HB 1583

85(R) - 2017
House Public Education
House Public Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Philip Cortez


Rafael Anchia
Jessica Farrar
Dan Flynn
Jarvis Johnson
Tomas Uresti

Bill Caption

Relating to the use of epinephrine auto-injectors on private school campuses and at or in transit to or from off-campus school events.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

Currently, only public and charter schools are authorized to adopt and implement a policy regarding the use of epinephrine auto-injectors. This bill would expand existing authority for schools to obtain and provide for the use of epinephrine auto-injectors to include private schools. Should a private school choose to participate, they would be required follow the same rules as public and open-enrollment charter schools.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This is a voluntary program that would allow private schools to take on this responsibility if they so choose. Epinephrine auto-injectors, commonly called EpiPens, can be life saving devices when a child is having a severe allergic reaction. This bill would provide private schools more freedom to care for their students which supports our principle of limited government by lifting a current restriction. Therefore, we support SB 579.