On Wednesday, Representative Steube filed HB 1097, School Safety, which mandates a district school board to either designate a trained employee with a concealed weapon to be on every campus or place a school safety on campus. As the bill is presently written it appears the costs of the additional personnel would be the responsibility of the school district. FAC is currently seeking input from our members on this legislation which is here. There currently is no Senate companion bill.
Once again, legislation has been filed requiring additional reporting from municipal and county Animal Shelters and Animal Control Agencies. HB 871 (Rep. Patronis) and SB 674 (Sen. Montford) would require all such agencies to maintain reports for public inspection for the preceding 3 years on all the animals taken in and their dispositions. HB 839 (Rep. Kerner) and SB 872 (Sen. Abruzzo) would also require monthly and annual reporting from these agencies. The intent of all these bills is to track the adoption and euthanasia rates to determine how best to increase adoptions and decrease euthanasia. It is expected that such legislation, if passed, would have a negative fiscal impact to counties and cities. FAC invites your comments on all these bills and their potential impact in your community.