|TN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Gun Carry on School Grounds|
Allows K-12 school personnel to possess a firearm on school property if the person has a handgun carry permit, is authorized by the school s...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||School District Safety Grants|
Provides an appropriation for school district safety grants ($10,000 per eligible district).
|MD||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Independent Center for School Safety|
Establishes the Maryland Center for School Safety as an independent unit of State government. Directs the center to collaborate with local s...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Emergency Management Plans|
Requires local boards of education to evaluate the emergency management plan (EMP) in each public school by February 1, 2014. Each local boa...
|CO||To governor 05/2013||P-12||School Resource Officer Programs In Public Schools|
Authorizes a school resource officer to carry a weapon on school grounds. Authorizes local boards to consult with community partners (i.e., ...
|MT||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||School Safety, Disaster Drills|
Requires at least 8 disaster drills per year (prior law had specified that at least 4 had to be fire exit drills). Defines "disaster" as the...
|MT||Vetoed 04/2013||Postsec.||Clarify constitutional provisions and law related to board of regents/u-system|
Prohibits the Board of Regents or other units of the system from restricting the possession of firearms on campus property.
|WA||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||System for Reporting Incidents of Student Restraint and Isolation for students who have an IEP|
Defines restraint, restraint device, and isolation. Applies only to any restraint of a student who has an individualized education program o...
|FL||To governor 04/2013||P-12||Distribution of Materials Harmful to Minors|
Prohibits adult from knowingly distributing to minor or posting on school property certain specified materials harmful to minors; defines "s...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||School Safety Drills|
Requires the first fire drill to be conducted earlier in the school year and an intruder drill be conducted.
|VA||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Criminal Incident Reports|
Clarifies that a local law enforcement agency is not required to file delinquency charges and that a school and a local law-enforcement agen...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||School Safety.|
Urges the legislative council to establish an interim study committee to examine issues related to student discipline and safety.
|PA||Adopted 04/2013||P-12||Declares Youth Violence a Public Health Epidemic|
Declares youth violence to be a public health epidemic and supports the establishment of statewide trauma-informed education.
|MS||To governor 04/2013||P-12||Mississippi Community Oriented Policing Services in Schools (MCOPS) Grant Program|
Establishes the Mississippi Community Oriented Policing Services in Schools (MCOPS) grant program to assist law enforcement agencies in prov...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Release of Juvenile Records to Schools|
Amends and reenact subsection 15 of section 12.1-32-15. Requires a law enforcement agency to release any relevant and necessary information...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2013||Postsec.||Campus Safety Amendments|
Authorizes a chief administrative officer to order a person to leave property that is owned, operated, or controlled by an institution of hi...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Safe School Initiative Act|
Provides that a school district must train employees and students in preventing and responding to acts of violence, terrorism, and natural d...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||School Safety: Threat Teams, Model Policies|
H.B. 2344 & 2345
H.B. 2344: Requires local school divisions to establish policies and procedures related to the creation of school-based threat assessment te...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||School Lock Down Policies|
Mandates two lock down drills per year: one in September and another in January. Requires each school safety audit committee to conduct a sc...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2013||P-12||School Safety Study|
Requires a study on the readiness, capabilities of public schools in the states to prevent, respond to acts of violence against students and...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2013||P-12||Student Use of Electronic Devices|
Allows public school districts to establish policies regarding student use of electronic communication devices while at school.
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Ceiling on Parent Liability for Damages Caused by Minor Pupil|
A.B. 2662 - Ceiling on Parent Liability for Damages Caused by Minor Pupil
From bill summary: Allows $10,000 limit on liability for damages caused by minor pupil's misconduct to be adjusted annually for inflation. h...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Strikes "Pedophilia" from Inclusion under Sexual Orientation in School Safety Law|
From bill summary: States legislative intent that public schools have access to supplemental resources to combat bias on the basis of race, ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Students' Criminal Records and Information about Current Police Investigations|
Clarifies individuals and circumstances by which information surrounding a child's detainment under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 may be us...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||High School Course for Preventing Interpersonal, Adolescent Violence (including Dating Violence)|
Creates the Eradicate Domestic Violence Task Force to develop a statewide prevention course for high school students designed to prevent int...
|DE||Signed into law 08/2012||pre-K-12||Reporting School Crimes|
Simplifies the mandatory report requirements for schools, ensuring that the most serious offenses are reported to law enforcement while givi...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||School Police Department|
From bill summary: Authorizes a district governing board to establish a school police department under the supervision of a school chief of ...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||Safe Routes to School Program|
Permanently establishes within the department of transportation the safe routes to school program to, among other purposes, enhance traffic ...
|PA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Intergovernmental Agreements for School Security and Safety|
H.B. 1901- Section 617
Adds new section entitled Intergovernmental Agreements for School Security and Safety. Allows districts to enter into agreements with other ...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||School Resource Officers|
Exempts school resource officers from the department of education's rule regulating the use of restraint and seclusion in schools. Encourage...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Safe School Provisions|
H.B. 1345 (sec. 22+)
Includes, among other provisions, safe school components. Requires local boards to adopt a mission statement that includes making safety for...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||School Resource Officers and Reporting|
H.B. 1345 - School Resource Officers, Reporting of Delinquency
Includes sections on the use of school resource officers (22-32-146) and requires annual reports on the number of students investigated by t...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Electronic Communications Devices|
S.B. 289 - Electronic Communications Devices
Repeals section 20-2-1183, which provided that student possession of an electronic communication device in school is permitted or prohibited...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||School Safety|
Broadens the purpose of certain statutory restrictions concerning who may enter school grounds during school hours.
|OK||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Authority to Remove Individual from School Activities and Field Trips|
Extends superintendent's or principal's authority to allow for the removal of any individual attending an official school activity or field ...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Electronic Communication Devices in School|
H.B. 706 - Electronic Communication Devices in School
Repeals Section 20-2-1183, which provided that student possession of an electronic communication device in school was to be permitted or pro...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||School Safety--Student Removal|
Charges each local board of education with adopting a policy regarding a teacher's ability to relocate a student for that student's safety o...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Publishing Disciplinary Offense and Outcome Data|
Requires the Board of Education to annually publish disciplinary offense and outcome data by race, ethnicity, gender, and disability for eac...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Review of Regulations Governing Timeout Rooms, Therapeutic Restraints and Aversives|
Provides for legislative review of Chapter 33: Regulations Governing Timeout Rooms, Therapeutic Restraints and Aversives in Public Schools a...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||School Discipline Best Practices Study Commission|
Requests the legislative council to establish a study commission on the topic of school discipline best practices.
|VA||Signed into law 03/2012||Postsec.||Disclosure of Health and Criminal History Records to Private Nonprofit Institutions of Higher Education|
Authorizes threat assessment teams established by private nonprofit institutions of higher education to receive health and criminal history ...
|WI||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Use of Seclusion and Physical Restraint in Public Schools, Including Charter Schools|
Creates a new provision relating to the use of seclusion and physical restraint on pupils in public schools, including charter schools. Defi...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2012||Postsec.||Campus Police; Mutual Aid Agreements with Local Law-enforcement Agencies and State Police|
Requires campus police to enter into mutual aid agreements with a local law-enforcement agency or the State Police for cooperation in provid...
|AR||Adopted 02/2012||P-12||School District Student Discipline and School Safety Policies|
AR ADC 005.15.17-1.00 to AR ADC 005.15.17-6.00
Sets forth guidelines to assist school districts with developing, reviewing and revising student discipline and school safety policies. Requ...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2012||Postsec.||Institutions of Higher Education; Crisis and Emergency Management Plans|
H.B. 305/S.B. 356
Increases the Department of Emergency Management's oversight of institutional crisis and emergency management plans by requiring institution...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2011||Community College|
|Enrollment of Previously Expelled Community College Student|
From bill summary: Authorizes the governing board of a community college district to either deny enrollment, permit enrollment or permit con...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Comprehensive School Safety Plans|
From bill summary: Authorizes school districts and county offices of education, in consultation with law enforcement officials, to elect not...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Criminal Trespass to a Safe School Zone|
Defines the offense of criminal trespass to a safe school zone as entering or remaining in a safe school zone, both (1) for a student or emp...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Stalking No Contact Orders|
Directs the court, when issuing a stalking no contact order, to weigh specified considerations when the petitioner and the respondent attend...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Prostitution in a School Zone and Promoting Prostitution in a School Zone|
Creates offense of prostitution in a school zone. Creates offense of promoting prostitution in a school zone. Defines "school zone" for purp...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Carbon Monoxide Detectors|
Requires all of the state's public and nonpublic school buildings to be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors. Exempts boards of education...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Concussions|
H.B. 5440 and S.B. 0291 A
Adds an annual refresher course to the initial course requirement for coaches and volunteers, and encourages districts to have
|LA||Vetoed 07/2011||P-12||Student Discipline Policies|
Relates to the discipline of students. Adds restorative justice practices to options for disciplinary measures when students are removed fro...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Concussions|
Establishes the High School Sports Brain Injury Prevention Act which requires school boards to work with the Missouri State High School Acti...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Student Safety Registration Plates|
Directs the Department of Transportation to issue Keep Kids Safe license plates. Directs the Department to deposit net proceeds from surchar...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||School Safety|
Prohibts use of mechanical, chemical or prone restraint on student in public education programs. Allows reasonable use of physical restraint...
|PA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Multiple Sections -- School Safety Provisions|
Section 223 transfers the required safety committee created through past fiscal codes and incorporates them into the Public School Code. Sec...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.|
Enacts the "Kristen Azevedo Act" regarding background checks on persons applying to work at higher education institution in housing faciliti...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Student Discipline, Including Corporal Punishment|
Defines corporal punishment. Provides that if a district board of trustees adopts a policy permitting corporal punishment, a district educat...
|NC||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011||P-12||School Improvement Plans, School Improvement Teams, etc.|
H.B. 200 - School Improvement Plans, School Improvement Teams, etc.
Removes all statutory references to school improvement plans, building school improvement teams, local safe school plans, and local school s...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||State-Level Safety Team Membership|
Specifies that the commissioner may appoint to the state-level safety team a representative from "directors of schools, members of local boa...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Restorative Justice|
Defines "restorative justice". The general assembly encourages each district to implement training and education in the principles and pract...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Safe Schools|
Requires the Department of Education to establish and recommend training programs for members of the State Board of Education, boards of tru...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Cyberbulling|
Prohibits a minor from using an electronic communication device, such as a cell phone, to possess, transmit or distribute a sexual image of ...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Amends Gun Laws|
Provides that a person must "knowingly" carry a firearm onto school grounds to be criminally liable of a Class I felony. http://www.ncga.sta...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Clarifies Principals' Obligation to Report Certain Offenses|
Amends the statues governing reportable offenses in schools by adding to the bases of knowledge triggering the obligation of a principal to ...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Secret Witness Program|
A.B. 138--Safe Schools
Authorizes the board of trustees of each school district to adopt a policy that allows a pupil enrolled in a public school within a school d...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Student Use of Alcohol or Controlled Substance Notification|
Provides that a teacher must notify the school principal if the teacher knows or has reason to believe that a student is using, is in posses...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Study the Creation of a Maryland Center for School Safety|
Establishes a task force to study the creation of a Maryland Center for School Safety. Provides for the membership, chair, and staffing of t...
|NJ||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Dating Violence Policy|
Directs the Department of Education to develop a school district dating violence policy and requires school districts to provide dating viol...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||School Crisis Response Plans|
Requires the state board in conjunction with the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to promulgate by December 31, 2011, ...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2011||Postsec.|
|Postsecondary Campus Safety|
Clarifies the information sharing by higher education institution police to various individuals and entities regarding campus safety and inc...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Residency for Out-of-District Students|
Clarifies residency for enrollment purposes (who can enroll a student) -- particularly for students who have had behavioral issues and been ...
|Access to Juvenile Court Records|
A concurrent resolution directing the Legislative Management to study the feasibility and desirability of allowing school officials, includi...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12|
|Definiton of "On or About School Premises"|
From bill summary: Modifies the definition of "on or about school premises" as related to (1) sentencing enhancements for the use of a dange...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Teacher License Suspension/Revocation For Sexual Contact|
Adds to grounds for revocation or suspension of a teacher or administrative license: (g) The license holder has engaged in unethical conduct...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Staff Member to Accompany Students on Non-Athletic School Trips|
H.B. 427 - School Trips
Requires a certified or classified staff member to accompany students on non-athletic school-sponsored or school-endorsed trips. Permits loc...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Sex Offenses Prohibiting Entry Onto School or Other Property|
Expands the prohibition on entry onto school grounds by any adult convicted of a sexually violent offense to include any school bus and any ...
|IL||Adopted 03/2011||P-12||Railroad Crossing Warnings|
Urges K-12 schools to include railroad crossing warnings in their student handbooks. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/97/SR/PDF/09700SR0044lv...
|WY||Signed into law 02/2011||P-12||Seclusion and Restraint|
Requires the state superintendent to adopt rules and regulations regarding seclusion and restraint in schools; requiring school district boa...
|PA||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 11/2010||P-12||Sections 1301-A, 1302-A, 1303-A|
H.B. 101 - School Safety
Requires the state department of education to require all school entities to submit annual violence statistics and reports by July 31 of eac...
|PA||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 11/2010||P-12|
|Dating Violence Education (K-12) and Sexual Violence Education (Higher Education)|
H.B. 101 - Sections 1553, 2023 and Article XX-G
Sections 1553, 2023 require the state department to develop a model dating violence policy to assist districts in developing their own polic...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||Door Locks for School Safety|
Requires all new construction projects submitted to the division of the state architect to include locks that allow doors to classrooms and ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||Postsec.||Fire Inspections of University of California Property|
From bill analysis: Authorizes the State Fire Marshal to enforce the building standards and other regulations of the State Fire Marshal on a...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||Comparing Apples to Apples in School Violence Reporting|
A.B. 11566 - Section 4
Amends provisions related to reporting violence and disruptive incidents in public schools. Repeals provision requiring commissioner to iden...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||Chicago Public Schools Violence Prevention Hotline|
Directs the board of the Chicago Public Schools, in consultation with the Chicago Police Department, to establish a violence prevention hotl...
|LA||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||Student Conduct and Discipline|
Requires the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop and adopt rules and regulations relative to the physical abuse of ...
|GA||Adopted 07/2010||P-12||Student Seclusion and Restraint|
Establishes rules for appropriate use of seclusion (including time-out) and restraint for all students, when necessary for student safety.
|FL||Signed into law 07/2010||Postsec.||Repeals Annual Crime Statistics Report|
HB 7037 - Sec 31
Repeals 1006.67, which required each postsecondary institution to submit an annual report of campus crime statistics to the department of ed...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Student Restraints|
Requires the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to adopt guidelines for the use of seclusion, physical restraint, and mechani...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Prohibition of Hiring|
Prohibits the hiring of any person charged pending disposition for certain crimes by school administrative units, school districts, and char...
|GA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Weapons on School Property|
Amends definition of "school safety zone", to remove from definition "within 1,000 feet of" public or private K-12 school or postescondary i...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Classroom Management and Student Discipline|
Requires local school districts to provide certain classroom management training to school personnel. School master plans must make provisio...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Cooperation Between Schools and Juvenile Authorities|
Adds the director of transportation to the list of individuals required to be notified by the school superintendent when a youth is arrested...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Zero Tolerance Policy|
Changes provisions relating to the zero tolerance policy on weapons in schools. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2009_10/pdf/sb299.pdf...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2010||Postsec.||Hazing|
Adds independent postsecondary institutions to those institutions required to adopt and ensure enforcement of a policy prohibiting hazing, w...
|WI||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Safety Plans|
Expands current statutory requirements by providing specific details regarding school safety plans. The Act requires both public and private...
|AL||Pocket veto by governor 05/2010||P-12|
|Misdemeanors by Public School Employees|
Defines "public education employee" as any public education employee employed by federal, state or county government or any public college, ...
|MN||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Child Maltreatment in a School Facility|
Modifies parent notification of child maltreatment in a school facility; requires a mental health assessment of teachers disciplined for chi...
|MN||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Penalty for Possessing Dangerous Weapons|
Increases the criminal penalty for possessing dangerous weapons on school property. Lowers the criminal penalty for brandishing, using, or p...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||School Bus Safety Measures|
Increases the penalties for overtaking and passing a school bus stopped for the purpose of receiving and discharging children; authorizes th...
|SC||Vetoed 04/2010||Postsec.||Private Univeristy Campus Police - Extention of Authority|
Relates to the jurisdiction of campus police officers at private colleges. As proposed in the legislation, the authority of campus police of...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Distance Limits for Sex Offenders|
Modifies the distance around an elementary, junior high, or high school, licensed child care center, playground, or park within which a pers...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Cultural Competency Model Training Curriculum for Law Enforcement Officers Assigned to Public Schools|
The bill requires that the Maryland Police Training Commission, in consultation with the Maryland State Department of Education, develop a c...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Safe Schools Act - Juvenile Notification Requirements|
H.B. 1160 - Section 1
Requires a court to notify specified school administrators if the court places a child enrolled in a public elementary or secondary school u...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Gun-free Schools|
Aligns the duties of school boards concerning student safety with the requirements of the Federal Gun-free Schools Act; prohibits, with some...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Prohibiting Gangs in Schools|
H.B. 1160 - Section 1, 7-424.2
Requires the state board of education to develop a model policy to address gangs and gang-like activity in schools by March 31, 2011; Using ...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline|
This bill requires each local board of education to provide each student in grades 6-12 with the telephone number of the Maryland Youth Cris...
