State Senate GOP Passes School Security Bills

State Senate GOP Passes School Security Bills

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Special license plates to raise money for armed guards in schools are part of a package of legislation passed by the Republican-controlled New York State Senate.

The Senate passed a series of bills Monday evening to bolster school security in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting.

The bills would have to be passed by the Democrat-controlled Assembly and signed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to become law.

The measures include a "Guardians for Schools" vanity plate. 

Other bills would improve school security technology, improve access to mental health services, increase active shooter drills and enhance access to scanner technology and metal detectors at schools.

Senate Democrats have pushed a package of gun control measures in response to the Florida shooting.

The Republican majority rejected the Democratic proposals.

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