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Bill Detail: SB23-241

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Title Creation Of Office Of School Safety
Status Governor Signed (04/27/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • State Government
House Sponsors R. Bockenfeld (R)
S. Bird (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Bridges (D)
B. Kirkmeyer (R)
House Committee Appropriations
Senate Committee Appropriations
Date Introduced 03/24/2023

Joint Budget Committee. The bill creates the office of school
safety (office) within the office of the executive director in the
department of public safety. The office oversees the school safety
resource center (center), which assists schools in preventing, preparing
for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies and crisis situations
by offering training and other supportive services. The director of the
office is required to appoint the director of the center and appoint a grants
manager to assist schools in obtaining funding related to school safety.
The bill also creates the crisis response unit within the office to
assist schools in responding to a crisis or emergency event.
Currently, the school access for emergency response grant program
(SAFER) is administered by the division of homeland security and
emergency management in the department of public safety. The bill
moves the administration of SAFER to the office.

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