|PA||Signed into law 07/2014||P-12||School Police Officers, Office for Safe Schools.|
Permits school entities, defined as school districts, charter schools, cyber charter schools, and area vocational-technical schools, and nonpublic schools to apply to a judge of the Court of Common Pleas to appoint school police officers in the same manner, an...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Illinois Emergency Management Agency Grants to Schools|
Authorizes the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to make grants to public K-12 school districts, area vocational centers inter-district special education cooperatives, regional safe schools, and nonpublic K-12 schools for safety and security improvements. h...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Discipline for Simulating a Firearm or Weapon or Wearing Certain Clothing|
Provides that simulating a firearm or weapon while playing, or wearing certain clothing or accessories is not grounds for disciplinary action or referral to criminal justice or juvenile justice system. Provides a student may be subject to disciplinary action i...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Student Safety Hotline and Safe School Plans|
Requires the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection to study the feasibility of establishing a student safety hotline. The study must include an analysis of: (1) the feasibility of establishing a student safety hotline that receives anonymous p...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Mental Health & School Safety|
Requires that each public school employ a licensed psycho-educational specialist on a full-time basis to help school personnel identify students in need of mental health counseling, promote awareness of mental health issues and the availability of treatment, s...
|LA||Passed 06/2014||P-12||Youth Violence|
Directs the department of health and hospitals to declare youth violence a public health epidemic. Directs the department of education to establish a statewide trauma-informed education program. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=912600&n=SCR44...
|LA||Passed 06/2014||P-12||Study of Current Discipline Policies|
Requests the department of education to study current discipline statutes and policies and make recommendations to the senate for ways to protect teachers from classroom violence. Resolves that the department submit its report to the senate education committee...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Building Plans|
Modifies existing safety requirements and allows schools with a building schematic floor plan diagram to submit the diagrams to the division of homeland security and emergency management. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2014/HB1132.pdf...
|LA||Passed 05/2014||P-12||Improving School Discipline and Climate|
Requests the state board to review and consider adopting the U.S. Department of Education's "Guiding Principles: A Resource Guide for Improving School Climate and Discipline" as a master plan for supporting student behavior and discipline. http://www.legis.la....
|LA||To governor 05/2014||P-12||Dating Violence Prevention|
Requires the governing authority of each public school serving students in grades 7-12 to:
- Provide all employees who have contact with students in any grades 7-12 with instruction on the definition of dating violence, dating violence warning signs, and how ...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Safe2tell Program In Department Of Law|
Repeals the current Safe2Tell program and recreates the program in the department of law.
Requires that the program:
1) Establish and maintain methods of anonymous reporting concerning unsafe, potentially harmful, dangerous, violent, or criminal activities in...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Permit Charter Schools to Hire Armed School Security|
Under current law, a school district may employ a school security officer who may carry a concealed handgun in the school and on its grounds if the person has a valid concealed carry permit. The bill would grant this authority to a charter school.
|HI||Adopted 04/2014||P-12||Youth Risk Behavior Survey|
Requests the department of education and the state public charter school commission to administer the Youth Risk Behavior Survey to a sample of students in grades 6-12 in select schools; resolves that select private schools be given the opportunity to administ...
|GA||To governor 04/2014||P-12|
Change provisions relating to carrying weapons within certain school safety zones and at school functions; relating to the Juvenile Code, crimes and offenses, elementary and secondary education, and persons not to be licensed, minimum ages for licensees, and s...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Suicide Prevention Training and other Safety Elements|
Requires all public school nurses, teachers, counselors, school psychologists, school social workers and administrators to receive at least one hour of training each year, beginning with the 2014-15 school year. The required training will be included under the...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Remove State Dept. of Education from Certain State Personnel Board Procedures|
Sections 1 through 7. Provides that employees of the State Department of Education will be classified as "nonstate service" and that the rules and regulations of the State Personnel Board will not apply for a two-year period beginning July 1, 2014.
|TN||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Juvenile Offenders|
Prohibits a child who has been adjudicated delinquent from attending the same school that the victim attends when a no contact order has been issued, unless the victim and the victim's parents consent in
writing to the child's return to school.Makes provision...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Grants to Purchase Law Enforcement Equipment|
Makes school districts that employ special law enforcement officers eligible for Kentucky Office of Homeland Security grants to purchase body armor, firearms or ammunition, or electronic control devices, electronic control weapons, or electro-muscular disrupti...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||School Safety|
Defines as confidential, information relative to school safety plans; provides that meetings involving school safety plans are not subject to the open meetings laws.
|TN||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Reporting Referrals to Juvenille Court|
Requires the department of education to report the number of student referrals by the LEAs to the juvenile court by schools, local school districts, gender and race in the department's annual report.
|HI||Adopted 04/2014||P-12||Anti-Graffiti Task Force|
Requests the state attorney general to convene an anti-graffiti task force to develop recommendations that address education and prevention, enforcement, community involvement, legislation, and graffiti removal. Establishes task force membership; includes supe...
|UT||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||School Safety Tip Line|
Establishes a School Safety Tip Line to allow public school students, parents, school employees or citizens to make anonymous reports on unsafe, violent, or criminal activities, or the threat of such activities. Creates the School Safety Tip Line Commission in...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Safe Schools Fund and Career and Technical Education Centers|
Includes school corporation (district) career and technical education centers in the list of organizations that may receive grants from the Indiana safe schools funds for safety-related activities and apply for a matching grant from the Indiana secured school ...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||School Building Safety Division|
Creates a division of school building physical security and safety (division) within the department of education. Mandates the division to carry out responsibilities related to school building safety, including establishing guidelines for integrating physical ...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Video Systems on School Buses|
Requiring school buses transporting students to and from school and other activities to be equipped with an external video system, and buses may also be equipped with an internal video system (effective the 2016-2017 school year). Appropriating up to $5 millio...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2014||Postsec.||Mental Health Policies|
H.B. 1268/S.B. 239
Requires the violence prevention committee of each public institution of higher education to establish policies and procedures to require all faculty and staff to report behavior that may represent a physical threat to members of the campus community identifie...
|MI||To governor 02/2014||P-12||School Safety Drills and Cardiac Emergency Response Plans|
Amending current laws requiring schools to have fire drills. Reduces the required number of fire drills from 6 to 5 per school year for K-12 schools and requires they be held by certain dates. Directs schools to hold one of the two required tornado drills in M...
|DE||Issued 01/2014||P-12||Background Check Task Force|
Creates the Delaware background check task force and defines membership. Directs the task force to to conduct a comprehensive examination of Delaware's criminal background check and child protection registry check requirements for people working with children ...
|MA||Issued 01/2014||P-12||Establishing a Task Force on School Safety and Security|
E. O. 548
Establishes the Cross-Secretariat Task Force on School Safety and Security and defines membership. Requires the Task Force to coordinate joint efforts to address school safety issues, develop recommendations for local schools to update school safety plans, dev...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2013||P-12||The Safe Schools for Safe Learning Act of 2013|
Requires that the department of education website include a list of statewide resources for youth who have been affected by gangs, gun violence, and psychological trauma caused by violence at home, at school, and in the community. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2013||P-12||Instruction in Violence Awareness and Prevention|
Permits instruction in English, math, social sciences, science, visual and performing arts, health, and physical education in grades 1-6, and these subjects plus foreign language, applied arts, driver's education and career/technical education in grades 7-12, ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2013||P-12||Comprehensive School Safety Plans|
Encourages all comprehensive school safety plans, as these plans are reviewed and updated, to include, to the extent that resources are available, clear guidelines for the roles and responsibilities of mental health professionals, community intervention profes...
|OK||Signed into law 09/2013||P-12||School Protection Act|
Creates the School Protection Act, stating that the purpose is to provide teachers, principals, and other school professionals the tools they need to undertake reasonable actions to maintain order, discipline, and an appropriate educational environment. Any st...
|WI||to governor 09/2013||P-12||Sex Offenders|
Prohibits sex offenders from being on school grounds (including charter schools and private schools) unless the administrator or designee or governing board has been notified of the specific date, time, and place of the visit and of the person's status as a re...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||School Security and Standards Task Force|
Creates the School Security and Standards Task Force within the state board to study the security of Illinois schools, make recommendations, and draft minimum standards for use by schools to make them more secure and to provide a safer learning environment. Se...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Work Schedule for School Police Departments|
From legislative counsel's digest: Authorizes a district board or a county superintendent of schools to establish a 12-hour-per-day, 80-hour-per-2-week work schedule for school police departments, provided the establishment of the work schedule is consented to...
|NJ||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||School Security Task Force|
Establishes a School Security Task Force to develop recommendations to improve school security and safety. Establishes membership. Directs the Task Force to identify physical and cyber vulnerabillities in public schools and make recommendations for improvement...
|NJ||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Department of Education to Distribute Information on Media Violence|
Requires the Department of Education to prepare and distribute information in pamphlet form and on their website on how parents can limit children's exposure to media violence. Requires this information to include research on how violent behavior affects child...
|PA||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Safe Schools Legislation|
Provides for new targeted grants through the Office of Safe Schools. These grants are for programs and measures to address school violence and security. This includes costs associated with school police and resource officers and the expansion of existing grant...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Principal Rights/Responsibilities re: Illegal Use/Possession of Weapons and Illegal Gang Activity|
In section concerning a principal's duties (in a school district other than the Chicago school district), provides that it is the principal's responsibility to utilize resources of proper law enforcement agencies when the safety and welfare of students and tea...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||School Evacuations and Law Enforcement Drills|
Provides that school evacuations may be triggered by the presence of a suspicious person in a school building. Provides that evacuation or reverse-evacuation incidents include a shooting incident (instead of providing that evacuations incidents may include wit...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||School Officers to Enforce Laws for Crimes on School Grounds|
Allows the school board of any school district to commission school officers to enforce laws relating to crimes committed on school premises, at school activities, and on school buses through a memorandum of understanding with each law enforcement agency and c...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||School Safety|
Section 8.36 provides that grants to local school administrative units, regional schools, and charter schools for the hiring and/or training of school resource officers in elementary and middle schools will be matched on the basis of $2 in State funds for ever...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Security Service at Schools - Retired Police Officers|
Determines that for the school year commencing July 1, 2013, and each school year thereafter, no municipality or local or regional board of education can employ or enter into an agreement with any person, other than a sworn member of an organized local police ...
|LA||Vetoed 06/2013||P-12||School Crisis Management and Response Plans and School Resource Officers|
Directs a school principal, rather than the public school, to annually review the school crisis management and response plan and revise the plan as necessary. In reviewing and revising the plan, requires the principal to consider and include, if appropriate, i...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2013||Postsec.||Florida College System Institution Police Officers|
From bill analysis: Expands the jurisdiction of Florida College System (FCS) institution police officers to enforce the law, consistent with the same authority that is provided to state university police officers. Authorizes college police officers to:
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||School Marshals|
Creates a new category of law enforcement officer to be designated a school marshal. Authorizes a school marshal to make arrests and exercise all authority given peace officers under the code of criminal procedure, subject to written regulations of a local dis...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Making a False Alarm Involving a Public or Private Institution of Higher Education|
Directs each public, private, and independent institution of higher education to notify all incoming students of the penalty for the offense of making a false alarm or report involving a public or private institution of higher education. Requires each institut...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Principal Professional Development on School Disciplinary Procedures|
Requires each principal or other administrator who oversees student discipline to attend professional development training at least once every three years regarding student disciplinary procedures, including training on the distinction between a discipline man...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Discipline of Students by School Bus Drivers|
Permits a school bus driver to send a student to the principal's office to maintain effective discipline on the school bus. Requires that the principal respond by employing appropriate discipline management techniques consistent with the student code of conduc...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||School Safety Certification Program and School Safety Task Force|
Directs the Texas School Safety Center, in consultation with the School Safety Task Force, to develop a school safety certification program. Requires the Texas School Safety Center award a school safety certificate to a school district that (1) has implemented...
