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Funding for School Safety Firearm Detection Systems

Concerning a program to fund the acquisition of firearm detection software for use in schools.
2024 Regular Session
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
State Government
Bill Summary

The bill establishes the school safety firearm detection funding program (program) in the office of school safety (office) to disburse money to local education providers to purchase, install, and operate firearm detection software for use in schools. The office administers the program.

In order to receive a disbursement, a local education provider must submit an application. The office shall disburse program money to eligible applicants in the order the applications are received. A recipient shall use program money to purchase and operate firearm detection software to detect, and alert local education provider personnel and first responders about, the presence of visible, unholstered firearms on school property.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. B. Bradley
Sen. K. Van Winkle



The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details