Utah Safe School Commission to present findings and recommendations to lawmakers
KUTV) – A commission that has been studying school safety in Utah is scheduled to present its findings to lawmakers Wednesday morning.
While the Utah School Safety Commission does not have the ability to create policy or laws, its recommendations are expected to guide lawmakers who are weighing options for protecting Utah schools.
“I think this was an appropriate response , we tried to move briskly with it. I hope that there will be enough consensus among the legislature,” Representative Raymond Ward (R)-Davis County, said. “We have to present this to the Legislature, the Governor, the Speaker, the Senate President, and if they think this is a good idea, we need to go through the regular legislative processes.”
Ward is a member of the 11-person volunteer commission along with other lawmakers, educators, gun advocates, students, and law enforcement.
“We got everyone to think what you’re highest priority here in Utah,” Ward said.
The commission will present its findings to the House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee Wednesday morning.
After the commission’s presentation to the legislative committee, Ward said there is a press conference scheduled to discuss the commission’s recommendations.
The commission held public meetings over the last few months around the state to accept input from the public.