The House Select Committee on Youth Health & Safety will meet Monday, March 27, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. or upon adjournment of the House to hear testimony on a long list of bills. The chair may limit testimony time (currently three minutes) and the number of testifying witnesses to ensure consideration of posted and pending business, especially if testimony would cause the public hearing to extend into the next calendar day. Bills on the agenda include these related to K-12 education:
- HB 3 (Burrows, et al.) relates to the development and implementation of, and funding for, public school safety and security requirements. It contains numerous provisions. Read a summary of the bill by searching for HB 3 on TASA’s Bill Tracker.
- HB 13 (Ken King, et al.) relates to training, preparedness, and funding for school safety and school safety emergencies. It also contains numerous provisions. Read a summary of the bill by searching for HB 13 on TASA’s Bill Tracker.
- HB 1905 (Talarico) would require school districts to make available certain school safety training courses to employees of child-care facilities and certain organizations providing out-of-school-time care.
- HB 2269 (Dutton) relates to memoranda of understanding for the provision of school resource officers at public schools.
- HB 3623 (Hefner) relates to a memorandum of understanding between public schools authorizing a school marshal of one school to act as a school marshal at the other school during an event at which both schools participate.
- HB 4406 (Ken King) would create a State School Safety Fund to provide financial support for projects that enhance the safety of schools in Texas.
- HJR 170 (Ken King) proposes a constitutional amendment creating the State School Safety Fund to provide financial support for projects that enhance the safety of schools in Texas.
See the list of bills/hearing notice.
Find information on in-person testifying.
Find information on submitting comments related to agenda items electronically.
Watch a live broadcast of the hearing at 2:30 p.m. Monday.