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Fast-tracked change to new law about officers in schools hits snag at the Capitol

The bill had been expected to land on the House floor as early as next week

On the opening day of the legislative session, Democrats promised to fast-track a bill to address concerns with a new law that limits the types of restraints that school resource officers (SROs) can use on students.

The bill got two hearings within two days in the House, but it was unexpectedly laid over in the Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee on Tuesday night. It was supposed to head to the Ways and Means Committee next, which top leaders said would set the bill up for a floor vote as early as next week.

The bill did clear the Senate's Committee on Education Policy on Wednesday and is heading to that chamber's judiciary committee next.


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