SENATE BILL No. 192
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 20-26-7-27.5; IC 20-34-3-20.
Synopsis: School safety. Requires school corporations to abate school
building safety violations before the earlier of: (1) one year after the
state fire marshal's determination; or (2) the start of the school
corporation's next budget year. Requires at least one: (1) tornado
preparedness drill; and (2) manmade occurrence disaster drill; during
each semester of school.
Effective: July 1, 2007.
January 8, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career
First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)
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SENATE BILL No. 192
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 20-26-7-27.5; (07)IN0192.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 20-26-7-27.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 27.5. (a) Notwithstanding any
other law, if, as a result of an inspection of a school building under
IC 22-14-2-11, the state fire marshal or the state fire marshal's
designee determines that there is a safety violation at the school
building, the school corporation shall abate the violation before the
(1) one (1) year following the violation determination; or
(2) the start of the school corporation's next budget year after
the violation determination.
(b) The expense of the abatement may be paid out of funds
appropriated for such purposes in the budget year following a
violation determination under subsection (a).
SOURCE: IC 20-34-3-20; (07)IN0192.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 20-34-3-20, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005,
SECTION 18, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 20. (a) The governing body of a school
corporation shall require each school in the governing body's
jurisdiction to conduct periodic fire drills during the school year in
compliance with rules adopted under IC 4-22-2 by the state board.
(b) Each school and attendance center shall conduct at least:
(1) one (1) tornado preparedness drill; and
(2) one (1) manmade occurrence disaster drill;
during each semester.
(b) (c) The governing body of a school corporation shall require
each principal to file a certified statement that fire all drills have been
conducted as required under this section.