|TX||Vetoed 06/2013||P-12||School Safety Training Program|
Directs the department of public safety, provided sufficient funds are available, to establish and maintain a training program in school safety and the protection of students for district and charter school employees who hold a license to carry a concealed han...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||Postsec.||Transportation and Storage of Firearms on Postsecondary Campuses|
Permits an institution of higher education, including a private or independent institution of higher education, to prohibit or place restrictions on the storage or transportation of a firearm or ammunition in a locked, privately owned or leased motor vehicle b...
|LA||Passed 06/2013||P-12||Allowing Students to Carry a Global Positioning System (GPS) Tracking Device at School|
Requests that the state board of elementary and secondary education study issues related to allowing students to carry a global positioning system (GPS) tracking device at school and on school buses, and submit a report of its findings and conclusions, includi...
|LA||Passed 06/2013||P-12||Subcommittee to Study Issues Affecting School Environment, Including School Violence|
Authorizes the chairman of the senate education committee to appoint a subcommittee to study issues affecting school environment, including school violence. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=856378&n=SR203%20Enrolled ...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Firearms on Private School Property|
Authorizes carrying of a concealed or unconcealed weapon onto private school property or in any school bus or vehicle used by any private school for transportation of students or teachers by a person who is licensed pursuant to the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, p...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Background Screening and ID Badges for Noninstructional Contractors on School Grounds|
Requires DOE to create uniform, statewide identification badge to be worn by noninstructional contractors signifying that contractor has met specified requirements. Requires school district to issue badge. Requires all districts to recognize the badge and for ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2013||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 "school property"; provides exception. http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h0113er.doc...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||School Crisis Management and Response Plans|
Adds references to school shootings to provisions regarding school crisis management and response plans. Requires that principals prepare plans jointly with local law enforcement, fire, public safety, and emergency preparedness officials, and include these off...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Hiring Standards for Athletic Directors|
Creates hiring standards for school and school district athletic directors and requires that all directors hired on or after October 1, 2013 meet the new standards. Establishes duties for all school and school district athletic directors.Requires directors to ...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Code Red School Safety Plans/Drills and Emergency Drills|
Requires that local boards incorporate into each school's safety plan a specific code red school safety plan. Requires that each school's code red school safety plan be reviewed and revised annually, as needed, by the local board of education in consultation w...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Trespass on a School Bus in the First Degree|
Amends provisions related to the crime of trespass on a school bus in the first degree. Provides that a person is guilty of this crime if s/he enters a public school bus while the door is open to load or unload students without a lawful purpose. Increases seve...
|CO||Signed into law 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., local fire departments, state and local law enforcement agencies, local 911 agencies, local mental health organizations,...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||School Security Personnel and School Resource Officers|
Permits local boards to employ school security personnel or contract with local law enforcement to employ school resource officers. Allows school security personnel or school resource officers to carry a firearm while on duty only if the employee meets specifi...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||School Policies on Gang Activity|
Allows the Indiana safe schools fund to be used to provide educational outreach and training to school personnel concerning the identification and prevention of, and intervention in, criminal gang activity. Requires the Indiana department of education (departm...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||School resource officers and school safety.|
Specifies how a school resource officer program may be established and sets forth duties and responsibilities for school resource officers. Provides that a person, before being appointed as a school resource officer, must successfully complete the training req...
|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 superintendent, and has had 40 hours of basic school policing training.
|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 school systems in the state, law enforcement agencies, state and local government, community organizations, parents, and ...
|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 board of education must also submit a report to the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) on the required evaluatio...
|IL||Passed 05/2013||P-12||School Walk-Through Programs|
Encourages state and local law enforcement agencies and school districts to cooperate with one another to establish school walk-through programs to permit state and local law enforcement officials to more frequently stop and walk through public school properti...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Safe Schools Levy|
Increases the number of allowable uses for Safe Schools fund. New uses include paying for facility security enhancements; colocation, collaboration with mental health professionals; and costs associated with improving the school climate. Page 45 of 214.
|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 occurrence or imminent threat of damage, injury, or loss of life or property. Requires each local board to adopt a scho...
|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.
Veto message: http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2013/AmdHtmH/HB0240GovVeto.pdf...
|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 or plan that results in a physical injury to a student or a staff member, and any isolation of a student who has an indiv...
|IL||Passed 04/2013||P-12||School Crime Watch Program|
States Senate belief that a school crime watch program should be established based on the Neighborhood Watch concept and independently or alternatively incorporated into the Neighborhood Watch program in order to make schools safer for children. Encourages all...
|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 agency may deal with school-based offenses through graduated sanctions or educational programming after a school principal r...
|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.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Concealed Weapons in Private Church-Operated Schools|
Authorizes carrying of a concealed weapon on the developed property of a kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12) private school operated by a church or other place of worship.
|KY||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||School Emergency Plans and Emergency Drills|
Identical to H.B. 384, which was also enacted: Requires each building to adopt an emergency plan for fire, severe weather, earthquake or if a building lockdown is required. Requires adopted plan to be shared with first responders, and for plan to be annually r...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||School Emergency Plans and Emergency Drills|
Identical to S.B. 8, which was also enacted: Requires each building to adopt an emergency plan for fire, severe weather, earthquake or if a building lockdown is required. Requires adoped plan to be shared with first responders, and for plan to be annually revi...
|MS||Signed into law 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 providing additional school resource officers to engage in community policing in and around primary and secondary schools. I...
|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 on file to the
superintendent or principal of the school the juvenile attends.
|CT||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety|
Creates a new council to establish new school safety infrastructure standards, authorizes up to $ 15 million in bonds for a new competitive grant program for school safety projects, and establishes a procedure leading to new requirements under the school const...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Licensed Concealed Weapons - School Employees|
Permits school districts and postsecondary educational institutions to allow a licensed employee to concealed carry a handgun if the employee meets the entity's general policy requirements and if the
entity does not have a personnel policy prohibiting employe...
|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 higher education under specified circumstances. Provides circumstances under which a person is guilty of criminal trespass...
|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 disasters. Includes drafting of emergency preparedness plans, active shooter drills, and tri-annual tornado drills.
|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 teams, to be overseen by a division-level committee. Directs threat assessment team to (i) provide guidance to students, f...
|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 school inspection walkthrough using a standardized checklist. Directs local superintendent to make the results of each sch...
|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 school personnel.
|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. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_2651-2700/ab_2662_bill_20120926_chaptered.pdf...
|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, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientatio...
|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 used. Specifies such information may be used solely by school principal or officials determined to have a legitimate educa...
|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 interpersonal, adolescent violence based on the Step Back Program for boys and girls. Establishes specific duties of the ta...
|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 giving schools discretion to handle minor offenses without mandatory reporting. Requires that all relevant special education...
|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 police, and authorizes the employment of peace officers to ensure the safety of district personnel and pupils, and the s...
|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 safety around schools, and enable and encourage children to walk and bicycle to school. Creates the position of safe rou...
|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 political subdivisions to provide for the safety and security of the school. Allows the district to use funds to share c...
|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. Encourages school boards and law enforcement agencies to enter into memoranda of understanding relating to the possession and use...
|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 all students and staff a priority in each school. Requires each district to take reasonable measures to ensure that eac...
|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 the office for delinquent offenses, including the number of students investigated for each type of delinquent offense, th...
|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 as specifically prescribed by local board rule or policy.
Page 7 of 7: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20112012/127...
|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 trip where students are present, including an activity or field trip not on school property, when the superintendent or ...
|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 prohibited as prescribed by local board policy, and set forth parameters if local policy prohibited or permitted students t...
|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 or the safety of others. Defines use of reasonable or justifiable force. Requires teacher to file a brief report. Stipula...
|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 each public school in the Commonwealth on its website.
|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 and Approved Private Schools, a major substantive rule of the Department of Education. http://www.mainelegislature.org/l...
|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 records of students for the purposes of assessment and intervention with individuals whose behavior may present a threat...
|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. Defines "covered individual" and limits use of seclusion or physical restraint to those individuals (teachers or student tea...
|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 providing assistance with the investigation of deaths and alleged rapes occurring on college campuses.
|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. Requires that parents, students and school district personnel be involved in the development of district student discipline ...
|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 institutions to certify in writing to the Department that the required annual reviews and functional exercises have been conducted....
|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 conditional enrollment to any individual who has been expelled from a
community college within the preceding 5 years, or wh...
|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 to have their schoolsite councils develop and write the portions of their comprehensive school safety plans that includ...
|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 employee who has been suspended, expelled, or dismissed for disrupting the orderly operation of the school, or (2) for anot...
|DE||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Uniform School Discipline Requirements Across Districts|
Directs the department of education to promulgate student discipline regulations, so as to create uniform definitions for student conduct that may result in alternative placement or expulsion, uniform due process procedures for alternative placement meetings a...
|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 the same public or private K-12 school, including any continuing physical danger or emotional distress to the petitione...
|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 purposes of these offenses. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=s01313&term=2011&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Text...
|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, and supervisory agents of nonpublic schools and their agents, employees, or officers, acting without malice, in good f...
|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
school nurses complete a training course in concussions and traumatic brain injuries. Encourages districts to get student neuropsych...
|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 from classrooms. Indicates discliplinary measures that need to be implemented before students can return to classrooms. Req...
|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 Activities Association to develop guidelines regarding concussions and head injuries.
|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 surcharge on plates to account designated by Children's Trust Fund of Oregon Foundation.
|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 or seclusion on student in public education programs under certain circumstances. Describes procedures to be followed i...
|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. Section 1303-A clarifies that school safety reports must be filed with the department on an annual basis.
|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 facilities who will have access to student rooms or apartments. Amends TCA Title 49.
|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 educator may use corporal punishment as a form of discipline unless the student's parent has previously provided a written, si...
|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 system technology plans.
