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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: December 18, 2023 10:42 AM
From: Senator Art Haywood and Sen. Tracy Pennycuick
To: All Senate members
Subject: Alyssa's Law
In the near future, we plan to introduce Alyssa’s Law.
Alyssa’s Law is critical legislation addressing the issue of law enforcement response time when a life-threatening emergency occurs because time equals life. The bill requires that all public schools be equipped with silent panic alarms that directly notify law enforcement in the event of a school-based emergency. This law is of utmost importance because it enables school authorities to take proactive measures that can potentially save lives during emergencies.
Alyssa’s Law is named in honor of Alyssa Alhadeff, one of the victims of the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting in Parkland, FL. Due to tireless advocacy by Alyssa’s family and their organization, Make Our Schools Safe, Alyssa’s Law has been signed into law in five other states and is in progress in several others.
Please join us in sponsoring this legislation to improve emergency response protocols within schools across the Commonwealth, ensuring our students are protected during life-threatening emergencies.