May 29, 2019
Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford’s bill strengthening school safety became law after it was signed by Governor Steve Sisolak. Senate Bill (SB) 57 assists information sharing between Nevada schools and law enforcement for the purpose of improving emergency response. The bill passed through the Legislature with strong, bipartisan support.
“As Attorney General and a parent of a child who attends school here in Nevada, I will do whatever it takes to keep our schools safe,” said Attorney General Aaron Ford. “This bill is an important step in the multi-pronged approach to both prevent and mitigate school violence. I’m proud to sponsor this legislation to help keep our schools safe.”
SB57 requires all schools to provide blueprints to law enforcement and first responders so that they can prepare active assailant and emergency response plans. It also prevents unnecessary disclosure of blueprints to prevent those plans from falling into the hands of a would-be assailant. This bill originated from a recommendation by law enforcement and representatives of Nevada schools.
For more information on SB57, visit leg.state.nv.us.