(TRENTON) — Assemblyman Gilbert L. “Whip” Wilson issued a multimedia package Wednesday on legislation he sponsored to create a task force charged with making recommendations to improve security and makes schools safer.
Wilson’s measure (A-3583/1613), part of the Assembly Democratic gun violence prevention package, would establish an 11-member School Security Task Force to study and develop recommendations for improving school security and safety and ensuring a safe learning environment for students and school employees.
The measure received final legislative approval earlier in the month.
The multimedia package consists of a video of Wilson discussing his legislation and audio and a transcript of same.
The audio file is available upon request.
A transcript of comments from Assemblyman Wilson is appended below:
Assemblyman Gilbert L. “Whip” Wilson (D-Camden), Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee Vice-Chair:
“This is a task force to gather and take a look at some issues that we have in our schools, as far as security and safety for our students and staff in our schools.
“After what took place in Sandy Hook, I think everybody’s taking a long look at how we can secure our schools better and make them more safe and it’s something I’ve been concerned about for many years, even been referenced when I was on city council in Camden, school security.
“And this just expands on what I’ve been working on for years, about making our schools more safe for our students and the staff.”