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Relating to the duties of school district peace officers, school resource officers, and security personnel.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
SB 1707 would allow school districts and the Texas School for the Deaf to enter into a memorandum of understanding with a local police department for the provision of school resource officers.
SB 1707 would require school boards to determine the duties of a school resource officer, security personnel, and peace officers on campus. These duties would be required to include enforcing the law and protecting people within their jurisdiction. A school board would be prohibited from assigning duties to a school resource officer, a peace officer, or security personnel that involve routine student discipline, administrative tasks, or regular contact with students outside of enforcing the law.
Texas Action remains neutral on SB 1707 because it does not promote of violate our principles.