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State lawmakers meet on school safety issues

A group of state lawmakers met for the first time yesterday to review gun and ammunition laws, mental health services and school security.  Danbury State Senator Mike McLachlan is among the legislators promising to come up with a bipartisan package of reforms that address issues raised by the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school.

 

The committee plans to have a website up and running by Tuesday. The public will be able to use the site to submit testimony.

 

The school security subcommittee will hold a public hearing January 25th. Meanwhile, the gun violence subcommittee's public hearing will be January 28th, and the mental health task force's public hearing will be on January 29th.  The full committee will hold a public hearing at Newtown High School on January 30th at 6 pm. 

 

McLachlan says they hope to take action before the end of February.

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