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HB 1062 - Authorizes School Employees to Carry Handguns on School Property - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (68-23) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes School Employees to Carry Handguns on School Property

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes school employees who undergo training to carry handguns in schools.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the board of education of a school district to allow school personnel to carry handguns into an elementary or secondary school (Sec. 2).
  • Requires school personnel who seek to carry a handgun into an elementary or secondary school to undergo a minimum of 120 hours of specialized training (Secs. 2 & 4).
  • Requires school personnel who complete the specified training program to undergo annual re-certification training for a minimum of 8 hours per year in order to continue to carry a handgun into an elementary or secondary school (Sec. 4).
  • Specifies that participation in the specified training program by school personnel is voluntary and not required for continued employment with the school district (Sec. 4). 
  • Specifies that any school personnel who has successfully completed the specified training program and acts in good faith is immune to civil and criminal liability for any injury resulting from carrying a handgun into an elementary or secondary school (Sec. 4).
  • Requires the board of education of a school district to pay all necessary training, meal, and lodging expenses associated with the specified training program (Sec. 4). 
  • Defines “school personnel” as a certified or a licensed person who is employed by a school district to serve as an administrator, superintendent, principal, supervisor, vice-principal, teacher, counselor, librarian, school bus driver, school nurse or in any other instructional capacity (Sec. 4).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes School Employees to Carry Handguns on School Property

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