Nebraska bill with school resource officer requirements advances

February 26, 2019 | Lincoln Journal Star

The Legislature’s Judiciary Committee voted Friday to forward a bill governing school resource officers to the full Legislature on a 6-0 vote.

Sen. Tom Brandt of Plymouth was present not voting at the executive session and Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers was absent.

The bill (LB390), introduced by Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln, would mandate memorandums of understanding that delineate the role of the officers and require training and data collection to evaluate the program. It would require a minimum of 20 hours of training for law enforcement officers and at least one administrator and teacher at each school.

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