Maine LD 128: An Act To Allow a School Administrative Unit To Implement a Firearm Safety Education Program for Elementary School Students

LD 128 (subjects: SCHOOL PROGRAMS , ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=128&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. John Picchiotti of Fairfield: (R – District 108) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

6 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/22/2015 House Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
1/29/2015 Senate On motion by Senator EDGECOMB of Aroostook REFERRED to the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs, in concurrence.
4/1/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Allow a School Administrative Unit To Implement a Firearm Safety Education Program for Elementary School Students

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA 405, sub- 3, U, as amended by PL 2005, c. 611, 1, is further amended to read:

U. Review the organization of school administrative units statewide to identify current cooperative agreements between school administrative units. Cooperative agreements may include, but are not limited to: purchasing or contract agreements; administrative functions; shared staff and staff training; and technology initiatives. Based on the review, and in consultation with the department, the state board may recommend that school administrative units develop and carry out a plan for a cooperative agreement with one or more other school administrative units. “Cooperative agreement” may include agreements between school administrative units and career and technical education regions and career and technical education centers; and

Sec. 2. 20-A MRSA 405, sub- 3, V, as amended by PL 2005, c. 611, 2, is further amended to read:

V. Study school administrative unit configuration statewide . ; and

Sec. 3. 20-A MRSA 405, sub- 3, W is enacted to read:

W. Develop guidelines for a standardized program of firearm safety education for elementary students that a school board may adopt in accordance with section 4713. The guidelines must incorporate principles of firearm safety, including but not limited to principles related to accident prevention, principles developed by a national organization that provides a firearm safety program and principles developed by a national organization that provides a crime prevention training program.

Sec. 4. 20-A MRSA 4713 is enacted to read:

4713. Optional firearm safety education program for elementary students

A school board may adopt and implement a firearm safety education program for elementary students in conformance with guidelines developed by the state board pursuant to section 405, subsection 3, paragraph W. A firearm safety education program adopted pursuant to this section must be integrated into appropriate subject areas in a manner that ensures that every elementary student in the school administrative unit completes the firearm safety education program.

summary

This bill requires the State Board of Education to develop guidelines for a standardized program of firearm safety education for elementary students and provides that school boards may adopt a firearm safety education program in conformance with the guidelines.

Patterns of Support

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This information about LD 128 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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