New York Senate Republicans Pass School Security Bills

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 measures include a "Guardians for Schools" vanity plate, with revenues from fees to go toward improving school security measures. 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, but the effort has been rejected by the chamber's GOP majority.

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