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School Crossing Guards
Authorizing a school crossing guard employed by a private school, upon approval of the sheriff of the county in which such private school is located, to direct traffic at certain locations under certain circumstances; providing that the school crossing guard is not required to meet specified uniform minimum standards, etc.
Florida Senate - 2020 CS for CS for SB 754 By the Committees on Infrastructure and Security; and Education; and Senator Baxley 596-03040-20 2020754c2 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to school crossing guards; amending s. 3 316.75, F.S.; authorizing a school crossing guard 4 employed by a private school, upon approval of the 5 sheriff of the county in which such private school is 6 located, to direct traffic at certain locations under 7 certain circumstances; providing that the school 8 crossing guard is not required to meet specified 9 uniform minimum standards; authorizing the school 10 crossing guard to perform his or her duties without 11 the immediate supervision of a fully qualified law 12 enforcement officer if approved by the sheriff of the 13 county; providing an effective date. 14 15 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 16 17 Section 1. Section 316.75, Florida Statutes, is amended to 18 read: 19 316.75 School crossing guards.— 20 (1) The Department of Transportation shall adopt uniform 21 guidelines for the training of school crossing guards. Each 22 local governmental entity administering a school crossing guard 23 program shall provide a training program for school crossing 24 guards according to the uniform guidelines. 25 (2) Successful completion of the training program shall be 26 required of each school crossing guard except: 27 (a)
(1)A person who received equivalent training during 28 employment as a law enforcement officer. 29 (b) (2)A person who receives less than $5,000 in annual 30 compensation in a county with a population of less than 75,000. 31 (c) (3)A student who serves in a school patrol. 32 (3)(a) Upon approval of the sheriff of the county in which 33 a private school, as defined in s. 1002.01 and registered under 34 s. 1002.42, is located, a school crossing guard employed by the 35 private school may direct traffic at fixed locations, approved 36 by the sheriff of the county, on private school property or the 37 portion of a county road with egress or ingress to private 38 school property if the school crossing guard successfully 39 completes at least 8 hours of instruction in traffic control 40 procedures through a program approved by the Criminal Justice 41 Standards and Training Commission or through a similar program 42 offered by the sheriffs department of the county or police 43 department within the county. 44 (b) A school crossing guard under this subsection is not 45 required to otherwise meet the uniform minimum standards 46 established by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training 47 Commission for law enforcement officers or auxiliary law 48 enforcement officers under s. 943.13. 49 (c) If approved by the sheriff of the county, a school 50 crossing guard under this subsection may perform his or her 51 duties without the immediate supervision of a fully qualified 52 law enforcement officer. 53 (4) School crossing guard training programs may be made 54 available to nonpublic schools upon contract. 55 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.
|02/03/2020||Senate||CS/CS by Infrastructure and Security; YEAS 8 NAYS 0|
|01/29/2020||Senate||On Committee agenda-- Infrastructure and Security, 02/03/20, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Building|
|01/27/2020||Senate||CS by Education read 1st time -SJ 195|
|01/23/2020||Senate||Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute) Now in Infrastructure and Security|
|01/21/2020||Senate||CS by Education; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 191|
|01/16/2020||Senate||On Committee agenda-- Education, 01/21/20, 2:30 pm, 412 Knott Building|
|01/14/2020||Senate||Introduced -SJ 57|
|11/21/2019||Senate||Referred to Education; Infrastructure and Security; Rules -SJ 57|