Bill Text For HB1308 - Senate Floor Version

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 4|HOUSE BILL NO. 1308                  By: Conley and Randleman of the   |
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11|       [ school safety - requiring school district to                  |
  |       develop policy determining if student needs to                  |
12|       complete an assessment - effective date ]                       |
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14|BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:                  |
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15|    SECTION 1.     AMENDATORY     Section 1, Chapter 323, O.S.L.       |
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16|2018 (70 O.S. Supp. 2018, Section 24-100.8), is amended to read as     |
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17|follows:                                                               |
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18|    Section 24-100.8  A.  As used in this section, "threatening        |
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19|behavior" means any verbal or written threat or act of threatening     |
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20|behavior, whether or not it is directed at another person, which       |
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21|reasonably indicates potential for future that students or school      |
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22|personnel are at actual and imminent risk of serious physical harm     |
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23|to students, school personnel or school property and includes, but     |
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24|is not limited to, a terrorist attack, a school campus shooting or a   |
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 1|verbal or written threat or act of threatening behavior directed       |
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 2|against a person.                                                      |
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 3|    B.  An officer or employee of a school district or member of a     |
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 4|board of education shall notify law enforcement of any verbal threat   |
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 5|or act of threatening behavior which reasonably may have the           |
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 6|potential to endanger students, school personnel or school property    |
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 7|as defined in subsection A of this section.                            |
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 8|    C.  Officers or employees of a school district or members of a     |
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 9|board of education shall be immune from employment discipline and      |
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10|any civil liability for communicating information pursuant to          |
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11|subsection B of this section in good faith if they reasonably          |
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12|believe a person is making verbal threats or is exhibiting             |
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13|threatening behavior.                                                  |
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14|    D.  Officers or employees of a school district or members of a     |
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15|board of education who notify law enforcement of threatening           |
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16|behavior by a student shall comply with state and federal laws         |
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17|applicable to release of student education records.                    |
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18|    E.  The school district shall develop a policy to determine if a   |
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19|student who engages in threatening behavior that has the potential     |
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20|to cause severe bodily harm or violence needs to complete a            |
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21|behavioral threat assessment.  The State Department of Education       |
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22|shall develop a behavioral threat assessment system which districts    |
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23|may utilize to determine the viability of each threat and the          |
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 1|appropriate protocol to ensure each student receives continuity of     |
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 2|educational services.                                                  |
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 3|    F.  Nothing in this section shall be construed to impose a         |
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 4|specific liability on any school district.                             |
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 5|    SECTION 2.  This act shall become effective November 1, 2019.      |
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 6|COMMITTEE REPORT BY: COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION                            |
  |April 2, 2019 - DO PASS AS AMENDED                                     |
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