HB 1231

83(R) - 2013

Vote Recommendation

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Helen Giddings

Bill Caption

Relating to the application of the offenses of disrupting public school classes or transportation to persons younger than 12 years of age.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: Under current law, students who are in grades sixth and below that disrupt class or school transportation with disorderly conduct are exempt from receiving a Class C Misdemeanor. HB 1231 changes the law for Class C Misdemeanor exemptions to include students ages twelve and younger rather than grades six and below.

Analysis: HB 1231 maintains a legitimate role of government by allowing the state to determine the ages when students are exempt from certain disciplinary consequences. Because sixth graders are sometimes below the age of twelve, this bill provides clarity by preventing younger students from receiving a misdemeanor that would be on their record for the rest of their lives. We support HB 1231.