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Conn. bill provides immunity to security experts

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would provide immunity from civil liability for school security consultants.

The legislature's Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear public testimony Monday on the proposal, co-sponsored by Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, whose district includes Newtown.

Many school districts have revisited their security plans following the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

Under the bill, any person hired by a school board, charter school or regional educational center as a consultant and who designs a security plan for a school or a district would be immune from civil liability for damage or injury resulting from any errors or omissions made in a school security plan.

There would be an exception for damages and injuries caused by reckless and willful misconduct.

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