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Bill Detail: HB18-1434

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Title Safe2tell Program New Duties And Annual Report
Status Governor Signed (05/24/2018)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
  • State Government
House Sponsors J. Singer (D)
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Gardner (R)
R. Fields (D)
House Committee Public Health Care and Human Services
Senate Committee State, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 04/27/2018
Description

The bill requires the safe2tell program (program) to do the

following:
  • Provide training and support to all preschool, elementary,
and secondary schools and school districts in Colorado
regarding school safety, including answering questions and
discussing reports received by the program;
  • Provide educational materials to all preschool, elementary,
and secondary schools in Colorado aimed at preventing
misuse of the program;
  • Provide technical assistance and support to law
enforcement officials and school officials when there is
misuse of the program; and
  • Analyze and follow up with law enforcement and schools
to determine the outcome of a report made to the program,
including actions taken on the report.
The bill requires the safe2tell program to prepare a written report
analyzing data from the previous year on or before each December 1,
beginning in 2018. The report must include data from the preceding fiscal
year concerning the following and any recommendations concerning the
following:
  • A summary of outcomes and actions taken on reports made
to the program;
  • The number of safe2tell reports by category, broken down
by month;
  • The total number of incidents of misuse of the program,
broken down into categories;
  • The number of reports received involving a single incident;
  • The number of times safe2tell was used by a reporting
party to make a threat against or otherwise harm another
person;
  • The number of times a reporting party was in crisis and was
reporting to the program to obtain assistance and the time
it took to identify the reporting party and respond;
  • The effectiveness of the safe2tell dispatch center in the
department of public safety; and
  • Recommendations regarding how to improve the program
based on the available data.

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