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School Security Disbursement Program

Concerning providing funding for local education providers to implement school security improvements to prevent incidences of school violence, and, in connection therewith, creating the school security disbursement program.
2018 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

School safety - school security disbursement program. The act creates the school security disbursement program (disbursement program) in the department of public safety (department). A school district, charter school, institute charter school, or board of cooperative services (local education provider) may apply for a disbursement by submitting an application to the department. A disbursement recipient may use the money for one or more of the purposes specified in the act, which include building improvements to enhance security and training for school personnel. The department shall review the applications received and disburse money to applicants that meet the application requirements. The department must give priority to applicants that commit to providing matching funds for the amount received. The disbursements are paid from money that is set aside in the school security disbursement program account that the act creates within the school safety resource center fund. Each disbursement recipient must report to the department concerning its use of the money, and the department must annually provide a summary of the reports to committees of the general assembly. The disbursement program is repealed, effective July 1, 2021.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    06/06/2018 Signed Act PDF
    05/17/2018 Final Act PDF
    05/08/2018 Rerevised PDF
    05/07/2018 Revised PDF
    05/01/2018 Reengrossed PDF
    04/30/2018 Engrossed PDF
    04/20/2018 Introduced PDF

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