|TN||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Limits and Rights of Sexual Offenders|
Requires a sexual offender or violent sexual offender to obtain written permission or a request from school principal or facility administra...
|IA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Protection Against Sexual Offenders|
Modifies sex offender registry provisions; relates to sex offenses against minors; relates to residency restrictions near schools, public li...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Gang Prevention and Intervention|
Adds Section 53A-15-603. Requires the state board to adopt rules requiring local boards and charter school governing boards to adopt gang pr...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Sex Offenders on School Grounds|
Provides that a sex offender who has received a court order allowing entry on school or child day center property must also obtain permissio...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Gang-Free School Zones|
Expands current gang-free school zones to the broader gang-free zones; includes any school bus stop or the property, including buildings and...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Electronic Cigarettes on School Property|
Provides the state board of education may, and local boards and charter schools must adopt rules prohibiting the use, possession or distribu...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2010||Postsec.|
|Crisis and Emergency Management Plan|
Requires the members of the threat assessment team, and the president and vice-president of each public institution of higher education, or ...
|UT||Adopted 01/2010||P-12||Bullying and Hazing Policies and Training|
Defines "bullying", "cyberbullying", and "hazing". Requires school districts and charter schools to implement bullying and hazing policies d...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2009||P-12||Dating Violence Prevention|
H.B. 19 - Dating Violence Prevention
Enacts the Tina Croucher Act to require school districts to adopt a dating violence prevention policy as part of its policy prohibiting hara...
|CO||Adopted 12/2009||P-12||Student Restraints Policy|
1 CCR 301-45
Outlines the procedures to be followed in the administration of restraint of students, staff training, documentation requirements, and the r...
|IL||Signed into law 11/2009||P-12||Interference with a Public Institution of Education|
Expands the statute concerning interference with a public institution of higher education to also include interference with public elementar...
|IL||Signed into law 11/2009||P-12|
Provides that the exercise of free speech, free expression, free exercise of religion or expression of religiously based views by any indivi...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Razors and Box Cutters on School Grounds|
Makes it a misdemeanor or felony to bring or possess razors with unguarded blades or box cutters upon school grounds of any public or privat...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||Community College|
|Community College Enrollment for Previously Expelled Students|
Authorizes the governing board of a community college district to either deny enrollment, permit enrollment or permit conditional enrollment...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Walking Schoolbus|
Authorizes the governing board of any school district to establish and maintain a walking schoolbus, defined as a group of pupils walking to...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Alcoholic Beverages or Containers Near School Property|
Prohibits, as an infraction, the possession of an alcoholic beverage container, or consumption of an alcoholic beverage, on a public street,...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Reporting Possession of Firearm or Explosive to Authorities|
Requires a school principal or the principal's designee to report any act involving either the possession, sale, or furnishment of a firearm...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12|
|Restraining Orders to Protect Threatened Students|
Authorizes a chief administrative officer of a private postsecondary educational institution, or a person designated to maintain order on th...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Loitering Around a School or Other Locale|
Relates to the crime of loitering, after being asked to leave, near any school or public place at which children attend or normally congrega...
|UT||Adopted 09/2009||P-12||Local Board Assurances|
Requires each local school board and charter school governing board to provide written assurance assurances that the board has:
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Threat of Destruction or Violence at School|
Provides that a person commits disorderly conduct when he or she knowingly transmits or causes to be transmitted a threat of destruction of ...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Taking Indecent Liberties With a Student Requires Registration as Sex Offender|
Adds the offense of taking indecent liberties with a student to the list of sex offenses that require registration under the Sex Offender an...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Traffic Fines in School Zones|
Provides that $50 of the additional fine charged for (1) speeding in a school zone or (2) failure to yield to a pedestrian in a school zone ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Safety Education and Driver Education|
S.B. 1977 - Safety Education and Driver Education
Clarifies that Internet safety component must be taught at least once a school year to students in grades 3-12. Requires one class period a ...
|OR||Signed into law 08/2009||Postsec.||Safety|
Grants to the university police of the Health and Science University the powers and authority of peace officers and police officers; require...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||Postsec.||Private College Campus Police|
Relates to the peace officer powers granted to members of a private college or university campus police department. Provides that such power...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Day/Temporary Labor Service Agencies|
Bars any day and temporary labor service agency in Chicago from operating or transacting business at a location within 1,000 feet of a schoo...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Bomb Threats to Schools|
Provides that a person who makes a false or terrorist threat that a bomb or explosive device has been placed in a school must be required by...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||Postsec.||Campus Violence Prevention Plans|
Amends the Campus Security Enhancement Act of 2008. Requires the inter-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional campus violence prevention plan...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||Community College|
|Community College Officers of the Peace|
Repeals and rewrites provisions related to the appointment, duties and training of law enforcement officer and non-law enforcement officer m...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Nooses on School Property|
Provides that any person who hangs a noose, knowing it to be a symbol representing a threat to life, on property of a K-12 educational facil...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Cell Phone Use in School Speed Zones|
Provides that a person, regardless of age, may not use a wireless telephone while operating a motor vehicle on a roadway in a school speed z...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Violence in School - Reporting Requirements|
Ensures that acts of violence in schools are reported to the local superintendent or the superintendent's designee; requires local boards of...
|NH||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Commission to Study School Discipline|
Establishes a commission to study school discipline. Defines membership and provides for duties of commission.
|ND||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||School Procedures to Help in Identification and Location of Missing Children|
Relates to school enrollment procedures to aid in the identification and location of missing children. When a child enrolls in a public or n...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Parental Notification Procedures for Responding to Threats and Emergencies|
H.B. 1 - Section 3313.536
From DOE summary of H.B. 1: Requires school districts, community schools, STEM schools and chartered nonpublic schools to inform, prior to o...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||In-Service Training on Violence Prevention|
H.B. 1 - Section 3319.073
Partially from DOE summary of H.B. 1:
Extends to public middle and high schools a requirement that under existing law applies to public ele...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||School Health and Safety Inspections|
H.B. 1 - Sections 3313.473, 3313.86, 3701.93 through 3701.936
From DOE summary of H.B. 1:
Section 3313.86: Creates new Section 3313.86. Requires school districts, community schools, STEM schools and ch...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Aggravated Battery with a Firearm|
Provides that aggravated battery with a firearm is also committed if the firearm is discharged on school grounds at a person known to be a s...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||School Safety Policies|
Creates the crime of unlawful disruption of the operation of a school; provides that the crime includes the commission of intimidation or ha...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12|
|Assault on Teachers and Faculty|
Relates to the crime of assault on a school teacher; provides that the definition of school means any public or nonpublic elementary, second...
|AZ||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Background checks|
Requires contractors, subcontractors, vendors, or any of their employees to have a valid fingerprint clearance card if they provide services...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Student Discipline|
S.B. 291--Seclusion Rooms
Requires school district discipline policies to prohibit confining a student in an unattended, locked space except for an emergency situatio...
|TN||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Sexual Offenders|
Relates to sexual offenders; prohibits sexual offender from being upon the premises of or loitering within 1,000 feet of a school, day care ...
|TN||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||School Safety Summit|
Requires board of education to convene a summit of various education stakeholders to discuss school safety issues. http://www.capitol.tn.gov...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Reproductive Health and Safety Education|
Removes the requirement that local school administrative units (LEAs) provide only abstinence until marriage education and requires LEAs to ...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||School Safety Plans|
Provides that if a school district is created or a public or private school opens after the effective date of this paragraph, the school boa...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||School Safety Plans|
Repeals 120.12(26), which required the school board of a common or union high school district to have a school safety plan for each school i...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Funding Adjustments for School Safety Plans, School Nurses, Transportation, and Energy Efficiency|
Adds 121.91 (4) (L). Defines "local law enforcement agency". Provides additional funding if a local board and local law enforcement agency (...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Student Discipline|
Provides relative to the removal of students from the classroom for certain inappropriate behavior and for parental notification and involve...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Cell Phones|
Prohibits person of any age from operating motor vehicle while using mobile communication device except under certain circumstances.
|FL||Signed into law 06/2009||Postsec.||Jurisdiction of Campus Police|
Relates to the legal jurisdiction of campus police; redefines the term mutual aid agreement to authorize state university police officers to...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
Defines terms for the purpose of the prohibition on hazing; punishes student organizations and their members by a maximum fine. Chapter 493
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Student Records|
Requires notice to a school administrator when a youth is within jurisdiction of the juvenile court, is charged with or convicted of certain...
|LA||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||Guidelines for Expelled Students and their Parents|
Specifies the offenses for which expelled students and their parents or guardians shall have enrolled in and participate in an appropriate r...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Student Firearm Possession while Not on School Campus|
Provides that a student may not be expelled solely on the basis of the student's use, exhibition or possession of a firearm at an approved t...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Leave Time for Assaulted Staff|
Requires school districts to notify employees that they are entitled to leave time if physically assaulted during the performance of their r...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Disclosure of Child Misdemeanor Information|
Bars criminal justice agencies from publicly disclosing criminal history information related to a child's conviction for a misdemeanor offen...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Amending Zero Tolerance Policies|
Amends the zero tolerance provision in the Delaware Code to give discretion to school boards to modify the terms of expulsions when a school...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Allegations Against Employees|
Prohibits the issuance of an arrest warrant or criminal summons without written approval of the appropriate district attorney general to the...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||School Bus Safety/Detection and Prosecution of Individuals Who Pass Stopped School Buses|
Provides for the use of automated camera or video recording systems to detect and prosecute individuals who pass stopped school buses; incre...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
Makes discretionary, rather than mandatory, fire inspections conducted by the county fire chiefs. Provides that frequency of inspections of ...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Readmitting Expelled Students|
Requires boards of education to readmit students to the district if such student has been in an out-of-district placement in lieu of expulsi...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Schools Notified of Criminal Intelligence Information|
Authorizes law enforcement agencies to disseminate an assessment of criminal intelligence information to a school principal when necessary t...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Student Dating Violence Policies|
Requires school administrative units, with the help of the Department of Education's model dating violence policy, to implement dating viole...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Science Safety Measures in Schools|
Provides that prior to July 1, 2010, and annually thereafter, each local board of education shall certify to the State Board of Education (S...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
|Relates to Prohibition on Carrying Weapons on School Property|
Provides that the prohibition on the carrying of weapons on school property does not apply to a person who is authorized to carry a conceale...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Revised Bully Policies Go to Commissioner|
As introduced, requires an LEA revising its policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation, or bullying, which was filed with the commissioner ...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2009||Postsec.||Campus Security Plans May Be Confidential|
Allows public educational institutions may keep confidential campus security plans. An institution or agency may in its discretion release ...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Teen Dating Violence|
This concurrent resolution urges the development of teen dating violence education policies in all schools in the state.
|AL||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||School Safety Plans and Drills|
Becomes effective July 1, 2010. Requires local boards of education to adopt school safety plans and protocols. Requires principals to instru...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Behavior/Driver's License Eligibility|
Creates a system for increasing the age at which a person is eligible to apply for a learner's permit or driver's license if the person, ove...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Gang Activity|
Amends existing law which authorizes the boards of trustees of school districts to establish policies prohibiting the activities of criminal...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Student Harassment (Bullying) and Suicide Prevention|
Effective October 1, 2009. Establishes the Student Harassment Prevention Act. Requires local boards to adopt policies by July 2010 to preven...
|MN||Vetoed 05/2009||P-12||Establishment of Model Policies on Bullying|
Relates to education; provides for harassment, bullying, intimidation, and violence policies by school boards; revises provisions requiring ...
|NY||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Public Schools Emergency Alert Act|
Enacts the public schools emergency alert act. Requires the New York City Schools chancellor to implement an emergency alert notification sy...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Discipline Referrals|
Requires written referrals for student's behavior to be returned to faculty or staff member issuing the referral. The referral would be kept...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Assessing School Safety and Students' Engagement and Connection at School|
Establishes a process for the commissioner and qualified experts and other stakeholders including parents and teachers to (1) identify highl...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Suspension of Children with Disabilities|
Consistent with federal law and state suspension procedures, allows school personnel to suspend children with disabilities. Establishes para...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||School safety|
Prohibits the carrying onto, or possession on, public or private elementary and secondary school premises, school-provided transportation, o...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Notice to Schools Clarified/Broadened|
Expands the offenses for which notice must be given to schools when an adjudicated delinquent juvenile offender is sent back into a regular ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||No More Van Transportation|
Removes the authorization for an LEA to transport up to 15 students to and from an interscholastic athletic or other interscholastic or scho...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Bullying Provisions Required Rather than Encouraged|
Requires, rather than encourages, school districts to include certain criteria in policies prohibiting harassment, intimidation, or bullying...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||School Speed Zones|
Authorizes a city, county, or town to establish speed limits for schools located on streets or highways under the jurisdiction of the city, ...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Two prongs: Discipline & Location of School Board Meetings|
Allows school board trustees to meet outside district boundaries for purpose of collaboration with other boards, agencies or collaboratives;...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.||Background Checks, Student Discipline|
Exempts a postsecondary educational institution from paying a fee for a limited pre-employment criminal history record; requires school corp...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Student Discipline|
Requires the governing body of a school corporation to develop an evidence-based plan for improving behavior and discipline in the school co...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Discipline for Artificial Firearms at School Property|
Permits, rather than requires, a school district to suspend or expel a student for brandishing an artificial firearm; permits a school distr...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.|
|Campus Security Enhancement Act|
Enacts the Campus Security Enhancement Act to create a multidisciplinary advisory task force composed of leaders in education, mental health...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Student Dating Violence Prevention|
Requires the State Board of Education to develop and implement in the public schools a program to educate students about dating violence; re...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Suspension/Expulsion -- not for Attendance Offenses only|
H.B. 660; S.B. 241
Prohibits a principal from suspending or expelling a student from school solely for attendance-related offenses.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Appeal of Suspension of Expulsion|
Allows a school district board of directors to meet in executive session on an appeal of the suspension or expulsion of a public school stud...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2009||Postsec.||Domestic Violence and Stalking Prevention|
Requires college campuses to provide incoming students with information about domestic violence and stalking prevention. http://assembly.sta...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Consistent Disciplinary Policies|
Provides for consistent policies regarding corporal punishment. Prohibits a school board from expanding through policy the definition of cor...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Assistance in Event of an Emergency|
Requires all school emergency plans to include a provision that the Department of Criminal Justice Services and the State Criminal Injuries ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Disruption of School Activities|
Provides a definition of school property to include areas where programs or activities are being conducted. Provides that it is a class A mi...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Reporting Speeders in Reduced Speed School Zones|
Authorizes a school crossing guard who observes a person speeding in a reduced speed school zone to report the incident to a law enforcement...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Consistent Disciplinary Policies|
Provides for consistent policies regarding corporal punishment. Prohibits a school board from expanding through policy the definition of
|AR||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Antony Hobbs III Act|
Creates school- based automated external defibrillator and cardiopulmonary resuscitation programs.
|AR||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Juvenile Safety Plan|
Provides for verbal notification of changes to a juvenile safety plan to school principals and assistant school principals. http://www.arkle...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Alternative Education for Students Charged with an Offense|
Provides that pending the decision by the division superintendent as to whether to require that a student charged with an offense involving ...
|VT||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Comprehensive Statewide Approach to Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse|
Intended to implement the November 2008 Report of the Senate Committee on Judiciary's 34-Point Comprehensive Plan for Vermont's Sexual Abuse...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Codes of Student Conduct|
Relates to Board of Education model policies for codes of student conduct; provides for the inclusion of electronic bullying, harassment, an...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Suspension of Driver's License Due to Truancy|
Provides for the suspension of the driver's license or learner's permit of any minor who has 10 or more unexcused absences from public schoo...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Sufficient Cause for Suspension|
Provides that the sufficient cause necessary to suspend a student cannot rest solely on instances of tardiness or truancy.
|VA||Signed into law 02/2009||Postsec.|
Eliminates the requirement that the State Council of Higher Education must develop and revise, as it deems necessary, a model institutional ...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Reporting of Violent Acts|
Adds act of violence by a mob to the listing of offenses that are reported by a juvenile intake officer to a school division superintendent ...
|UT||Adopted 02/2009||P-12||Electronic Devices in Public Schools|
Directs all districts and charter schools, by April 2009, to adopt policies governing the possession and use of electronic devices while on ...
|MA||Signed into law 12/2008||P-12||Bus Driver Training in First Aid|
Relates to the licensing of school bus drivers; requires such drivers to be trained in a basic course in first aid including the administrat...
|MA||Signed into law 12/2008||P-12||Idling of Vehicles on School Grounds|
Improves school campus air quality; restricts idling of school buses and personal motor vehicles on school grounds.
|IL||Signed into law 12/2008||P-12||School Council Members, Law Enforcement Drills|
Amends Chicago School District Article of School Code. Provides if the child of a parent school council member dies during term in office, t...
|UT||Adopted 11/2008||P-12||Gang Prevention and Intervention Programs in Schools|
Provides maximum funding for gang prevention programs that serve students....
