What is

ALYSSA'S LAW

COMPLIANCE FOR K-12 SCHOOLS

 

 

While the exact wording can vary from state to state, the foundation of Alyssa’s law requires all public elementary and secondary school buildings to be equipped with a silent panic alarm connected to local law enforcement.

 
 
 

Why is it Called Alyssa's Law?

Alyssa Alhadeff was a 14-year-old student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland Florida. She was a victim on February 14, 2018, when a former student killed 17 people in a mass school shooting.

Alyssa’s mother, Lori Alhadeff founded a nonprofit organization, Make Our Schools Safe, which is aimed at providing safety features tailored to the specific needs of schools. With her help, the legislation was expedited in the wake of the tragedy and the final version of the law was named in Alyssa’s memory.

For more information on the Make Our Schools Safe organization click the button below.


  Make Our Schools Safe
Alyssa Alhadeff

 

 

Which States Have Adopted Alyssa's Law?

Passed in the Following States:


  • New Jersey (February 6, 2019)

    Governor Murphy Signs “Alyssa’s Law” (A764)

  • Florida (June 30, 2020)

    Alert Systems in Public Schools (CS/CS/SB 70)

  • New York (June 23, 2022)

    Authorizes school boards to include information regarding the installation of a panic alarm system in any school in the district in the district-wide safety plan (Senate Bill S7132A)

  • Texas (May 5, 2023)

    A Bill to be Entitled an Act (HB204, HB669, SB838)

  • Tennessee (May 10, 2023)

    Education - As enacted, revises various provisions of present law relative to safety in elementary and secondary education and the Schools Against Violence in Education Act. (HB0322, SB0274)
     
     

Pending in the Following States:


  • Nebraska

    Alyssa’s Law was introduced by Senator Tony Vargas of Omaha (LB1156).

  • Arizona

    Alyssa’s Law was introduced by Representatives Hernandez D. Chavez of Espinoza and Hernandez A. Payne of Sierra. (HB2803), (HB2638)

  • Virginia

    Alyssa’s Law was introduced by Representative Timothy V. Anderson. (HB1125), (HB1046)

  • Oregon

    Alyssa’s Law was introduced by Representative Emerson Levy. (HB3101)

  • Georgia

    In progress in the state of Georgia. (SB32)

  • Michigan

    In progress in the state of Michigan. (AB 4241), (AB 4242)

  • Massachusetts

    A bill was scheduled for a joint hearing September 2023. (Bill H.3881)

  • Pennsylvania

    Being introduced by Senator Art Haywood and Sen. Tracy Pennycuick 2023-2024. (Details)

  • Utah

    In progress in the state of Utah. (H.B. 84)

  • Oklahoma

    In progress in the state of Oklahoma. (SB 1357)

The Following Bills Have Been Introduced at the Federal Level:

ALYSSA Act

H.R.4606
Introduced: 10/04/2019
Sponsor: Rep. Josh Gottheimer
[D-NJ-5]

School Violence Prevention and
Mitigation Act of 2019

H.R.3665
Introduced: 07/10/2019
Sponsor: Rep. Roger Williams
[R-TX-25]

Safer Schools Act of 2021

H.R.2717
Introduced: 04/21/2021
Sponsor: Rep. Roger Williams
[R-TX-25]

ALYSSA Act

H.R.3661
Introduced: 06/01/2021
Sponsor: Rep. Josh Gottheimer
[D-NJ-5]

Safer Schools Act of 2023

H.R.3618
Introduced: 05/23/2023
Sponsor: Rep. Roger Williams
[R-TX-25]

ALYSSA Act

H.R.4999
Introduced: 07/27/2023
Sponsor: Rep. Josh Gottheimer
[D-NJ-5]

SOS Act of 2023

H.R.5000
Introduced: 07/27/2023
Sponsor: Rep. Josh Gottheimer
[D-NJ-5]


 

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