HB 867

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Positive


Jason Villalba


Dan Flynn


Van Taylor

Bill Caption

Relating to school marshals for private schools. 

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

There is no provision in current law allowing private schools to hire a school marshal. This bill would permit private schools to hire a school marshal at a ratio of one marshal per 200 students. This bill would also set boundaries on the way private schools can hire school marshals; including the requirement that if private schools hire marshals, than they must be able to conceal carry on grounds, in a way that the school's governing board sees fit.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Because this is a permissive program that would allow private schools a method to better protect their students, HB 867 affirms our principles of limited government, individual liberty, property rights, and personal responsibility. We support this bill.