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Senate OKs Bivins’ school security bill

Published: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
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State Sen. Tim Bivins, R-Dixon

SPRINGFIELD – Sen. Tim Bivins’ bill to deal with school security passed the state Senate on Thursday.

The Dixon Republican’s bill would create the School Security and Standards task force. The proposal passed last year, but Gov. Pat Quinn did not make appointments by the legislation’s Jan. 2 deadline.

“The task force was a good idea last year, and it is a good idea this year,” Bivins said. “I hope Gov. Pat Quinn makes its work more of a priority. We need recommendations about minimum standards to make our schools more secure and provide a safe learning environment for our children.”

Bill SB 2747, now will move to the Illinois House.

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