HB 1430

84(R) - 2015
House Public Education
House Public Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Susan King

Bill Caption

Relating to the inclusion of mental health in the public services endorsement on a public school diploma and in information about health science career pathways.

Fiscal Notes

There is no significant fiscal implication to the State or local government.

Bill Analysis

HB 1430 would amend the Education Code to require the Texas Education Agency to ensure that any information provided to students relating to health science careers include information regarding mental health profession. It would also require a student's diploma and transcript, to the extent that the public services endorsement on the student's diploma and transcript includes information on health science career pathways, to include mental health careers as a possible pathway.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill would simply expand the subjects that can be included on a student's diploma and transcript concerning a particular career path and is an administrative update. The diploma and transcript endorsement is something schools are already doing. Adding this endorsement does not affect our liberty principles affirmatively or negatively. We are neutral on HB 1430.