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VOL. 128 | NO. 77 | Friday, April 19, 2013

School Security Bill Passes Senate

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NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal that would allow school districts to allow people with police training to be armed in schools has passed the Senate.

The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Frank Niceley of Strawberry Plains was approved 27-6 on Thursday. The House approved it 82-15 earlier this week.

The two chambers will now work out minor differences before sending the measure to the governor.

The proposal would allow schools to hire retired law enforcement officers after they meet certain requirements, such as completing a 40-hour school security course.

The bill would make information about which teachers are armed or which schools allow the guns confidential to anyone but law enforcement.

Haslam has included $34 million in his budget for local government officials to use on their priorities, which could include security measures.

A spokesman said Gov. Bill Haslam is OK with the legislation.

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