Bill Summary for H 987 (2013-2014)

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Apr 17 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 987 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 17, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT SCHOOL PERSONNEL MAY CARRY STUN GUNS ON EDUCATIONAL PROPERTY IN ACCORDANCE WITH POLICIES ADOPTED BY THE LOCAL BOARD OF EDUCATION AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR STUN GUNS FOR SCHOOL PERSONNEL.
Intro. by Riddell, Saine, Richardson.

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Amends GS 14-269.2(g) adding subsection (7) adding an exception to the prohibition of weapons on educational property and setting out criteria for a school employee to carry a stun gun on educational property. Effective December 1, 2013.

Amends GS 115C-47 adding subsection (18b) granting authority to local boards of education to adopt rules and policies allowing school employees to carry stun guns on educational property.

Amends GS 115C-238.29E(d) allowing the board of directors of a charter school to adopt rules and policies allowing school employees to carry stun guns on educational property.

Amends GS 143B-601 adding subsection (15) requiring the development of a school crisis and safety program providing instruction for principals, assistant principals, and teachers, including a safety course that involves the actual firing of stun guns.

Appropriates $200,000 for 2013-14 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction to provide grants for stun guns.

Unless otherwise indicated, effective August 1, 2013.

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