Payne bill would require school emergency preparedness plans

Monday, September 23, 2013

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th District) introduced a bill that would require states seeking federal Homeland Security grants to mandate school emergency preparedness plans that meet federal guidelines.

“Every day while more than 50 million children go to school, most Americans take for granted that their child will be safe once they walk through the school house doors,” Payne, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, said in a statement announcing the bill on Thursday. “Unfortunately, this is not always the case."

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