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SB 0015 - "Keeping Georgia's Schools Safe Act"

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: John Albers (R)
Last Action: 5/10/2019 - Veto V7
Senate Committee: Public Safety
House Committee: Education

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

SB 15 amends Title 20 of the O.C.G.A to create a mechanism for threat assessments in public schools. The mechanism would be completed by a certified individual or company or by a government agency. Under the legislation every public school must submit a school safety plan to the Department of Education after the local law enforcement agency has approved the plan. The bill also requires schools to use and promote a statewide anonymous mobile application, the “See Something Send Something” app to report suspicious activity and potential threats. Additionally, it would designate a school safety coordinator to each public school to augment and help schools during times of threats and emergencies.

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