March 09, 2023, Introduced by Reps. Brenda Carter, Pohutsky, Farhat, MacDonell, Wilson, Hope, Byrnes, Tyrone Carter, Dievendorf, McFall, Young, O'Neal, Neeley, Arbit, Hood, Wegela, Steckloff, Rogers and Scott and referred to the Committee on Education.

A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled

"The revised school code,"

(MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1308c.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 1308c. (1) The board of a school district or intermediate school district or board of directors of a public school academy shall ensure that each school building operated by the board or board of directors is equipped with at least 1 panic alarm for use in a school security emergency, including, but not limited to, a nonfire evacuation, a lockdown, or an active-shooter situation. The panic alarm described in this subsection must be directly linked to the local law enforcement agency that is designated as a first responder for the school building in which the panic alarm is included, and the panic alarm must be capable of immediately transmitting a signal or message to the local law enforcement agency upon its activation.

(2) As used in this section:

(a) "Panic alarm" means a silent security system signal generated by the manual activation, either virtually from a phone or computer system or nonvirtually, of a device or an alternative mechanism intended to communicate life-threatening or emergency situations that require a response from law enforcement to law enforcement.

(b) "School building" means a building in which instruction takes place or where pupils are present during the school day.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect unless Senate Bill No.____ or House Bill No. 4242 (request no. 00423'23 *) of the 102nd Legislature is enacted into law.