Student Rights Legislation

HB 519 – Public School Metal Detectors (2011-2012)

Link to Bill:
http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=129_HB_519
Status:
Failed
Summary:

This bill changes Ohio law to have every public classroom building equipped with metal detectors at every entrance, unless a waiver is obtained.

Primary Sponsors:
Secondary Sponsors:
Committee:
Education (H)
LSC Legislation Status:
http://lsc.state.oh.us/coderev/hou129.nsf/House+Bill+Number/0519?OpenDocument
Jurisdiction/Legislation Level:
State
Our take on this bill:

While striving to ensure the safety of students in classrooms across the state is a goal that we believe is extremely important, HB 519’s provisions to put metal detectors at every entrance in every public school building is an intrusive, expensive, and unproven way to accomplish that end.