Gun-free school zone bill clears House, advances to Senate
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A bill to declare gun-free zones on school property across the state is on its way to the Senate, after passing the House for the second time, 213-159.
Thursday’s vote was largely along party lines, with nine Democrats opposed and one Republican in favor.
The bill (HB 564) bans possession of firearms on school property, including buildings, grounds, school buses and vans. Exceptions would include anyone picking up or dropping off a student, provided the firearms remain in a motor vehicle.