PARKLAND, FL- In early March, both the Florida House of Representatives and the Senate voted to unanimously pass Alyssa's Law SB 70 in the State of Florida. The final step to becoming a law was the signature of Governor DeSantis. On Monday, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Alyssa’s Law into law and allocated $8 million dollars for it in the budget.
Alyssa's Law is named for former Stoneman Douglas student Alyssa Alhadeff, who lost her life along with 16 others in the February 14, 2018, tragedy. Alyssa's Law mandates that all public schools in the state of Florida install silent alarms that will be directly connected to local law enforcement in a state of emergency. Technology available today can also make the silent alarm system doable through smart phones. Alyssa's Law will require that every public school have an approved silent alarm system in place by the 2021-2022 school year.
Alyssa's Law has already been passed in New Jersey and is still working its way through committee in New York. Alyssa's Law has been introduced by Senator Tony Vargas in Nebraska.
Lori Alhadeff, Alyssa's mom, has been working tirelessly with Senator Lauren Book and State Representatives Michael Gottlieb and Dan Daley to get Alyssa's Law passed in Florida.
"This means everything to my family! Alert Systems in public schools will save lives. It will also honor the legacy of my daughter, Alyssa Alhadeff," shared Lori Alhadeff.
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