|IL||Signed into law 10/2008||Community College||Use of Community College Buildings During an Emergency|
Authorizes the board of trustees of a community college district to make the buildings of a community college available for emergency purpos...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||safe schools|
Defines and expands the distance of Safe School Zones. Specifies the term school includes any public or private school. Amends existing law ...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2008||Postsec.|
|Campus Security Officers|
Expands the powers granted to appointed campus security officers; provides that such officers may issue appearance tickets and a navigation ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||Postsec.||safe schools|
Relates to existing law which makes it a crime for persons to possess specified weapons on the grounds of any University. Expands that prohi...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||Safe schools|
Requires the training for group home administrators, licensed foster parents and relative caretakers to also include basic instruction of th...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||Postsec.||Postsecondary safety|
Requires that reports submitted to the Legislature by the State Postsecondary Education Commission be submitted to specified committees and ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||School safety|
Amends existing law that makes it an offense to openly display or expose a imitation firearm in a public place. Includes public schools with...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||Internet Safety and Cyber-Bullying|
Requires the commissioner of education to develop resources and technical assistance for schools to provide to students in grades 3-12 and t...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2008||Postsec.|
|Higher Education Emergency Response Plans|
Amends the Campus Security Enhancement Act. Requires each institution of higher education in the state to develop an emergency response plan...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12||Internet Safety Education|
Relates to Internet safety education curriculum. Beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, requires districts to incorporate an age-appropri...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12|
|Sexual Assault Awareness Education|
Provides that a comprehensive health education program must include sexual assault awareness in secondary schools. Requires universities and...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12|
|Weapons in School Zone|
Relates to possession of a weapon in a safe school and recreation zone; clarifies that the affirmative defense only applies to weapons which...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12|
|Body Armor on School Property|
Prohibits a student or nonstudent from wearing or possessing body armor on school property. Defines "school" as any elementary, secondary, h...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Conflict Resolution|
Allows training programs in school districts or public schools to teach pupils to resolve conflict without violence, training school staff t...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||No Proximity for Sex Offenders|
Makes it a felony for any registered sex offender to be within five hundred feet of any public or private school; provides penalties.
|DE||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Placement in Alternative Education|
Establishes a presumption that students 16 years of age and younger who are expelled or suspended pending expulsion by a local school distri...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Electronic Bullying|
Expands the definition of harassment, intimidation or bullying within the student discipline codes to include harassment, intimidation or bu...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Rules and Regulations to Prohibit Gang Activities|
Authorizes districts to promulgate and adopt rules and regulations to prohibit gang activities on school property; requires each local educa...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2008||Postsec.||Notification of Disciplinary Violations|
Requires a public institution of higher education to notify a parent or legal guardian of a student under 21 years of age who has committed ...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Bullying Via Electronic Communications|
Expands the definition of student discipline codes relating to harassment or bullying to include electronic communications. Defines as "Elec...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Orientation on Disciplinary Rules and Student Conduct|
Beginning with the 2008-2009 school year, requires the governing authority of an elementary or secondary school to provide every student an ...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Ability to Transfer Without Penalty|
Provides that any high school student who is the victim of physical abuse, harassment, or stalking by a classmate during school hours or oth...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12|
|Death Threats Made to Employees|
Creates a Class B misdemeanor for communicating a death threat concerning a school employee if:
(1) The person communicates to another a thr...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Employee Misconduct|
Requires the state board or state superintendent to automatically revoke or deny an educator license, without an administrative hearing, for...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Records of Students Identified as Missing Children|
Requires public and nonpublic schools to mark the records of students identified as missing children and to notify law enforcement of reques...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Bullying and Student Discipline|
Relates to a school learning environment; provides for in-school suspensions; requires a policy to address bullying in schools; provides tha...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2008||Postsec.|
|Awareness/Intervention Related to College Students w/ Mental Illness|
Requires each constituent unit of the state system of higher education and each independent college or university to submit a plan to the De...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Parent Participation in Rehabilitation or Counseling|
Provides that no student who has been expelled from any school for possessing weapons or drugs shall be admitted or readmitted to any public...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Battery of a School Teacher|
For purposes of R.S. 14:34.3 and R.S. 38.2 relating to battery of a school teacher, extends definition of "school teacher" to include any te...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Special Education Isolation and Restraint Modernization and Positive Behavioral Supports Act|
Enacts the Special Education Isolation and Restraint Modernization and Positive Behavioral Supports Act; ensures that every student receivin...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Bullying Prevention and Policies|
Relates to school safety; prohibits bullying and harassment; creates the Jeffrey Johnson Stand Up for All Students Act which prohibits bully...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Parent Notification|
Provides that if a student is a victim of child abuse or sexual abuse that occurred on school grounds or under the schools care, then the pr...
|MD||Adopted 05/2008||P-12||Kindergarten Age Eligibility|
Provides for transfers to public kindergarten of age- eligible kindergarten students attending nonpublic kindergarten programs.
|OK||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Lockdown Drills; Electronic Bullying, Threatening Behavior|
Adds provision for annual review of school district and higher education institution emergency plans; revises requirements for school distri...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Internet Safety|
Directs the department of education to develop a model program for educating students about safety while using the Internet, taking into con...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Reporting of Disciplinary Actions|
Requires the commissioner of education to report on a semi-annual basis to the select oversight committee on education and the education com...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Parents Required to Notify School|
Expands the requirement that parents notify schools when a student is found delinquent involving certain crimes and details the procedure sc...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||School Notification Required|
Adds aggravated sexual battery and aggravated sexual battery of a child to the crimes of which a child's school must be notified when the ch...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||School Safety Resource Center|
Creates the School Safety Resource Center to assist schools in preventing, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies and...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System|
Requires the State Department of Education to require local school systems to utilize passive parental consent before administering the Yout...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Surveillance Operations|
Gives Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) investigators the authority, at the request of local law enforcement, to conduct surveillance ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Instruction on Nonviolence|
Urges all public schools to provide instruction on nonviolence as means to conflict resolution as part of character education curriculum. - ...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||School safety|
Relates to motor vehicle violations at school crossings; provides for civil penalties for such violations. Chapter No. 143.
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||School safety|
Concerns school safety; provides a public school district may apply to participate in the school safety program by submitting to the school ...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Student Suspensions|
H.B. 139; S.B. 582
Provides a task force to study issues related to students with multiple suspensions; requires principals to report suspensions in writing to...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||School Crossing Guard Authority|
Authorizes a school crossing guard who meets specified qualifications to stop or otherwise direct vehicles and pedestrians on a highway or o...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Exclusion of Persons Convicted of Sexually Violent Offenses|
Provides that every adult who is convicted of a sexually violent offense is prohibited from entering and being present upon any property he ...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||School safety|
Concerns school safety program; relates to reserve officers; provides the Department of Education shall cooperate with the county school sup...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||School Safety|
Requires any school or local board employee who knows or has cause to believe that a student has been the victim of a violation of any felon...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Cyberbullying|
Defines cyber-bullying. Requires cyberbullying to be addressed in district policies related to bullying. Specifies that district policies mu...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||School Bullying Policies|
Requires the State Board of Education to develop a certain model policy prohibiting bullying, harassment and intimidation in schools; requir...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2008||Postsec.|
|College Campus Diversity and Tolerance|
H.B. 905; S.B. 438
Requires private institutions of higher education eligible for state aid to submit a report on programs to promote and enhance cultural dive...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||School safety|
Adds to existing law relating to rules of the road to provide for reduced speed limits in school zones; requires certain information on a sc...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2008||Postsec.|
|Campus Safety Needs Assessment|
Requires the state patrol and state association of sheriffs and police chiefs, in consultation with the state board for community and techni...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||Postsec.||Mental Health Records|
Allows each public and private institution of higher education to request from its students complete student records, including any mental h...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||Postsec.||First Warning System|
Mandates that by January 1, 2009, each public institution of higher education establish a comprehensive, prompt, and reliable first warning ...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2008||Postsec.||Campus Safety and Security Plans|
Each postsecondary institution must make available to all students, faculty and staff the campus safety plan. For the most recent academic y...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Anaphylaxis Guidelines|
The superintendent of public instruction is directed to develop anaphylactic policy guidelines for schools to prevent anaphylaxis and deal w...
|IL||Adopted 03/2008||P-12||Special Education Facilities|
23 IAC 401.10, .30, .210
Emergency rule (expires 8-18-08) includes a new provision expressly prohibiting the "use of a behavioral intervention strategy relying upon ...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Student Discipline and Bill of Rights and Responsibilities for Students and Personnel|
Provides that if the council believes that student discipline at the school is not enforced fairly or consistently, it shall transmit that d...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Safety|
Amends existing law relating to adult criminal sex offenders and access to children in schools to clarify restrictions on adult criminal sex...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Service Personnel and Authority|
Gives authority to certain aides to exercise control over students; expands the classifications of service personnel to include paraprofessi...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Records-Sharing for Safety Purposes|
Requires district attorney or other person filing juvenile delinquency petition to notify school when student of school is subject of petiti...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Crisis and Emergency Plan|
Requires the board of visitors or other governing body of each public higher education institution to develop, adopt, and keep current a wri...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||Postsec.||Parental Notice of Mental Health Treatment|
Amends and reenacts § 23-9.2:3, relating to providing notice to parents of dependent student's receipt of mental health treatment on the cam...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||Postsec.||Safety/Emergency Management -- HIgher Education|
This bill requires that the following three actions be taken by each of the Commonwealth's public higher education institutions:
• The boar...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2008||Postsec.|
|Peace Officers on Higher Education Campuses|
Concerns peace officers employed by institutions of higher education; provides that state institutions of higher education are authorized to...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||Postsec.||Prevention of Violence on Campus|
Requires each public college or university to have in place policies and procedures for the prevention of violence on campus, including asse...
|UT||Adopted 03/2008||P-12||Standards for School District Discipline Plans|
Provides that all charter schools (and schools if district does not have districtwide plan) must develop a school-wide written model for pre...
|SC||Signed into law 02/2008||P-12||Gang Prevention Study Committee|
Creates a new gang prevention study committee to continue the work of the initial gang prevention study committee to assess and combat the s...
|CA||Signed into law 02/2008||P-12||After School Programs|
Delays the encumbrance of funds appropriated for the After School Education and Safety Program. Defers the entire amount of the July warrant...
|NE||Signed into law 02/2008||P-12|
Requires schools to adopt a bullying policy by July 1, 2009; amends provisions regarding student discipline.Defines bullying as any ongoing ...
|NJ||Signed into law 01/2008||P-12|
|Hate Crime and Bullying Laws|
Revises laws concerning hate crimes and bullying; relates to civil actions for for bias crime victims; adds bias crimes to the list with whi...
|NJ||Signed into law 01/2008||P-12||Study of Megan's Law|
Requires the Violence Institute of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey to undertake a comprehensive study of Megan's Law;...
|MI||Signed into law 01/2008||P-12||Student Expulsion and Suspension Policies|
S.B. 703 (sec. 1311)
Clarifies policies for student expulsion/suspensions with respect to infractions, students with disabilities, responsibilities of various pa...
|NJ||Signed into law 12/2007||P-12||Notifying Division of Youth and Family Services of Certain Absences|
Requires school districts to notify Division of Youth and Family Services of certain pupil absences; relates to abused and neglected childre...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2007||P-12||Penalty for Inducing Panic; Calamity Days|
Increases the penalty for inducing panic to a felony of the second degree when a school or an institution of higher education is involved; p...
|MI||Enacted 11/2007||P-12||Student Expulsion/Suspension Policies|
Relates to application of mandatory expulsion provisions for special education students; clarifies the relationship with federal law; provid...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2007||P-12||Proprietary security officers|
Requires a proprietary private security officer to complete training in security officer skills within a specified period of time. Requires ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2007||P-12||Safety/student discipline|
Requires the Department of Education to monitor adherence to the antidiscrimination and antiharassment requirements as part of its regular m...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2007||P-12||safe schools|
Revises the list of prohibited bases of discrimination and the kinds of prohibited instructions and activities in public or private elementa...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2007||Community College||Emergency Preparedness|
Makes legislative findings and declarations regarding emergency preparedness plans. Requires the Office of the Chancellor of the Community C...
|IL||Signed into law 09/2007||P-12||Reckless Homicide in a Posted School Zone|
Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that a person commits reckless homicide if he or she unintentionally kills an individual while dr...
|OK||Adopted 09/2007||P-12||Annual Lock Down Drills|
Added provision requiring all public schools to have a minimum of one lockdown drill each school year. All students and employees are requir...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Internet Safety Education Act|
Creates the Internet Safety Education Act. Provides that each school may adopt an age-appropriate curriculum for Internet safety instruction...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Sex Offenders' Polling Places|
Provides that when a sex offender's precinct polling place is a school and the offender will be unable to enter the school to vote because t...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Reckless Driving|
Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Amends the Vehicle Code. Provides that, if a defendant commits reckless driving on a public thoroughfare w...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Pre-service Safety Education Instruction|
Requires the curriculum for preservice teachers to include instruction in safety education. Provides that this instruction must be appropria...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Right-of-Way to a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk in a School Zone|
Creates the offense of failure to stop for or yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk in a school zone. Provides that a first ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Gang Resistance Education and Training|
Defines "gang resistance education and training" as instruction in conflict resolution, cultural sensitivity, personal goal setting and resi...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Victims of False Bomb or Incident Reports|
Provides that the term victim for purposes of falsely reporting an bomb or incident shall include a municipality, school, fire district, fir...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Safety Education|
Provides safety education in public schools includes instruction on the consequences of alcohol consumption and the operation of a motor veh...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Green Cleaning Schools Act|
Creates the Green Cleaning Schools Act. Requires the Green Government Coordinating Council, in consultation with other agencies and interest...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Training in CPR and Using a Defibrillator|
Amends the Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive Health Education Act. Requires the state board of education, subject to appropriation,...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Increase in Size of Safe Zones|
Increases the safe zones near child care centers and school grounds regarding illegal drug sales from 300 feet to 1,000 feet. Expands the sa...
|MA||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Housing for Sex Offenders|
Regulates housing for convicted sex offenders. Provides restrictions for offenders residing within a certain distance of school zones in the...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Homebound Instruction for Students With Disabilities|
Authorizes homebound instruction for discipline purposes when it is the least restrictive alternative for students with disabilities. Requir...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Parental Notice of Suspension or Expulsion|
Ensures that parents receive actual notice of a student's expulsion or suspension from school.
|TX||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Placement of Students Who Are Sex Offenders|
From fiscal note: [Part of} this bill would also define policies and procedures for notfication and placement of students required to regist...
|NJ||Adopted 07/2007||P-12||Programs to Support Student Services|
NJAC 6A:16-1.3 and 4.1; NJAC 6A:16-4.4
Amends rules regarding programs to support student development. Relates to voluntary policies for the random testing of student alcohol or o...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Bus Drivers Using Cell Phones|
Makes it unlawful to use additional technology or a mobile telephone to engage in a call while operating a public or private school bus, a s...
|NH||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Out of District Placement|
Requires the court to notify a school district anytime the court is considering an out-of-district placement to give the school district an ...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Cyberbullying|
Defines cyberbullying as any electronic communication device to harass, intimidate or bully and requires school districts to adopt policy pr...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Student Expulsion|
Changes mandatory expulsion periods for certain student offenses; provides for student participation in appropriate rehabilitation or counse...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Restraint Systems on School Buses|
Requires passenger safety restraint systems be installed and used on new school buses operated by public or private schools.
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Release of School Personnel Files|
Modifies the law pertaining to the confidentiality of school personnel files. Provides that information contained in a personnel file that i...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||False Reporting of Violence Mass Violence|
Makes it a criminal offense to make a false report by any means of communication to any person or groups of persons, knowing or having reaso...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Sanctions for Use of Alcohol, Drugs, Weapons|
Provides that the discipline for any public school student who is in possession or use of alcohol, drugs or weapons, would be imposed on a c...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Dating Violence Education Program|
Requires school districts to implement dating violence procedures; requires school districts to incorporate an age-appropriate dating violen...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||School Security Grants|
Establishes a school security competitive grant program to reimburse towns for certain expenses for schools under the school district for th...
|TN||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Protection from Sexual Offenders|
Concerns Sexual Offenders; requires contracts for labor or services on school grounds or child care center grounds to require clause in cont...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Evacuation and Lockdown Drills|
Requires 2 evacuation drills and 2 lockdown drills to be included among the 15 mandatory drills which schools must conduct each year.
|TN||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Schools Against Violence in Education Act|
Concerns education; enacts the Schools Against Violence in Education Act, also known as the S.A.V.E Act; provides for emergency response and...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Bullying Through Electronic Communications|
Includes electronic communication in definition of public school harassment, intimidation or bullying; defines electronic communication to m...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Criminal Threatening|
Adds criminal threatening to the definition of an act of theft, destruction, or violence within the safe school zones statute.
