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SB-316 School safety: door locks.(2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Senate  May 28, 2013
Amended  IN  Senate  April 23, 2013
Amended  IN  Senate  April 02, 2013

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 316


Introduced by Senator Block

February 19, 2013


An act to amend Section 17075.50 of, and to add Article 4.5 (commencing with Section 32247) to Chapter 2 of Part 19 of Division 1 of Title 1 of, the Education Code, relating to school safety.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 316, as amended, Block. School safety: door locks.
Existing law, the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998, requires the State Allocation Board to allocate to applicant school districts prescribed per-unhoused-pupil state funding for construction and modernization of school facilities, including hardship funding and supplemental funding for site development and acquisition. Existing law requires all new construction projects submitted to the Division of the State Architect pursuant to the act to include locks that allow doors to classrooms and rooms with an occupancy of 5 or more persons to be locked from the inside, except as specified.
This bill, on and after January 1, 2016, would additionally require all modernization projects submitted to the Division of the State Architect pursuant to those provisions to include those locks, except as specified. The bill would require the State Allocation Board to adopt regulations to adjust the modernization per-pupil grant allowance to reflect the associated cost of installing the locks.
This bill would, if federal funding becomes available for purposes of school safety, require a school district to first consider using these funds to install locks that are lockable from the inside in every classroom and every room with an occupancy of 5 or more persons, except as specified. By imposing new requirements on school districts, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 17075.50 of the Education Code is amended to read:

17075.50.
 (a) (1) On and after July 1, 2011, all new construction projects submitted to the Division of the State Architect pursuant to this chapter shall include locks that allow doors to classrooms and any room with an occupancy of five or more persons to be locked from the inside.
(2) (A) On or after January 1, 2016, all modernization projects submitted to the Division of the State Architect pursuant to this chapter shall include locks that allow doors to classrooms and any room with an occupancy of five or more persons to be locked from the inside.
(B) This paragraph applies only to a modernization project that is funded by the proceeds of a bond for school facilities that is approved by the voters on or after January 1, 2014.
(b) The locks shall conform to the specifications and requirements set forth in Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations.
(c) Doors that are locked from the outside at all times and pupil restrooms are exempt from the requirements of this section.
(d) The board shall adopt regulations to adjust the modernization per-pupil grant allowance to reflect the associated cost of installing the locks pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a).

SEC. 2.

 Article 4.5 (commencing with Section 32247) is added to Chapter 2 of Part 19 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code, to read:
Article  4.5. Security Locks

32247.
 (a) If federal funding becomes available for purposes of school safety, a school district shall first consider using these funds to install locks that are lockable from the inside in every classroom and every room with an occupancy of five or more persons.
(b) The locks shall conform to the specifications and requirements set forth in Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations.
(c) Doors that are locked from the outside at all times and pupil restrooms are exempt from the requirements of this section.

SEC. 3.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.