Georgia lawmakers propose studying school security needs
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers want to examine how to make schools safer.
Legislators announced Tuesday that they have introduced Republican-backed proposals in both the House and Senate to establish study committees on school security.
Each committee would be tasked with writing a report later this year on its findings.
The announcements come in the wake of last month’s massacre at a Florida high school.
House Speaker David Ralston has said the House version of the Fiscal Year 2019 budget will include $8 million in bond funding for school security.
Various gun-control measures have floundered in the Georgia Capitol this session. One exception is a bill that would preserve the records of those who were involuntarily committed for mental health treatment years ago. That proposal easily passed the House last week and awaits Senate input.