Florida Senate - 2020 SB 788 By Senator Book 32-00094-20 2020788__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to statewide active shooter response 3 planning; creating s. 943.688, F.S.; requiring the 4 Department of Law Enforcement, in consultation with 5 law enforcement agencies throughout the state, to 6 establish a uniform statewide rule on preparing for 7 and responding to active shooters; providing minimum 8 rule requirements; requiring each law enforcement 9 agency to adopt an active shooter policy or rule, as 10 appropriate, by a specified date; requiring the 11 department to adopt rules; providing an effective 12 date. 13 14 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 15 16 Section 1. Section 943.688, Florida Statutes, is created to 17 read: 18 943.688 Statewide active shooter response planning.— 19 (1) The department, in consultation with law enforcement 20 agencies throughout the state and considering the unique needs 21 of different geographic regions where those agencies are 22 located, shall establish a uniform statewide rule on minimum 23 standards and requirements for how each law enforcement agency 24 in the state must prepare and respond to active shooter 25 situations within their jurisdictions. At a minimum, the uniform 26 statewide rule must address all of the following: 27 (a) Detailed procedures for how to respond to a report of 28 an alleged active shooter. 29 (b) Detailed procedures for how communications and 30 notifications will be handled with all affected parties and the 31 media. 32 (c) Detailed procedures for who from the appropriate law 33 enforcement agency will respond and how they will do so. This 34 includes having a designated person and an alternate person who 35 have been trained or certified on how to handle active shooter 36 situations. 37 (d) Primary and alternate routes to potential targets 38 within each law enforcement agency’s jurisdiction. 39 (2) Each law enforcement agency in this state shall enact a 40 policy or rule, as appropriate, on active shooter preparedness 41 and response by no later than January 1, 2021. The policy or 42 rule enacted must, at a minimum, include the uniform statewide 43 rule that the department adopts under subsection (1). 44 (3) The department shall adopt rules to administer this 45 section. 46 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.