Entry SB1433 / HB521 - Mar 13, 2019

Entry SB350 / HB102 - Mar 19, 2019

Entry SB803 / HB947 - Mar 20, 2019


As amended, rewrites the bill and requires the TN School Safety Center within the Department of Education to establish a grant program to award funds to LEAs to address school safety measures. The center must create a grant application that assesses how LEAs plan to use grant funds to improve school security, how the application addresses needs identified in school security assessments, and how LEA funding will be used to support charter schools, if applicable. Requires LEAs to be in compliance with all state laws, rules and regulations regarding safety to be eligible for the grants. Funding is available to LEAs in the same percentage of BEP funding that each LEA receives. Funding is subject to a match, which can be fulfilled by using in-kind services from personnel or other expenses assumed by the LEA. LEAs may also use a local tax levy to raise funds if this is identified in their grant application as a source of funds. All funds appropriated to the center for this purpose are to stay in the fund and not revert to the General Fund. Requires the center to set aside funding for grants and prioritize approval for LEAs that had schools where a School Resource Officer (SRO) is not employed. This priority status must remain in effect for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Fiscal Years. The Department of Safety and Homeland Security in conjunction with the Department of Education must create a safety assessment and must provide training on use of the assessment to local law enforcement to identify vulnerabilities.

Entry SB619 / HB800 - Mar 13, 2019

Entry SB197 / HB239 - Mar 13, 2019

Entry SB526 / HB1149 - Mar 13, 2019

Entry SB1135 / HB776 - Mar 20, 2019

Entry SB1442 / HB316 - Mar 13, 2019

Entry SB205 / HB268 - Mar 13, 2019

Entry SB9 / HB9 - Mar 19, 2019


As amended, states the bill applies only to the counties of Rutherford, Lincoln, Bedford, Knox, and Sullivan, and all the muncipalities in these counties.


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