Pages 48-52 of 342: http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2011/Bills/House/PDF/H200v9.pdf...
|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 boards of education, public school teachers, school counselors and psychologists, and parents of students enrolled in publi...
|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 practices of restorative justice to ensure that capable personnel and resources are available to successfully facilitate all ...
|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 trustees of school districts and school district personnel on the prevention of bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment and in...
|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 himself or herself or of another minor. A minor who uses an electronic communiction device to transmit or distribute a s...
|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.state.nc.us/Sessions/2011/Bills/House/PDF/H650v6.pdf...
|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 report to law enforcement. Provides that school principals must report if they have a "reasonable belief" that a specifi...
|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 district to report, anonymously if the pupil chooses, any unlawful activities that are being conducted on school property...
|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 possession of, or is delivering alcohol or a controlled substance while on school property, while involved in a school-related...
|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 the task force. Requires the task force to study and make recommendations regarding specified matters, including the foll...
|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 violence education in the health curriculum. Requires the DOE to recommend educational resources on dating violence and shal...
|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, a legislative rule for the establishment of an up-to-date, school specific crisis response plan at every school in the s...
|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 incidences.
|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 disciplined in their home districts. If a "caretaker relative" seeks to enroll a child who has been disciplined by a pre...
|Access to Juvenile Court Records|
A concurrent resolution directing the Legislative Management to study the feasibility and desirability of allowing school officials, including officials of higher education institutions, access to the otherwise confidential files and records of the juvenile co...
|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 dangerous weapon, and (2) those locations where a person may not possess a dangerous weapon, firearm, or sawed-off shotgun. h...
|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 relating to an educator/student relationship as identified by the State Board of Education in its rules; (h) The licens...
|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 local boards of education to adopt a policy specifying the job classifications of staff members who may accompany students ...
|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 property, public or private, during hours when such property is being used solely by a public or private elementary or s...
|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.pdf...
|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 boards to adopt policies regarding the use of seclusion and restraint in schools as specified; defining terms; and providin...
|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 each year, verify corrective action plans, develop and update forms to be used by schools and police departments, verify th...
|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 policy for reporting purposes. Authorizes district to establish a policy to address incidents of dating violence (procedures,...
|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 rooms with an occupancy of 5 or more persons to be locked from the inside. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/...
|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 all University of California campuses and properties administered or occupied by the University of California. Authorizes...
|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 identify the schools and districts with the least and greatest incidence of violent and disruptive incidents, and the least ...
|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 hotline, to be known as the "CPS Violence Prevention Hotline," with calls placed to the hotline to be answered by the Chicag...
|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 public school teachers and other school employees by students.
|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 education. http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h7037er.docx&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumb...
|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 mechanical restraint of certain students.
|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 chartered public schools. Requires applicants for driver education certificates and school licenses to notify the director o...
|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 institution property ("school safety zone" now simply means in or on public or private K-12 school or postsecondary insti...
|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 provision for pre-service and ongoing grade appropriate classroom management training for teachers, principals, and other approp...
|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 and formally charged with an alleged felony or violent crime. In addition, the principal is required to immediately not...
|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, which shall define hazing in a manner that is at least as stringent as the definition contained in subdivision 11(a)(30) ...
|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 schools to do all of the following:
1. Create a school safety plan with active participation from appropriate parties ...
|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, school, or university. Relates to arrest warrants for public education employees. Specifies that when a public education...
|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 child maltreatment; revokes the teaching license of repeat child maltreatment offenders; requires a district policy for edu...
|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 possessing replica firearms and BB guns on school property.
|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 the mounting of cameras on school buses; requests an educational information campaign on school bus safety. http://www.leg...
|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 officers would have been extended to specific off-campus activities such as accompanying a school employee to make a bank ...
|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 person required to register pursuant to the Sex Offenders Registration Act is prohibited from loitering (from 300 feet to 50...
|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 cultural competency model training curriculum for law enforcement officers assigned to public schools. A law enforcement ...
|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 under the supervision or custody of a local department of social services or the Department of Juvenile Services and if a...
|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 exceptions the discharge of firearms within 500 feet of public and private school properties. http://www.mainelegislatu...
|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 the state board's model policy, each local board of education must establish and submit a local policy to the state supe...
|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 Crisis Hotline by: (1) printing the number prominently in the school handbook; and (2) printing the telephone number on a st...
|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 administrator before attending a conference at the school as a parent or providing transportation to the offender's child at the s...
|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 libraries and child care facilities.
|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 prevention and intervention policies. Authorizes the state board rules to include provisions related to (1) school staff r...
|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 permission of the school board or of the owner of the private school or child day center for entry within all or part of the scop...
|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 grounds, of any publicly owned or operated community center, park, library, or hospital; and provides that engaging in ...
|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 distribution of an electronic cigarette on school property or during school-sponsored activities. http://le.utah.gov/~2010/bills...
|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 the superintendent in the case of the Virginia Military Institute, to annually certify in writing to the Department of E...
|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 district- and school-wide. Provides for regular and meaningful training of school employees and students. Provides for en...
|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 harassment, intimidation, or bullying, and to include age-appropriate dating violence prevention education in the health edu...
|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 review of the use of restraint.
Restraints shall only be used in an emergency and with extreme caution and is limited to...
|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 elementary and secondary schools. Provides that if the interference with the public institution of education is accompanied by a ...
|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 individual or group of individuals that is protected under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and that occurs in a ...
|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 private school providing instruction in grades K-12. Provides an exception for those providing instruction in such schools. ht...
|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 to any individual who has been expelled from a community college within the preceding 10 years for certain offenses, or...
|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 and from school with one or more supervising adults, for the purpose of ensuring the safe passage of pupils to and from...
|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, alley or sidewalk within 600 feet of the property line of a public or private school. Provides exceptions. Bill: http:/...
|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, or the possession of an explosive committed by a pupil or nonpupil on a schoolsite to the city police or county sherif...
|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 the school campus or facility, whose student has suffered a credible threat of violence made off the school campus or faci...
|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 congregate. Provides enhanced penalties for this crime if the person is required to register with the chief of police of sheriff...
|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:
(1) Implemented an electronic device (cell phones and pagers) policy consistent with state board rule
(2) Posted collective bargain...
|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 a school building or school property, or a threat of violence, death or bodily harm directed against persons at a school...
|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 and Public Protection Registration Program, as recommended by the House Select Committee on Sex Offender Issues.
|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 must be disbursed for school safety purposes to the school district or districts in which the offense occurred. http://w...
|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 week in grades 1-8 to be devoted to safety education. Specifies content that must be included in driver education course...
|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; requires such police to be trained; specifies that such police are not authority to carry firearms; declares the university to ...
|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 powers are extended to the protection of branches and interests of the college or university in the county where the college ...
|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 school building, a building in which a Boys and Girls Club is located, or real property comprising a school or a Boys and Gir...
|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 the court, in addition to any other sentence imposed, to reimburse the unit of government that employs the emergency re...
|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 to include coordination and communication with governmental agencies and school districts contiguous to the higher educ...
|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 members of the community college district police department or department of public safety. http://www.ilga.gov/legislati...
|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 facility or college campus must be punished by up to one year's imprisonment, a fine of up to $5,000, or both for the first c...
|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 zone, except for a person engaged in a highway construction or maintenance project when the person is using a wireless te...
|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 education to adopt a policy on notification to the parents or legal guardians of students alleged to be victims of any ...
|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 nonpublic school, licensed day care facility, home
education, licensed day care center, licensed child care facility, hea...
|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 opening day each school year, each enrolled student and the student's parent of the parental notification procedures in t...
|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 elementary schools, which requires a school nurse, teacher, counselor, school psychologist or administrator to complete fou...
|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 chartered nonpublic schools to periodically review their policies and procedures to ensure (1) the safety of persons using...
|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 student and causes injury to that student. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/96/HB/PDF/09600HB0867lv.pdf...
|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 harassment of any student or teacher by threat of force or force, placement of teachers or students in sustained fear for ...
|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, secondary, high school, vocational-technical school, college, special, or postsecondary school or institution, or university; ...
|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 on a regular basis on school property; exempts persons who are completing their student teaching in another state from ...
|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 situation while awaiting the arrival of law enforcement personnel. By July 1, 2011, each school district must adopt a written p...
|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 center, park, playground, or recreation center when child under 18 likely to be present. Defines "loitering" as remainin...
|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/Bills/106/Bill/HB0687.pdf...
|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 provide reproductive health and safety education in grades seven through nine; requires such education to include instru...
|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 board or governing body of the private school must have in effect a school safety plan for each public or private school wi...
|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 in the district. Renumbers as 118.07 (4) (a) 1., and requires all local boards and the governing board of every private s...
|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 (1) jointly develop a school safety plan that specifies the purposes
of the additional revenue, (2) the school safety pla...
|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 involvement.
|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 enforce laws within a specified jurisdictional area as agreed upon in a mutual aid agreement; authorizes university pol...
|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 offenses, or is excused by reason of insanity; requires notice when a petition is set aside or dismissed or the youth i...
|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 rehabilitation counseling program.
|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 target range facility not on a school campus, or while participating in or preparing for a school-sponsored shooting spor...
|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 regular duties.
|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 offense punishable by fine only. Provides an exception allowing such information to be disclosed to specified agencies and en...
|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 board determines that it is appropriate to do so.
|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 parents or legal guardians of a child who allege that an employee of a local education agency (LEA), who had supervisor...
|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; increases the penalty for striking and causing the death of a person when passing a stopped school bus. http://www.ncga.state...
|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 buildings other than public schools will be at least once every 5 years rather than every 2 years. http://www.capitol.ha...
|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 expulsion for committing an expellable offense and to prohibit such boards from then expelling such students for such offenses....
|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 to avoid imminent danger to the life of a student or employee of the school or to the public school property. http://www....
|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 violence policies and provide dating violence training to school personnel and dating violence education to students from the...
|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 (SBE) that its high school and middle school science laboratories are equipped with appropriate personal protective equipm...
|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 concealed weapon when the weapon is inside a motor vehicle and secured; extends this exemption to any premises or property owned...
|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 of education, to transmit the revised policy to the commissioner. - Amends TCA Title 49.
|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 information contained in or related to the campus security plan in order to design or implement the plan. Defined "campu...
|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 instruct students on procedures to be used for drills and evacuations, and precautions to be taken case of a severe weather wa...
|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, over the age of 12 years and a student in a public or private school, was subject to habitual school punishment for an infr...
|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 gangs on school property; makes the establishment of such policy mandatory. Chapter 282
|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 prevent student harassment and suicide. Includes written and electronic acts motivated by a student characteristic in the defi...
|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 the establishment of a model policy for use by such boards; provides that the policy shall address all forms of harassme...
|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 system to convey to parents timely information concerning emergency incidents or occurrences, as defined by such chancello...
|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 in a student discipline file and would not become a part of the student's permanent record. If a school district or sch...
|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 highly reliable variables of student engagement and connection and (2) determine how to report student safety to comply with ...
|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 parameters and procedures for suspensions of children with disabilities who have been suspended for more than five consecuti...
|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, or areas of facilities while being used by such schools, any portable device commonly known as a stun gun; makes an excep...
|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 school setting (to include an offense involving the use or attempted use of force, violence, or a deadly weapon).
|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 school sponsored activity in a van. http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/106/Bill/SB2327.pdf...
|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, town, or county; requires that, after June 30, 2011, there must be a sign at or as near as practical to the point where ...
|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; expands the disciplinary powers of school administrators; clarifies the laws governing student suspensions. Because sta...
|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 corporations, charter schools and accredited nonpublic schools to conduct an expanded criminal history background check for ...
|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 corporation, and a school within the school corporation to comply with the plan in developing the school's plan; requires ...
|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 district to suspend a student while determining whether the student's conduct could be grounds for suspension or expulsion.
|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, and law enforcement which shall provide support for designing effective campus security policies and proactive measure...
|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; requires the program to include education on services provided to victims of dating violence; alters the definition of vic...
|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 student.
|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.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A02714&sh=t...
|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 corporal punishment beyond that provided by this subsection. (The subsection allows for reasonable force but prohibits corp...
|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 Compensation Fund shall be contacted immediately to deploy assistance in the event of an emergency as defined in the eme...
|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 misdemeanor to enter onto school property in order to evade law enforcement. Provides that not knowing the property is sch...
|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 agency. Authorizes the law enforcement agency to send a notification letter to the last-known registered owner of the o...
|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
corporal punishment beyond that provided by this subsection. (The subsection allows for reasonable force but prohibits corp...
|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.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Acts/Act334.pdf...
|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 intentional injury to another student of the school division attend an alternative education program, a local school boa...
|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 Response System. Puts an emphasis on prevention by implementing a comprehensive statewide approach to the prevention of...
|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, and intimidation in such policies; provides for the dissemination of information to students, parents and school personnel...
|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 school on consecutive school days.
|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 crisis and emergency management plan for the purpose of assisting public and private two- and four-year institutions of ...