Executive Order 2007-53 creates a review panel to study the massacre at Virginia Tech University and to make recommendations for improving l...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2007||Postsec.||Jessica Horton Campus Crime Act|
Enacts the Jessica Horton Campus Crime Act; provides that campus police officers shall notify and work with local law enforcement agencies o...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Students Caught With Gun on Campus, Jurisdiction of School Police Officers|
Requires children who are taken into custody for possession of a firearm while on school property to submit to an evaluation by a qualified ...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Suspension/Expulsion Waivers|
Concerns suspensions and expulsions by local and regional boards of education; provides that pupils who are facing their first suspension or...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Site-Specific Emergency Response Plan|
Requires public and nonpublic schools to develop and implement a site-specific emergency response plan which is based on and conforms to the...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Rights of Student Victims|
States the right of student victims to be separated from student offenders at school and during school transportation; requires the Office o...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Adds Reason for Suspension|
Adds as a good reason for suspension, two or more students initiating a physical attack on an individual student on school property or at a ...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Automated External Defibrillator|
Requires every school administrative unit to place an automated external defibrillator in each of the unit's school buildings and make it av...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||School Resource Officers|
Adds a new section of law that requires school resource officers to be sworn police officers; provides that training courses for school reso...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||School Notification of Paroled Student|
Provides that when notification of the transfer of a student who is on probation or parole is required, a parole or probation office must no...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Zero Tolerance for Felonies|
Relates to the expulsion and placement in alternative settings of public school students who engage in conduct constituting certain felonies...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Reasons for Suspension, Expulsion or Alternative Placement|
Amends Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-2-203(a)(7) by deleting the subdivision in its entirety and by substituting instead the followin...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Potentially Dangerous Students|
Provides that if a child convicted of a felony or undergoing inpatient mental health treatment must attend school pursuant to a court order,...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||School Police Officers|
Authorizes the superintendent of schools of a school district to extend the jurisdiction of school police officers to streets adjacent to sc...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Guns in School Parking Areas or Buses|
Prohibits the possession of a firearm if a person intentionally exhibits, uses, or threatens to exhibit or use a firearm in a manner intende...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12|
|Automated External Defibrillator|
Requires that at least one automated external defibrillator (AED) be made available at every public school campus, and school athletic compe...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Health and Safety|
Requires the department of education to consider, in reviewing the lifetime wellness curriculum, instruction in school safety issues. Encour...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Safe Routes to Schools Under Construction|
Requires school districts to consider including safety improvements that create safer routes to schools as part of large construction projec...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Notice to Schools of Student Offenses|
Revises the offenses for which notice is required to be those described under present law and voluntary manslaughter, criminally negligent h...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Parental Consent Prior to Reporting of Sexual Offense Victim|
Requires the parent of a child who is the victim of a sexual offense to give written consent before the name of the child may provided to a ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||School District Police Departments|
H.B. 1765, S.B. 1451
Requires the department of education to study allowing districts to create school district police departments.
|TN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Notification Made to School Officials|
H.B. 594, S.B. 579
Expands the requirements for notification of school officials of the attendance of certain delinquent juveniles by expanding the offenses fo...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Prohibiting Electronic Bullying|
Requires locally adopted anti-bullying policies to address bullying in all forms, including electronic forms and forms involving Internet us...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Open Disciplinary Hearings|
Concerns students; exempts from Open Meetings Act student disciplinary hearings conducted by school board after appeal by student, principal...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Lockdown Drills|
Requires a minimum of three lockdown drills at public schools; states purpose; requires conformance to certain plans and procedures; require...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2007||Postsec.||Campus Police Officer Powers|
S.B. 276, H.B. 309
Adds campus police officers to present law enforcement officers authorized to conduct certain seizures of property and related forfeiture sa...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||School Security for Buildings|
Concerns the School Security Infrastructure Grant Program; provides that the program may be used to remodel or renovate the infrastructure o...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||School Safety|
Directs each school's safe school committee to submit a copy of the floor plans for each building located on the school's property to the la...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Immunity Under Safe Schools Plan|
Expands and clarifies the immunity for persons acting in good faith under a safe school plan, with regard to civil prosecution and civil lia...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Autism and Asperger's Syndrome Training|
Requires every school corporation police officer to complete training to enable the officer to appropriately deal with individuals with auti...
|WI||Issued 05/2007||Postsec.||Task Force on Campus Safety|
Executive Order No. 196
Relates to the creation to the Governor's Task Force on Campus Safety which will address coordination between campus officials and local law...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||School Safety Alert Policies|
Concerns the Safe-2-Tell program for persons in schools. Sets forth the duties and functions of the safe-2-tell program and
|MD||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Student Record Confidentiality in Harassment Cases|
Requires that the information contained in a specified form relating to harassment or intimidation in schools be kept confidential with spec...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Student Discipline Guidelines|
Requires the State Board of Education to adopt guidelines governing student discipline; requires local school systems to adopt rules and reg...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Safe Schools Levy|
H.F. 2245 [Safe Schools]
Amends laws concerning safe schools levy.
|DE||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Bullying Prevention Act|
Creates the School Bullying Prevention Act. The goals of this Act is to provide a safer learning environment for students attending public s...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Student Interrogation and Convictions|
Requires a parent to be notified if a student is being interrogated by the police on school property regarding an investigation in which the...
|OK||Issued 04/2007||Postsec.||CLASS Task Force|
Executive Order 2007-17
Establishes the Governor's CLASS Task Force otherwise known as the Campus Life and Safety and Security Task Force.
|MT||Issued 04/2007||P-12||"Be Safe" Firearms Safety|
Urges the office of hat the office of public instruction to encourage all public and private schools in the state to deliver the "Be Safe" F...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Prohibits Sexual Offenders Near Schools|
Prohibits sexual offenders from being near public and nonpublic schools and establishes penalties.
|TN||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Standards for School Resource Officers|
Requires each local education agency (LEA) to annually report to the Commissioner of Education within 30 days of the beginning of the school...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Safe School Plans and Task Force on Gangs|
Schools and school districts are required to adopt, by September 1, 2008, and implement a safe school plan, consistent with the school mappi...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2007||Postsec.|
|Law Enforcement Officers' Employed by Postsecondary Insititutions Jurisdiction|
Expands the jurisdiction of law enforcement officers employed by Jackson State University, University of Southern Mississippi and state juni...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Cyber Bulling|
Provides that, by August 1, 2008, each school district shall amend its harassment, intimidation, and bullying prevention policy to include a...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Human Growth and Development Curriculum|
Defines "age-appropriate" and "research-based." Directs the department of education to develop age-appropriate and research-based materials ...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Speeding Fines in School Zones|
Doubles speeding fines in school zones. Page 11 of 12: http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2008/8.pdf...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Sex Offenders Barred from School Property|
Relates to sex offenders; removes exception for certain person to be on school property. The deleted provision made an exception for a perso...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Safety|
Relates to the continuation of the School Safety Oversight Committee. (Chapter 62)
|ID||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||School Safety/Security Study|
S.B. 1238 (Section 4)
Authorizes up to $150,000 to be expended by the superintendent of public instruction to conduct a study and develop plans that address the i...
|VA||Vetoed, but veto overridden 04/2007||P-12|
|Fire Code Inspection Permit Fee Waiver|
Prohibits the State Fire Marshal from charging a fee for permits issued for the inspection of schools operated or conducted under the auspic...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Sex Offenders in School Zones|
Restricts the presence of sex offenders in school zones.
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Sex Offenders Prohibited On Schools, Pre-schools & Day Care Facilities|
Prohibits sex offenders from being in specified protected areas, which include a public or private primary or secondary school that is not o...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||School Bus Warning Devices|
Requires that any new bus placed into service on or after July 1, 2007, shall be equipped with warning devices that, at a minimum, include a...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||Postsec.|
|Higher Education Criminal Background Checks|
Directs the state Board of Regents to adopt a policy requiring an applicant for a position in a higher education institution that involves
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||Postsec.||College Dormitory Concealed Firearms Restriction|
Authorizes higher education institutions in the state to make a rule that allows a dormitory resident to request only roommates who are not ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||School Discipline and Conduct Amendments|
Clarifies that school discipline and conduct provisions relate to all public schools, including charter schools; provides that it is unlawfu...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Requires School Contractors Verify Employee Sex Offender Status|
H.B. 1707, S.B. 1346
Provides that as a condition of awarding a contract for the provision of services that require the contractor or his employees to have direc...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Sex Offenders Prohibited On School Property|
H.B. 2344, S.B. 927
Provides that an adult who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense is guilty of a Class 6 felony if he enters or is present on, dur...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Sex Offenses Prohibiting Entry onto School Property|
Chapter No. 284: Prohibits entry of offenders onto school property or day care centers but allows for exemption by petition.
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Contractors Must Certify Employees Conviction-Free|
S.B. 1346, H.B. 1707
Provides that as a condition of awarding a contract for the provision of services that require the contractor or his employees to have direc...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||School Access Safety Act|
Authorizes the School Building Authority to facilitate and provide funding for enhancement of school access safety; requires county school b...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||School Bus Safety Hotline Decals|
Provides that local school boards may display decals relating to local school division bus safety hotlines on school buses; local school div...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||School Bus Interstate/Hwy. Max Speed Limit|
Increases the maximum speed limit to 60 miles per hour for school buses traveling on interstates and highways where the speed limit is great...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2007||Postsec.||Disclosure of sex offender information|
Requires the state Higher Education Coordinating Board to promulgate guidelines for the disclosure to students of information regarding a se...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Parental notification of suspension|
Relates to Webb's law; provides that upon the suspension of a student, the school shall immediately contact the student's parent or legal gu...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||School Crisis & Emergency Management Plan Evaluation|
Requires that each local school board annually review the written school crisis, emergency management, and medical emergency response plans ...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Information Disclosure|
Provides that school personnel are authorized to disclose identifying information from a student's education records for the purpose of furt...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Safety|
Improves safety in Arkansas schools; provides schools with information regarding the arrest, detention, and punishment of students; requires...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Harassment, Bullying|
H.B. 276 -- Sections on Harassment
Requires the state board of education to develop a model policy to prohibit harassment, intimidation, or bullying in order to assist school ...
|NJ||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Gang Violence Instruction|
A.B. 1650; S.B. 1749
Requires boards of education to offer elementary school students instruction in gang violence prevention.
|NY||Adopted 12/2006||P-12||Standards for Behavioral Interventions|
Title 8 NYCRR sections 19.5, 200.1, 200.4, 200.7 and 200.22
Establishes standards for behavioral interventions, including aprohibition on the use of aversive behavioral interventions; to provide for a...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Building Floor Plans Posted with Attorney General|
H.B. 79 -- Floor Plan Section
From fiscal notes: Sub. H.B. 422 of the 126th General Assembly required that the Attorney General post a copy of the blueprint for each scho...
|OR||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||Physical Restraint and Seclusion|
OAR 581-021-0061, -0061
Requires public schools to develop policies and procedures on the useof physical restraint and seclusion in schools. Requires schools to dev...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||Survey of Student Drug, Alcohol Use and Bullying|
Amends existing law that requires the Attorney General to conduct a biennial survey of drug and alcohol use among pupils enrolled in grades ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||Anti-discrimination and Anti-harassment Policies|
Requires the State Department of Education to develop a model antidiscrimination and antiharassment policy that prohibits such conduct based...
|IL||Adopted 08/2006||P-12||School Emergency and Crisis Response Plans|
29 IAC 1510.10, .20, .30
Establishes rules regarding the School Safety Drill Act. Mandates the conduct of school evacuation drills, bus evacuation drills, and severe...
|MI||Signed into law 08/2006||P-12|
|Fire, Tornado Safety & Emergency Drills Requirements|
Requires state supported schools, colleges, and universities and the owner, or owner's representative, of all school dormitories to have a f...
|NJ||Signed into law 08/2006||P-12||Pamphlet for students about pedophile crimes|
Requires the Attorney General to prepare a pamphlet to educate children about pedophile crimes and how to reduce their chances of becoming v...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Possession of Rifles, Shotguns and Firearms on a School Bus|
Prohibits the possession, knowingly or unknowingly, of rifles, shotguns and firearms on a school bus without the written authorization of th...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Assault on a School Teacher|
Provides that the crime of assault on a school teacher includes making statements threatening physical harm to a school teacher and requires...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||School Crossing Zones|
Relates to school crossing zones; clarifies that the special 20 mph speed limit for schools applies throughout the area marked by 20 mph reg...
|MS||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Prohibits Sex Offenders Living Within 1,500 Feet of School.|
Prohibits registered sex offenders from living within 1,500 feet of a school or day care center.
|NY||Adopted 06/2006||P-12||Uniform Violent and Disruptive Incident Reporting|
Title 8 NYCRR section 100.2(gg)
Provides a ranking, standard for reporting, and more concise definition of reportable offenses as required by the uniform violent and school...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Assault on Teachers|
Upgrades simple assault against school teachers and school employees to aggravated assault, includes public or nonpublic elementary and seco...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||School Safety and Bullying|
Enacts the Safe Schools Act to prevent school harassment, intimidation, or bullying, to instruct local school districts to adopt a policy pr...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Weapons at School Events and on School Property|
Relates to weapons; revises definition of weapon; revises and clarifies provisions regarding prohibited exhibition and possession of weapons...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||School Bullying Policies|
Concerns bullying policies in schools requires school notices be provided to parents and guardians with minimal cost to local and regional s...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2006||Postsec.||Student Safety Courses at Higher Education Institutions|
S.B. 3112; H.B. 3250
Requires students attending state-supported postsecondary institutions to take a course on hate crimes, sexual harassment, sexual battery, a...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Sexual Violence Awareness Program|
S.B. 595; H.B. 0374
Concerns Education, Curriculum; requires local education agencies to implement sexual violence awareness and prevention education for high s...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Hazing, Harassment, Bullying, Suicide, or Substance Abuse Prevention Training|
H.B. 867 - Section 27
Requires schools to annually submit the names of organizations and individuals who have provided effective hazing, harassment, bullying, sui...
|OH||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||McGruff House Program|
Abolishes the current Block Parent Program administered by the state board of education and replaces it with the McGruff House Program, admi...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||School Crossing Violations|
Relates to school crossings; doubles the assessment for a person found to be responsible for a civil traffic violation in a school crossing ...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||School Visitors and Campus Law Enforcement Records|
Adds that a person who does not check in at the designated location as a visitor to a school during school operating hours is guilty of a mi...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Bus Driver/Aide Protection|
Relates to assault and battery; adds school bus drivers and a bus driver aide to the protected class of persons. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Brandishing a Machete|
Makes it illegal to brandish a machete in a threatening matter with intent to intimidate. Provides that a person who violates this section ...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||School Crossing Guards|
Creates new sections related to school crossing guards. http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2006/344.pdf...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Discharging a Firearm|
Declares that a person who shoots or discharges a firearm into an occupied school bus or school building is guilty of a Class B felony and a...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Positive Behavior Programs in Elementary Schools|
Alters the standard by which a county board of education and the Board of School Commissioners of Baltimore City shall require specified ele...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Task Force on School Safety|
Establishes a Task Force on School Safety; provides for the membership and staffing of the Task Force; authorizes the Task Force to establis...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2006||Postsec.||Accountability for Safety and Security|
Adds campus safety and security to the state goals that public institutions of higher education participating in the Restructured Higher Edu...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Expulsion for Possessing Firearm|
Requires a school board to expel from school for at least one year a student who possesses a firearm on school property or at a school-spons...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Reasonable Force|
Adds teacher aides, school bus drivers, and school bus aides to the list of school personnel provided a limited exception to charges of simp...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Lockdown Procedures|
Requires lockdown procedures to be established for school buildings; requires students, staff, and parents to be made aware of lockdown proc...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Behavior Which Constitutes a Threat|
Relates to expelled or suspended students. Defines "behavior which constitutes a threat" (and as such, allows a board to place a student in ...
|WI||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Sexual Assault|
Expands penalities for sexual assault on a child from instructional staff position to staff person or a person who works or volunteers with ...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||School Safety Reports|
Concerns reports of assaults in schools; adds third degree assaults, vehicular assaults, and disorderly conduct involving fighting to the ty...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Threat on School Grounds|
Adds to existing law to provide that a person who willfully threatens to commit a violent act on school grounds by use of a firearm or other...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Disclosure of Criminal Convictions or Delinquincy|
S.B. 656, H.B. 95
Requires a parent, guardian, or other person having control or charge of a child of school age to provide to a public school information con...
|LA||Adopted 03/2006||P-12||Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices|
LAC 28:CXI.312, 316 and 1351
Permits seniors who wish to retest for diploma endorsements to test during the fall retest. Provides guidelines and rules about administrati...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Protection from Sexual Predators|
Declares an intent to give public and private entities that provide services to children the tools necessary to prevent convicted child sex ...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Possessing a Knife on School Property|
Makes possessing a knife on school property or on a school bus a Class B misdemeanor; makes the offense a Class A misdemeanor if the offende...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Bullying|
Encourages concerned parents, individuals, and organizations to review and assist in the adoption of policies prohibiting bullying, harassme...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Urges Use of Prevention Dimensions Curriculum|
Strongly urges education in the public education system to utilize Prevention Dimensions, the state's Safe and Drug Free School curriculum t...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Sex Offender and Kidnapping Offender Notification|
Relates to sex offender and kidnapping offender notification and information sharing in schools; Requires the Office of the Superintendent o...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Notification to School of Missing Children|
Enhances current procedures for notation in school records of missing children and local law-enforcement cooperation with the schools by man...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Student Records Sharing|
Amends the requirement that principals or their designees receive notification from local law enforcement authorities when students in their...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2006||Postsec.|
Directs the governing boards of educational institutions to establish programs, in cooperation with the State Council of Higher Education fo...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2006||P-12||Safety Zones|
Creates community safety zones; prohibits residing or loitering in community safety zones which lies within five hundred feet from grounds o...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2006||P-12||Emergency Response Plan|
Requires each school to implement a "medical emergency response plan" as part of their school crisis and emergency management plan. The Depa...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2006||P-12||Disclosure of Delinquency|
Requires a parent, guardian, or other person having control or charge of a child of school age to provide to a public school, upon registrat...
|NM||Signed into law 02/2006||P-12||Penalties for Drug-Free Zone Offenses|
Relates to controlled substances; revises the criminal offense of trafficking controlled substances to include the distribution and sale of ...
|MD||Adopted 01/2006||P-12||Positive Behavioral Interventions|
Proposes to amend rules requiring each county board of education and the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners to require an elementa...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2005||P-12||False Accusation of Sexual Assault|
An act to amend Section 48900 of the Education Code, relating to pupil rights. Authorizes a principal or superintendent to suspend a student...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2005||Postsec.||Campus Safety and Sexual Violence|
An act to add Section 67385.7 to the Education Code, relating to public postsecondary education. The bill requires the governing board of ea...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||Safety Drills|
Creates the School Safety Drill Act to establish minimum requirements and standards for public and private schools to follow when conducting...
