Sen. Julie A. Morrison

Filed: 4/12/2018





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2350 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The School Safety Drill Act is amended by
5changing Section 20 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 128/20)
7    Sec. 20. Number of drills; incidents covered; local
8authority participation.
9    (a) During each academic year, schools must conduct a
10minimum of 3 school evacuation drills to address and prepare
11students and school personnel for fire incidents. These drills
12must meet all of the following criteria:
13        (1) One of the 3 school evacuation drills shall require
14    the participation of the appropriate local fire department
15    or district.
16            (A) Each local fire department or fire district



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1        must contact the appropriate school administrator or
2        his or her designee no later than September 1 of each
3        year in order to arrange for the participation of the
4        department or district in the school evacuation drill.
5            (B) Each school administrator or his or her
6        designee must contact the responding local fire
7        official no later than September 15 of each year and
8        propose to the local fire official 4 dates within the
9        month of October, during at least 2 different weeks of
10        October, on which the drill shall occur. The fire
11        official may choose any of the 4 available dates, and
12        if he or she does so, the drill shall occur on that
13        date.
14            (C) The school administrator or his or her designee
15        and the local fire official may also, by mutual
16        agreement, set any other date for the drill, including
17        a date outside of the month of October.
18            (D) If the fire official does not select one of the
19        4 offered dates in October or set another date by
20        mutual agreement, the requirement that the school
21        include the local fire service in one of its mandatory
22        school evacuation drills shall be waived. Schools,
23        however, shall continue to be strongly encouraged to
24        include the fire service in a school evacuation drill
25        at a mutually agreed-upon time.
26            (E) Upon the participation of the local fire



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1        service, the appropriate local fire official shall
2        certify that the school evacuation drill was
3        conducted.
4            (F) When scheduling the school evacuation drill,
5        the school administrator or his or her designee and the
6        local fire department or fire district may, by mutual
7        agreement on or before September 14, choose to waive
8        the provisions of subparagraphs (B), (C), and (D) of
9        this paragraph (1).
10        Additional school evacuation drills for fire incidents
11    may involve the participation of the appropriate local fire
12    department or district.
13        (2) Schools may conduct additional school evacuation
14    drills to account for other evacuation incidents,
15    including without limitation suspicious items or bomb
16    threats.
17        (3) All drills shall be conducted at each school
18    building that houses school children.
19    (b) During each academic year, schools must conduct a
20minimum of one bus evacuation drill. This drill shall be
21accounted for in the curriculum in all public schools and in
22all other educational institutions in this State that are
23supported or maintained, in whole or in part, by public funds
24and that provide instruction in any of the grades kindergarten
25through 12. This curriculum shall include instruction in safe
26bus riding practices for all students. Schools may conduct



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1additional bus evacuation drills. All drills shall be conducted
2at each school building that houses school children.
3    (b-5) Notwithstanding the minimum requirements established
4by this Act, private schools that do not utilize a bus to
5transport students for any purpose are exempt from subsection
6(b) of this Section, provided that the chief school
7administrator of the private school provides written assurance
8to the State Board of Education that the private school does
9not plan to utilize a bus to transport students for any purpose
10during the current academic year. The assurance must be made on
11a form supplied by the State Board of Education and filed no
12later than October 15. If a private school utilizes a bus to
13transport students for any purpose during an academic year when
14an assurance pursuant to this subsection (b-5) has been filed
15with the State Board of Education, the private school shall
16immediately notify the State Board of Education and comply with
17subsection (b) of this Section no later than 30 calendar days
18after utilization of the bus to transport students, except
19that, at the discretion of the private school, students chosen
20for participation in the bus evacuation drill need include only
21the subgroup of students that are utilizing bus transportation.
22    (c) During each academic year, schools must conduct a law
23enforcement drill to address a school shooting incident. No
24later than 90 days after the first day of each school year,
25schools must conduct at least one law enforcement drill that
26addresses an active threat or an active shooter within a school



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1building. Such drills must be conducted according to the school
2district's or private school's emergency and crisis response
3plans, protocols, and procedures to evaluate the preparedness
4of school personnel and students , with the participation of the
5appropriate law enforcement agency. Law enforcement drills
6must may be conducted on days and times when students are
7normally not present in the school building and must involve
8participation from all school personnel and students present at
9school at the time of the drill. The appropriate local law
10enforcement agency shall observe the administration of the
11drill. All drills must be conducted at each school building
12that houses school children.
13        (1) A law enforcement drill must meet all of the
14    following criteria:
15            (A) During each calendar year, the appropriate
16        local law enforcement agency shall contact the
17        appropriate school administrator to request to
18        participate in a law enforcement drill. The school
19        administrator and local law enforcement agency shall
20        set, by mutual agreement, a date for the drill.
21            (A-5) The drill shall require the on-site
22        participation of the local law enforcement agency. If a
23        mutually agreeable date cannot be reached between the
24        school administrator and the appropriate local law
25        enforcement agency, then the school shall still hold
26        the drill without participation from the agency.



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1            (B) Upon the participation of a local law
2        enforcement agency in a law enforcement drill, the
3        appropriate local law enforcement official shall
4        certify that the law enforcement drill was conducted
5        and notify the school in a timely manner of any
6        deficiencies noted during the drill.
7        (2) Schools may conduct additional law enforcement
8    drills at their discretion.
9        (3) (Blank).
10    (d) During each academic year, schools must conduct a
11minimum of one severe weather and shelter-in-place drill to
12address and prepare students and school personnel for possible
13tornado incidents and may conduct additional severe weather and
14shelter-in-place drills to account for other incidents,
15including without limitation earthquakes or hazardous
16materials. All drills shall be conducted at each school
17building that houses school children.
18(Source: P.A. 100-443, eff. 8-25-17.)".