HOUSE BILL NO. 4091

February 14, 2023, Introduced by Reps. Greene, Breen, Tsernoglou, Rheingans, Byrnes, Young, Miller, Hood, Posthumus, BeGole, Bierlein, St. Germaine, Martin, Neyer, Steckloff, Puri, Haadsma, Fox, Steele, Meerman, Schuette, Markkanen, Alexander, Johnsen, Wozniak, Tisdel, Bezotte, Kunse, Price, MacDonell, Schmaltz, Thompson and Whitsett and referred to the Committee on Education.

A bill to amend 1937 PA 306, entitled

"An act to promote the safety, welfare, and educational interests of the people of this state by regulating the construction, reconstruction, and remodeling of, and the installation of certain security devices at, certain public or private school buildings or additions to those buildings and by regulating the construction, reconstruction, and remodeling of, and the installation of certain security devices at, buildings leased or acquired for school purposes; to define the class of buildings affected by this act; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state agencies and officials; to prescribe penalties for the violation of this act; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,"

(MCL 388.851 to 388.855a) by amending the title, as amended by 2020 PA 45, and by adding section 3a.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

TITLE

An act to promote the safety, welfare, and educational interests of the people of this state by regulating the construction, reconstruction, and remodeling of, and the installation of certain security devices at, certain public or private school buildings or additions to those buildings and by regulating the construction, reconstruction, and remodeling of, and the installation of certain security devices at, buildings leased or acquired for school purposes; to define the class of buildings affected by this act; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state agencies and officials; to provide for the establishment of safety guidelines for certain public and private school buildings; to prescribe penalties for the violation of this act; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

Sec. 3a. (1) Not later than 90 days after the effective date of the amendatory act that added this section, the bureau of construction codes, after consultation with the school safety and mental health commission created under section 1308h of the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.1308h, the state fire marshal, and the Michigan state police, shall establish safety guidelines to assist schools with procedures for the lockdown of a school building during a credible school safety threat. The guidelines developed pursuant to this section include, but are not limited to, either of the following:

(a) The impact of this state's fire and building codes on lockdown and evacuation procedures.

(b) The removal of a fire alarm pull station.

(2) The safety guidelines developed pursuant to subsection (1) must comply with this act, the Stille-DeRossett-Hale single state construction code act, 1972 PA 230, MCL 125.1501 to 125.1531, and the fire prevention code, 1941 PA 207, MCL 29.1 to 29.33.

(3) The bureau of construction codes shall do all of the following:

(a) Ensure that the safety guidelines are easily accessible and publicly available on its website.

(b) Send a copy of the safety guidelines to all school districts and law enforcement agencies in this state.

(c) Review and update the safety guidelines as it considers necessary.