January 24, 2007
SENATE BILL No. 192
DIGEST OF SB 192
(Updated January 23, 2007 2:16 pm - DI 71)
Citations Affected: IC 20-26; IC 20-34.
Synopsis: School safety. Requires school corporations to abate certain
school building safety violations that are not immediate safety hazards
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.
Lubbers, Kruse, Alting
January 8, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career
January 18, 2007, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
January 23, 2007, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
January 24, 2007
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)SB0192.2.1. -->
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:
(1) as a result of an inspection of a school building under
IC 22-14-2-11 that is not an inspection to determine
compliance with a legal standard for accreditation, the
division of fire and building safety of the department of
homeland security determines that there is a violation of a fire
safety law at the school building;
(2) the fire safety law that the division determines has been
violated at the school building incorporates a standard that:
(A) was not a fire safety law at the time of the construction
or renovation of the school building and is being applied
retroactively to the building by an employee of the division
of fire and building safety; or
(B) previously was not applicable to the building; and
(3) the violation is not a condition that creates an immediate
safety hazard and is corrected under daily maintenance and
the school corporation shall abate the violation before the earlier
of one (1) year after the violation determination or the start of the
school corporation's next budget year following the violation
(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)SB0192.2.2. -->
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.