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SB 7026 - Establishes the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act - Florida Key Vote

Michael Grant voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Establishes the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (67-50) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends firearms regulations, prohibits bump stocks, and increases school safety measures.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits bump stocks within the state beginning October 1, 2018 (Sec. 13).

  • Prohibits firearm possession by an individual who is “undergoing a mental health crisis” or anyone posing a threat of violence, unless a court has ordered otherwise (Sec. 2).

  • Requires a 3-day waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a firearm to any individual unless they (Sec. 12):

    • Have completed the required background check;

    • Hold a concealed weapons permit or a Florida hunting license; or

    • Are a law enforcement officer or member of the military.

  • Establishes the Office of Safe Schools within the Department of Education (DOE) to serve as a central repository for practices, training, and compliance regarding school safety and security (Sec. 3).

  • Requires the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to procure a mobile app for students and the community to relay information anonymously concerning threats of violence, harmful activities, or other matters of safety and security (Sec. 19).

  • Authorizes each sheriff’s office to establish a Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program within their county to aid in the prevention or abatement of active assailant incidents at schools (Sec. 5).

  • Authorizes each school district to decide whether to participate in the school guardian program if it is available in their county (Sec. 5).

  • Requires an individual to complete 132 hours of firearm safety and proficiency training, 12 hours of diversity training, and pass a psychological evaluation and random drug tests in order to participate in the school guardian program (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that a “school guardian” has no authority to act in any law enforcement capacity except to the extent necessary to prevent an active assailant incident (Sec. 5).

  • Prohibits full-time teachers who exclusively perform classroom duties from participating in the school guardian program unless they are part of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, a current member of the military, or a current or former law enforcement officer (Sec. 5).

  • Prohibits making or posting a threat to conduct a mass shooting or an act of terrorism (Sec. 17).

  • Authorizes the following appropriations (Secs. 36, 40, 42, and 44):

    • $69 million to the DOE to fund mental health assistance;

    • $67 million for sheriff’s offices that decide to participate in the school guardian program;

    • $97.5 million for the Office of Safe Schools; and

    • Over $98 million in grants for improving the physical security of school buildings.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (20-18) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends firearms regulations, prohibits bump stocks, and increases school safety measures.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits bump stocks within the state beginning October 1, 2018 (Sec. 13).

  • Prohibits firearm possession by an individual who is “undergoing a mental health crisis” or anyone posing a threat of violence, unless a court has ordered otherwise (Sec. 2).

  • Requires a 3-day waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a firearm to any individual unless they (Sec. 12):

    • Have completed the required background check;

    • Hold a concealed weapons permit or a Florida hunting license; or

    • Are a law enforcement officer or member of the military.

  • Establishes the Office of Safe Schools within the Department of Education (DOE) to serve as a central repository for practices, training, and compliance regarding school safety and security (Sec. 3).

  • Requires the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to procure a mobile app for students and the community to relay information anonymously concerning threats of violence, harmful activities, or other matters of safety and security (Sec. 19).

  • Authorizes each sheriff’s office to establish a Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program within their county to aid in the prevention or abatement of active assailant incidents at schools (Sec. 5).

  • Authorizes each school district to decide whether to participate in the school guardian program if it is available in their county (Sec. 5).

  • Requires an individual to complete 132 hours of firearm safety and proficiency training, 12 hours of diversity training, and pass a psychological evaluation and random drug tests in order to participate in the school guardian program (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that a “school guardian” has no authority to act in any law enforcement capacity except to the extent necessary to prevent an active assailant incident (Sec. 5).

  • Prohibits full-time teachers who exclusively perform classroom duties from participating in the school guardian program unless they are part of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, a current member of the military, or a current or former law enforcement officer (Sec. 5).

  • Prohibits making or posting a threat to conduct a mass shooting or an act of terrorism (Sec. 17).

  • Authorizes the following appropriations (Secs. 36, 40, 42, and 44):

    • $69 million to the DOE to fund mental health assistance;

    • $67 million for sheriff’s offices that decide to participate in the school guardian program;

    • $97.5 million for the Office of Safe Schools; and

    • Over $98 million in grants for improving the physical security of school buildings.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Establishes the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act

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