HB 1887

84(R) - 2015
House Homeland Security & Public Safety
House Homeland Security & Public Safety
Law Enforcement
Public Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
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  • Neutral
  • Positive


Sergio Munoz Jr.


Terry Canales
Bobby Guerra
Eddie Lucio III

Bill Caption

Relating to the establishment of a regional center for public safety performance in the Rio Grande Valley.

Fiscal Notes

This bill would have a negative impact of approximately $142,000 through the biennium ending August 31, 2017.

Bill Analysis

HB 1887 would establish a regional center for public safety excellence to provide education and training for law enforcement personnel in the Rio Grande Valley. This center could provide an associate of applied science degree, a baccalaureate degree, a  Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) officer certification, and a continuing education certification. The South Texas College shall administer the regional center and is located in Pharr, Texas.

TCOLE may authorize reimbursement for a political subdivision or state agency for expenses incurred in attendance. The regional center may solicit and accept gifts and grants from any public or private source. The legislature can appropriate funds for this regional center.

Vote Recommendation Notes

HB 1887 is within the purview of individual liberty, because it supports the greater Rio Grande Valley community to be protected from those who would harm their life and liberty. This bill preserves our liberty principles and has our support.