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AB-677 School safety: door locks.(2015-2016)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 17075.50 of the Education Code is amended to read:

17075.50.
 (a) (1) 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.
(a) (2)  (A)  On and after July 1, 2011, all new construction projects  January 1, 2016, modernization projects meeting the criteria set forth in subparagraph (B)  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 the sale of bonds issued pursuant to a state bond act for school facilities that is approved by the voters at a statewide election after January 1, 2016.
(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. 2.

 Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 32215) is added to Chapter 2 of Part 19 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code, to read:

Article  2.5. Security Locks
32215.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other law, no later than January 1, 2022, the governing board of each school district and each county superintendent of schools shall, for each school within its jurisdiction, equip the doors of every classroom and every room with an occupancy of five or more persons with locks that allow the doors to be locked from the inside.
(b) The locks shall conform to the specifications and requirements set forth in Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations.
(c) This section shall only become operative upon the approval by the voters of a state bond act for school facilities at a statewide election after January 1, 2016.

SEC. 3.

 Section 67387 is added to the Education Code, to read:

67387.
 When construction projects are undertaken at a facility on a campus within its jurisdiction, the governing board of each campus of the California Community Colleges and the Trustees of the California State University shall, and the Regents of the University of California are requested to, equip classrooms, offices, or other rooms where students and school staff gather with locking mechanisms, commonly known as classroom function locks, that allow the doors to be locked from the inside or equip these doors with the best alternative technology that accomplishes the same result.
SEC. 4.
 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.