Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would provide immunity from civil liability for school security consultants.

The legislature's Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear public testimony today on the proposal, co-sponsored by Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, whose district includes Newtown.

Under the bill, any person hired by a school board, charter school or regional educational center as a consultant and who designs a security plan for a school or a district would be immune from civil liability for damage or injury resulting from any errors or omissions made in a school security plan.

There would be an exception for damages and injuries caused by reckless and willful misconduct.