SB 470 Commissioner of Public Safety; assign at least one GSP for each school in state

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  1. BG_Atl

    BG_Atl Active Member

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    Moderators : I'm putting this here since it's not a gun bill but is of interest to us all
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    2017-2018 Regular Session - SB 470 Commissioner of Public Safety; assign at least one member of the Georgia State Patrol for each public school in this state; require
    http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20172018/SB/470

    Sponsored By
    (1) McKoon, Joshua 29th(2) Shafer, David 48th(3) Payne, Chuck 54th
    (4) Jones, Burt 25th(5) Thompson, Bruce 14th(6) Ligon, Jr., William 3rd

    Committees
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    First Reader Summary
    A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 27 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to loitering at or disrupting schools, so as to require the commissioner of public safety to assign at least one member of the Georgia State Patrol for each public school in this state; to provide for a purpose; to provide for funding contingency; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

    Status History
    Feb/21/2018 - Senate Hopper


    11 "20-2-1186.
    12 (a) Subject to subsection (b) of this Code section, the commissioner of public safety shall
    13 assign at least one member of the Georgia State Patrol to each public school to detail such
    14 public school during all times in which such public school is open for a school day and
    15 instructional classes are taking place. Such detail shall be for the purpose of curbing the 16 risk of mass firearm and other violence in schools.
    17 (b) The requirements of this Code section shall be fulfilled subject to funds specifically
    18 appropriated for this Code section in an appropriations Act enacted by the General
    19 Assembly."
     
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  2. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    That would require more Troopers than currently exist. Wow. Logistics is NOT their forte'.

    On the plus side it would have the added benefit of undercutting the current arrangement by big districts of forming their own "police" department under the thumb ...errr... control of the Superintendent. All too many "School Police" departments have been found to have incredibly serious problems. Replacing them with Troopers might be a huge step up for the safety of the children.....from the officers.
     

  3. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    :lol: I was thinking the same thing.
     
  4. tmoore912

    tmoore912 Just a Man

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  5. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    Do you think that might lower the standards? My impression having interacted with a few peace officers has been that Troopers are a cut above the average patrol officer of a municipal, school, or university department.
     
  6. Craftsman

    Craftsman Well-Known Member

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  7. Phil1979

    Phil1979 Member Georgia Carry

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    When you ignore the obvious solution, which is to allow ALL licensed-to-carry citizens to carry in schools at all times, then you come up with all sorts of silly stuff like this.