Senate Bill 2

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 04/10/24: became law without Governor's Signature
Title AN ACT relating to student safety.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Actuarial Analysis
Additional Fiscal Impact Statements Exist
Bill Request Number 1421
Sponsors M. Wise, M. Deneen, D. Douglas, G. Elkins, R. Mills, L. Tichenor
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to define terms; establish a framework for employment of Kentucky guardians in schools; specify qualifications of a guardian; specify that a local board of education may not be held liable for a guardian acting within his or her scope of duty; specify that guardians shall have the immunities of police officers; amend KRS 158.442 to require the Center for School Safety to implement a system to certify guardians to school districts and administer and oversee the school mapping program; amend KRS 158.441 to specify required certifications in the definition of "school resource officer"; amend 158.4414 to allow school districts to hire a guardian until a certified school resource officer is available as required; allow a district with a school resource officer to hire guardians to provide additional school safety and security measures; amend KRS 158.4416 to define terms; make conforming changes; require the trauma-informed team to compile their activities to be used in the creation of the comprehensive school improvement plan and submit the information to the Department of Education (KDE); require KDE to annually summarize and submit the information to the state board and the Legislative Research Commission; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to require the department to gather and compile data, coordinate training, and monitor the numbers and types of mental health professionals in schools; amend KRS 158.443 to conform; amend KRS 158.4451 to require the Office of Homeland Security to maintain and update the anonymous reporting tool; specify that each school district shall make available an anonymous reporting tool; provide for an alternative anonymous reporting tool; amend KRS 156.095 to require schools to provide suicide prevention awareness twice a year and an opportunity for any student who missed the suicide prevention awareness lesson to receive the lesson at a later time; make conforming changes; amend KRS 158.162 to allow secondary locking mechanisms in schools; require school councils or principals to include school mapping data, if available, in their emergency plans; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to create the School Mapping Data Program administered by the Center for School Safety; outline requirements of school mapping data; amend KRS 158.4412 to require the local school district's safety coordinator to maintain a current copy of school mapping data; amend KRS 61.637 to 78.5540 to conform.
Index Headings of Original Version Education, Elementary and Secondary - School counselors, direct services to students, provision
State Agencies - Department of Criminal Justice Training, Kentucky guardian, training
Actuarial Analysis - Kentucky guardian, training and school counselors
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Senate Floor Amendment 3
House Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements
House Committee Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
House Floor Amendment 3
House Floor Amendment 4
Votes Vote History

Actions

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02/22/24
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
02/26/24
  • to Education (S)
02/29/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
03/01/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 05, 2024
03/04/24
  • floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
  • floor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute
03/05/24
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendment withdrawn Floor Amendments (1) and (3)
  • passed 28-10 with Committee Substitute (1) and Floor Amendment (2)
03/06/24
  • received in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
03/07/24
  • to Education (H)
03/13/24
  • floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed
03/26/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1) and Committee Amendment (1)
  • floor amendments (3) and (4) filed to Committee Substitute
03/27/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/28/24
  • placed in the Orders of the Day
  • 3rd reading, passed 70-27 with Committee Substitute (1)
  • received in Senate
  • to Rules (H)
  • posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute (1)
  • Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute (1)
  • passed 28-7 with Committee Substitute (1)
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
04/09/24
  • filed without Governor's signature with the Secretary of State
04/10/24
  • became law without Governor's Signature

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statement Actuarial Analysis to Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; require additional training courses for a guardian; define "direct services" and indirect services; specify that at least 60% of a school couselor's time should be spent providing direct services.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - School counselors, direct services to students, provision
State Agencies - Department of Criminal Justice Training, Kentucky guardian, training

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor L. Tichenor
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 158.4414 to require each public school building to post signs at least six inches high by 14 inches wide in prominent locations stating, "This school is protected by an armed and trained School Resource Officer"; require the word "armed" to be emphasized.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - School building posting, notification of armed school resource officer
Public Safety - School building posting, notification of armed school resource officer

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor M. Wise
Summary Specify that no offense under KRS 510.148 is allowable for employment as a guardian.
Index Headings Background Checks - Local school districts, Kentucky guardian, standards

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor L. Tichenor
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 158.4414 to require as funds are available each public school building to post signs at least six inches high by 14 inches wide in prominent locations stating “This school is protected by armed and trained individuals authorized to guard against threats against the school or people therein”; require the word "armed" to be emphasized.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - School building posting, notification of armed school resource officer
Public Safety - School building posting, notification of armed school resource officer

Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statement Actuarial Analysis to House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; require a veteran to provide a form DD 214; require local boards of education to adopt specified policies relating to guardians; amend KRS 158.442 to authorize the Center for School Safety to employ an individual to provide oversight of the guardian program; amend KRS 156.501 to remove existing cost-sharing provisions for the registered nurse required to be employed by the Kentucky Department of Education.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Local boards of education, Kentucky guardians, policy requirement
Actuarial Analysis - Department of Education, nurse positions, requirements
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Center for School Safety, staff positions, requirements
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Department of Education, nurse positions, requirements

Amendment House Committee Amendment 1
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 158.4416 to define pastoral counselor and include pastoral counselor on the trauma informed team.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Trauma-informed team, membership

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Piggyback? Yes
Sponsor J. Calloway
Summary Retain original provisions and amend KRS 158.191 to ensure parental rights and involvement by requiring notification within two business days of specific events; require a district to adopt procedures that both encourage students to speak with parents and require facilitation of the discussion with parents; forbid a district or school from adopting policies that keep any student information confidential from parents or refuse information requested by a parent with specific exceptions; forbid a district from requiring school personnel or students to use nonconforming pronouns for any individual instead of just students; establish the type of mental health services that the section does not prohibit a district from seeking for students; amend KRS 158.1415 to prohibit a child in any grade level from receiving instruction on a specific topic a parent has provided written notice to the school asserting an objection due to religious or moral beliefs; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to establish a cause of action for violations; create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to prohibit a disciplinary action or adverse employment action for an employee informing a parent of specific information about a student or declining to use a pronoun or title inconsistent with the individual's biological sex; amend KRS 158.193 to establish that a school employee may participate in voluntary, student-initiated, student-led prayer when invited to do so; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Employee rights, public school, provision
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Parental rights, public schools, cause of action
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Parental rights, public schools, provision
Effective Dates, Emergency - Parental rights, public schools, provision
Effective Dates, Emergency - Religious rights, public school employees, provision
Parental Rights - Public schools, parental rights, cause of action
Parental Rights - Public schools, parental rights, provision
Personnel and Employment - Employee rights, public school, provision
Religion - Parental rights, public schools, provision
Religion - Religious rights, public school employees, provision
Teachers - Employee rights, public school, provision
Civil Actions - Parental rights violation, public schools, cause of action
Piggybacked Bills - HB 304

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor J. Calloway
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - SB 2

Amendment House Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor F. Rabourn
Summary Retain original provisions except remove the requirement that the Office of Homeland Security maintain and update the anonymous reporting tool and remove the requirement that every school district shall provide an anonymous reporting tool.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Local school districts, anonymous reporting tool
State Agencies - Office of Homeland Security, anonymous reporting tool, maintenance

Amendment House Floor Amendment 4
Sponsor T. Bojanowski
Summary Retain original provisions; specify that it is not the intent of the General Assembly to replace school resource officers with Kentucky guardians; allow for veterans discharged within the preceding 15 years to employment at a guardian; require guardians carry personal liability insurance.
Index Headings Education, Elementary and Secondary - Kentucky guardians, provisions

Last updated: 4/14/2024 1:20 PM (EDT)