HB 3270

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Dwayne Bohac


Larry Taylor

Bill Caption

Relating to criminal background checks for persons employed by certain public school contractors.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

This bill would require that public works companies that contract with school districts must do background checks on their employees, specifically for any offense against a minor under the age of 18 and was enrolled in a policy. This bill also mandates that these contractors adopt policies in which they must not interact with children while on the various campuses. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

The state has the legitimate authority to determine the conditions under which people are able to be employed by a school district or work at a school on a project as a contractor or subcontractor. Treating every contractor or subcontractor as a potential victimizer of school children as this bill does by requiring they not have interaction and allow them inside a building only in an emergency under direct supervision of a school district employee seems to wander a bit into "monsters under the bed" territory. Ultimately we are neutral because this addresses an issue that is the state's responsibility to address. The way this bill addresses the issue seems heavy handed and unnecessary.

Organizations Supporting

Associated Builders and Contractors of Texas
Texas Construction Association