|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...
|WA||To governor 04/2013||P-12||Taking Measures to Promote Safe School Buildings|
Requires school districts, and the school safety advisory committee convened by the office of the superintendent of public instruction, to w...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Lockdown Drills|
Requires each district board of education to ensure that a minimum of two (2) lockdown drills are conducted at each public school within the...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Safe School Initiative Act|
Provides that a school district must train employees and students in preventing and responding to acts of violence, terrorism, and natural d...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||School Lock Down Policies|
Mandates two lock down drills per year: one in September and another in January. Requires each school safety audit committee to conduct a sc...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Provide for the Training, and Creation of, Armed School Sentinel Programs|
Provide for the creation of school sentinel programs and for the training of armed school sentinels. The bill offers the option to arm scho...
|DE||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Omnibus School Safety Act|
Requires the Department of Safety and Homeland Security (DSHS) to work with schools, districts and first responders to develop a comprehensi...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Postsecondary Emergency Alert Systems|
Requires public and private institutions of higher education to establish emergency alert systems for students and staff, using e-mail or te...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Responding to Emergencies|
Revising provisions governing plans for responding to a crisis in public schools of school districts, charter schools and private schools, s...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||School Closures|
Prohibits charging a teacher with a day of leave for any day on which the teacher's school or school district is closed because of natural d...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Teacher Training on Emergency Medical Procedures|
Requires an applicant for an initial teaching license to be trained and certified in the use of an automated external defibrillator. Require...
|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, ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Firesafety Inspections of Educational Facilities|
From Legislative Staff Summary: Aligns laws governing the State Fire Marshal with educational laws governing firesafety inspections on educa...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Emergency Drills|
Requires each public and nonpublic school (added nonpublic) to conduct fire, tornado, and other emergency or disaster drills, including lock...
|WI||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Health-Related School Closures|
Requires a school board, within 24 hours of a school being closed by a local health officer or DHS, or by a school district administrator be...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2010||Postsec.|
|Threat Assessment Teams|
H.B. 903/S.B. 207
Exempts all records of threat assessment teams established at public institutions of higher education from the provisions of the Freedom of ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2010||Postsec.|
|Institutional Crisis and Emergency Management Plan|
Requires the president and vice-president of each public institution of higher education, or the superintendent in the case of the Virginia ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Disaster Relief|
Relates to the disaster contingency fund and relief for school districts located in a disaster area. Provides that a government entity that ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Waivers for Makeup Days|
Provides that in the event of a natural disaster or serious outbreak of illness affective or endangering students or staff during a school y...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Disaster Assistance|
Relates to assisting schools to recover from disaster; changes the approval method for transfers of emergency fund moneys by modifying certa...
|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 ...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Inspection of Schools by Fire Chiefs|
Requires local fire chiefs to annually inspect all school buildings within his or her jurisdiction and submit a report to the state fire mar...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||School Mapping System for First Responders|
Requires the School Safety Resource Center in the Department of Public Safety to create and operate a first responder school mapping system ...
|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...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Coordinated Response to School Incidents|
Improves coordination among agencies when responding to school incidents; requires the Department of Public Safety to place on its web site ...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||School Security Grants|
Establishes a school security competitive grant program to reimburse towns for certain expenses for schools under the school district for th...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||School Emergency Plans|
Relates to a school comprehensive emergency management plan; makes the approval of a crisis response plan by a school board public informati...
|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...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Automated External Defibrillator|
Requires every school administrative unit to place an automated external defibrillator in each of the unit's school buildings and make it av...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Train Derailment Emergency Plan|
Requires school districts with schools located within 1,000 yards of a railroad track to establish a policy for responding to train derailme...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12|
|Automated External Defibrillator|
Requires that at least one automated external defibrillator (AED) be made available at every public school campus, and school athletic compe...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Safe School Plans and Task Force on Gangs|
Schools and school districts are required to adopt, by September 1, 2008, and implement a safe school plan, consistent with the school mappi...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Building Floor Plans Posted with Attorney General|
H.B. 79 -- Floor Plan Section
From fiscal notes: Sub. H.B. 422 of the 126th General Assembly required that the Attorney General post a copy of the blueprint for each scho...
|Emergency Preparedness Planning & Training|
Directs all executive branch agencies, including institutions of higher education, to include emergency preparedness planning, training and ...
|IN||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||Student Absences|
Establishes rules regarding the established threshold for absences related to students in local school corporations and accredited nonpublic...
|MO||Issued 10/2006||P-12||Homeland Security Membership|
Executive Order 2006-44
Adds elementary and secondary education as another category with full membership representation on the Regional Homeland Security Oversight ...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2006||P-12||Disaster Preparedness Materials|
Requires the State Department of Education to electronically distribute disaster preparedness educational materials and lesson plans that ar...
|RI||Became law without governor's signature 07/2006||P-12||Legislative Commission on Viral Pandemic in Schools|
Creates a fifteen member special legislative commission whose purpose it would be to make a comprehensive study of the impact a viral pandem...
|MI||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12|
Requires school officials to conduct two lockdown drills each school year, for instances including release of hazardous materials or armed i...
|OH||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||School Safety Plans|
Requires community schools and chartered nonpublic schools to adopt school safety plans in the same manner as school districts; exempts scho...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Crisis Management Policy and Advisory Task Force on School and Staff Emergency/All Hazard Preparedness|
Directs the commissioner of education to maintain and make available to school boards and charter schools a model crisis management policy t...
|OK||Adopted 04/2006||P-12||Tornado Drills|
Amends rules to requires public schools to conduct two tornado drillseach school year. Ensures all public schools are preparing students and...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Class Size Waiver During Natural Disasters|
Relates to maximum classroom sizes; In the event of a natural disaster which results in the enrollment of displaced students, the commission...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Flood Insurance|
Requires boards of education to maintain certain flood insurance (for buildings meeting conditions such as in a flood hazard location; havin...