|NJ||Rule Adoption 08/2005||P-12||Programs To Support Student Development|
NJAC 6A:16-1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5 thru 5.8, 6.1 thru 6.3,7.1, 7.2 thru 7.10, 8 thru 11
Establishes and amends requirements for school district boards relating to development and implementation of school safety plans, cooperatio...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||Code of conduct at school function|
Relates to the definition of school function as it relates to codes of conduct, to include all school authorized extra-curricular event or a...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Seclusion and Restraint of Students|
Clarifies the permissible use of seclusion and restraint in public schools and to provide for training in management of student behavior.One...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2005||Postsec.||Campus Police Act|
AN ACT to enhance the capacity of private institutions of higher education to protect the safety and welfare of their students, faculty, and...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Dangers of False Reporting|
Directs the commissioner to provide and prescribe a course of instruction in fire and arson prevention, injury prevention and life saf...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Options for Expelled Students|
A.B. 110 --Expulsion Section
Governing boards that expel pupils must provide access to an educational program for those students. Such a program may be operated by the s...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Zero Tolerance for Knives|
Requires a principal to immediately suspend a student who is found carrying or possessing a knife whose blade is 2 inches or longer. Also re...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12|
Requires that assessments of any building, facility, or structure owned or leased by a state agency, state university or community college n...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12|
Enacts the Chad Meredith Act. Specifies conduct that constitutes hazing at high schools with grades 9-12. Creates new felony and misdemeanor...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Conflict Resolution Reporting|
Amends Tennessee code annotated, section 49-2-118. Present law requires the commissioner of education to randomly select five LEAs from each...
|TN||SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. 06/2005||Postsec.|
|Sexual Offenses on Campus|
Amends Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 7. Requires any official of a public or private institution of higher education receiving...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Child Fatality Prevention Act|
Defines "unexpected and unexplained death" as a death that, prior to investigation, appears to have been caused by trauma, suspicious or obs...
|CO||Vetoed 06/2005||P-12||Supplemental Online Education Courses|
Recognizes the importance of supplemental online education courses, especially to smaller districts and rural schools. States that such cour...
|CO||Vetoed 06/2005||P-12||School Safety and Accountability Reports Content/Design/Layout|
S.B. 214 (Section 3)
Requires the department to convene a working group of specified members to evaluate the current rules, definitions and reporting of incident...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Bullying|
Adds a new section: Sec. 25.0341 and amends several other sections. Defines "bullying. Requires, on the request of a parent or other person...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||School Victim Protection|
From analysis: Current Texas law does not contain a provision which prevents a student convicted of sexual assault from reenrolling in the s...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Public schools as a safe and respectful learning environment;|
Requires the Department of Education to prescribe a policy for public schools to provide a safe and respectful learning environment; prohibi...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Multihazard Emergency Operations Plan, Security Audit|
A major portion of this law requires that by March 1, 2006, each school district in Texas must adopt and implement a multi-hazard Emergency ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Cognitive Behavior Therapy|
Requires the department of education, in cooperation and consultation with the state board of education, shall conduct a study of the benefi...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Codes of Conduct|
District student codes of conduct are required to specify whether consideration is given, as a factor in a decision to order suspension,
|TX||Signed into law 05/2005||Postsec.||Hazing Statutes Apply to Private Institutions of Higher Education|
Requires hazing statutes to apply to private institutions of higher education. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/tlo/textframe.cmd?LEG=...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Bullying|
Defines "bullying", and requires a school corporation to adopt rules to prohibit bullying. Allows the use of grants from the safe schools fu...
|NV||(H) APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR. CHAPTER 132. 05/2005||P-12||Requires local and regional governmental entities to conduct study of safe walking routes in certain area near schools.|
AN ACT relating to public schools; requiring local and regional governmental entities to conduct a study of safe walking routes for pupils i...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2005||Postsec.||Notification When Probable Cause|
Adds a new section to Title 49, Chapter 7, making it the duty of each institution of higher education which has probable cause to believe th...
|MI||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Discipline; referral to the strict discipline academy|
AN ACT to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled "An act to provide a system of public instruction and elementary and secondary schools; to revise, con...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Disclosure|
If in the course of an investigation it is discovered that a person charged in an information or indictment with a felony or violent misdeme...
|DE||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Anti-Terrorism School Safety Emergency Procedures|
Requires the Department of Education and the Department of Safety and Homeland Security to revise and update the state's school safety emerg...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Sex Offender Registry|
Directs that a copy of the sex offender registry be provided to the state superintendent of public instruction; authorizes the state superi...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12|
Requires schools to report the reasons for student suspensions and expulsions to the department of education, and to categorize suspended an...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Bullying|
S.B. 1621/H.B. 2114
Requires each LEA to adopt a policy that prohibits harassment, intimidation, or bullying and to forward a copy of the policy to
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Stranger Danger Instruction|
Authorizes districts and charter schools to incorporate into the existing curricula instruction on the dangers of unsupervised interaction w...
|TN||SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. 05/2005||Postsec.||Police and Security|
Amends Section 49-7-118, relative to university and college police and security departments. Higher education institutions meeting certain s...
|WA||To governor 04/2005||P-12||Offender Registration|
Any adult or juvenile who is required to register and who is attending, or planning to attend, a public or private school must, within ten d...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Accountability and Crime Reporting|
Authorizes local boards to adopt guidelines for the standardization of the format of school accountability report cards required by section ...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Cheerleading Safety|
Requires the state board of education to develop standards and guidelines concerning cheerleading safety in schools. http://www.in.gov/apps/...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Governing Boards|
Repeals provision granting a school district and its employees immunity from civil liability for the consequences of the good faith adoption...
|CO||To governor 04/2005||P-12||School District Internet Safety Plan|
Encourages districts to provide age-appropriate curriculum that covers safe use of the Internet. Concerns inclusion of an internet safety pl...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Curriculum|
Creates new section allowing school districts and charter schools to offer a one-semester course in firearm marksmanship and gun safety, to ...
|MT||Rule Adoption 04/2005||P-12||Student Discipline Records/Student Records|
ARM New Rule I; ARM 10.55.909
Establishes rules regarding student discipline records. Addresses student records MONTANA REG 4685 (SN)...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Parental Notification|
Clarifies requirements regarding parental notification by school personnel of student misconduct, law enforcement access to a student or a s...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School Antibullying Policies|
Amends antibullying policies. Expands prohibition of bullying to include any activity in school vehicles, at designated school bus stops, an...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Criminal Street Gangs|
Adds to the list of crimes defined as predicate criminal act: assault by mob, reckless handling of a firearm, extorting money, shooting from...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Possession of Firearms on School Property|
Allows the holder of a valid concealed handgun permit to possess a handgun on school property while in a motor vehicle in a parking lot, tra...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Reporting of Offenses by School Authorities|
Provides that principals and division superintendents, in reporting certain serious incidents and crimes for annual recordation and publicat...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Internet Crimes Against Children|
Describes the state attorney general's participation in multijurisdictional and multidisciplinary work to prevent and prosecute Internet sex...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School Boards' Policies on Bullying|
Directs the state board to include bullying in its standards for school board policies on student conduct and requires school boards to incl...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Immunity for School Employees Reporting Bullying|
Establishes immunity from civil damages for any school employee, student, or school volunteer who reports incidents of bullying, intimidatio...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Expulsion of Students|
Provides that the local school board, or a committee thereof, or the division superintendent may review petitions for readmission by expelle...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School Emergency Drills|
Relates to emergency drills in public and private schools.
|AR||Signed into law 02/2005||P-12||School Buses|
Defines and prohibits the unauthorized entry of school buses by persons over age 18. Provides exceptions for law enforcement officers, stude...
|DE||Rule Adoption 12/2004||P-12||Treatment of Severe Discipline Problems|
14 DAC 609, 610, 611
Repeals section dealing with the treatment of severe discipline problems component and replaces it with two separate regulation; District an...
|PA||Signed into law 11/2004||Postsec.||Uniform Crimes Reporting Program|
Amends the Uniform Crime Reporting Act. Establishes the Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Requires institutions of higher education and commu...
|NY||Signed into law 10/2004||Postsec.||Peace Officer Status for CUNY Campus Officers|
Provides peace officer status for CUNY campus officers. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S07380&sh=t...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Special Education in Private Schools|
A.B. 1858 (multiple provisions)
Require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to conduct an investigation onsite at any time without prior notice when there is substanti...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Nonpublic Schools Serving Special Education Students|
A.B. 1858 (multiple provisions)
Requires a master contracts with nonpublic, nonsectarian schools for the provision of special education and related services to include that...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Education Finance: Average Daily Attendance|
Authorizes the governing board of a school district to request approval from the State Board of Education in order to claim apportionments f...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Charter Schools and Student Discipline/Attendance|
Prohibits a school district governing board from denying a charter school petition, unless it makes findings that the petition lacks a descr...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Exclusion of Children of Filthy or Vicious Habits or Suffering from Contagious Diseases|
A.B. 2855 (multiple provisions)
Repeals law that authorizes a school district governing board to exclude children of filthy or vicious habits, or children suffering from co...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Earthquake Emergency Procedure and Disaster Policy|
A.B. 2855 (multiple provisions)
Requires a school district to include the earthquake emergency procedure and disaster policy in its comprehensive school safety plans. http:...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Attendance of Counselor at Pupil Suspension Conference|
A.B. 2855 (multiple provisions)
Section 10: Changes the law from requiring a school counselor or psychologist to attend a parent-teacher conference regarding a pupil suspen...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Parent of Suspended Pupil Allowed to Attend Portion of School Day|
A.B. 2855 (multiple provisions)
Repeals mandate and replaces with policy authorizing school district governing boards to adopt a policy permitting a parent or guardian of a...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||School Safety Planning Requirements|
A.B. 2525 (multiple provisions)
Authorizes the filing of a complaint, under the Uniform Complaint Procedures, of noncompliance with the school safety planning requirements ...
|SC||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Municipal and County Governing Bodies|
Provides that municipal and county governing bodies shall work with school districts located in their jurisdictions to identify barriers and...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||School Safety Plans|
Authorizes the filing, under existing law which makes each school district and county office of education responsible for the overall develo...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12|
|Sex Offender Registration Act|
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections and the Sex Offender Registration Act, including amending the definition of school to include public ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Gang Recruitment on School Grounds|
Creates the offense of criminal street gang recruitment on school grounds when a person on school grounds threatens the use of physical forc...
|GA||Adopted 08/2004||P-12||Student Discipline|
Clarifies rules regarding student discipline. Removes the requirement that the local board of education policies regarding the student learn...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2004||Postsec.|
|Fire Sprinkler Dormitory Act|
Creates the Fire Sprinkler Dormitory Act. The installation of fire sprinklers is required in all dormitories by 2013, unless excepted. Provi...
|CA||Vetoed 07/2004||P-12||School Safety Plans|
Encourages a school site council to consider, when it next reviews and updates its school safety plan, gun violence prevention in health edu...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12|
|Public Hate Crimes|
Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that it is a Class 3 felony for a first offense to commit a hate crime in an administrative facil...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Behavioral Interventions|
Provides that a person recognized by the national Behavior Analyst Certification Board as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst qualifies as a ...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12|
|Arrest of Teachers|
Limits the authority of a justice of the peace to arrest a teacher in any public or private elementary, secondary, high school, vocational-t...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Early Intervention Program for At Risk Children|
Authorizes the creation of an early intervention pilot program in certain parishes, to address the underlying causes of behavioral problems ...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12|
|Controlled Substances Laboratory Near Schools|
Prohibits the operation of a clandestine controlled substance laboratory on or within 1,000 feet of school property; provides penalties. htt...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||School Employees: Sex Offenses|
Relates to existing law which sets forth the duties of various private and public entities, including, but not limited to, county boards of ...
|GA||Adopted 07/2004||P-12||Student Discipline|
Amends student discipline by adding a definition of disciplinary order and requiring local boards of education to adopt policies that provid...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Alternative Learning Program Funding|
H.B. 1455 and 1456
Implements the recommendation of the house interim committee on providing an appropriate education for students on long-term suspension to d...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Student Hazing|
Defines "hazing". Requires local school boards to adopt, enforce, and post policies prohibiting the hazing of students in public elementary...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||School Employee Injuries|
Relates to school employee injuries. Specifies that sick leave with pay for any secretary, paraprofessional employee, school aide, teacher ...
|DE||Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Safe Management and Disposal of Chemicals|
14 DAC 885
Amends the Safe Management and Disposal of Surplus Chemicals in the Delaware Public School System by adding a statement that no mercury or m...
|DE||Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||School Crisis Response Plans|
14 DAC 620
Amends the School Crisis Response Plan by requiring a meeting following practice drills to assess the readiness and effectiveness of the pla...
|DE||Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||School Safety Audit|
14 DAC 618
Amends rule by requiring that a corrective plan of action be developed within sixty days of conducting the School Safety Audit and that the ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||School Employees|
Permits city, parish, or other local public or nonpublic school systems to contract with local law enforcement agencies to provide for schoo...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||School Bus Drivers: Communication Devices|
Clarifies that school bus drivers can use a radio or telephonic communication device to make or receive calls for assistance. http://www.leg...
|PA||Vetoed 06/2004||P-12||Public School Code|
Amends the Public School Code of 1949. Further provides for regulation of expelled students. Establishes the Emergency Basic Education Subsi...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Sexually Violent Predators|
Existing law barred a sexually violent predator from living within 1000 feet of a public or private elementary or secondary school. Amendme...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Crime and Restitution|
Amends laws regarding sexual offense, assault on a law enforcement officer and payment of restitution for criminal offenses; provides penalt...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Bullying Policies|
Relates to school district policies on bullying; requires school districts to notify the parents or legal guardians of the district's polici...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Wireless Communication Devices on School Grounds|
Amends provisions relating to district school board duties relating to student discipline and school safety to amend requirements relating t...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Assault on Sports Official|
Relates to assault on a sports official; provides enhanced penalties for offense of assault, battery, aggravated assault, or aggravated batt...
|RI||Became law without governor's signature 06/2004||P-12||Health and Safety|
H.B. 7305, S.B. 2498
Would require that school safety plans include policies and procedures for: (1) providing notice of threats of violence or harm to the subje...
|CO||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 06/2004||P-12||Safe Routes To School|
Concerns the creation of A Safe Routes to School Program; directs the Department of Transportation to distribute federal funds to local gove...
|MD||Vetoed 05/2004||P-12||Safe Schools Reporting Act|
Requires county boards of education to create a program for reporting incidents of harassment or intimidation against students attending pub...
|MI||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12|
Establishes the Antihazing Act; provides that a person who attends, is employed by, or is a volunteer of educational institution shall not e...
|MI||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12|
|Hazing Crimes Sentencing|
Enacts sentencing guidelines for hazing crimes.
|VT||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||School District Student Misbehavior|
Defines bullying: Bullying" means any overt act or combination of acts directed against a student by another student or group of students an...
|IA||Vetoed 05/2004||P-12||Healthy Iowans Tobacco Trust Fund|
Relates to and making appropriations from the healthy Iowans tobacco trust and the tobacco settlement trust fund and providing an effective ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Sexual Offenders|
Prohibits certain sexual offenders subject to conditional release supervision from living within specified distance of certain places where ...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Safety on School Buses|
Relates to elementary and secondary schools, so as to provide that the offense of disrupting the operation of a public school applies to dis...
|OH||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Children Endangerment|
Increases penalties for certain drug offenses if the offense is committed in the vicinity of a school or in the vicinity of a juvenile; expa...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Searches of Students|
Authorizes a county board of education to authorize a teacher to make a reasonable search of specified students on a school-sponsored trip u...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2004||Postsec.||Sexual Offenses|
Concerns sexual offenses; makes the name and address of any college in this state at which a sexual offender is employed or attends public i...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Enrollment Of Students Required to Register as Sex Offenders|
Requires district, prior to enrolling student required to register as a sex offender, to determine the educational placement of the student....
|GA||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Education Provisions|
Provides for the revision of certain provisions regarding education flexibility and accountability; requires the State Board of Education to...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Notification of Principals|
Eliminates the requirement that the principal of a public school be notified when a child is found guilty of an offense that classifies the ...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2004||Postsec.||Law Enforcement|
Concerns Law Enforcement; enacts the Robert 'Robbie' Nottingham Campus Crime Scene Investigation Act of 2004; provides procedures for the in...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Student Conduct|
Directs the Board of Education, in developing model student conduct policies; includes standards for school board policies to ensure recogni...
|VT||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Harassment in Schools|
Requires boards to adopt policies prohibiting harassment and hazing, including sexual harassment. The stated intent is to: the intent of the...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12|
|University and Community College/School District Campus Police Officers|
Specifies that university or community college or school district campus police officers fall under state definition of "law enforcement off...
|MI||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||School Bomb Threats|
Prohibits school districts from requiring school employees to remain in or search a building where a bomb threat has been made without provi...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Reporting of Certain Acts by School Authorities|
Reporting of certain acts by school authorities to law enforcement. Expands the enumerated activities that school principals must report to ...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Criminal Street Gang Activity|
Requires an intake officer to notify the school division superintendent of the filing of a petition against a juvenile in cases involving cr...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Notification of Student Participation in Gangs|
S.B. 593, Similar to S.B. 633
Adds criminal act committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with any criminal street gang to those enumerated cri...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Hazing and Codes of Conduct|
Requires the Board of Education to include hazing in its guidelines and model policies for codes of student conduct; provides school boards ...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||Postsec.||Reciprocal Agreements|
Allows private institutions of higher learning to enter into certain reciprocal agreements to the same extent as state supported institution...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||School Board Policies Prohibiting Firearms|
Authorizes school boards to establish policies prohibiting the possession of firearms on school property, school buses, and at school- spons...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Traffic Offense Fines Doubled in School Zone|
Amend KRS 189.394, regarding fines for speeding, to double fines for speeding in a school zone where the speed limit has been lowered and fl...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Providing For Safe Schools|
Provides for safe schools through alternative education programs; provides certain juvenile justice records to public school officials....
