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HB 49 - Authorizes School Police to Make Arrests - Pennsylvania Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes School Police to Make Arrests

Signed by Governor Tom Wolf
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (35-14) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes School Police to Make Arrests

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with house amendments pass a bill that authorizes school police officers to make arrests.

Highlights:

Vote Smart staff and volunteers have provided this synopsis based on an initial review of the text and voting record of HB 49. We will continue to analyze the contents of this bill and will have more information available as soon as possible.

For further status information, email the Key Votes Department at votes@votesmart.org or call the Voter's Research Hotline at 1-888-VOTE-SMART (1-888-868-3762).

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (161-37) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes School Police to Make Arrests

Vote Result
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with senate amendments and further amend a bill that authorizes school police officers to make arrests.

Highlights:

Vote Smart staff and volunteers have provided this synopsis based on an initial review of the text and voting record of HB 49. We will continue to analyze the contents of this bill and will have more information available as soon as possible.

For further status information, email the Key Votes Department at votes@votesmart.org or call the Voter's Research Hotline at 1-888-VOTE-SMART (1-888-868-3762).

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (28-20) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes School Police to Make Arrests

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass with amendment a bill that authorizes school police officers to make arrests.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes school law enforcement officers to exercise the same powers granted to the police of the municipality in which the school is located (Sec. 2).

  • Requires a school security guard to successfully complete the Basic School Resource Officer Court offered by the National Association of School Resource Officers, or an equivalent course of instruction approved by the commission, prior to entering upon the duties of the office (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes high school students, beginning with those expected to graduate in 2021, to apply up to 1 credit earned from a personal finance course to the student’s social studies, family and consumer science, mathematics, or business education credit requirement for graduation (Sec. 3). 

  • Requires students applying for a Fostering Independence through Education waiver for public higher education to apply for all available federal and state grants in order to be eligible (Sec. 5).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (200-0) -

Title: Authorizes School Police to Make Arrests

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes School Police to Make Arrests

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