Two school safety bills have been placed on committee calendars for next week. Senate Bill 472 is scheduled for consideration in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday, March 27, at 10:30 a.m. The House companion to SB 472, House Bill 504 sponsored by state Representative Eric Watson (R-22), is set to be heard in the House Education Subcommittee on Tuesday, March 26, at 1:30 p.m. As introduced, SB472/HB504 requires districtwide school safety plans to include a requirement that at least one school resource officer or similarly trained staff member be present at each school during school hours.
School faculty members are entrusted with the education and care of our children every day and should be allowed to protect them in every possible manner. HB504/SB472 would ensure that our children’s lives are protected when they enter onto school property.
Also on Tuesday, March 26, House Bill 10 is being heard in the House Civil Justice Subcommittee. As introduced, House Bill 10 prohibits the allocation of state or local public funds to the regulation or enforcement of any federal firearms law that becomes effective on or after January 1, 2013. Please contact members of the House Civil Justice Subcommittee and urge them to support HB10 and any legislation that upholds
Please call AND e-mail members of the committees below and respectfully urge them to support their respective bills; SB 472 and HB 504.
Senate Education Committee Hearing on SB 472:
Senator Dolores Gresham (Chairman)
Senator Reginald Tate (1st Vice-Chairman)
Senator Steven Dickerson (2nd Vice-Chairman)
Senator Charlotte Burks
Senator Stacey Campfield
Senator Rusty Crowe
Senator Todd Gardenhire
Senator Joey Hensley
Senator Brian Kelsey
House Education Subcommittee Hearing on HB504:
Representative Mark White (Chairman)
Representative Harry Brooks
Representative John DeBerry
Representative John Forgety
Representative Roger Kane
Representative Harold Love
Representative Debra Moody
Representative Joe Pitts
Representative Dawn White