The bill 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 bill, which include building improvements to enhance security and training for school personnel. The department must 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 bill creates within the school safety resources 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 The disbursement program is repealed, effective July 1, 2021.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 the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)