|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 when committed by a student; removes two redundancies created when similar House and Senate bills passed and were merged...
|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 public school premises. Sets forth multiple components that must be addressed in local policies, inlcuding prohibitions ...
|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 administration of an epinephrine auto injector; adds the term sex offender to sections governing in licensure of such drivers.
|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, the member may continue to serve for the balance of term. Amends School Safety Drill Act. Requires schools to conduct a l...
|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 purposes, and to cooperate with the state emergency management agency, local emergency management agencies, state-certified, l...
|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 the prohibits certain suspended or dismissed students or employees and certain persons who have been directed to leave a...
|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 summons or complaint; provides that such officers may seize an alcoholic beverage in the possession of an individual und...
|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 prohibition on weapons to make it a misdemeanor to bring or possess a less lethal weapon or stun gun upon the grounds of or w...
|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 the existing laws and procedures regarding the safety on foster youth at school and the ensuring of a harassment and viole...
|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 subcommittees, and other entities. Requires the commission to make reports regarding postsecondary institution regarding...
|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 within the definition of a public place for purposes of these provisions. Chapter 422
|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 their parents concerning safe and responsible use of the Internet. Requires the resources to include information regardin...
|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 and a campus violence prevention plan, and to conduct training and exercises for the plans at least annually. Requires ...
|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-appropriate component on Internet safety into the school curriculum, to be taught at least once each school year to students in ...
|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 community colleges to provide some form of sexual assault awareness education to all incoming students, whether through...
|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 are possessed as part of an authorized course of school instruction or for the purpose of participating in a sporting o...
|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, high school, vocational-technical school, college, or university. Specifies that these provisions do not apply to a feder...
|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 to promote conflict resolution, use mediation techniques and early detection to reduce incidents of violence and lastly 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 district or charter school are appropriate for placement in an alternative education program.
|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 bullying through electronic communications, including any verbal, textual or graphic communication of any kind effected, c...
|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 education agency to annually evaluate the threat to and influence on school children by gangs in the community. - Amends TCA ...
|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 a disciplinary violation with respect to the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance that is in violation...
|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 "Electronic" communications to include any verbal, textual or graphic communication of any kind effected, created or transmit...
|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 orientation during the first five days of the school year regarding school disciplinary rules and student conduct. Provi...
|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 otherwise resulting in a restraining order being granted against the classmate by a court of competent jurisdiction, may tr...
|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 threat to cause the death of or serious bodily injury to a school employee and the threat is directly related to the employ...
|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 anyone convicted of, if found guilty of or has plead guilty to certain offenses. Requires prosecutors to notify the sta...
|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 requests for those records; provides the law enforcement agency involved shall integrate into the national crime information c...
|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 that no disciplinary action shall be taken solely on the basis of an anonymous report; requires each school to notify paten...
|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 Department of Higher Education to identify procedures specifically designed to heighten awareness by all faculty and staff...
|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 school until the student provides written documentation that he and his parent or legal guardian have participated in r...
|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 teacher aide and paraprofessional, school bus driver, food service worker, and other clerical, custodial, or maintenance p...
|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 receiving special education services is free from unreasonable, unsafe and unwarranted uses of isolation and restraint; promotes...
|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 bullying or harassment during education programs or activities, on school buses, or through use of data or computer software ...
|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 principal must verbally notify the parents and provide all school information and records relevant to the alleged abuse. h...
|MD||Adopted 05/2008||P-12||Kindergarten Age Eligibility|
Provides for transfers to public kindergarten of age- eligible kindergarten students attending nonpublic kindergarten programs.
Unsafe School Transfer Policy.
A. Each local school system shall allow a student attending a public elementary or secondary school...
|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 district lockdown drills (from one per year to two per year). Prohibits any lockdown drill from being conducted at the same ti...
|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 consideration educational
materials developed by other states and any other materials suggested by experts that promote chi...
|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 committees of each house of the general assembly regarding disciplinary actions in Tennessee schools. - Amends TCA Title 37...
|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 school officials must follow in response. - Amends TCA Section 49-6-3051.
|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 child has been adjudicated delinquent involving such offenses. - Amends TCA Section 37-1-131.
|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 crisis situations; sets forth the duties of the center and authorizes the center to employ staff and contract for servi...
|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 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System survey designed to identify and document certain behaviors and conditions including ...
|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 operations to detect criminal activity on the ground of a public K-12 school or within five miles of the school and then...
|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. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 10.
|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 safety program oversight committee which will contain a detailed description of the school safety needs, a plan for impl...
|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 county superintendents within specified periods of time; requires principals to refer specified students to pupil servi...
|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 on school grounds under specified circumstances; requires drivers to obey the directions of a school crossing guard exerc...
|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 knows or has reason to know is a public or private elementary or secondary school or child day center property during sc...
|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 superintendent, the county sheriff and the local chief of police to permit a law enforcement agency, with the consent of th...
|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 felony offense committed by another student on school premises, on school-sponsored transportation, or at a school-sponsored ...
|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 must prohibit bullying while using school property (even if a student is off school grounds).
|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; requires that the model policy include certain information; requires certain county boards of education to establish certain p...
|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 diversity on campus; requires public institutions of higher education to develop and implement a plan for a program of cultu...
|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 school zone sign; specifies a fixed penalty for exceeding the posted speed limit in a school zone. Chapter 372
|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 technical colleges, the council of presidents, state independent colleges and the department of information services to conduc...
|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 health records held by the originating school. These records shall be kept confidential as required by state and federal ...
|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 and emergency notification system for students, staff, and faculty.
|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 year, the plan must include a description of services and programs offered by the institution and student organizaitons p...
|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 with medical emergencies. This must be done with input for various stakeholder groups. By September 2009, every school di...
|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 pain as an intentional
method of control" by any program operated at a facility serving students with disabilities. Requ...
|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 determination in writing to the county superintendent. Finds that isolating students or placing them in alternative learn...
|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 offenders' access to children in school buildings, on school grounds and properties used by a school; to clarify except...
|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 paraprofessionals, interpreters and aides providing one-on-one services to students with exceptionalities as required by the student...
|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 petition alleging certain criminal acts; requires principal to notify necessary school personnel of petition; permits expungem...
|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 written crisis and emergency management plan; with a comprehensive review conducted and necessary revisions made every four...
|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 campus of a public institution of higher education. Requires the Board of Visitors or other governing board of any public i...
|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 board of visitors or other governing body will develop, adopt, and keep current a written crisis and emergency management pl...
|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 employ police officers to provide law enforcement and property protection; provides that the officers shall be under th...
|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 assessment and intervention with individuals
whose behavior poses a threat to the safety of the campus community. The board ...
|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 prevention and intervention for student behavior management and discipline procedures for students who habitually disrupt s...
|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 state's ongoing gang problem by bringing together state agencies to coordinate gang reduction plans and make further reco...
|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 for the County School Service Fund and a specified percentage of the amount of the July warrant for school district app...
|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 pattern of physical, verbal, or electronic abuse on school grounds, in a vehicle owned, leased, or contracted by a scho...
|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 which a victim may receive compensation; requires police training in bias intimidation crimes; provides for additional pena...
|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; relates to registration by sex offenders and community notification.
|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 parties, student records, etc.
|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 children.
|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; permits school districts to make up calamity days caused other than by a bomb threat in excess of the total number of day...
|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; provides for an immediate evaluation by the intermediate school district of which the school district is constituent; provides...
|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 the Department of Consumer Affairs to develop a standard course and curriculum for such training to be administered by a...
|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 monitoring and review of local educational agencies and to assess whether schools have done certain things, including, am...
|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 elementary and secondary schools and postsecondary education institutions in the state. Adds any characteristic contained in the...
|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 Colleges, in consultation with the Office of Emergency Services and the Office of Homeland Security, to develop emergency...
|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 driving in a posted school zone while children are present and was also either driving at a speed of more than 20 miles pe...
|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 required to participate in the drills, with the extent of student involvement to be determined by the district. Each school di...
|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 of students in grades K-12. Recommends a minimum of two hours of instruction each school year on:
(1) Safe and respon...
|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 the offender is a child sex offender, the offender may vote early or by absentee ballot. Requires that an election author...
|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 where children pass going to and from school when a school crossing guard is performing official duties, the person who c...
|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 appropriate to the grade level of the teaching certificate. Provides this instruction may be by specific courses in safety educat...
|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 violation is a petty offense with a minimum fine . Provides that a second or subsequent violation is a petty offense wit...
|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 resisting peer pressure, when accompanied by a stated objective of reducing gang activity and educating K-12 students about ...
|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, fire company, or legal or public entity engaged in providing emergency services, which has expended funds for the purposes ...
|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 vehicle. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/95/HB/PDF/09500HB3327lv.pdf...
|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 interested stakeholders, to establish and amend on an annual basis guidelines and specifications for environmentally-sensitive c...
|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, to establish and administer a matching grant program to pay for half of the cost a school district incurs in training t...
|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 safe zone for public parks to include all public parks, not just those with playgrounds. Increases the distance of those s...
|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 commonwealth....
|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. Requires a regular evaluation of the appropriateness of the homebound instruction.
|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 register as sex offenders in either Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs or Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Prog...
|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 other drug use, which is limited to students participating in extracurricular activities. Establishes requirements for vo...
|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 school activity bus, or providing contracted transportation services for a public or private school in any vehicle.
|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 opportunity to send a representative to the placement hearing.
|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 prohibiting cyberbullying as part of their harassment, intimidation and bullying policies.
|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 counseling programs; provides for student admission to regular and alternative education programs; relates to compliance monit...
|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 is relevant to possible criminal misconduct may be made available to law enforcement and the district attorney to assist ...
|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 reason to know the report is false, that an act of mass violence is going to occur on educational property or at a curricular...
|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 case-by-case basis pursuant to guidelines promulgated by the school committee for that district; specifies that the guide...
|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 violence education program for grades 7 through 12 into the district's health education curriculum.
|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 the development or improvement of the security infrastructure of the school, including the installation of surveillance ca...
|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 contract that the contractor will not permit a sex offender to go on premises when children present and violation is breach ...
|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 emergency management.
|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 mean a communication transmitted by means of an electronic device, including, but not limited to, a telephone, cellular p...
|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 laws procedures and operations and agency response.
|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 on investigations of a death or rape resulting from an incident occurring on the campus of an institution of higher learn...
|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 professional and a drug test.
