H. R. 4606
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
October 4, 2019
Mr. Gottheimer (for himself and Ms. Stefanik) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to require silent alarms in elementary schools and secondary schools, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Alyssa’s Legacy Youth in Schools Safety Alert Act or the
ALYSSA Act .
Requiring silent alarms in schools
Local educational agency plans
Section 1112(c) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6312(c)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
ensure that each school served by the local educational agency is prepared to address a school security emergency, including the use of panic alarms which are not audible within the school building to adequately alert local law enforcement authorities and emergency responders about a safety issue at the school.
Condition of receipt of funds
Subpart 2 of part F of title VIII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7901 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:
As a condition of receipt of funds under this Act, each local educational agency shall ensure that each elementary school and secondary school served by such local educational agency is equipped with at least one panic alarm for use in a school security emergency (including a non-fire evacuation, lockdown, or active shooter situation).
Panic alarm defined
For purposes of this section and section 1112(c)(8), the term panic alarm means a silent security system signal generated by the manual activation of a device intended to signal a life-threatening or emergency situation requiring a response from law enforcement.
Funding for school resource officers
Section 1101(a)(11) of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10261(a)(11)) is amended—
in subparagraph (A), by striking
$1,047,119,000 for each of fiscal years 2006 through 2009 and inserting
$1,097,119,000 for each of fiscal years 2021 through 2030; and
in subparagraph (B), by inserting after
of the purposes of part Q the following:
, and not less than $50,000,000 shall be allocated for grants pursuant to applications submitted by units of local government or law enforcement agencies for the purposes described in section 1701(b)(12).