Bill Text: SC S0327 | 2021-2022 | 124th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Public school drills

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-12 - Referred to Committee on Education [S0327 Detail]

Download: South_Carolina-2021-S0327-Introduced.html


A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 59-63-910 CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO REQUIRED PUBLIC SCHOOL DRILLS, SO AS TO PROVIDE EACH SEMESTER ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS, INCLUDING CHARTER SCHOOLS WHOSE INSTRUCTION IS NOT PRIMARILY DELIVERED ONLINE, SHALL CONDUCT ONE FIRE DRILL, ONE ACTIVE SHOOTER/INTRUDER DRILL, AND ONE SEVERE WEATHER/EARTHQUAKE DRILL.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Section 59-63-910(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

    "(A)    All public schools, including charter schools whose instruction is not primarily delivered online, shall conduct fire, active shooter/intruder, and severe weather/earthquake drills. Within each school year, schools must conduct at least two fire drills, two active shooter/intruder drills, and two severe weather/earthquake drills, with at least one of each drill conducted each semester Each semester all public schools, including charter schools whose instruction is not primarily delivered online, shall conduct one fire drill, one active shooter/intruder drill, and one severe weather/earthquake drill."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect July 1, 2022.

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