A local lawmaker has voted in favor of a bill that would fund security equipment for schools. Danbury Senator Mike McLachlan says $5-million a year would be bonded for the multimedia interoperable communication systems. The bill now goes to the Senate for approval. The measure was proposed to enhance school safety by providing direct communication between school personnel and first responders. The program will start in urban schools and will eventually include every public school in the state. McLachlan says the systems could also connect to medical personnel so if the incident is a medical issue, simple disturbance, or something more serious, responders would be prepared to address the situation.