Revises the jurisdiction of school police officers under certain circumstances.
|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 expulsion and who complete a program and other conditions shall have an opportunity to have the term of the suspension ...
|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 Incident Command System and the National Incident Management System.
|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 of Juvenile Affairs to notify school districts when a student is adjudicated for certain sex offenses; requires school di...
|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 school activity, including travel to and from school.
|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 available for secondary school athletic events inside and outside the building. The bill requires the school administrativ...
|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 resource officers shall be designed specifically for school policing.
|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 notify the superintendent or a person designated by the superintendent of the school district to which the student is retu...
|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 following:
(7) Suspend, dismiss or alternatively place pupils when the progress, safety, or efficiency of the school makes it ne...
|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, the principal is to be notified; provides that the principal of the school must develop a plan to allow the student to ...
|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 school property, buildings and facilities for the purpose of issuing traffic citations during the times that school is in ...
|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 intended to cause alarm or personal injury to
another person or to damage school property in or on any property, including a pa...
|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 competitions and practices, and that someone who knows how to use the AED be present at each location where the device is ava...
|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. Encourages the department to collaborate with the University of Tennessee in developing school safety instructional materials ...
|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 projects.
|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 homicide, sexual battery by an authority figure, statutory rape by an authority figure, a prohibited weapon offense, unla...
|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 school.
|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 for which notice must be provided, adding additional persons to be provided notice, making failure to provide the notice p...
|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 use.
|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, principal teacher, or assistant principal of decision of disciplinary hearing authority unless student, parent or guar...
|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; requires all students and employees to participate; directs state board to adopt rules to implement the provision.
|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 sales of such property.
|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 of schools to prevent intruders from entering schools and endangering children.
|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 law enforcement agency and the fire department that have jurisdiction over the school.Provides that the floor plans must c...
|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 liability.
|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 autism and Asperger's syndrome. Allows a governing body to adjourn its schools to allow teachers, school administrators, and...
|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 enforcement, availability of innovative communications systems, assessment of appropriate campus security and threat as...
|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
telephone hotline ("program") to allow persons in schools a means to anonymously report dangerous, violent, or criminal activities. Requ...
|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 specified exceptions; provides that specified information is not a part of a student's permanent educational record.
|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 regulations and implement programs and activities governing student discipline that are consistent with the guidelines esta...
|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 schools, including charter schools, in the State of Delaware and for the staff members of those institutions. This Bill r...
|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 student may be a
suspect. Requires a law enforcement agency to notify the chief administrative officer of the school or...
|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" Firearms Safety program to all students in grades 1 through 3 each school year.
|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 term, the employment standards the LEA has adopted for school resource officers and the methods of enforcing such stand...
|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 mapping information system. Each
plan must include required school safety policies and procedures; address emergency mitigati...
|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 junior and community colleges to an area within 500 feet of university or college property.
|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 section addressing acts of bullying, harassment, or intimidation that are conducted via electronic means by a student ...
|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 for districts about the dangers of sexual exploitation by means of the Internet, including specific strategies to help s...
|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 person who is a custodial parent or legal guardian of a child that is participating in a school-sanctioned or child-care-fac...
|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 issue of school safety and security. Such plans must include compiling an inventory of security features currently in pl...
|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 auspices of a religious institution. The bill has a two year sunset provision. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071...
|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 on the grounds of a correctional facility and any licensed day care or preschool facility; provides limited exceptions fo...
|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 nonsequential system of red traffic warning lights, a warning sign with flashing lights, and a crossing control arm suc...
|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
significant contact with a minor or a position that is security sensitive to submit to a criminal background check as a c...
|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 licensed to carry a concealed firearm under law. http://le.utah.gov/~2007/bills/sbillint/sb0251s02.htm...
|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 unlawful to engage in disruptive student behavior; provides for standards, procedures, and administrative penalties to address ...
|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 direct contact with students on school property during regular school hours, the school board must require the contractor to ...
|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, during school hours, any property he knows or has reason to know is a public or private elementary or secondary school or c...
|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 direct contact with students on school property during regular school hours, the school board must require the contractor to ...
|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 boards to develop and submit to the authority school access safety plans; establishes certain guidelines and procedures f...
|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 divisions must bear the cost of such decals. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+ful+HB1920ER...
|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 greater than 55 miles per hour. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+ful+HB1729ER...
|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 sex offenders when information regarding such offenders is released to an institution of higher education by a local law e...
|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 guardian to notify that person of the suspension; provides that each parent or legal guardian shall provide the school a p...
|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 of all schools under its supervisory control, and that the local division certify that review in writing to the Virginia...
|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 furthering the ability of the juvenile justice system to effectively serve the student prior to adjudication. Identifying i...
|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 that when a court orders that a juvenile have a safety plan that restricts or requires supervised contact with another ...
|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 districts in developing their own policies under section 3313.666 of the Revised Code. The board is required to issue th...
|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 achild- specific exception to the prohibition on the use of aversiveinterventions; and to establish standards for program...
|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 school building on the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway. The bill, instead, requires that the Attorney General post a floor pla...
|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 developbehavior support plans with specific content requirements and with parentparticipation. ...
|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 7, 9, and 11 to provide the survey shall also assess pupils' experiences with harassment and bullying. Requires the Atto...
|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 on specified characteristics, including, but not limited to, actual or perceived gender identity and sexual orientation...
|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 weather and shelter-in place drills in public and nonpublic schools and also strongly encourages the conduct of law enf...
|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 fire drill each month and ensure unrestricted emergency egress during school hours and when the school is open to the pub...
|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 victims of such crimes. The pamphlet would be developed in consultation with the New Jersey School Boards Association, th...
|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 the educational institution....
|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 certain disciplinary actions to be taken when a public elementary or secondary school student is accused of violating t...
|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 regulatory signs and not just in a crossing....
|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 districts, BOCES, charter schools, and country vocational education andextension boards. Establishes the use of a schoo...
|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 secondary schools.
|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 prohibiting harassment, intimidation, or bullying that includes certain things, and to develop a training process.
|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 and firearms at school-sponsored events or on school property; clarifies provisions regarding prohibited trespass on sc...
|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 school districts. Public Act No. 115
|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, and date rape; requires state- supported postsecondary institutions to renew financial aid for an additional year to athl...
|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 school students.
|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, suicide, or substance abuse prevention training for staff or students, or both. Directs the commissioner to consult with t...
|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, administered by the Division of Criminal Justice Services. Creates the offense of "unauthorized use of a McGruff House symbo...
|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 during school hours.
|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 misdemeanor.
Provides that law enforcement records created, received, or maintained by campus policemen (K-12 or postseco...
|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-bin/legp504.exe?061+ful+CHAP0829...
|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 is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor or, if the violation occurs upon any public, private, or religious elementary, middle...
|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 person who shoots or discharges a firearm into an unoccupied school bus or school building is guilty of a Class C felon...
|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 elementary schools to implement a positive behavioral interventions and support program or a specified alternative program....
|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 establish subcommittees; provides that the members of the Task Force may not receive compensation but are entitled to a specifie...
|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 Education Financial and Administrative Operation Act must commit to the Governor and General Assembly to meet.
|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-sponsored activity. Language changed from "brought a firearm" to "possessed a firearm."
|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 simple assault or assault and battery while acting in the course and scope of their official capacity when using: (i) incide...
|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 procedures; requires lockdown guidelines to be posted in schools; requires a lockdown emergency practice to be held once dur...
|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 a state-funded agency program) as including assault, battery or abuse of others; the threat of force; being under the 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 children.
|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 types of assaults and fights that school districts must include in their reports of criminal assaults to the department of...
|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 deadly or dangerous weapon is guilty of a misdemeanor; and to define terms. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/H0630.html...
|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 concerning certain criminal convictions or delinquency adjudications. When the registration results from foster care placem...
|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 offenders from contacting children when those children are within the legal boundaries of the covered public and private...
|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 offender has a previous unrelated conviction and a Class D felony if the offense results in bodily injury or serious bodily inj...
|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, harassment, and intimidation in public schools; requests the establishment of a definition for bullying and a system for reporti...
|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 to education students regarding substance abuse; strongly urges the citizens of the state to increase their awareness of ...
|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 of Public Instruction to convene a work group to develop a model policy for schools to follow when they receive notificat...
|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 mandating that, (i) within 24 hours of the missing child report, local law enforcement must notify the principal of the sch...
|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 school commit certain crimes to require that such notification be given, whether the student is released to the custody...
|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 for Virginia and the Office of the Attorney General, to promote the awareness and prevention of sexual crimes committed up...
|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 of any school, public park, public playground or public pool by sex offenders.
|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 Department of Education (DOE) must provide assistance in the development of the plan by referring to the scientific statemen...
|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 registration of a student, information concerning certain criminal convictions or delinquency adjudications; provides that the re...
|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 methamphetamine, its salts and isomers; expands the definition of a drug-free zone to include private and parochial scho...
|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 elementary school that has a suspension rate that exceeds 18% of the elementary school'senrollment to implement a positive behav...
|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 who knowingly made a false accusation to a school employee that another school employee has committed or attempted to c...
|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 each community college district and the Trustees of the California State University, and request the Regents of the Univer...
|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 school safety drills and reviewing school emergency and crisis response plans. Sets forth the types and number of schoo...
|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, cooperation with law enforcement on certain matters if they occur at school grounds and functions, development and implementation ...
|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 activity regardless of where such event or activity takes place, including any event or activity that may take place in 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 section states that It is the policy of the State of North Carolina to:
(1) Promote safety and prevent harm to al...
|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 staff by enacting the campus police act. http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2005/Bills/Senate/HTML/S527v6.html...
|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 safety education relating to the protection against injury or death and protection of property against loss or dam...
|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 school district, the county superintendent of schools, or a consortium of districts or in joint agreement with the county...
|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 requires the principal to immediately recommend the student's expulsion, except when the student is less than eleven years...
|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 not previously provided to the chief of domestic security must be completed by the state agency, state university or comm...
|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 offenses of hazing at such high schools. Requires court to impose condition of 4-hour hazing education course and autho...
|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 grand division and the LEAs must submit a report to the commissioner on or before November 1 of each year on the confli...
|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 a report from a victim of rape occurring on the property or in the vicinity of such institution to report to law enforc...
|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 obscure circumstances, or child abuse or neglect. Includes death from vehicular trauma, fire, drowning, abuse, suicide and ...
|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 courses are eligible to receive funding from the state education fund created in article IX of the state constitution. Requi...
|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 incidents pertaining to school safety. Requires the working group to submit a report of its findings to the state by November 20...
|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 with authority to act on behalf of a student who is a victim of bullying, the board or its designee to transfer the st...
|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 same school as the victim. Once a person who is convicted of sexual assault has served the sentence, the student can go ...
|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; prohibiting a school official from interfering with or preventing the disclosure of information concerning harassment or intimi...
|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 Operations Plan (EOP) that addresses preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery steps in case of an emergency. Requ...
|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 benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy for elementary and secondary public school students with persistent behavioral proble...
|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,
removal to a disciplinary alternative education program, or expulsion, to: (A) self-defense; (B) intent or lack of inten...
|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=79&SESS=R&CHAMBER=H&BILLTYPE=B&BILLSUFFIX=01791&VERSION=5&TYPE=B...
|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 fund to provide education and training to school personnel concerning bullying, and requires the inclusion of anti-bullyin...
|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 in a certain area near schools.
|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 that any student is committing or has committed any offense, a violation of which is a class A misdemeanor or any of the f...
|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, consolidate, and clarify the laws relating to elementary and secondary education; to provide for the organization, regulati...
|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 misdemeanor is a student or employee of a school district or a public school in the state, or an employee working on school pro...
|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 emergency procedures in light of the increased threat of terrorist attacks. Requires revisions and updates of said procedures...
|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 superintendent to copy and distribute certain information to certain schools. http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2005-06SB/sb440_enr....
|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 and expelled students by gender, ethnicity and disability status. Authorizes an agreement for court assisted resolution of...
|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
the Commissioner of Education by January 1, 2006. School employees, volunteers, and students are encouraged to report incidents of h...
|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 with strangers. Allows each district and charter school to develop its own course of study thereon.
|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 size requirements may employ and commission police officers. http://tennessee.gov/sos/acts/104/pub/pc0119.pdf...
|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 days of enrolling or prior to arriving at the school, to attend classes, whichever is earlier, notify the sheriff for the...
|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 15-746 http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/15/00746.htm&Title=15&DocType=ARS
Authorizes local bo...
|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/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2005&request=getBill&docno=301...
|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 and implementation of policies and procedures relating to the health and safety of all pupils participating in district...
|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 plan in each school district's safe school plan. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2005a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont2/...
|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 be designated as the Arizona Gun Safety Course. Specifies the areas of instruction that the course must include. Require...
