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OKLAHOMA CITY – Earlier this week the Oklahoma Commission on School Security met for the first time.

They’re trying to come up with some proposals for lawmakers to consider.

Now, Rep. Joe Dorman (Rush Springs – D) says he wants lawmakers to consider a couple of his own.

House Joint Resolution 1043 would allow school districts to issue a new type of bond to fund safety upgrades or hire safety officers for their schools.

Also, House Bill 2228 would allow schools to use fingerprint background checks of anyone who had access to students, including volunteers.

Right now, schools aren’t allowed to do that unless they have special authorization.