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The House Select Committee on Youth Health & Safety will meet Monday, April 24, at 1:30 p.m. or upon adjournment of the full House to hear testimony on the following bills:

  • HB 34 (Toth, et al.) relates to a public school classroom safety review and referral program for students who engage in violent criminal conduct; creating a criminal offense.
  • HB 316 (Bernal) defines “social work services” and states that social workers may provide social work services to students and families in a school or district. It also states that a social worker must collaborate with school administrators and other school professionals in order to enhance students’ learning environments.
  • HB 1678 (Jetton) relates to a local remote learning program offered by a public school for certain students at risk of dropping out of school.
  • HB 2962 (Thimesch) creates the criminal offense of trespass on or near a school or day-care center.
  • HB 4165 (Frazier) relates to the possession of a knife, knuckles, or a switchblade knife on the grounds or in the building of a public school; creating a criminal offense.
  • HB 3263 (Howard, et al.) relates to the inclusion of firearm safety instruction in the required health curriculum for public school students.
  • HB 5118 (Goodwin) states that, in any county impacted by or adjacent to Operation Lone Star, the department shall ensure that all public safety entities have emergency radio infrastructure that allows inter operable communication between all other public safety entities, including communication between different types of public safety agencies. The department must establish a process to train public safety entities, including local law enforcement entities in response to a mass shooting event.

See the hearing posting.

Find information on in-person testifying.

Find information on submitting comments related to agenda items electronically.

Watch a live broadcast of the hearing on Monday.