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House passes — by wide margin — bill clarifying use-of-force rules for school resource officers

Rep. Cedrick Frazier presents HF3489 on the House Floor March 4. Passed overwhelmingly, it would provide a uniform system across the state for districts that decide to have a school resource officer program. (Photo by Andrew VonBank)

Months of negotiations between legislators, school officials and the law enforcement community have led to agreement in the House on an updated school resource officer policy.

The House passed HF3489, sponsored by Rep. Cedrick Frazier (DFL–New Hope), 124-8 Monday. It now heads to the Senate.

The bill would clarify language around the use of certain choke holds and face-down prone restraints resource officers can place on students and update use-of-force standards for those officers.

Furthermore, it would remove language specific to contracted security and school resource officers placing restraining holds on students.

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