North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

April 26, 2013

Treadaway's school-security bill passes state House of Representatives

By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News

— A bill introduced by Rep. Allen Treadaway, R-Morris, which proposes a bond issue to finance security upgrades for schools across Alabama, passed the state House of Representatives on Thursday.

The bill passed the chamber by a 96-0 vote.

Treadaway's proposal, as outlined in this story in last Wednesday's North Jefferson News, would call for the state to issue $50 million in bonds to pay for the program. Of that money, $10 million would be allocated to school systems based on their student population, with the rest to be set aside for grants, which systems would apply to individual projects.

The bill now moves to the Senate, where passage in the GOP-controlled chamber is likely.