House Bill 554

Last Action 03/15/18: posted in committee
Title AN ACT relating to school safety and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 1853
Sponsors J. Gooch Jr., J. Miller, D. St. Onge
Summary of Original Version Establish a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to require that, at each school without a school resource or security officer, the local board shall implement an emergency response team; establish requirements for members of an emergency response team; require a local board of education to adopt policies and procedures for an emergency response team; provide some civil liability protections to the local board and emergency response team members; limit applicability of the section; establish a new section of KRS Chapter 16 to require the Department of Kentucky State Police to establish a process for certifying instructors in providing school safety training; establish minimum requirements of the process; require the department to develop curriculum and requirements for school safety certification trainings, which may be provided by certified trainers; require completion of a psychological suitability screening for certification applicants; allow certifications in school safety to be valid for one year; establish certification renewal requirements; allow the department to establish a fee for certifications; allow the department to promulgate administrative regulations; amend KRS 527.070 to include members of a school's emergency response team among these permitted to carry firearms on school grounds pursuant to the written policies and authorization of the local board of education; declare an EMERGENCY.
Index Headings of Original Version Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Kentucky State Police, establish school safety certification program
Education, Elementary and Secondary - School emergency response teams, establish
Fees - School safety certification, licensing fee for
Firearms and Weapons - School emergency response teams, firearms carried by, allow in schools
Police, State - School safety certification program, establish
Public Safety - School emergency response teams, establish
Effective Dates, Emergency - School emergency response teams, establish


  • introduced in House
  • to Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection (H)
  • posted in committee

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