PARKLAND, FL- In early February Alyssa's Law was passed in New Jersey. The law was named after Parkland's Alyssa Alhadeff, who was tragically killed February 14, 2018 at Stoneman Douglas High School. Alyssa's Law requires all New Jersey public schools to install silent panic alarms and emergency lights that will alert law enforcement in case of emergencies and attacks such as an active shooter. Lori Alhadeff, the mother of Alyssa Alhadeff, has been working on Alyssa's Law in Florida with Senator Lauren Book for the past 8 months. Senator Book filed SB 174, Alyssa's Law, almost two months ago and was working on securing a House sponsor for the bill. A House sponsor was unable to be secured before the March 5, 2019 deadline. There is an alternative avenue to get this Alyssa's Law passed by adding it to adding it to another sponsored bill. Senator Diaz and the Senate leadership filed a larger school safety package, SB7030. This bill may serve as the vehicle for school safety changes which could include Alyssa'a Law if the decision makers choose to attach it.
School Board member and mother of Alyssa, Lori Alhadeff is encouraging concerned citizens to use their voice to get Alyssa's law passed to improve the safety of our schools. "Alyssa's Law is a common sense school safety measure that is vital to mitigate the next school shooting and loss. The people must demand our Legislators vote to pass Alyssa's Law this session. Our children’s lives depend on it!" stated Lori Alhadeff.
For more information or to voice heard contact Senator Lauren Book or your Legislators at https://www.flsenate.gov/Senators