REFERENCE TITLE: appropriation; DPS; school safety program
State of Arizona
House of Representatives
First Regular Session
amending section 41-1733, Arizona Revised Statutes; Appropriating monies; relating to school safety.
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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Section 41-1733, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
41-1733. Arizona school safety fund
The public Arizona school safety interoperability fund is established consisting of monies appropriated to the fund by the legislature. The department shall administer the fund. The fund is subject to legislative appropriation. Monies in the fund may be used only for interoperable communication systems school safety programs.
Sec. 2. Appropriation; Arizona school safety fund; purpose; exemption
A. The sum of $2,000,000 is appropriated from the state general fund in fiscal year 2021-2022 to the Arizona school safety fund established by section 41-1733, Arizona Revised Statutes, as amended by this act.
B. The monies appropriated in subsection A of this section may be spent only for a school safety program that meets all of the following:
1. Enables the statewide deployment of a secure, multimedia data communications system to a user base consisting of public safety agencies and public and private schools providing instruction in any combination of kindergarten programs and grades one through twelve.
2. Provides a communications solution environment that allows for:
(a) Identifying system users' identity, location and operational status during an incident.
(b) Secure text messaging and file sharing to all users involved in an incident.
(c) Secure sharing of collaborative maps, building floor plans and images between schools and public safety agencies.
(d) Integrating manually activated panic alarm systems that, when activated, establish direct collaboration between schools and public safety agencies.
(e) Using multiple forms of real‑time communications and information collaboration, including voice and full-motion video sharing, during an incident.
3. Is capable of being deployed to end users on existing communications assets owned by participating entities.
4. Allows each participating entity to maintain discretionary real‑time control of all communications assets owned or operated by the entity.
5. Encrypts all media communications.
6. Ensures student and staff privacy.
C. The appropriation made in subsection A of this section is exempt from the provisions of section 35-190, Arizona Revised Statutes, relating to lapsing of appropriations.