|MN||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Civil Actions|
Relates to civil actions; provides protection for disclosure of job reference information; requires disclosure of data between school distri...
|WV||to governor 03/2004||P-12||Discipline in the Public Schools|
H.B. 4001 -- Multiple Sections
Makes each county board soley responsible for the administration of proper discipline in the public schools of the county. Each board is re...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||School District Notification of Student Violence|
Requires law enforcement officers to notify school district superintendents when a minor is taken into custody or detention for a violent cr...
|ME||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Emergency Medical Help|
Ensures that emergency medical help is available to all school children and personnel; relates to cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automate...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Disruption of Activities Near Schools|
Creates the offense of interfering with the peaceful activities of a school for kindergarten through 12th grade; provides for a class B misd...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||School Safety|
Relates to crimes; possession of weapon on school property; eliminates the requirement that any law- enforcement officer be engaged in offic...
|WI||Signed into law 03/2004||Postsec.||Student Orientation Information|
Provides certain orientation information regarding sexual assault or sexual harassment, including information on sexual assault by acquainta...
|TN||Signed into law 03/2004||Postsec.||Public Records|
Concerns public records; requires rather than authorizes institution of higher education to disclose final results of student disciplinary p...
|NM||Vetoed 03/2004||P-12||Emergency Drills in Schools|
Relates to public schools; requires emergency drills in public and private schools; includes fire drills....
|OR||Temporary Rule Adoption 01/2004||P-12||School Safety Hotline|
OAR 137-085-0001, -0010, -0020, -0030, -0040, -0050
Establishes temporary rules to establish and operate the School Safety Hotline. Provides the critical framework for the operation of a toll ...
|IL||Signed into law 12/2003||P-12||Unsafe Schools Choice Option|
Amends the School Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning charter schools. Requires the State Board of Education to maintain ...
|WA||Emergency Rule Adoption 10/2003||P-12||Emergency Expulsion|
WAC 148-120-400 thru -415
Adopts rules concerning emergency expulsion of students. Ensures that the superintendent is able to immediately expel any student whose pres...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||School Safety|
Requires each school district and county office of education to review and approve all comprehensive safety plans for its schools operating ...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2003||Postsec.||Campus Security|
Provides that the president or chief administrative officer of each college shall appoint an advisory committee on campus security to publis...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||School Safety|
Authorizes the filing of a complaint of noncompliance with the school safety plans under the Uniform Complaint Procedures. Increases the mon...
|DE||Adopted 09/2003||P-12||Releasing Students to Caregivers|
14 DAC 881
Amends Regulation 881 "Releasing Students to Persons Other Than Their Parents or Legal Guardians" to add the category of "relative caregiver...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Teacher Development: Intolerance and Hatred|
Expands existing law that authorizes the Superintendent of Public Instruction to provide each eligible school district, county office of edu...
|OR||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Suspension of Driving Privileges|
Allows a school district to request suspension of driving privileges of a student who has been suspended or expelled at least twice for acti...
|DE||Rule Adoption 08/2003||P-12||Gun Free School Act|
14 DAC 603
Regulation 878 School District Compliance with the Gun Free School Act replaced with Regulation 603. Requires school districts to have a Gun...
|MI||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Student Pager and Cell Phone Use|
Previous law barred students from carrying pagers or any other personal communication device in school except for health or other extraordin...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Disaster Relief Organizations and School Boards|
Requires a school board to cooperate with disaster relief organizations, including the Red Cross, with regard to civil defense shelters. htt...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12|
|Arson Involving School Facilities|
Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that aggravated arson includes the arson of a school building when other elements of the offense ...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||School Board Election Eligibility|
Provides that in order to be eligible for election to a school board (or in Chicago to be eligible for appointment), a person must not be a ...
|GA||Adopted 07/2003||P-12||Unsafe School Choice Option|
Establishes rules regarding "Unsafe School Choice Option" (USCO). Specifies a three- year process to declare a school as unsafe and an appea...
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 07/2003||P-12||Harassment, Bullying|
H.B. 5919, S.B. 272
This act would require schools to adopt policies that prohibit harassment, intimidation and bullying by students at school. Defines harassme...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Parole Placement|
Amends existing law that provides persons released on parole for specified sex offenses involving child victims may not be placed or reside,...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Gun-Free Schools Act|
Relates to possession of a firearm or deadly weapon in a safe school and recreation zone. The federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Teachers' Bill of Rights|
Establishes the Teachers' Bill of Rights. The teachers' rights enumerated include: 1) The right to teach free from the fear of frivolous law...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12|
Amends the laws regarding hazing. Specifies that it is unlawful to subject another student to physical injury as part of an initiation, or ...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Students Possession or Use of Cell Phones or Pagers on School Property|
Effective beginning with the 2003-04 school year and thereafter, eliminates ban on student possession of cell phone or pager on school prope...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||School Safety: Hazing|
Expands definition of hazing to include any method of initiation or pre-initiation into a student body; authorizes a superintendent or princ...
|MD||Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||Student Right to Safe School Environment|
Establishes that all students in Maryland's public schools, without exception and regardless of race, ethnicity, region, religion, gender, s...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Discipline of Student With a Small Knife|
Previously adopted law required principal to immediately suspend student found carrying a knife the blade of which is at least 2 inches long...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Health Records|
S.P. 96 (LD 262)
Requires that disciplinary, attendance and health records be included in the records that follow a student who transfers to another school e...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Expulsion of Students|
Expands expulsion of students from public schools to include (1) actions on school property of a school in another district in the state or ...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Prohibits Firearms|
Part of this law prohibits the possession of a firearm on school property; provides an exception for persons officially licensed to carry a ...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Criminal Conviction and Background Checks|
Requires courts to report felony convictions to the Department of Education when the convicted person is a current or former employee of a s...
|DE||Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||Unsafe School Choice Option|
14 DAC 608
Establishes rules requiring that a State Education Agency establish a State Unsafe School Choice Option (USCO) policy in order to receive fu...
|GA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Sexually Violent Predators|
Provides that persons required to register as a result of a conviction of a crime against minors or of sexual violence or as a result of hav...
|GA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12|
|Teen Dating Violence|
Requires the State Board of Education to develop a rape prevention and personal safety education program, and a program for preventing teen ...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Placement of Disruptive Pupils|
Revises provisions governing the plan required of each public school for the progressive discipline of pupils and on-site review of discipli...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Student Expulsion|
Allows a public school to expel a student who assaults, murders, or attempts to murder another student, or for the offense of aggravated rob...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Tobacco Settlement Trust Fund|
Makes appropriation from the healthy Iowans tobacco trust and the tobacco settlement trust fund for various initiatives, including for a $40...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Electronic and Communication Devices|
Authorizes each local board of education to establish a policy to either permit or prohibit the possession of electronic communication devic...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Public School Disciplinary Action|
Under current law, if a disciplinary action is being taken against a student who is transferring from a charter school to a public school, t...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Expulsion Provisions for Students Found Guilty of Certain Drug Charges|
States that mandatory minimum 24-month expulsion of any student age 16 or older, or mandatory minimum 12-month expulsion of student under ag...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Juvenile Offenders|
Concerns juvenile offenders; strengthens procedures for notifying school principals of enrollment of students who have been convicted of ser...
|ME||Resolve No. 05/2003||P-12||Uniform Fire Code Standards|
H.P. 808 (LD 1105)
Applies uniform fire code standards to preschool facilities located in public schools regardless of whether they are a child care center or ...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Record Sharing Between Law Enforcement and School Administrators|
S.P. 145 (LD 427)
Clarifies that the Maine Juvenile Code does not preclude a law enforcement officer or criminal justice agency from sharing information perta...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Pager Ban on School Grounds Repealed|
Repeals the prohibition against possessing a portable pager on public school property in Baltimore City and Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset, ...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Pupils And Pager Restrictions|
Requires the boards of trustees of school districts to adopt policies concerning the use and possession by pupils of pagers, cellular teleph...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2003||Postsec.||Student Disciplinary Records|
Allows a higher education institution to disclose to an alleged victim of any crime of violence or a nonforcible sex offense, the final resu...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2003||Postsec.||Registration of Sex Offenders|
Revises provisions relating to registration of sex offenders and kidnapping offenders; requires such offenders who gain employment or studen...
|ID||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Safe and Drug-Free Schools|
Appropriates funds for Public Schools Division of Children's Programs, including the allocation of moneys and requirements for the Idaho Saf...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Outdoor Playground Surface Standards|
(House Resolve) Directs the Department of Education to develop standards for outdoor playground surfaces....
|TN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Sexual Offenders|
S.B. 740, H.B. 865
Relates to sexual offenders; provides that no defined sexual offender shall knowingly reside or accept employment within 1,000 feet from a p...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Safety Zones|
Creates a safety zone against sex offenders on elementary and junior high school and licensed child care facility property and playgrounds; ...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Background checks, criminal acts, contract and license termination, liability,|
Revises policies a school may adopt concerning criminal history checks; requires a prosecuting attorney to notify the state superintendent o...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Controlled Substances|
Clarifies the hours during which it is unlawful to sell, manufacture, deliver, or possess controlled substances within specified distances o...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||Postsec.||Policy Forbidding Harassment of Wearers of U.S. Military Uniforms on Postsecondary Campuses|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Requires the state board of regents to create a policy by August 1, 2003 that every postsecondary institution under the regents' control mus...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Notice to Superintendent|
Amends 70 O.S. 2001, Section 5- 144. Upon filing an information or indictment for a felony or violent misdemeanor, the district attorney sha...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12|
|Manufacturing a Controlled Substance|
Subjects an offender to an enhanced sentence of an additional ten years in prison for manufacturing a controlled substance nears various fac...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2003||Postsec.||Clarify And Expand Jurisdiction Of Campus Police|
Allows any university system security department to seek an agreement with local law enforcement agencies that specifies geographic and subj...
|DE||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Use and Justification of Corporal Punishment|
Limits the use and justification of corporal punishment by public teachers, administrators and school employees. http://www.legis.state.de.u...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Reporting School Violence|
Adds to current law to provide for reports of threats of violence or potential violence at a school; governs liability for defamation. http:...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2003||Postsec.||Firearms on University Premises|
Creates a criminal offense that makes it unlawful to carry a firearm on university premises....
6 CCR 1010-6
Establishes emergency rules concerning schools, specifying the following: general provisions; grounds; sanitary facilities and controls; bui...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Quality Education Act of 2003 - Safe Schools|
H.B. 2697 §17 (Omnibus Bill)
Adds § 6-15-431. Creates the Unsafe School Choice Program required by No Child Left Behind; provides for transfer of students attending a pe...
|AL||Adopted 03/2003||P-12||Persistently Dangerous Schools|
Establishes rules adding section (e) to the existing rule which will allow notification for schools that have been identified as persistentl...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Safety Education|
Establishes a Safety Education Fund to be administered by the Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education to initiate ed...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||School Firearm and Weapon Policies|
Allows expulsion for possession of a weapon (non-firearm) in schools for up to 12 months. For possession of a firearm, expulsion must be fo...
|NJ||Signed into law 03/2003||Postsec.||Megans Law|
Amends Megan's Law to comply with requirements of federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2002/Bills/AL03/34_...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Student Supervision|
Relates to authorizing aides to supervise students who are undergoing in-school suspension....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||School Safety: Terrorist Attacks|
Provides an act to require school districts to develop a plan to provide for the safety of students and employees in the event of a terroris...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||School Districts to Adopt Anti Bullying Policies|
Requires school districts to adopt anti-bullying policies; requires the policies to be filed with the Department of Education. http://www.ar...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||School Aulthorities Crime Reports|
Clarifies and revises the requirements for principals' reports to local law enforcement of incidents occurring on school buses, school prope...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Firearms In Schools|
Modifies the Gun-Free Schools statute to add possession of an air rifle or BB gun on school property or at a school-sponsored activity to th...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||School Safety Audits|
Directs local school boards to require schools to conduct school safety audits annually, requires the audits to include specific recommendat...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Sex Offender Information|
Requires each public school to provide the parents of students a statement identifying where and the procedures to obtain information concer...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Firearms on School Property|
Clarifies an exception for a person possessing an unloaded firearm on school property in a "closed container" by providing that the definiti...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12|
Changes repealer from 2003 to 2007 on 1) the School Crisis Management Program, 2) the transfer of the industrial and adult short-term traini...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12|
H.B. 1617, S.B. 864
Defines hazing; Revises the hazing law to authorize public educational institutions, or schools to sanction and discipline students found gu...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Juvenile Criminal Information|
Rewrites provisions regarding the notification to a school division superintendent or school principal of criminal involvement of students; ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Missing Child Information|
Requires the Kentucky Missing Child Information Center to provide the state registrar and the commissioner of education with names of all mi...
|UT||Rule Adoption 02/2003||P-12||Persistently Dangerous Schools|
Provides criteria and procedures designating schools as persistently dangerous and provides for parent notification and transfers for studen...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2002||P-12||Criminalizes Sexual Conduct Between School Employees and Students|
Provides that it is criminal sexual conduct if the victim is a minor between certain age groupings and the actor is a teacher, administrator...
|WV||Adopted 12/2002||P-12||Code of Conduct STATE ID: 126-99|
Title 126, Series 99
The purpose is to provide districts with a policy of student conduct that will ensure an orderly and safe environment that is conducive to l...
|PA||Signed into law 12/2002||P-12||Youth Peddling|
Amends the Child Labor Law. Provides for youth peddling under certain conditions. Requires signed consent from parent or guardian, adult sup...
|DE||Rule Adoption 11/2002||P-12||School/Police Relations|
14 DAC 601
Amends regulation regarding school and police relations. Includes charter schools and alternative schools in the requirements of the regulat...
|OR||Adopted 10/2002||Postsec.||Code of Student Conduct|
OAR 577-031-0131 thru 577-031-0148
Clarifies and expands certain areas through the use of a student-faculty committee, regarding the Code of Student Conduct and responsibiliti...
|MA||Signed into law 10/2002||P-12||State and Local Policies on Student Overnight or Early Morning Travel|
Requires every local board to establish a policy concerning student travel that is planned to occur between the hours of midnight and 6 A.M....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12|
|Campus Sexual Assault|
Requires the governing board of each community college district, the Trustees of the California State University, Board of Directors, Hastin...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||School Speed Zones|
Provides for greater flexibility in the hours school speed zones are in effect and in the boundaries established for school speed zones....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||Postsec.||Auditing higher ed. institution's crime statistics|
Requires the State Auditor, by 1/1/2004, and every 3 years thereafter, to report the results of an audit of a sample of not less than 6 inst...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Parent Notification|
Authorizes a school principal, or his or her designee, to notify each pupil's parent or legal guardian and each school employee in writing o...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Reasons for Expulsion, Suspension|
Relates to those acts for which a pupil may be suspended from school or expelled including damage, theft or receipt of stolen school propert...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Rules for teachers convicted as sex offenders.|
Requires the Commission on Teachers Credentialing to deny the application of any applicant who is required to register as a sex offender. Re...
|MA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Crime of Communicating Terrorist Threats|
Establishes the crime of communicating terrorists threats; prohibits threats that cause evacuation of a school, school related event or scho...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||School Bus Safety|
Relates to the requirement that school buses manufactured on or after January 1, 2002, and purchased or leased for use in California have a ...
|CA||To governor 08/2002||P-12||Rules for prohibiting certain individuals from being on campus.|
Provides that it is unlawful for a person who is not a student, officer, or employee to return to the campus after being directed to leave w...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Cell Phone/Pager Ban Repealed--Local Boards to Establish Policies|
Repeals former ban on student possession of any electronic signaling device (pager or cell phone) on school grounds, while attending school-...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Cellular Telecommunications Devices|
Rescinds former ban on student use or possession of of cellular radio telecommunication devices by a student while in a school or on school ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Conflict Resolution|
Provides that only a school board that adopts a policy to incorporate activities to address intergroup conflict must make information availa...
|NJ||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Student's Disciplinary Records|
Requires that student's disciplinary records be transferred to receiving district when student transfers districts. Specifies that written c...
|NJ||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Assault|
Upgrades simple assault to aggravated assault at a school or community sponsored youth sports event....
|AZ||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Background Checks and Fingerprinting of Charter School Staff|
Requires that upon the conviction of a person of an offense in this title or of any felony, if the person is teaching in a charter school, a...
|OK||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Discipline Task Force|
Creates the Task Force on Discipline in Schools to study and make recommendations on the issue....
|FL||Signed into law 07/2002||Postsec.||Sexual predators and higher education institutions|
Act defines terms "institution of higher education" and "change in enrollment of employment status" for purposes of the Florida Sexual Preda...
|CO||Enacted 07/2002||Postsec.||Concerning cooperation between higher education institutions and federal anti-terrorism efforts|
Act requires higher education institutions to adopt guidelines to govern how they will provide information to the FBI, CIA, INS and Office o...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||New Rules For School Safety Programs|
Amends existing law which requires school districts to expend funding for education to promote school safety and to reduce school site viole...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||Sale of the Drug Soma|
Authorizes a superintendent or the principal of a school in which a pupil is enrolled to suspend or recommend for expulsion a pupil who unla...
|CA||Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 07/2002||P-12||The Safety of Children in Child Care Programs|
Provides that if a contracted agency which provides child care and development service, places a person who has been convicted of specified ...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||School Crisis Assistance Team|
Amends the School Code. Allows a school board to utilize volunteer personnel from a regional School Crisis Assistance Team to provide assist...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Safe Routes to Schools Program|
Requires the department of transportation to establish and administer a "Safe Routes to School" program; requires the Department to make gra...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Discharge of Firearms|
Prohibits, in specified circumstances, the discharge of a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school building or of the school boundaries of any ...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2002||Postsec.||Anti-Terrorism Measures|
Requires administrators at state-supported institutions of higher education to cooperate with and implement all anti-terrorism measures requ...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Disciplinary Records Transfer|
Requires that student's disciplinary records be transferred to receiving district when student transfers districts....
|CT||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Bullying and Recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance|
Requires local and regional boards to establish policies addressing bullying in the schools. Policies must include components set out in leg...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Student Records Release and Crime Reporting|
Provides that a school district may release pupil attendance, disciplinary and other educational records to a law enforcement agency, county...
|MI||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Students Convicted of Specific Crimes May Not Obtain Driver's License|
Provides that certain minors who have been convicted of or who have received a juvenile disposition for making a false report of a crime inv...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Sexual Harassment by Coach|
Establishes as sexual assault in the second degree any incidence of sexual intercourse between a coach or a person who provides intensive, o...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||School Building Safety/Fire Inspections|
Allows for only one one-year extension to be granted a school to make improvements to bring buildings up to school building safety code stan...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Harassment & Bullying Policies|
Requires school districts to adopt harassment and bullying prevention policies....
