SB 399
Creates the "Keep Our Schools Safe Act" regarding school protection officers
LR Number:
Last Action:
3/2/2023 - Second Read and Referred S Education and Workforce Development Committee
Journal Page:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2023

Current Bill Summary

SB 399 - This act creates the "Keep Our Schools Safe Act". Currently, a school district may designate a teacher or school administrator as a school protection officer. This act authorizes a school district to also designate a volunteer, as defined in the act, as a school protection officer. Such volunteer may serve on an unpaid basis or may be compensated by the school district. Any volunteer who violates provisions of law regarding school protection officers shall be removed from the building and dismissed as a volunteer. This act also provides that school protection officers shall carry a concealed firearm and a self-defense spray device, rather than be authorized by the school district to do so.

This act is identical to HCS/HB 1961 (2020).



No Amendments Found.