH SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER TRAINING REQUIREMENTS; AND TO REQUIRE ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND TO ENCOURAGE NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS TO DEVELOP A SCHOOL RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN, HOLD SCHOOL SAFETY EXERCISES, AND PROVIDE SCHOOL SAFETY INFORMATION TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
Intro. by J. Bell, Lewis, Torbett.

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House amendment makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Amends GS 115C-105.52A, placing the onus on the Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management, to collaborate with the Department of Public Instruction, Division of School Operations, and the Center for Safer Schools, to develop a facility vulnerability assessment tool for school safety. Previously, the Center for Safer Schools was directed to collaborate with the other departments. Adds new Section 5.(b1), amending GS 115C-105.49(a), requiring each local school administrative unit to report to the Center for Safer Schools the date and time of the annual school-wide tabletop exercise and drill for each school under the administrative unit's control.

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