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Full Text of SB3593  100th General Assembly




State of Illinois
2017 and 2018


Introduced 3/1/2018, by Sen. Julie A. Morrison


105 ILCS 128/20

    Amends the School Safety Drill Act. Requires the law enforcement drill that addresses a school shooting incident to address an incident involving an active shooter within a school building. Requires the drill to be conducted on days and times when students are present in the school building (rather than allowing the drill to be conducted on days and times when students are not present in the school building). Provides that a school must utilize every effort to conduct the drill no later than 30 days after the first day of the school year.

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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
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
17        must contact the appropriate school administrator or
18        his or her designee no later than September 1 of each
19        year in order to arrange for the participation of the
20        department or district in the school evacuation drill.
21            (B) Each school administrator or his or her
22        designee must contact the responding local fire
23        official no later than September 15 of each year and



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1        propose to the local fire official 4 dates within the
2        month of October, during at least 2 different weeks of
3        October, on which the drill shall occur. The fire
4        official may choose any of the 4 available dates, and
5        if he or she does so, the drill shall occur on that
6        date.
7            (C) The school administrator or his or her designee
8        and the local fire official may also, by mutual
9        agreement, set any other date for the drill, including
10        a date outside of the month of October.
11            (D) If the fire official does not select one of the
12        4 offered dates in October or set another date by
13        mutual agreement, the requirement that the school
14        include the local fire service in one of its mandatory
15        school evacuation drills shall be waived. Schools,
16        however, shall continue to be strongly encouraged to
17        include the fire service in a school evacuation drill
18        at a mutually agreed-upon time.
19            (E) Upon the participation of the local fire
20        service, the appropriate local fire official shall
21        certify that the school evacuation drill was
22        conducted.
23            (F) When scheduling the school evacuation drill,
24        the school administrator or his or her designee and the
25        local fire department or fire district may, by mutual
26        agreement on or before September 14, choose to waive



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1        the provisions of subparagraphs (B), (C), and (D) of
2        this paragraph (1).
3        Additional school evacuation drills for fire incidents
4    may involve the participation of the appropriate local fire
5    department or district.
6        (2) Schools may conduct additional school evacuation
7    drills to account for other evacuation incidents,
8    including without limitation suspicious items or bomb
9    threats.
10        (3) All drills shall be conducted at each school
11    building that houses school children.
12    (b) During each academic year, schools must conduct a
13minimum of one bus evacuation drill. This drill shall be
14accounted for in the curriculum in all public schools and in
15all other educational institutions in this State that are
16supported or maintained, in whole or in part, by public funds
17and that provide instruction in any of the grades kindergarten
18through 12. This curriculum shall include instruction in safe
19bus riding practices for all students. Schools may conduct
20additional bus evacuation drills. All drills shall be conducted
21at each school building that houses school children.
22    (b-5) Notwithstanding the minimum requirements established
23by this Act, private schools that do not utilize a bus to
24transport students for any purpose are exempt from subsection
25(b) of this Section, provided that the chief school
26administrator of the private school provides written assurance



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1to the State Board of Education that the private school does
2not plan to utilize a bus to transport students for any purpose
3during the current academic year. The assurance must be made on
4a form supplied by the State Board of Education and filed no
5later than October 15. If a private school utilizes a bus to
6transport students for any purpose during an academic year when
7an assurance pursuant to this subsection (b-5) has been filed
8with the State Board of Education, the private school shall
9immediately notify the State Board of Education and comply with
10subsection (b) of this Section no later than 30 calendar days
11after utilization of the bus to transport students, except
12that, at the discretion of the private school, students chosen
13for participation in the bus evacuation drill need include only
14the subgroup of students that are utilizing bus transportation.
15    (c) During each academic year, schools must conduct a law
16enforcement drill to address a school shooting incident,
17including, but not limited to, an incident involving an active
18shooter within a school building. Such drills must be conducted
19according to the school district's or private school's
20emergency and crisis response plans, protocols, and
21procedures, with the participation of the appropriate law
22enforcement agency. Law enforcement drills must may be
23conducted on days and times when students are not present in
24the school building. All drills must be conducted at each
25school building that houses school children. A school must
26utilize every effort to conduct a law enforcement drill under



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1this subsection (c) no later than 30 days after the first day
2of the school year.
3        (1) A law enforcement drill must meet all of the
4    following criteria:
5            (A) During each calendar year, the appropriate
6        local law enforcement agency shall contact the
7        appropriate school administrator to request to
8        participate in a law enforcement drill. The school
9        administrator and local law enforcement agency shall
10        set, by mutual agreement, a date for the drill.
11            (A-5) The drill shall require the on-site
12        participation of the local law enforcement agency. If a
13        mutually agreeable date cannot be reached between the
14        school administrator and the appropriate local law
15        enforcement agency, then the school shall still hold
16        the drill without participation from the agency.
17            (B) Upon the participation of a local law
18        enforcement agency in a law enforcement drill, the
19        appropriate local law enforcement official shall
20        certify that the law enforcement drill was conducted
21        and notify the school in a timely manner of any
22        deficiencies noted during the drill.
23        (2) Schools may conduct additional law enforcement
24    drills at their discretion.
25        (3) (Blank).
26    (d) During each academic year, schools must conduct a



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1minimum of one severe weather and shelter-in-place drill to
2address and prepare students and school personnel for possible
3tornado incidents and may conduct additional severe weather and
4shelter-in-place drills to account for other incidents,
5including without limitation earthquakes or hazardous
6materials. All drills shall be conducted at each school
7building that houses school children.
8(Source: P.A. 100-443, eff. 8-25-17.)