FRANKFORT (AP) — A statewide school-safety measure touted as the Kentucky legislature’s top priority this year was unveiled on Wednesday, nearly a year after two students were killed in a shooting at a rural high school in the state.

The legislation calls for hiring a state school security marshal to bolster oversight of school-safety efforts by local school districts. The measure also sets a state goal of putting more school resource officers and mental health professionals in schools as deterrents to school violence, but only as soon as funding becomes available. But the measure’s backers said it would create a framework as an important first step to bolster safety in Kentucky’s schools.