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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2846         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3291

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Kate Hogan

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the safety of school children.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Jason Lewis

 

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2846        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3291

By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3291) of Kate Hogan and others relative to the safety of school children.  Education. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the safety of school children.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Section 1A of chapter 69 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

              The commissioner shall, in consultation with the commissioner of public safety, establish regional school safety councils to assist local districts in developing school safety plans. The school safety plans shall provide for actions that promote safe schools in the following areas; 1) school design, 2) violence prevention, 3) man-made and natural hazards, 4) effective prevention and mitigation of such hazards and 5) response to emergencies within school districts. Such councils shall include representatives from public safety, education, mental health and emergency management and shall be available to local districts before, during and after emergencies and provide technical assistance appropriate for the emergency. Cost containment shall be considered by the school safety councils when developing the school safety plans and whenever possible the councils shall use existing protocols, personnel, and structures.

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