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2013 House Bill 4713: Revise school emergency drill mandate

Public Act 12 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. Joseph Graves (R) on May 9, 2013 To revise the number and scheduling of required school safety drills, and establish reporting requirements, so that 10 drills would be required each year: five fire drills; two tornado drills; and three school "lockdown" drills. This would mean one fewer fire drill and one additional lockdown drill. Also, schools would have to post documentation of completed school safety drills on their websites within five business days.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Education Committee on May 9, 2013
Reported in the House on October 23, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on October 29, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on October 29, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. David Knezek (D) on October 29, 2013 To replace the mandate that schools provide county emergency services coordinators with a list of their drill days with a requirement that schools "adopt a policy" on required drills and "collaborate" with the county coordinator.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on October 29, 2013
Passed 82 to 26 in the House on October 30, 2013 (same description)
To revise the number and scheduling of required school safety drills, and establish reporting requirements, so that 10 drills would be required each year: five fire drills; two tornado drills; and three school "lockdown" drills. This would mean one fewer fire drill and one additional lockdown drill. Also, schools would have to post documentation of completed school safety drills on their websites within five business days.
Received in the Senate on October 31, 2013
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on October 31, 2013
Reported in the Senate on November 14, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on January 30, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on January 30, 2014
Amendment offered by Sen. David Robertson (R) on February 5, 2014 To exempt schools from sanctions if they don't hold a scheduled drill for reasons beyond their control.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 5, 2014
Passed 34 to 0 in the Senate on February 5, 2014 To revise the number and scheduling of required school safety drills, and establish reporting requirements, so that 8 drills would be required each year: five fire drills; and three school "lockdown" drills. This would mean one fewer fire drill and one additional lockdown drill. Also, schools would have to post documentation of completed school safety drills on their websites within 30 days.
Received in the House on February 5, 2014
Passed 81 to 27 in the House on February 5, 2014 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on February 25, 2014

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