Panel kills 1 school safety bill, weakens another
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A House of Delegates committee killed one of Gov. Bob McDonnell's school safety bills Monday and weakened another before sending it to the floor for a vote later this week.
The bills were among eight recommended by a task force appointed by McDonnell after 20 children and six adults were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in December. The legislation was introduced Feb. 8, with a little more than two weeks left in the 46-day legislative session, and some House Courts of Justice Committee members complained about not having enough time to adequately scrutinize the proposals.
Critics also questioned whether the measures would really do much — a point that the sponsor of...
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