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HB 1253 - Authorizes Firearm Training for Teachers and School Staff - Indiana Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (32-14) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Firearm Training for Teachers and School Staff

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes firearm training for teachers and school staff members, effective July 1, 2019.

Highlights:

 

  • Amends the Indiana Safe Schools Fund to increase school safety through (Sec. 1):

    • Helping teachers, school staff, and school employees acquire specialized firearms instruction; and 

    • Defraying tuition related expenses for teachers, school staff, and school employees who wish to enroll in the course of specialized firearms instruction.

  • Authorizes a teacher, staff member, or employee of a school to carry a firearm in or on school property (Sec. 3).

  • Defines “institute” as the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (Sec. 3).

  • Authorizes a teacher, staff member, or employee of a school to apply to the institute for a grant in the form and manner prescribed by the institute (Sec. 3).

  • Requires that a grant provided to a teacher, school staff member, or school employee, be used to enroll them in a course of specialized firearms instruction taught by an instructor qualified to provide instruction for (Sec. 3):

    • No less than one hour of general firearms safety that includes:

      • Safe handling of firearms;

      • Safe carrying of firearms; and

      • Safe storage of firearms;

    • No less than one half hour of firearms maintenance consisting of the following subtopics:

      • General care of firearms;

      • Basic firearm cleaning, oiling, preventative maintenance, and repair;

    • No less than 24 hours on the following topics:

      • Basic marksmanship training that includes a qualification standard established by the instructor;

      • Scenario based training;

    • No less than eight hours of dynamic gun drills, with topics consisting of:

      • Shooting in high-stress environments;

      • Shooting in highly populated environment;

      • Shooting while moving and communicating with third parties;

      • Shooting at multiple targets;

      • Shooting while moving to and from cover;

    • No less than one hour on the topic of firearms retention consisting of:

      • Retention of a handgun while holstered;

      • Retention of a handgun while drawn;

      • Retention of shotguns and rifles;

      • Responses to common handgun, shotgun, and rifle disarming techniques;

    • No less than two hours on the topic of tactical movement and maneuvering while armed;

    • No less than one hour on the legal consequence of a use of force action;

    • No less than one hour on post-shooting considerations and consequences;

    • No less than one hour on the topic of school shootings and active shooter incidents;

    • Any other topic or remedial training deemed appropriate or necessary by the course instructor, or necessitated by the circumstances or conditions unique to a specific school, teacher or student; and 

    • No less than one hour of tactical emergency medical instruction.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (72-25) - (Key vote)
See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Authorizes Firearm Training for Teachers and School Staff

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

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes firearm training for teachers and school staff members, effective July 1, 2019.

Highlights:

 

  • Amends the Indiana Safe Schools Fund to increase school safety through (Sec. 1):

    • Helping teachers, school staff, and school employees acquire specialized firearms instruction; and 

    • Defraying tuition related expenses for teachers, school staff, and school employees who wish to enroll in the course of specialized firearms instruction.

  • Authorizes a teacher, staff member, or employee of a school to carry a firearm in or on school property (Sec. 3).

  • Defines “institute” as the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (Sec. 3).

  • Authorizes a teacher, staff member, or employee of a school to apply to the institute for a grant in the form and manner prescribed by the institute (Sec. 3).

  • Requires that a grant provided to a teacher, school staff member, or school employee, be used to enroll them in a course of specialized firearms instruction taught by an instructor qualified to provide instruction for (Sec. 3):

    • No less than one hour of general firearms safety that includes:

      • Safe handling of firearms;

      • Safe carrying of firearms; and

      • Safe storage of firearms;

    • No less than one half hour of firearms maintenance consisting of the following subtopics:

      • General care of firearms;

      • Basic firearm cleaning, oiling, preventative maintenance, and repair;

    • No less than 24 hours on the following topics:

      • Basic marksmanship training that includes a qualification standard established by the instructor;

      • Scenario based training;

    • No less than eight hours of dynamic gun drills, with topics consisting of:

      • Shooting in high-stress environments;

      • Shooting in highly populated environment;

      • Shooting while moving and communicating with third parties;

      • Shooting at multiple targets;

      • Shooting while moving to and from cover;

    • No less than one hour on the topic of firearms retention consisting of:

      • Retention of a handgun while holstered;

      • Retention of a handgun while drawn;

      • Retention of shotguns and rifles;

      • Responses to common handgun, shotgun, and rifle disarming techniques;

    • No less than two hours on the topic of tactical movement and maneuvering while armed;

    • No less than one hour on the legal consequence of a use of force action;

    • No less than one hour on post-shooting considerations and consequences;

    • No less than one hour on the topic of school shootings and active shooter incidents;

    • Any other topic or remedial training deemed appropriate or necessary by the course instructor, or necessitated by the circumstances or conditions unique to a specific school, teacher or student; and 

    • No less than one hour of tactical emergency medical instruction.

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Title: Authorizes Firearm Training for Teachers and School Staff

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