|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 student's being taken into custody. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/HB2688.pdf...
|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, and at school sanctioned events. Requires local board policies against bullying to require that the person or persons who ...
|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 a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm, stun weapon or taser on school property and criminal street gang activities. ...
|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, traffic circle, or other similar location; amends provisions regarding areas used for extracurricular and school- sponsored...
|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 publication by the Department of Education, must accurately indicate any offenses, arrests, or charges as recorded by law-enforc...
|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 sexual crimes against children; authorizes the attorney general to provide Internet educational programs to parents, educat...
|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 include (i) instruction on the inappropriateness of bullying in their character education programs and (ii) bullying provisi...
|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, intimidation, and harassment. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?051+ful+CHAP0462...
|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 expelled students. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?051+ful+CHAP0096...
|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, students, school employees and volunteers. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb1196.pdf...
|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 and School Based Intervention Services; and Consortium Discipline Alternative Programs for Treatment of Severe Discipline ...
|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 community colleges to provide students and employees with information relating to crime statistics and security measures, and...
|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 substantial reason to believe that there is an immediate danger to the health, safety, or welfare of a child, and to monitor the ...
|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, with respect to a nonpublic, nonsectarian school that is associated with a licensed children's institution, there be a...
|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 for the attendance of pupils attending a suspension classroom staffed by a noncertified school employee provided that a p...
|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 description of the procedures by which a pupil may be subject to discipline and the procedure employed by the school to safeg...
|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 contagious/infectious diseases and repeals law requiring periodic reviews of decisions to exclude such children. http://ww...
|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://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_2851-2900/ab_2855_bill_20040929_chaptered.pdf
Signing message: http://www.governor....
|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 suspension to authorizing the counselor or psychologist to attend attendance of a school counselor or psychologist at a parent...
|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 pupil who has been suspended by a teacher to attend a portion of the school day in the classroom from which the pupil w...
|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 of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_2501-2550/ab_2525_bill_200409...
|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 hazards to children walking or bicycling to and from school; provides that the municipalities, counties and districts m...
|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 development of comprehensive school plans for their school operating kindergarten and any of grades 1 through 12, inclusive, o...
|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 or private, trade or professional institution. http://www.legis.state.il.us/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=093...
|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 force to coerce, solicit, recruit, or induce another person to join or remain a member of a criminal street gang. Provides t...
|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 learning environment, student behavior and discipline address all issues related to State Board of Education rules regarding ...
|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. Provides for the Finance Authority and the State Fire Marshall to administer a revolving loan program. Creates the Fire Sprin...
|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 education programs in high schools. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/sen/sb_1151-1200/sb_1177_bill_20040702_enrolled.html...
|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 facility or public or private dormitory facility of or associated with a school or other educational facility. http://www.leg...
|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 behavioral intervention case manager of a school district, special education local plan area, or county office of educat...
|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-technical school, college or university who is acting in the scope of his or her professional duties, with certain except...
|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 and school performance problems related to behavior. Authorizes local boards, law enforcement agencies, courts with jur...
|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. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/04RS/CVT7/OUT/0000LWNH.PDF...
|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 education and school districts, with regard to the employment and certification of persons who have been convicted of sp...
|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 provide for the development of age-appropriate student codes of conduct, including student behavior on school buses and at sch...
|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 direct the state board of education to develop and recommend a funding formula for alternative learning programs and alte...
|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 and secondary schools. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/04RS/CVT6/OUT/0000LVJ3.PDF...
|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 or superintendent of a special school who is injured or disabled while acting in his official capacity as a result of (1...
|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 mercury compounds may be used in Delaware public schools. Addresses disposal of chemicals. Also amends definitions. http:...
|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 plan. Reassigns section numbers from 880 to 620. DELAWARE REG 1532 (SN) http://www.state.de.us/research/AdminCode/title14/6...
|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 plan be made available to the Department's Quality Review Team at the time of their visit. Reassigns section number from...
|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 school resource officers. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/04RS/CVT3/OUT/0000LV4G.PDF...
|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.legis.state.de.us/LIS/LIS142.NSF/vwLegislation/...
|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 Subsidy Fund. Provides for basic education subsidy continuation funding. http://www2.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/BI/BT/2003/0/H...
|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. Amendment adds that sexually violent predator may also not reside within 1000 feet of a day care facility, playground, public o...
|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 penalties for possession of child pornography; requires registration of sexual offender; prohibits certain sexual offenders fr...
|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 policies on bullying; requires that a report of any bullying incidents be made by telephone and by a written report sent by ma...
|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 to codes of student conduct; provides penalties for possession, of electronic telephone pagers on school property or at s...
|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 battery if offense is committed upon certain persons officiating at a interscholastic activity; defines "sports official"; p...
|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 subject of the threat; (2) disclosing certain information regarding a student's conduct; and (3) determining whether a given ...
|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 governments to include projects that improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists in school areas.
|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 public schools under the jurisdiction of the board; authorizes specified persons to file a report regarding incidents of ha...
|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 engage in or participate in the hazing of an individual.
|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 and which: (A) is repeated over time; (B) is intended to ridicule, humiliate, or intimidate the student; and (C) occurs...
|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 date; provides for high school mentors to teach life skills, violence prevention and character education in an effort to...
|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 children congregate; prohibits district school boards from establishing school bus stops within 1,000 feet of residence ...
|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 disruption of public school buses and established public school bus stops. Requires school buses to meet safety specificati...
|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; expands the offense of endangering children to prohibit allowing children to be within the vicinity of certain drug offenses...
|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 under specified circumstances....
|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 information and available by October 1, 2004, on the Tennessee Internet home page for convictions occurring on or after J...
|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. Requires the district of residence, if enrollment is denied, to provide the student with educational services in an al...
|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 create a single state-wide accountability system by December 31, 2004; amends provisions regarding school councils; am...
|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 child as a youthful offender (maintains existing notification requirement for private school principals). Adds that loca...
|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 investigation of crimes on campuses of institutions of higher education....
|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 recognition of the fundamental right of every student to take reasonable actions as may prove necessary to defend himself from ...
|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 General Assembly to:
(1) clarify the definition of harassment;
(2) encourage education and training of teachers and s...
|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 officer"; accordingly amends definition of assault, aggravated assault, battery and aggravated battery of a law enforcement...
|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 providing training on dealing with bomb threats.
|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 local law enforcement by providing that reportable offenses involving "firearms" on school property address any weapon p...
|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 criminal street gang activity. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?041+ful+HB1080ER...
|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 crimes triggering a requirement that the intake officer provide notice to a school superintendent that a petition has been ...
|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 to prohibit hazing in their codes of student conduct; school boards must cite in their standards for student conduct, th...
|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 institutions of higher learning as these agreements relate to furnishing of police and other employees and agents. http://leg1.stat...
|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- sponsored activities, and stipulates that school boards may develop and implement procedures addressing the discipline of stu...
|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 flashing lights have been installed and are flashing pursuant to KRS 189.336. http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/RECORD/04RS/SB85/...
|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 districts and charter schools relating to acts of violence or inappropriate sexual contact with students.
|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 required to adopt policies consistent with Section 18A-5-1to govern disciplinary actions....
|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 crime, a weapons violation or a no-contact order; allows a school district to establish a process for providing notice reg...
|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 automated external defibrillators.
|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 misdemeanor penalty for the first and second offense, and a class A misdemeanor penalty for any subsequent offenses....
|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 official duties for authorization to possess a weapon on school property. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?041+ful...
|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 acquaintances of the victim, to University of Wisconsin System students electronically....
|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 proceeding involving crime of violence, sex offense, alcohol or drug possession unless prohibited by federal law....
|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 free telephone line that will be available to school age children and other members of he public for the purpose of repo...
|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 data and publish a list of persistently dangerous schools on an annual basis. http://www.legis.state.il.us/legislation/b...
|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 presence poses an immediate and continuing danger to self, other students, or school personnel or whose presence poses a con...
|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 any combination of kindergarten to grade 12. Repeals and recasts the provisions of the 1985 School Safety Act. Requires ...
|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 publish all statistics concerning campus crime and security; provides that such published statistics shall be made available t...
|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 monetary penalty to $2000 for a school district or county office of education who willfully fails to make a school safety p...
|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" to the list of individuals who may have legal care of a child. http://www.state.de.us/research/AdminCode/Education/Edu...
|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 education and charter school with a staff development allowance. Authorizes the allowance to be used for training designed ...
|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 activities involving controlled substances; defines the mixture or substance for certain controlled substance laws....
|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 Free Schools policy implementing the Gun Free Schools Act that now includes charter schools. Continues to contain repor...
|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 extraordinary reasons. New enactment provides authority, beginning with the 2004-05 school year, for local boards and public scho...
|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. http://www.legis.state.il.us/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=877&GAID=3&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=3729&SessionID=3...
|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 are present. School building is defined as a public or private preschool, elementary or secondary school, community coll...
|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 child sex offender. http://www.legis.state.il.us/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=338&GAID=3&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=669&Ses...
|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 appeal procedure to the State Board of Education. Provides the process which victims of violent criminal offenses occurring a...
|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 harassment, intimidation and bullying. Requires districts to (a) Provide training on the school district's or public school aca...
|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, for the duration of parole, within 1/4 mile of a school including any or all of kindergarten or grades 1 to 6. Specifie...
|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) amended the Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994. The Gun Free Schools Act now requires that a state receiving federal educati...
|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 lawsuits, including the right to indemnification by the employing school board for actions taken in the fulfillment of the ...
|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 as a prerequisite to membership, into any organized school group, including any society, athletic team, fraternity or so...
|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 property, including public school buses. (Retains ban on student use of cell phones or pagers on school property, including s...
|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 principal of a school to suspend or expel a pupil that engages in, or attempts to engage in, hazing. http://www.leginfo.ca.go...
|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, sexual orientation, language, socioeconomic status, age, or disability, have the right to educational environments that a...
|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. New provision adds that no student may carry or possess a knife of any blade length. A student who is found carrying ...
|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 either within or outside the state. http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/billtexts/LD026201-1.asp...
|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 (2) actions while attending a school-sponsored or school-related activity of a school in another district in this state....
|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 handgun; provides eligibility requirements for such license. http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2003-04SB/sb834_enr.rtf...
|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 school district or charter school in Colorado or the person holds an educator license or authorization. The reporting req...
|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 funding under ESEA; identifies the conditions that must exist in order to identify persistently dangerous schools. Defines...
|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 having been declared a sexually violent predator shall not reside within 1,000 feet of schools and areas where minors congr...
|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 dating violence for grade eight through grade 12. Local boards may implement the programs at any time and for any grade ...
|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 disciplinary decisions; requiring the principal of each public school to submit to the superintendent of schools of the school d...
|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 robbery under Section 29.03, even if the event took place off campus. (Bill Analysis, Senate Research Center) http://www.ca...
|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 $400,000 grant to a program that utilizes high school mentors to teach life skills, violence prevention, and character educ...
|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 devices by students in school. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2003_04/fulltext/sb29.htm...
|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, the charter school is not required to send a copy of the student's order of disciplinary action to the public school. As ...
|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 age 16 in grades six through 12, who is found guilty of possession of, or knowledge of and intentional distribution of, or...
|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 serious criminal offenses. http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/Chapter/PC0238.pdf...
|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 a Head Start center. http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/billdocs/LD110501.doc...
|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 pertaining to a juvenile with superintendents or principals for purposes of school safety, order and discipline, or to preven...
|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, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. Requires every local board, in collaboration with the state department of edu...
