Senator Bonnie Westlin Applauds Senate Passage of School Resource Officer Bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Senator Bonnie Westlin (DFL – Plymouth) applauds the strong bipartisan vote for legislation clarifying the role of School Resource Officers (SRO) across Minnesota.

“As author of this bill, we have done our utmost to come up with measures that would provide guardrails such as officer training and model policies with input from a broad range of partner organizations,” said Sen. Westlin. “I am committed to continuing these conversations into the future, and thank everyone who has worked on this legislation. We saw good faith collaboration with a focus on our children throughout the entire process. I am proud of this bipartisan vote to provide safe environments for students to learn and to prepare them to succeed.”

The measure, which passed the House on Wednesday, will now head to Governor Walz.

Senator Bonnie Westlin represents Senate District 42 which includes Maple Grove, Medicine Lake, and Plymouth. She is vice chair of the Elections Committee and serves on the Education Finance Committee and the Judiciary and Public Safety Committee.

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