SENATE BILL No. 158
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 20-33-8-32.
Synopsis: Law enforcement animals in schools. Permits a law
enforcement officer to enter a school facility with a bomb or narcotics
detecting law enforcement animal and allow the animal to sniff for
bombs or narcotics.
Effective: July 1, 2012.
January 4, 2012, read first time and referred to Committee on Education and Career
Second Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2012)
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SENATE BILL No. 158
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 20-33-8-32; (12)IN0158.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 20-33-8-32, AS ADDED BY P.L.1-2005,
SECTION 17, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 32. (a) A school corporation must provide each:
(1) student; and
(2) student's parent;
a copy of the rules of the governing body on searches of students'
lockers and locker contents.
(b) A student who uses a locker that is the property of a school
corporation is presumed to have no expectation of privacy in:
(1) that locker; or
(2) the locker's contents.
(c) In accordance with the rules of the governing body, a principal
(1) a student's locker; and
(2) the locker's contents;
at any time.
(d) A law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the
geographic area having a school facility containing a student's locker
(1) at the request of the school principal; and
(2) in accordance with rules of the governing body of the school
assist a school administrator in searching a student's locker and the
(e) A law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the
geographic area having a school facility may enter the school
facility with a bomb or narcotics detecting law enforcement animal
and permit the animal to sniff for bombs or narcotics. The law
enforcement officer having control of the law enforcement animal
shall ensure that the presence of the animal does not unduly
disrupt the normal operation of the school facility.