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Summary: If a student has committed an offense of truancy and is prosecuted in court, HB 1021 would specify that if the case is heard in a justice court, the court has to be within the county precinct where the student lives or the precinct where the school is located instead of any precinct.
Analysis: HB 1021 would make an administrative change on where a truancy case can take place when heard in a justice court. With the intent to eliminate forum shopping, this legislation neither offends nor directly supports our liberty principles. We stand neutral on HB 1021.