Minnesota school resource officer fix advances in committee

(St. Paul, MN)  --  A bill that would adjust a state law regarding the use of force in Minnesota schools is advancing in the state legislature.  

The bill passed its first test in the House Education Policy Committee on Monday and was approved by the Public Safety Policy and Finance Committee yesterday.  

The bill would offer modifications to last year's law to ease concerns that school resource officers could be held liable for using certain types of force against students.  

Lawmakers expect the bill to get to the House floor next week.