Washington State House Approves Bill to Increase Protection in Schools
OLYMPIA, Wash. - A bill focused on protecting Washington State's school children was unanimously
approved Monday by the House of Representatives.
glad the members of the House recognized the need for Senate
Bill 5197, and I especially appreciate the work Representatives
Dave Hayes and Monica Stonier put into fine-tuning the measure," said Sen. Bruce Dammeier, sponsor of the bill. "Increasing the safety of our
schools is a critical priority, and yesterday's tragic attack at the Boston
Marathon was another reminder of how volatile the world we live in can
said SB 5197, which passed the Senate in mid-February, presents the framework
for schools to make it more difficult for someone with ill will to get to
students and to help law enforcement respond more quickly and effectively.
measure is backed by a $10 million appropriation in the Senate capital-budget