State House passes school security funding bill

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A bill that would allow Alabama schools to use reserve money from an education savings fund for school security passed the State House on Thursday.

Lawmakers voted 96-4 in favor of SB323 sponsored by Montrose-Republican state Sen. Trip Pittman. which specifically would amend the Education Trust Fund Rolling Reserve Act to allow funds in the Education Trust Fund Budget Stabilization Fund to be used to cover the costs of school security.

The legislation returns to the Senate with amendments, if passed it expected to be signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey who announced her support for the bill earlier this month.