Timeline for Proposed School Lockdown Rules for OBC

PLEASE NOTE: Comments regarding these proposed amendments should be submitted by January 8, 2016.

Overview:
On October 21, 2015, the Board of Building Standards issued a notice of its intent to amend Ohio Building Code rules in response to adoption of new Ohio Revised Code § 3781.106 included in HB 64 requiring the Board to develop rules for the use of a device by a staff member of a public or private school or institution of higher education that prevents both ingress and egress through a door in a school building, for a finite period of time, in an emergency situation, and during active shooter drills.

The Board sought input on these amendments and conducted a stakeholder meeting on November 16, 2015.  Based on the comments received during this process, which NEOFPA participated in, the Board has modified the proposed rules.  Additionally, the Board conducted a business regulatory impact analysis of the proposed rules and has documented its findings and summarized the changes in a Business Impact Analysis (BIA) Report. 

Access to the Proposed Rules and the Business Impact Analysis Report
The proposed rules and the Business Impact Analysis Report can be found at the following link: http://www.com.ohio.gov/ProposedRules.aspx. Refer to these specific code sections: 4101:1-2-01 (definitions);  4101:1-10-01, exceptions to Sections 1008.1.9.1, 1008.1.9.3, 1008.1.9.5 and 1008.1.9.11 (new section)

Contact Information for Comments
Comments regarding these proposed amendments should be submitted by January 8, 2016.  You may submit your comments to any NEOFPA Executive Board member or via email or U.S. Mail at Ohio Board of Building Standards, 6606 Tussing Rd, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068, Attn: Regina Hanshaw.
 
Overview of Proposed Rules
 
The Board proposes to amend the Ohio Administrative Code in response to adoption of new Ohio Revised Code § 3781.106 included in HB 64 requiring the Board to develop rules for the use of a device by a staff member of a public or private school or institution of higher education that prevents both ingress and egress through a door in a school building, for a finite period of time, in an emergency situation, and during active shooter drills as follows: 4101:1-2-01 to add definitions for Active Shooter Drill, Administrative Authority of a School Building, Emergency Situation, Institution of Higher Education, Private School, Public School, School Building, and Temporary Door Locking Device; and 4101:1-10-01 to add exceptions to Sections 1008.1.9.1, 1008.1.9.3, 1008.1.9.5 for Temporary Door Locking Devices, and to add a new Section 1008.1.9.11 which establishes conditions for the use of Temporary Door Locking Devices.

Download the proposed rules here:  Proposed Rules for School Temporary Lockdown Devices