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Athletic Codes of Conduct|
Permits the establishment of athletic codes of conduct; requires sports violence management counseling prior to resuming attendance; require...
|RI||To governor 06/2002||Postsec.||Registration of Sex Offenders|
This act requires the registration of convicted sex offenders who are enrolled at or employed by any institution of higher education. Takes ...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2002||Postsec.||Campus Safety|
Relates to registration of sex offenders; enacts the State Campus Sexual Assault Information Act which requires institutions of higher learn...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Reporting by School Employees of Suspected Sex Offenses Against Children|
Includes "unlawful sexual behavior" under definitions of "abuse" and "child abuse or neglect." Requires public and private school officials ...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Sex Offenders Residency|
Prohibits offender convicted of sexual conduct with or molestation of a minor under 15 and living under community supervision from living wi...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Student Conduct|
Requires local boards to adopt policies prescribing and governing student conduct and safety rules on all public school buses. Requires poli...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Hours at Which Baltimore Officers May Carry Firearms on School Property|
Permits Baltimore City school police officer to carrying a firearm on property of assigned school any time before or after regular school ho...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Pagers on School Property in Baltimore County|
Repeals a prohibition against the possession of portable pagers on public school property in Baltimore County. Specifies that pagers are now...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Student Behavior Intervention Procedures and Task Force|
Defines terms used in student behavior intervention, such as "behavior intervention plan," "exclusionary time out," "functional behavior ass...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Visitor Check-In Required|
Requires that anyone entering an elementary or secondary school who is not a student at such school, an employee of the school or school sys...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Safe Paths to Schools Program|
Establishes the Safe Paths to Schools Program in the Department of Transportation to consider the planning and construction of bicycle and p...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Residency Restrictions of Registered Sex Offenders|
Prohibits a registered sex offender from residing within 2,000 feet of a public or nonpublic school or child care facility. Also prohibits p...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Interference with or Disruption of an Educational Institution|
Defines and classifies crime of "interference with or disruption of an educational institution;" requires local boards to adopt rules pursua...
|NY||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Defibrillators|
A.B. 10577, A.B. 8779
Relates to requiring school districts, boards of cooperative educational services, county vocational education and extension boards and char...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||School Notification of Sex Offenders|
Requires the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to notify all elementary and secondary schools and the Office of School Readiness and the Depar...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Sexual Abuse of Minors and Child Abuse and Teacher Records|
Lengthens statutes of limitations in cases of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or sexual assault of a minor to 30 years from date of victim...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: School Bus Inspections and Hazardous Walking Conditions|
Changes requirement that school buses be inspected a minimum of once a month to requirement that they be inspected pursuant to state board r...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: New Section on Student Conduct and Parental Involvement Goals|
Establishes legislative intent that 1) every K-12 public school student attend school throughout the school year and comply with the school'...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Zero Tolerance Policies|
According to legislative summary, "The possession of a firearm at school is included as grounds for required expulsion." In addition, "A sch...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Requirement to Report Student-on-Student Sexual Battery|
Creates new section requiring instructional or administrative personnel who know of student-on-student-sexual battery to report the offense ...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Information Sharing Between Schools and Law Enforcement Agencies|
Relates to data practices; regulates the dissemination of data between schools, law enforcement, and the juvenile justice system; requires p...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Liability of Teachers|
Allows the court to award attorneys' fees and costs to the prevailing parties when it finds that a frivolous action has been brought against...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Paging Devices|
Defines paging devices to include mobile telephones and requires school boards to adopt policies that address student possession of paging d...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12|
|Crimes Against Postsecondary Students|
Relates to the reporting of certain crime statistics by the bureau of investigation; includes statistics as crimes against the students of i...
|DE||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Community Notification of Sex Offenders|
Requires a sex offender who is also a student attending school to notify the principal that the student is on the sex offender registry; req...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Loitering in Public or Private School Safety Zone|
Prohibits certain persons from entering or loitering within a public or private school safety zone as defined in the act; provides a second ...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Traffic Control Devices|
Requires traffic control devices at all public railroad grade crossings located within one-half mile of any elementary or secondary school; ...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||Postsec.||Body Armor for security departments|
Act amends law to include university safety and security departments in list of those to receive proceeds of firearm sales to buy body armor...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Assault of School Employee or Volunteer|
Renders third degree assault any incidence of recklessly, with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, or intentionally causing or attempti...
|NH||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Indoor Air Quality, Fire Safety|
Establishes a committee to study indoor air quality and fire safety in public schools....
|ME||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Removal of Students Who Threaten Harm|
Mandates that school boards include in the required district-wide student code of conduct policies regarding the removal from classrooms or ...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||School Resource Officers|
Defines a school resource officer as a trained certified law-enforcement officer hired by a local law-enforcement agency; provides law-enfor...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||Postsec.||Fire Prevention Fund|
Creates the "Michael Minger fire prevention fund" with funds collected from civil fines; uses the funds to educate students and campus perso...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||School Bullying Prevention Act|
The purpose of the School Bullying Prevention Act is to provide a comprehensive approach for the public schools of this state to create an e...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2002||Postsec.||Foreign Student Withdrawals|
Directs the governing board of each public two or four year institutions of higher education to develop and implement a procedure for report...
|IA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||School Security and Emergency Preparedness Procedures|
Adds certain information concerning school security procedures or emergency preparedness to the list of public records kept confidential....
|MI||Public Act No. 03/2002||P-12||Use of Technology to Disrupt Education Operations|
Provides penalties for the use of the Internet or other electronic or telecommunication system or device to disrupt the functions of public ...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Student Voluntary Disclosure of Alcohol or Drug Use|
Revises the procedure governing the response by school employees when a student makes a voluntary disclosure and when a student is reasonabl...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Contacting Parents During a Crisis|
H.B. 886, S.B. 230
Directs the Virginia Center for School Safety, the Coordinator of Emergency Management, and the Board of Education to include, within the Mo...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Safety|
Relates to safety of school employees and students; defines threats of violence or harm; provides methods for disclosing student records reg...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Zero Tolerance, Alternative Education|
Defines terms; expands defined terms to include definitions for alternative education and dangerous student; sale of narcotics and possessio...
|IA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Sex Offenders Employed/Studying at Postsecondary Institutions|
Requires sex offender to register as such within five days of moving into a county where an institution of higher education is located, if t...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Codes of Student Conduct|
Reenacts and amends section requiring local boards to provide a code of student conduct; specifies points which code of conduct must address...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||School Resource Officers|
H.B. 498, S.B. 295
Defines a school resource officer as a trained, certified law-enforcement officer hired by a local law-enforcement agency to provide securit...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Theft of Prescription Medicines|
Adds theft or threatened theft of student prescription medications to those incidents required to be reported to school authorities, that, i...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Hazing Prohibited at Schools|
Amends existing law to prohibit students on or near schools from hazing any member, potential member or person pledged to be a member of a g...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Acts of Terrorism|
Adds incidents involving acts of terrorism to those crises and events that must be addressed in the school crisis and emergency plan to be d...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Assault on Employees|
Provides that any person who commits battery against any employee of any public or private elementary or secondary school engaged in the per...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Harassment, Bullying|
Relates to preventing harassment, intimidation, or bullying in schools; relates to the physical harm of a student or the students property; ...
|ME||Signed into law 02/2002||P-12||Childfind and Early Childhood Special Education Programs|
Establishes as major substantive rules sections establishing and maintaining a statewide network that ensures the provisions of childfind fo...
|VA||Signed by Governor 02/2002||P-12||Acts of Terrorism|
Adds incidents involving acts of terrorism to those crises and events that must be addressed in the school crisis and emergency plan to be d...
|CA||Signed into law 01/2002||P-12||Omnibus Bill - School Safety Component|
Establishes the School Safety and Violence Prevention Act. Program to be administered by the
Superintendent of Public Instruction, who shal...
|NC||Signed into law 12/2001||P-12||Student Information; suspensions for threats|
Prohibits persons contracting with the public schools from disclosing personally identifying information about students; authorizes suspensi...
|PA||Signed into law 12/2001||Postsec.||Sprinkler Systems in Dormatories|
Requires dormitories in public and private institutions of high education to conform to certain automatic sprinkler system specifications. E...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2001||P-12||Punishment for Infliction of Physical Injury|
Chapter No.484, Includes the act of aiding or abetting the infliction or attempted infliction of physical injury to another persons as an ac...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2001||P-12||Safe Alternatives and Violence Education Program|
Establishes the Safe Alternatives and Violence Education Program to provide nonpunitive intervention for adolescent first-time offenders, ag...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2001||P-12||School Safety and Violence Prevention Act|
States the intent of the Legislature that schoolsites receiving funds pursuant to the School Safety and Violence Prevention Act provide age-...
|NY||Signed into law 10/2001||P-12||Suspensions|
Relates to the suspension of students from schools; relates to teacher removal of disruptive students; requires teachers to provide pupils r...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2001||P-12||School district superintendents and suspension policy|
Authorizes a school district superintendent or designee, if he or she chooses to extend a suspension, to address the academic needs of the p...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2001||P-12||Develop model policies on the prevention of bullying|
Requires the Department of Education to develop model policies on the prevention of bullying and on conflict resolution. Makes the model pol...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2001||P-12||Rules for reporting school violence|
Provides a communication by any person to a school principal or by a student attending the school to the student's teacher, school counselor...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2001||P-12||Development of a discrimination and harassment policy|
Specifies that for school/law enforcement partnership purposes, school crime includes hate crimes. Requires the comprehensive school safety ...
|CA||Chaptered by Secretary of State 09/2001||P-12||Definition of sex offense|
Chapter No.342, Includes in the definition of sex offense, as used in provisions relating to school employees, any offense against the laws ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2001||P-12||Safe to learn Program|
Public Act No. 92-409. Amends the Illinois Violence Protection Act of 1995; concerns the Safe to Learn Program; provides for a pilot program...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2001||P-12||Punishment for Drug Offenses|
Session Law Number 332., Increases the punishment for drug offenses committed at or near preschool educational program sites....
|CA||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Expulsion of a student possessing an explosive|
Chapter No.116, Requires the governing board of a school to order the expulsion of a student possessing an explosive, as defined....
|OR||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Safe Travel Routes|
City and county governing bodies shall work with school district personnel to identify barriers and hazards
to children walking or bicycling...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Safety Teams|
Requires each city, town and regional school committee to appoint school safety teams to develop school safety plans and school emergency re...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Reporting Crimes on Students|
Relate to the reporting of crimes on school property by school officials. This would require a school official to report and investigate a ...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Fire safety education|
Relates to the Department of Education; mandates fire safety education as part of the public school curriculum....
|DE||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Notification of sex offenders|
Relates to community notification of sex offenders; provides that a school community notification must be posted in a prominent school locat...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Notification of Student Involvement with Juvenile Justice System|
Amends and reenacts Children's Code Article 412(H)(1)(a), relative to notice to schools when students are involved in the juvenile correctio...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Expanding Teacher Rights to Discipline Students|
This act seeks to deter frivolous lawsuits against teachers who have attempted to enforce discipline and order in the classroom in the manne...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Center for School Safety|
Creates Center for School Safety; specifies administration, mission and duties of center; specifies members and terms for Center for School ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Suicide Prevention Program|
Establishes a program of suicide prevention in public schools....
|IL||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||New Provisions for Student Discipline|
Amend the School Code; changes the amendatory language to provide instead that a school board, in consultation with its parent-teacher advis...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Hotline|
Directs Department of Justice to establish hotline to allow students and other members of the public to report criminal or suspicious activi...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Immunity From Civil Liability|
Provides for immunity from civil liability for school officials, teachers, pupils and parents who report certain threats of violence....
|FL||Filed as Chapter No 06/2001||P-12||Provides death benefits to teachers/administrators who are killed while working|
2001-180., Creates the Barry Grunow Act; provides death benefits with respect to teachers and school administrators who are killed as the re...
|IL||Amendatory Veto by GOVERNOR 06/2001||P-12||Alcohol on School Property|
Provides that any person who has alcoholic liquor in his or her possession on school district property (instead of on school property during...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Keeping Child Abuse Reports in Student Records|
Amends the Illinois School Records and Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act; provides that after completing an investigation of alleged ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Crisis Management Plans|
Requires all schools to have a written crisis management and response plan in place by 1/1/02....
|LA||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Zero -Tolerance Policies|
Authorizes local school boards to adopt zero-tolerance policies for disciplining students; includes certain requirements in such policies; c...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Notices to Parents|
Session Law Number 244., Ensures that the parents or guardians of students who are suspended or expelled for more than 10 days from school r...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Suspension/Expulsion Records|
Gives school superintendents flexibility regarding the expunction of records of a student's suspension or expulsion from school; requires ex...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Justification for Use of Force|
Establishes a committee to study the law on justification for the use of physical force and its implications for teachers or other persons e...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Harassment, Intimidation, Discrimination|
Prohibits harassment, intimidation, and discrimination in public schools; requires the Department of Education to prescribe a policy for pub...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Harassment|
Requires superintendent of Public Instruction to develop model policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation or bullying on school grounds, at...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Discipline of Special Education Students|
Relates to school district disciplinary action against a student with a disability who receives special education services. Any disciplinar...
|FL||Filed as Chapter No 05/2001||P-12||Zero tolerance in school for victimization of students|
2001-125., Relates to provisions regarding juvenile justice including juveniles in community based commitment facilities, zero tolerance in ...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Crises Plans|
Requires local boards and the governing body of each charter school and private school to establish a committee to develop a plan to be used...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Texas School Safety Center|
Creates the Texas School Safety Center. The purpose of the center is to serve as: (1) a central location for school safety information, in...
|IL||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Out-of-state Students and Suspension/Expulsion|
Public Act No. 92-64., Amends the School Code; allows a school district to adopt a policy providing that if a student is suspended or expell...
|IL||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12|
|Protection Order for Students|
Amends the Illinois Domestic Violence Act; provides that a petitioner for an order of protection who is seeking to have a child protected by...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Assault of Employees|
H.B. 1765, S.B. 46
Relates to assault and battery upon school employees; establishes assault and battery upon a teacher as a felony....
|MN||Signed by Governor 05/2001||P-12||Grounds for Student Dismissal or Removal from Class|
Relates to education; specifies student conduct as grounds for dismissal or removal from class, including: (a) willful violation of any reas...
|TX||Became law without governor's signature 05/2001||P-12||Restraint and Time Out|
Requires the commissioner to adopt procedures for the use of restraint and time-out by a school district employee or volunteer or an indepen...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||False alarms, Threats|
Relates to the placement in an alternative education program or expulsion of a public school student who makes a false alarm or report or a ...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Use of Force by a Principal|
Relates to the provisions of law regarding the use of force by persons with special responsibility for care, discipline or safety of others ...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Penalties for Aggressive Behavior|
Relates to hostile, aggressive or threatening behavior toward a student, teacher, administrator or other staff member in the crime of distur...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Wireless Communication Devices|
Relates to wireless telecommunication devices; modifies prohibition; requires school districts to adopt rules prohibiting wireless telecommu...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Sexual Misconduct by a Teacher|
Defines that sexual misconduct with a minor as a Class A felony as a crime of violence; provides that a person employed in a state agency wh...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Student Suspensions for Threats|
Relates to school district budgets; relates to calculation of student attendance; provides for suspensions for threats of violence against s...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||School Employees Reporting Threats|
Amends the crime of intimidation to make it a Class A misdemeanor for a person to communicate a threat to another person with the intent of ...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Bullying prevention and education|
Requires school districts to include a specific policy concerning bullying prevention and education; requires school districts to submit ann...
|IL||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Preventing a child from attending school|
Amends the School Code; provides that whoever by threat, menace, or intimidation prevents a child entitled to attend a nonpublic school in t...
|KY||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Suspension of Special Education Students|
Relates to exceptional children and youth; clarifies a change in educational placement occurs if, due to a suspension, an exceptional child ...
|MD||Vetoed 05/2001||P-12||Gun Safety Program for Schools|
Creates a mandatory gun safety education program in public schools in the State; requires the State Department of Education to establish gui...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Repeal of Portable Pager Ban on School Property|
Repeals a prohibition against the possession of portable pagers on public school property, except as the prohibition applies in Baltimore Co...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Establishment of Alternative Education Program|
Requires the State Board of Education to create in a county designated by the State Superintendent of Schools a juvenile justice alternative...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||School Administrator Procedures for School Safety|
Public Law No. 67., and 69 (LD 269) Requires the Department of Education to develop procedures for school administrative units to use develo...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Review of Regulations Related to Student Restraints|
Resolve No. 9., (LD 22) Provides for legislative review of the regulations of the Department of Education governing timeout rooms, therapeut...
|NC||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Programs for Short-Term Suspensions|
Establishes a pilot program under which participating local school administrative units place all students who are on short-term out-of-scho...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Causes for expulsion|
Expands causes for expulsion to include possession of a dangerous weapon (in addition to term "firearm) while on the premises of any public ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Hazing|
Requires local education agencies to adopt written policies prohibiting hazing by any student or organization operating under sanction of th...
|VA||House accepts governor's recommendations 05/2001||P-12||Tornado Drills|
Relates to school and institutional crisis and emergency management plans; requires public schools to institute tornado drills at least once...
|VA||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Misdemeanor Charges for Weapons|
Provides that if any person carries about his person a stun weapon or taser, a knife except a pocket knife with a folding blade under 3 inch...
|VA||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Age-Appropriate Education Programs|
Creates optional age-appropriate education programs for students in grades K-5 who require guidance, supervision and discipline in a structu...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Cannot Suspend for Truancy|
Prohibits suspension as discipline for failure to attend class; stipulates other methods of discipline may be used for the pupil which may i...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Bullying, Harassment, Intimidation|
Specifies that counties must establish policies prohibiting harassment, intimidation and bullying by December 2001; requires the department ...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Conflict resolution in school curriculum|
Relates to conflict resolution in school curriculum; requires the Department of Education to develop and make available to school corporatio...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||School Hazing Policies|
EVERY PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION IN THIS STATE SHALL ADOPT, POST AND ENFORCE A HAZING PREVENTION POLICY. THE HAZING PREVENTION POLICY SH...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||School Bus Safety|
Requires students to be seated while the school bus is moving....
