What is Alyssa’s Law?
Alyssa’s Law is critical legislation addressing the issue of law enforcement response time when a life-threatening emergency occurs because time equals life. The law calls for the installation of silent panic alarms that are directly linked to law enforcement, so in case of any emergency they will get on the scene as quickly as possible, take down a threat and triage any victims.
To-date legislation for Alyssa’s Law is as follows:
Alyssa’s Law PASSED in Florida on 6/30/2020.
Alyssa’s Law PASSED in New York on 6/23/22.
For the state of New York, bills for Alyssa’s Law was submitted by Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski and Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick.
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For the state of Nebraska, Alyssa’s Law was introduced by Senator Tony Vargas of Omaha LB1156.
Safer Schools Act (HR 3618)
The Safer Schools Act was introduced at the federal level by Representative Roger Williams (R-TX-25). It was referred to the House Commitee on Education and the Workforce on September 12, 2023. You can click here for updated information on the bill.
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Legislative Director is Ben Johnson – email@example.com
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ALYSSA Act (HR 4999)
The Alyssa’s Legacy Youth in Schools Safety Alert (ALYSSA) Act was introduced at the federal level by Representative Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-5). This life-saving legislation mandates and funds silent panic alarms for public schools in the United States.
SOS Act (HR 5000)
The Strengthening Our Schools (SOS) Act of 2023 (H.R. 5000) was also introduced by Representative Gottheimer to increase investment in more well-trained School Resource Officers so that every school has a first responder already on campus in the event of a critical incident.
For the state of Virginia, Alyssa’s Law was introduced by Representative Timothy V. Anderson.
Learn More About HB1125
For the State of Oregon, Alyssa’s Law was introduced by Representative Emerson Levy.
Learn More About HB3101
Alyssa’s Law is currently In progress in the state of Georgia.
Alyssa’s Law PASSED in Tennessee in May 2023.
Alyssa’s Law is currently In progress in the state of Michigan.
A bill is scheduled for a joint hearing on September 18th.