2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 65
February 20, 2018 - Offered by Representative Kleefisch.
1An Act to create
165.988 of the statutes; relating to: grants to school districts
2that employ an armed school safety officer.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
165.988 of the statutes is created to read:
4165.988 Grants for armed school safety officers. (1)
In this section:
(a) “Former officer” means a person who was formerly employed as a law 6
enforcement officer to whom s. 941.23 (2) (c) 1. to 7. applies.
(b) “Law enforcement officer” means a person who is employed in this state by 8
a public agency as a law enforcement officer and to whom s. 941.23 (1) (g) 2. to 5. and 9
(2) (b) 1. to 3. applies.
The department of justice may provide grants from the appropriation under 11
s. 20.455 (3) (g) to school districts to employ law enforcement officers or former law 12
enforcement officers as armed school safety officers.
A school district applying to the department of justice for a grant under sub. 2
(2) shall include a proposed plan of expenditure of the grant moneys. The plan shall 3
also include that any armed school safety officer shall report to the principal of the 4
school at which he or she is assigned.
A school district that receives grant moneys under sub. (2) may expend the 6
moneys only on costs associated with employing armed school safety officers and only 7
in schools that have students in grades 5 to 12.
A school district may receive a grant under sub. (2) for 3 consecutive years 9
without submitting a new application each year. In the first year, the grant shall 10
cover 75 percent of the costs associated with employing armed school safety officers; 11
in the 2nd year, the grant shall cover 50 percent of the costs associated with 12
employing armed school safety officers; and in the 3rd year, the grant shall cover 25 13
percent of the costs associated with employing armed school safety officers.
The department of justice shall indemnify a school district receiving grant 15
moneys and an armed school safety officer employed using the grant moneys for any 16
actions taken in good faith.