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Sexual Offense Against a Student|
Any public school district employee who commits a sexual offense against a minor shall, upon conviction, be dismissed from employment and sh...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Access to School Buildings|
Authorizes a school resource officer to deny access to buildings or grounds of school institutions; authorizes a school resource officer to ...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Juvenile Records|
Relates to records of a school law enforcement unit; relates to court and law enforcement records of a juvenile....
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Notification to a school district when a juvenile is arrested|
Requires notification to a school district when a juvenile is arrested or adjudicated delinquent for any offense that may affect the safety ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Insulting Language used toward Teachers|
Makes it unlawful for any person to use profane, violent, vulgar, abusive or insulting language toward any public school teacher during the ...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||School safety and suspension of driver's license|
An Act concerning school safety; revising the definition of weapon; providing for suspension of the driver's license or privilege to drive o...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2001||Postsec.||Use of Campus Security Force in Addition to Campus Police|
Authorizes the use of a campus security force or building guards in addition to a campus police force at a constituent institution of the Un...
|MN||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Notification of Student's Possession of Drug Paraphernalia|
Requires notification to schools by law enforcement when a student within their jurisidiction is found in possession of drug paraphernalia....
|TN||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Conflict Resolution|
Expands from five schools to five LEAs in each grand division who are required to file report with commissioner of education on conflict res...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||School Safety and Health Revolving Loan Fund|
Authorizes grants within the scope of the School Safety and Health Revolving Loan Fund; restricts the qualification for loans; provides elig...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Liquor Stores Must by 1,000 feet away from a School|
Prohibits future liquor stores from being located within 1,000 feet of a church or schoolhouse....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Punishment for Threatening a Student/Employee|
Establishes the offense of threatening a school employee or student, establishes the offense of threatening damage to a school structure....
|CO||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Reporting Students who Committed Weapons Offenses|
Requires the court to impose a mandatory minimum period of detention for certain felony misdemeanor weapons offenses committed by a juvenile...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Gun Violence Prevention Week|
Promotes Gun Violence Prevention Week in elementary schools....
|VA||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Suspension, Expulsion, Alternative Programs|
Reorganizes the student discipline statutes and moves some sections to other articles of Title 22.1. Requires division superintendents, in m...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Oral or Written Threats|
Relates to oral, written or electronic threats to commit acts of violence on school property; rewrites statute to provide that it is a Class...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Conflict Resolution|
Directs the state board of education to develop conflict resolution and peer mediation models and curricula in the public schools....
|MS||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Establishes Comprehensive School Safety Act of 2001|
Creates the School Safety Act of 2001; establishes a school safety center to provide technical and crisis assistance to school districts; au...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Possible Modification of Expulsion|
Modifies provisions related to the State System of Public Education by requiring any student who has been expelled from school for a firearm...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Corporal Punishment|
Relates to child protective services and corporal punishment by school personnel; clarifies within the child abuse and neglect statute that ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Safety Audits|
Requires each local school board to transmit one complete copy of all its schools' safety audits to the Superintendent of Public Instruction...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Student Expulsion|
Reorganizes student discipline statutes; defines disciplinary actions; requires superintendents in expulsion cases to consider factors like ...
|UT||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Unlawful Use of Laser Pointers|
Modifies the Criminal Code; creates the offense of unlawful use of a laser pointer....
|SD||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Notification of Student Violence|
Provides notice to schools if a student commits a crime of violence....
|WY||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Toxic Chemicals|
Requires the establishment of guidelines for the storage and disposal of toxic chemicals at public schools; requires school districts to imp...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Notification of Juvenile Crimes|
Specifies that the chief law enforcement officer of a jurisdiction may disclose to school officials that a juvenile is a suspect in or has b...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Felony Charges for Weapons Discharge|
Relates to the discharge of firearms in schools; provides that the hunting exemption and the exemption for an established shooting range do ...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||School Safety Audits|
Requires schools to submit their school safety audits to their school division superintendent; states that division superintendent is to col...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Training of School Resource Officers|
Relates to Criminal Justice Services; pertains to school resource officers; provides that the Board may disburse to localities annually up t...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Repealing the ban on pagers|
Repeals the law which makes it unlawful for a student to possess an electronic paging device, beeper, or similar communication device while ...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Allowing Students to have Phone and Beepers after school hours.|
Relates to allowing students to possess electronic communication devices on a school campus after normal school activities for Extracurricul...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Exclusion of Students|
Relates to exclusion from public school attendance; allows school boards to exclude from attendance students who have been suspended for ove...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2000||P-12||Expulsion for Bomb Threats|
Permits a school district board to adopt a resolution authorizing expulsion for up to one year to any student making a bomb threat to a scho...
|PA||Signed into law 12/2000||P-12||Civil Immunity|
Act No. 93 of 2000., Amends the Judiciary and Judicial Procedure Code. Provides for civil immunity of school officers or employees relating ...
|GA||Approved by voters 11/2000||P-12||Indemnification for School Employees Injured/Killed at work|
Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 4 (HR 971-2000). Authorizes the General Assembly to provide by law for indemnification with respect to...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Speed Limits in School Zones|
Chapter No.521, Relates to existing law, under which, the prima facie vehicle speed limit is 25 miles-per-hour under certain circumstances, ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||School Safety Joint Program|
Repeals provisions related to existing law which requires the School/Law Enforcement Partnership, comprised of the Superintendent of Public ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Safe Gun Storage|
Requires the Department of Justice to produce public service announcements in both English and Spanish regarding recent changes in firearm l...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Bullying Grant Program|
Establishes the Bullying Prevention Grant Program for Grades 5 and 6. Provides that schools maintaining grades 5 and 6 would be authorized t...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Illegal Taping of Conversations|
Prohibits evidence obtained as a result of eavesdropping upon or recording a communication in a classroom in violation of that provision of ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Safety in School Athletics|
Appropriates a specified sum to the State Department of Education for the purpose of providing grants to fund 3 pilot projects that enter in...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||High-Risk Youth Education & Public Safety Program|
Increases the apportionment for purposes of the High-Risk Youth Education and Public Safety Program. Increases the multipliers for high-risk...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||After School Learning and Safe Neighborhoods Partnership Program|
Chapter No.582, Requires the State Department of Education when selecting schools to participate in the After School Learning and Safe Neigh...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2000||P-12||Whistle Blower Provision|
Chapter No.265, Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to adopt a system that will shield the identity of and provide to pupils w...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2000||P-12||Criminal Records Check for In-home Educators|
Chapter No.239, Relates to criminal records. Expands the Trustline Registry registration provisions for child care providers to apply to any...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2000||P-12||Community Service as a Student Disciplinary Program|
Chapter No.225, Authorizes school officials, with written permission from the parent or guardian of the pupil, to require a pupil to perform...
|NY||Vetoed 08/2000||Postsec.||Security Force Members as Peace Officers|
Veto No. 24 of 2000., Designates members of the security force of Ithaca College as peace officers; provides proper licensure for said offic...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Project SAVE|
Relates to project SAVE (Save Safe Schools Against Violence in Education); relates to students and student discipline; relates to improving ...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Orderly Educational Environments|
Relates to the Rhode Island Student Investment Initiative; imposes additional requirements upon school districts to include standards utiliz...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Not allowing paroles to live near schools|
Provides that, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, an inmate released on parole for a violation of crimes of lewd or lascivious act...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Keeping Sex Offenders Away From Children|
Public Act No., Amends the Criminal Code of 1961; prohibits child sex offenders from residing within 500 feet of a school attended by person...
|IL||Vetoed 07/2000||P-12||Alternative Education for Violent Students|
Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 and the Unified Code of Corrections; provides that a minor who is placed on probation or supervision, ...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Emotional and Social Competency|
Requires the state department to develop model programs that encourage "emotional and social competency and learning." The new law states t...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||School Safety Issues - Bomb Threats|
Adds the Delaware State University Police Department to those covered under Delaware Law as an organized police department with the individu...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Weapons on School Property|
Specifies that prohibitions on student possession of weapons and possession of weapons or controlled substances, as well as the prohibition ...
|PA||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Provides for School Crossing Guards|
Act No. of 2000., Amends the Second Class Township Code. Provides for school crossing guards. Further regulates the annual budget and unifor...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Juvenile Records|
Relates to the maintenance, release, and confidentiality of juvenile records pursuant to the juvenile justice code; authorizes release of in...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Amending Zero-Tolerance|
Amends zero tolerance policy by allowing suspension of a student who attends school or a department-supervised activity, whether on or off s...
|MI||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||School Safety|
Relates to criminal procedure; regards arrests; allows arrest without a warrant for crimes of threatening to damage or destroy school proper...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||School Speed Zones|
Allows local Boards of Education to set longer period for school speed zones around schools....
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Changing the Rules for School Discipline|
Revises the definition of suspension; revises data used to determine school's performance grade category; revises information required to be...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Trespassing on School Property|
Amends the offense of criminal trespass in the first degree in this way, for occurrences on school property, between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Comprehensive School Safety Plan|
Concerns safe schools; requires each school district to adopt and implement a safe schools plan that includes a conduct and discipline code,...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Safe Schools|
Centers on a conduct and discipline code with identified violations to result in actions taken. Forms the basis for annual reporting to loc...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||School Safety - Bomb Threats|
Requires school districts to notify students and their parents or custodians of the provisions of the Delaware Code which prohibit falsely r...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2000||Postsec.||Fire Safety|
Requires installation of automatic fire suppression systems in all dormitories at public or private institutions of higher education....
|VT||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Safe Schools Bill|
There are a number of new provisions regarding school discipline including: School boards must adopt comprehensive discipline plans that in...
|VT||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Bomb Threats Made Over Internet|
This Act adds language to statute addressing the transmission of false public alarms which include bomb threats. Bomb threats made over the ...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Reporting Requirements|
Changes the reporting requirements for teachers or school administrators who witness or have information concerning acts of theft, destructi...
|IL||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Safety, School Report Cards, Background Checks, Summer School|
Public Act No. 91-4587; Amends the School Code to provide that the School Safety and Educational Improvement Block Grant Program shall provi...
|WI||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Laser Pointers|
Relates to restrictions on the use of laser pointers and providing penalty....
|TN||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Records Sharing|
Urges the Department of Education to prepare and provide to all public schools guides to legally permissible practices for disclosure and sh...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Records Sharing|
, Relates to crime; authorizes certain behavioral data on students to be disclosed to the juvenile justice system; provides for data sharing...
|AK||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Safety Program|
Establishes a school disciplinary and safety program; requires the reporting of information relating to school disciplinary and safety progr...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Immunity for School Employees|
Relates to school violence; provides civil criminal immunity for a school employee; relates to the employee's participation in reporting and...
|MI||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||School Locker Searches|
Public Act 87; Relates to elementary and secondary education; provides for policies on school locker searches....
|MN||Signed by governor 05/2000||P-12||Use of Reasonable Force by Teacher|
Allows the use of reasonable force by a teacher, school employee, bus driver, or other agent of a school district when it is necessary under...
|MN||Signed by governor 05/2000||P-12||Districts May Refuse to Open Enroll Student|
Permits a school district to refuse to open enroll a student during the term of his or her expulsion if the student was expelled for: 1) pos...
|MS||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Suspension, Expulsion, Alternative Education|
Clarifies the authority of school superintendents, principals and school boards to suspend, expel, or change the placement of pupils for con...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Public School Safety and Violence Prevention Act|
Adopts the Public School Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2000; requires each local school board to adopt a pupil safety and violence p...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Expulsion, Suspension|
, Defines expulsion, suspension and remand for purposes of disciplinary actions in schools....
|TN||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Conflict Resolution Program|
Encourages local education agencies to extend conflict resolution intervention program implemented in grades 1 and 2 to grades 3 through 6, ...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12|
|Makes Hazing a Crime|
This legislation does essentially five things: It addresses school (public and independent schools at the elementary and secondary level as...
|WI||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||School Personnel Liability|
Protects teachers from being charged criminally when they act reasonably in dealing with disruptive students. Acknowledges a common-law def...
|WI||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Conditional Reinstatement of Expelled Pupils|
Relates to the conditional early reinstatement to school of a pupil who has been expelled from school....
|KY||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Earthquake Emergency Drills|
Relates to the earthquake emergency procedure system in schools; includes preparedness for tornadoes in the procedures; requires a designate...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Threats|
Classifies threats of physical injury or damage to property made in regards to teachers, students or school property as a class 5 felony and...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Student Records|
Concerning the exchange of information related to children; authorizes an exchange of information between schools and law enforcement agenci...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Prevention of Violence|
States legislative intent to address school violence through prevention. Authorizes districts to contract with nonprofit agencies or commun...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Security Personnel|
Requires school security personnel and employees exercising the powers of a peace officer to receive a minimum level of basic law enforcemen...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Firearms on School Property|
Amends existing law to provide that it shall be unlawful for any person to possess a firearm or other deadly or dangerous weapon while on th...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Conflict Resolution Programs|
(LD 1305)Creates a grant program within the Department of Education to encourage conflict resolution education programs in public elementary...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Zero Tolerance|
Revises "zero tolerance" law on suspension or expulsion of students who commit certain offenses....
|ME||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Transfer of Student Records|
Public Law No. 595, (LD 1933); Allows a juvenile's school to disseminate information about the juvenile to the court and a criminal justice ...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Arrest of School Personnel|
Relates to warrants for arrest; provides that any warrant for the arrest of a teacher or school administrator for any offense alleged to hav...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Notification of Student Offenses|
Requires that schools be notified of firearm violations by students; states whenever a minor enrolled in any common school is convicted in a...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Safety Drills|
Relates to fire drills required in schools; authorizes safety drills as determined by school administration....
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Reporting of Incidents|
Adds conduct involving firebombs, explosive materials or devices, hoax explosive devices, chemical bombs, or other incendiary devices on a s...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Proximity to Children|
Provides that anyone convicted of an "offense prohibiting proximity to children" is forever prohibited from loitering within 100 feet of a p...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Student Searches|
Directs school boards to adopt regulations governing student searches; requires regulations be consistent with relevant state and federal la...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12|
Act No. 475., Relates to certain educational programs; requires the Department of Education to develop a rape prevention and personal safety...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Disciplinary Tribunals|
Relates to public school disciplinary tribunals; requires local school system receiving certain State education funds to suspend a student w...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12|
Relates to public schools; provides that a student, who has been expelled from school for a firearm, explosive, or flammable material violat...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||School Bus Stops/School Property|
Clarifies that possession of weapons on school bus stops is grounds for expulsion from school attendance and constitutes a crime; clarifies ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Virginia Center for School Safety|
Establishes the Virginia Center for School Safety within the Department of Criminal Justice Services; provides that the Center will, among o...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Suspension/Expulsion for Profanity|
Directs local school boards to provide, within their respective standards for student conduct, for the suspension and expulsion of students ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Reasonable Force|
Provides that the offenses of a simple assault and assault and battery do not include the use of, by any teacher, principal or other person ...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12||School Resource Officers|
Clarifies role of school resource officers; allows officer in only to perform law enforcement duties when situation requires it....
|SD||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12||Reporting by Law Enforcement|
Allows law enforcement agencies to report certain violations of law and threats made by a student....
|KY||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12||Paging Devices|
Requires a local board of education to develop a policy regarding the possession and use of personal telecommunications devices by a student...