|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 telephones and other similar electronic devices while on the premises of a public school or while at an activity sponsored by ...
|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 results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by such institution against the alleged perpetrator of such crime or offens...
|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 student status at an institution of higher education to register with the sheriff of the county of residence or location of th...
|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 Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/S1198.html...
|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 public, private or parochial school, licensed day care center or any other child care facility; makes provisions regardin...
|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; states distance for safety zone property; provides penalties for violation; excepts certain offenders from safety zone f...
|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 of public instruction and the employer when a licensed school employee is convicted of certain offenses; revises grounds ...
|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 of child care facilities or specified schools. http://www.flsenate.gov/data/session/2003/Senate/bills/billtext/pdf/s0160e...
|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 must adopt and enforce, that would forbid students, staff and faculty from "harassing or intimidating a student or any othe...
|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 shall endeavor to ascertain whether or not the person arrested is a student or employee of a school district or a public sc...
|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 facilities including a school or college. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2155.pdf...
|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 subject matter jurisdiction of campus security officers in areas outside 1) the campuses of the Montana university system an...
|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.us/Legislature.nsf/fsLIS?openframeset&Frame=Main&Src=/LIS/LIS142.NSF/Home!Openform...
|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://www3.state.id.us/oasis/H0269.html...
|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; building, occupancy, space and use; mechanical requirements; equipment and supplies; school food service; laboratory, indus...
|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 persistently dangerous school and students who are victims of violent crimes. Requires the State Board of Education to ado...
|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 persistently dangerous. ALABAMA REG 6102 (SN) http://www.alabamaadministrativecode.state.al.us/UpdatedMonthly/VolXXIN6/p218.htm#T1...
|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 education programs in the public schools and other agencies to reduce and prevent injuries and the loss of life. Specifies...
|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 for 12 months. Adds due process procedures. http://www.state.nd.us/lr/assembly/58-2003/bill_text/DAKB0300.pdf...
|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_.HTM...
|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 terrorist attack or war. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB452.pdf...
|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.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2274.pdf...
|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 property or at school-sponsored activities by (i) restructuring the clusters of incidents to separate assault and assault and...
|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 those firearm related offenses for which school boards are to expel students for 1 calender year, unless the school board ...
|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 recommendations, and provides that the results of such school safety audits shall be made public within 90 days of completion. Howe...
|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 concerning registered sex offenders and that the schools may post the statement on a website; requires the departments of Educ...
|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 definition of "closed container" includes a locked vehicle trunk. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?031+ful+CHAP0619...
|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 training programs to the State Board of Community Colleges, 3) the School Administrator Sabbatical Leave Program, 4) the secti...
|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 guilty of hazing or mistreating another student so as to cause bodily injury; provides for civil and criminal liability. h...
|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; requires notification when the juvenile is found not guilty or the charges are dismissed, withdrawn or reduced. http://l...
|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 missing and recovered children who were born in the Commonwealth; requires the Department of Education to distribute weekl...
|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 students if residents of a designated school or a victim of a specific violent criminal offense. UTAH REG 25965 (SN)...
|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 or other employee or contractual services provider of a public or nonpublic school in which the victim is enrolled. htt...
|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 learning. These regulations also require that public schools respond immediately and consistently to incidents of harassm...
|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 supervision, and restrictions on hours of peddling. Requires school officials charged with issuing employment certificates ...
|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 regulation. Clarifies the list of school crimes that must be reported to the Department of Education. DELAWARE REG 1257 (SN) ht...
|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 responsibilities. Provides additional appeal rights to students. Includes other changes as required by law. OREGON REG 23748 (SN)...
|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., or that will include an overnight stay away from home. The policy must address such issues as safety of transportation...
|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, Hastings College of Law and the Regents of the University of California to adopt and implement a written procedure or protocol...
|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 institutions of postsecondary education that receive federal student aid, to evaluate the accuracy of their statistics and t...
|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 of the general nature of a violent crime, that occurs on the schoolsite of an elementary or secondary school of which he ...
|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 property. Includes electronic files and databases within the meaning of school property. Authorizes a pupil to be suspended or ...
|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. Requires the commission to suspend the credential of any credential holder who is required to register as a sex offender. ...
|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 school transportation, or that cause serious public inconvenience or alarm; provides for a hearing after conviction to ascer...
|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 passenger restraint system. Applies these provisions to any type 2 school pupil activity buses manufactured on or after ...
|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 without following the posted requirements to contact the administrative offices of the campus. Specifies these provisions...
|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-sponsored activities, or while under the supervision of school district employees, without prior consent of principal. P...
|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 property, during regular school hours, or at any other time. Provides that a school board may establish appropriate rule...
|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 available to the public that describes the manner in which the board has implemented the authority granted to it; declares tha...
|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 consent of the parent or adult student shall not be required as a condition of transfer of this information; however, wri...
|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 copy of the judgment and sentence, and of the opinion of the court or magistrate, if any opinion is filed, shall be sen...
|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 Predators Act; provides additional registration requirements for sexual predators who are enrolled, employed or working at an...
|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 of Homeland Security in connection with anti-terrorism investigations....
|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 violence and other eligible purposes. Provides and implements instructional curricula and materials on the prevention of scho...
|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 unlawfully offers, arranges to sell, negotiates to sell, or sells the prescription drug Soma....
|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 theft-related crimes in a defined position of fiscal responsibility or control, the agency may have its contract suspend...
|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 assistance to schools in times of violence or other traumatic incidents within a school community by providing crisis interven...
|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 grants available to entities under the program based on the results of a statewide competition that requires submission of ...
|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 school premises....
|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 requested or promulgated by the FBI, CIA, Immigration and Naturalization Services, Office of Homeland Security, or any other...
|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 legislation, including a system enabling students to anonymously report acts of bullying to teachers and school administrat...
|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 attorney or tribal authority so that a juvenile justice system may provide appropriate programs and service to interven...
|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 involving a school shall not be eligible to obtain a driver's or chauffeur's license or begin graduated licensing training ...
|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, ongoing instruction and a recipient of such coaching or instruction who is a secondary school student or under 18. Establ...
|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 standards. Fire officials are to provide written notice to schedule times for fire safety checks. No more than 2 routine in...
|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; requires the Attorney General to promulgate a model athletic code of conduct....
|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 effect upon passage....
|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 learning to develop, publish and implement policies and practices to promote prevention, awareness and remedies for campus se...
|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 and employees to report allegations of child abuse to law enforcement agencies immediately upon receipt of such informat...
|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 within 440 feet of a school or its accompanying grounds. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/legtext/45leg/2r/laws/0223.htm...
|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 policies to include specified prohibitions. Students found guilty of committing physical acts of violence are to be discipli...
|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 hours on school days or on days in which school is not in session. http://mlis.state.md.us/2002rs/bills/hb/hb0529e.rtf...
|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 prohibited in Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester counties. Requires the Baltimore board to ...
|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 assessment," "mechanical restraint," "physical restraint," "seclusion." Deletes formerly established procedures for behavi...
|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 system, a school board member, an approved volunteer following the established guidelines of the school, or a person who ha...
|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 pedestrian ways to provide safe transportation for children; authorizes a grant program to fund projects and provides rul...
|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 person who has committed a criminal offense against a minor, or an aggravated offense, sexually violent offense, or other...
|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 pursuant to section; includes explosive chemical, combinations of such chemicals and compounds and materials intended to explo...
|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 charter schools to retain on premises at least 1 functional cardiac automated external defibrillator; provides that where a ...
|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 Department of Social Services to notify day-care and group day- care centers within a county of the names and addresses of al...
|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's attainment of age of majority. Adds section stating that in certain cases of recovering damages for personal injury c...
|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 rule. Modifies groups eligible to determine a hazardous walking condition from "any of the following: representative of s...
|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's code of conduct; and 2) parents of every public K-12 student "comply with the school's reasonable and time-acceptable ...
|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 school district zero-tolerance policy is required to include referral to the criminal or juvenile justice system." http://w...
|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 to a law enforcement agency having jurisdiction. See bill section 761, page 1416, line 4 ff: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/...
|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 public employees and officers to make prompt reports of certain unlawful actions; authorizes providing certain data to th...
|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 a teacher or employee of a school district or one of its contract service providers; protects public and private school...
|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 devices. Policies must be included in the district's written student conduct standards and must allow for the return of ...
|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 institutions of higher education that are committed within the county where such school is located; includes crime data c...
|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; requires that sex offenders include their future place of study as well as employment on sex offender registration forms; a...
|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 degree misdemeanor penalty for violations; relates to persons who do not have legitimate business in the school safety z...
|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; includes warning signs; requires the Department of Transportation to identify all public highway railroad grade crossing...
|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 and those authorized to dispose of firearms....
|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 attempting to cause physical injury to a public or private elementary or secondary school employee or volunteer acting in the co...
|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 school buses of students who make threats of death or physical harm to others. http://janus.state.me.us/legis/bills/bill...
|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-enforcement and security services to Virginia public elementary and secondary school. A school security officer is an indivi...
|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 personnel of postsecondary education institutions regarding the dangers of fire and methods of fire prevention; investigates ...
|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 environment free of unnecessary disruption which is conducive to the learning process by implementing policies for the pr...
|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 reporting withdrawals of students attending the relevant institution pursuant to a student visa granted by the Immigration and...
|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 safety, education, commercial or government operations....
|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 reasonably suspected to be using or under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance....
|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 Model School Crisis and Emergency Management Plan for public schools, effective procedures and means by which parents can ...
|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 regarding court and history of violence; allows the superintendent to adopt a model policy and post it on his or her websit...
|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 possession of deadly weapons and controlled substances on educational facility premises, vehicles and at school-sponsored functio...
|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 that person is a student or employed at the institution of higher education....
|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, including procedures for removal of disruptive student from classroom....
|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 security services to Virginia public schools and a school security officer employed by the local school board to maintain order...
|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, in turn, are to be reported to the division superintendent for annual reporting to the Department of Education; requires ...
|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 group or organization as a condition or precondition of gaining membership in the group or organization; provides excepti...
|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 developed by each public school in the Commonwealth....
|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 performance of his duties shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor with mandatory, minimum sentence or, if a weapon is used...
|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; relates to false accusations; relates to students, school employees, or volunteers; provides that each school district s...
|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 for families and children from birth to 5 and rules governing the eligibility for and delivery of free appropriate public ...
|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 developed by each public school in the Commonwealth....
|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 shall provide funds to school districts serving pupils in any of grades 8 to 12, inclusive, for the purpose of promoting sch...
|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 suspensions for students who make certain false threats, perpetrate certain hoaxes or threaten an act of terrorism; makes emerge...
|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. Establishes a loan program. Makes an appropriation and imposes penalties....
|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 act for which a pupil may be suspended but not expelled. Provides for an increase in the fine for assault or battery commi...
|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, ages 10 to 17, inclusive, who have been involved in violence or weapons possession on or near a school campus. Requires th...
|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-appropriate instruction in domestic violence prevention, dating violence prevention and interpersonal violence preventio...
|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 removed from classrooms with an explanation of such removal with one school day of such removal and an opportunity to be ...
|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 pupil by transferring the pupil to an alternative school placement for remedial instruction or, to the extent feasible, 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 policies available to school districts. Authorizes school districts to adopt one or both policies for incorporation into th...
|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 or nurse and any report of that communication that specifies a person has made a threat to commit violence or potential...
|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 plan to include development of a discrimination and harassment policy, as specified, and development of hate crime repor...
|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 of the United States which if committed or attempted in this State would have been punishable as crimes. Prohibits discl...
|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.
