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CS/HB 19: School Safety

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations Committee ; Steube ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Costello ; Diaz, M. ; Eagle ; Raburn ; Stevenson ; Smith ; Stevenson

School Safety; Permits school superintendent, with approval of the school board, to authorize school safety designee to carry concealed weapon or firearm on school property; provides requirements for school safety designees; provides exception to prohibition on possession of firearms or other specified devices on school property or other specified areas; provides for fingerprint processing & retention; requires that fees be borne by school safety designee or school; requires school boards to formulate policies & procedures for dealing with active shooters & hostage situations in consultation with law enforcement; requires district school boards & private schools allow campus tours by local law enforcement agencies for specified purposes & that their recommendations be documented; permits district school boards to commission one or more school safety officers on each school campus. APPROPRIATION: $157,927.00

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 4/28/2015 House - Died on Calendar
Location: On 2nd Reading Calendar
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/19/2014 House • Filed
12/19/2014 House • Referred to K-12 Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 8
3/3/2015 House • Introduced -HJ 8
3/9/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- K-12 Subcommittee, 03/11/15, 10:00 am, Morris Hall
3/11/2015 House • Favorable by K-12 Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 1 -HJ 215
• Now in Appropriations Committee -HJ 215
3/17/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 03/19/15, 3:00 pm, Webster Hall
3/19/2015 House • CS by Appropriations Committee; YEAS 19 NAYS 9 -HJ 291
3/23/2015 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Appropriations Committee read 1st time -HJ 287
3/24/2015 House • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 294
3/31/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 04/02/15, 8:00 am, Sumner Hall
4/2/2015 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 12 NAYS 3 -HJ 437
4/3/2015 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 437
4/28/2015 House • Died on Calendar