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Substitute Senate Bill No. 760

Public Act No. 09-131

AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL CRISIS RESPONSE DRILLS AND FIRE DRILLS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 10-231 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2009):

(a) Each local and regional board of education shall provide for a fire drill to be held in the schools of such board not later than thirty days after the first day of each school year and at least once each month thereafter, except [that once every three months a crisis response drill may be substituted for a fire drill] as provided in subsection (b) of this section.

(b) Each such board shall substitute a crisis response drill for a fire drill once every three months and shall develop the format of such crisis response drill in consultation with the appropriate local law enforcement agency. A representative of such agency may supervise and participate in any such crisis response drill.

Approved June 18, 2009