From the legislation:
The Authority shall establish and administer a grant program to be known as the Safe to Learn ...
|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 to and from school. The cities, counties and districts may develop a plan for the funding of improvements designed to r...
|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 response plans in order to effectively prepare for acts of violence by students, teachers, other school personnel and visi...
|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 crime against a student if it took place on or off school property....
|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 location....
|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 correction system; to clarify that transmission to schools of pertinent portions of predisposition reports affecting students who...
|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 manner permitted by Delaware statute, by forbidding state law actions based on teacher discipline for any acts which do not r...
|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 Safety board of directors; directs board to develop plan for assessment of school safety and discipline; requires 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 advisory committee and other community-based organizations, must include provisions in the student discipline policy to addre...
|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 activities on school grounds or at school-sponsored activities and to provide certain procedures for confidentiality....
|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 result of an unlawful or intentional act the result of which occurred when such person was engaged in the performance of t...
|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 school hours or during a school-sponsored event or activity) is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor; provides for an exempt...
|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 child abuse the Child Protective Service Unit shall send a copy to the school that the child attends; provides that this...
|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; charges fees relative to such requirements....
|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 receive notice that is in the appropriate language when foreign language resources are readily avialable....
|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 expunction when the condition in the preceding sentence exists and the school superintendent determines that the record is...
|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 entrusted with the care and supervision of minors in settings such as schools or child care centers....
|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 public schools to provide a safe and respectful learning environment; requires the boards of trustees of school districts t...
|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 school activities, on school transportation or at school bus stops; requires each school district to adopt policy again...
|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 disciplinary action regarding a student with a disability who receives special education services that would constitute a change in...
|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 school for victimization of students, prohibiting certain persons from attending certain schools or riding on certain sc...
|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 in responding to certain crises involving violence on school property, at school activities or on school buses; require...
|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, including research, training, and technical assistance related to successful school safety programs; and (2) a resource f...
|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 expelled for any reason from any public or private school in this or any other state, the student must complete the entire ter...
|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 the order, if that child is enrolled in any day-care facility, pre-school, pre-kindergarten, private school, public sch...
|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 reasonable school board regulation. Such regulation must be clear and definite to provide notice to pupils that they must co...
|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 independent contractor of a district in the case of a student receiving special education services. Prohibits putting students...
|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 terroristic threat....
|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 to include a principal or principal's agent; provides for the use of force at activities supervised by the Department of...
|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 disturbing schools; provides that if a person damages or destroys a school building that person commits a civil offense and da...
|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 telecommunication devices; relates to out of school suspension; deletes possession of a wireless telecommunication device as grou...
|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 who works with or around children shall be dismissed if the person has a conviction for sexual misconduct with a minor; ex...
|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 school property, personnel or students....
|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 causing a structure or vehicle to be evacuated; raises the offense to a Class C felony if the person draws a deadly weap...
|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 annual reports to the State Board of Education regarding the district's policy on bullying prevention and education....
|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 this State from attending that school or interferes with the child's attendance at that school is guilty of a Class A mis...
|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 is removed for more than 10 consecutive days during a school year or the child is subjected to a series of removals that...
|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 guidelines for the program; requires each county board to develop a specified curriculum....
|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 County, certain counties, and Baltimore City....
|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 education pilot program for suspended, expelled and other students; authorizes the State Board of Education on a county...
|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 developing local responses to bomb threats, to develop school bomb threat policies and protocols and to include specific infor...
|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, therapeutic restraints and aversives in public schools and approved private schools....
|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-school suspension in alternative learning programs....
|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 school, at an activity sponsored by a public school or on any school bus must. For the first occurrence, students must ...
|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 those boards/districts. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 2, Part 1....
|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 a month during the months of March and April every school year to familiarize students with drill procedures to safegua...
|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 inches, or a weapon of like kind, other than a firearm upon the property of any public, private or parochial school grounds ...
|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 structured learning environment and who need to be redirected toward appropriate classroom decorum and acceptable personal beha...
|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 include, but are not limited to, detention, extra class time or alternative class settings; abolishes corporal punishment...
|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 of education to develop a model policy by September 2001....
|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 corporations models of conflict resolution instruction, which may consist of a program of teacher training with application of the...
|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 SHALL BE PRINTED IN EVERY STUDENT HANDBOOK FOR DISTRIBUTION TO PARENTS AND STUDENTS. EACH HAZING PREVENTION POLICY SHALL I...
|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 shall not thereafter be eligible for employment by any school in this state. ...
|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 demand identification and evidence of qualification of persons on premises of school institutions....
|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 of the juvenile while at school or the safety any other person while at school....
|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 course of his or her duties....
|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 of pupils for the commission of certain acts at school, on school property or at school-supervised activities.
|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 University of Maryland....
|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 resolution intervention programs. - Amends TCA Section 49-2-118....
|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 eligibility for grants and the method for determining the qualifying percentage; extends the scope of the Uniform School Bui...
|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 offender; provides for the scheduling time frame for a trail when a juvenile is held without bail or the bail is revoke...
|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 making recommendations for expulsion for violations other than those involving weapons or drugs, to consider various fact...
|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 6 felony to knowingly communicate a written threat to kill or harm a person or a member of his family if the threat pla...
|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; authorizes school safety grants to local school districts to finance certain programs; establishes a school crisis managem...
|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, explosive, or flammable material violation to meet with the school district superintendent to determine if the expulsi...
|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 teachers, principals or other persons employed by a school board or employed in a school operated by the Commonwealth ar...
|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, who must receive such safety audits and may review a random sample of some school safety audits....
|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 student age, grade, attendance, academic and disciplinary history and the feasibility of alternative education; requires...
|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 implement safe storage and disposal standards for toxic chemicals and other hazardous substances....
|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 been charged with a violent juvenile felony, a crime involving arson or bombs, a crime involving drugs or drug parapherna...
|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 not apply to the willful discharge of a firearm upon the buildings and grounds of a school; provides that there is no es...
|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 collate and submit these school safety audits to the Virginia Center for School Safety....
|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 to five percent of the School Resource Officer Grants Fund for the training of the school resource officers....
|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 on school property....
|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 Extracurricular activities....
|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 over 30 days or expelled by another school division or for whom private school admission has been withdrawn regardless of w...
|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 school or a school activity....
|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 to emergency care, first aid and rescue at either public or private schools....
|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 public school teachers, administrators, and employees who are killed or permanently disabled by an act of violence in t...
|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, including when passing a school building or the grounds thereof, if the school grounds are contiguous to a highway and a...
|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 Instruction and the Attorney General, to establish interagency safe school model programs. Requires local law enforcemen...
|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 laws, and a gun owner's responsibilities regarding safe storage of a firearm...
|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 to apply to the State Department of Education for a grant of a specified amount to implement a 2-year program. Requires 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 law from being viewed, listened to, or relied upon by school officials or used in any judicial, administrative, or legis...
|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 into partnerships to support safety in school athletics. Authorizes the department to contract with a statewide nonprofit ...
|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 first-time offenders and for transitioning high-risk youths. Requires the reduction in the apportionment received by a ...
|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 Neighborhoods Partnerships Program to also give primary emphasis to the capacity to facilitate better integration with the re...
|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 who report the presence of injurious objects on school campuses that offer instruction in kindergarten and any of grades ...
|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 person providing in-home educational or counseling services to a minor....
|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 community service in the community, as part of, or instead of, disciplinary action....
|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 officers to carry firearms....
|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 school safety; relates to directing courts to provide schools with notification of criminal and juvenile delinquency adj...
|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 utilized by school administrators and staff aimed at maintaining an orderly educational environment in district strategic plan...
|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 acts on a child or continuing sexual abuse of a child shall not be placed or reside, for the duration of the period of paro...
|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 persons under 18 years of age, a playground, or a facility providing programs or services exclusively directed toward persons ...
|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, with the consent of the chief administrative officer of the facility, may be required to attend an educational program a...
|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 that emotional competency includes self-awareness, emotional self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills. It p...
|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 individual officers having police powers and protection under the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights., DELAWARE BILL TRACKI...
|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 on student possession of controlled substances, shall apply to the school playground or parking lot, school bus, or scho...
|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 uniform report forms. Allows city supervisors to authorize school board to assume hiring and oversight of school crossing gua...
|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 information among the Department of Juvenile Justice, solicitor's offices, the attorney general and other law enforcement ...
|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 school premises, after consuming intoxicating liquor....
|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 property or threatening to kill or injure school students or school personnel....
|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 included in student code of conduct; specifies types of drills and emergencies for which district school boards are req...
|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., the request to leave the premises will not be required prior to arresting a person who enters or remains unlawfully....
|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, reporting requirements, agreements with state agencies, safety site standards, open school policies, employee screening...
|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 local board and state department. Addresses juvenile delinquency records of students and "pertinent performance record or ...
|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 reporting bomb threats in schools; prohibits the destruction of school property and disturbing a school in session; estab...
|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 include more than the standard discipline policies. Such plans must also include the school's approach to classroom manage...
|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 Internet, or by other means of electronic transmission, are now clearly punishable criminal offenses...
|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, destruction or violence by students....
|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 provide funding for school report cards and criminal background investigations; adds the Summer Bridges program to the progra...
|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 sharing of student disciplinary information among educators....
|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 between probation officers and school officials for juveniles on probation; provides that when a juvenile has been adju...
|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 programs and of incidents of disruptive or violent behavior....
|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 investigating violence, threats of violence, or other inappropriate activity against a school employee or student in a ...
|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 the circumstances to restrain a student or prevent bodily harm or death to another. This does not authorize corporal pu...
|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) possessing a dangerous weapon; 2) possessing or using illegal drugs at school or a school function; 3) selling or solicitin...
|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 conduct that renders a pupil's presence in the classroom detrimental to the school's educational environment or the best in...
|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 prevention policy which addresses pupil harassment; indemnifies school employees who report incidents of harassment from ...
|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, and to file annual progress report with Governor and Education Committees of the House and Senate....
|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 well as some post-secondary institutions) policies on hazing and harassment; it creates a new school quality standard b...
|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 defense that teachers may use reasonable force in dealing with disruptive students....
|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 designated "safe area" defined as an enclosed area with no windows; requires a drop procedure and safe area evacuation practice a...
|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 requires school district governing boards to report any suspected crimes or threatening incidents....
|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 agencies; allows any criminal justice agency or assessment center for children in the state to release any information or reco...
|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 community-based service providers for the appropriate personnel and services and to seek any available funding, including the ...
|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 enforcement training; requires the Board on law enforcement officer standards and training, acting jointly with the State Board of...
|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 the property of a school or other structure on school grounds being used for an activity sponsored through a school in thi...
|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 and secondary schools; allows peer mediation programs and may be directed at students and teachers, administrators and ...
|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 agency under certain conditions; provides that information remains confidential and may not be further disseminated....
|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 have been committed while in the performance of his or her duties may be issued only by a judge of a superior court, a judg...
|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 adult criminal court, or adjudicated or entered into a diversion agreement with the juvenile court on a sex offense, inha...
|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 school bus, on school property, or at a school-sponsored activity to those incidents to be reported to school principals ...
|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 primary, secondary or high school; provides crimes qualifying as an offense prohibiting proximity to children....
|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 law....
|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 education program for grade 8 through grade 12; provides that local boards of education may implement such programs; re...
|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 who commits any act of violence resulting in substantial injury to a teacher for the remainder of the school year; provid...
|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 violation, and the student's parent shall meet with the local school board superintendent or their designee within 45 days aft...
|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 that school property includes real property and vehicles owned or leased by a school or operated on behalf of a school....