Full Text of HB3907 100th General Assembly
HB3907ham001 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Rep. Martin J. Moylan
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AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 3907
AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3907 by replacing
everything after the enacting clause with the following:
The School Safety Drill Act is amended by
changing Section 20 as follows:
(105 ILCS 128/20)
Number of drills; incidents covered; local
(a) During each academic year, schools must conduct a
minimum of 3 school evacuation drills to address and prepare
students and school personnel for fire incidents. These drills
must meet all of the following criteria:
(1) One of the 3 school evacuation drills shall require
the participation of the appropriate local fire department
(A) Each local fire department or fire district
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must contact the appropriate school administrator or
his or her designee no later than September 1 of each
year in order to arrange for the participation of the
department or district in the school evacuation drill.
(B) Each school administrator or his or her
designee must contact the responding local fire
official no later than September 15 of each year and
propose to the local fire official 4 dates within the
month of October, during at least 2 different weeks of
October, on which the drill shall occur. The fire
official may choose any of the 4 available dates, and
if he or she does so, the drill shall occur on that
(C) The school administrator or his or her designee
and the local fire official may also, by mutual
agreement, set any other date for the drill, including
a date outside of the month of October.
(D) If the fire official does not select one of the
4 offered dates in October or set another date by
mutual agreement, the requirement that the school
include the local fire service in one of its mandatory
school evacuation drills shall be waived. Schools,
however, shall continue to be strongly encouraged to
include the fire service in a school evacuation drill
at a mutually agreed-upon time.
(E) Upon the participation of the local fire
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service, the appropriate local fire official shall
certify that the school evacuation drill was
(F) When scheduling the school evacuation drill,
the school administrator or his or her designee and the
local fire department or fire district may, by mutual
agreement on or before September 14, choose to waive
the provisions of subparagraphs (B), (C), and (D) of
this paragraph (1).
Additional school evacuation drills for fire incidents
may involve the participation of the appropriate local fire
department or district.
(2) Schools may conduct additional school evacuation
drills to account for other evacuation incidents,
including without limitation suspicious items or bomb
(3) All drills shall be conducted at each school
building that houses school children.
(b) During each academic year, schools must conduct a
minimum of one bus evacuation drill. This drill shall be
accounted for in the curriculum in all public schools and in
all other educational institutions in this State that are
supported or maintained, in whole or in part, by public funds
and that provide instruction in any of the grades kindergarten
through 12. This curriculum shall include instruction in safe
bus riding practices for all students. Schools may conduct
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additional bus evacuation drills. All drills shall be conducted
at each school building that houses school children.
(c) During each academic year, schools must conduct a law
enforcement drill to address
and prepare students and school
a school shooting incident. Such drills must be
conducted according to the school district's or private
school's emergency and crisis response plans, protocols, and
procedures, with the participation of the appropriate law
Law enforcement drills may be conducted on
days and times when students are not present in the school
All drills must be conducted at each school building
that houses school children.
(1) A law enforcement drill must meet all of the
(A) During each calendar year, the appropriate
local law enforcement agency shall contact the
appropriate school administrator to request to
participate in a law enforcement drill. The school
administrator and local law enforcement agency shall
set, by mutual agreement, a date for the drill.
(A-5) The drill shall require the on-site
participation of the local law enforcement agency. If a
mutually agreeable date cannot be reached between the
school administrator and the appropriate local law
enforcement agency, then the school shall still hold
the drill without participation from the agency.
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(B) Upon the participation of a local law
enforcement agency in a law enforcement drill, the
appropriate local law enforcement official shall
certify that the law enforcement drill was conducted
and notify the school in a timely manner of any
deficiencies noted during the drill.
(C) All full-time school staff in the building that
day shall participate in the drill.
(2) Schools may conduct additional law enforcement
drills at their discretion.
(4) Contractual or part-time staff may participate in
the drill at the school's discretion, but shall be made
familiar with the school's crisis response plans,
protocols, and procedures.
(d) During each academic year, schools must conduct a
minimum of one severe weather and shelter-in-place drill to
address and prepare students and school personnel for possible
tornado incidents and may conduct additional severe weather and
shelter-in-place drills to account for other incidents,
including without limitation earthquakes or hazardous
materials. All drills shall be conducted at each school
building that houses school children.
(Source: P.A. 98-48, eff. 7-1-13.)
This Act takes effect July 1,
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