Reprinted

January 24, 2007





SENATE BILL No. 192

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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 Development.
    January 18, 2007, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
    January 23, 2007, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.





Reprinted

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 education.

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 supervision;

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 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)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.