SB 1553

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Jose Menendez


Carlos Uresti


Diego Bernal

Bill Caption

Relating to the refusal of entry to or ejection from school district property.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

This bill would mandate school districts have clear policies when it comes to rules regarding when and how people can be ejected from district property. More specifically it would only allow a district to refuse entry or eject a parent from the district's property under very specific conditions, with verbal warnings, and would require the district notify the parent of behavior they consider inappropriate as well as an appeals process.

The power to refuse entry or eject a person from school district property would be vested in a school administrator, school resource officer, or school district peace officer of a district. If the person refuses to leave peaceably on request and the person poses a substantial risk of harm to any person or the person behaves in a manner that is inappropriate for a school setting and the administrator, resource officer, or peace officer issues a verbal warning to the person that the person's behavior is inappropriate and may result in the person's refusal of entry or ejection and the person persists in that behavior.

School districts would be required to keep records of verbal warnings and provide a written notice of the appeal process to a person refused entry or ejected from school property. A district would have to make accommodations if the person is a parent of a child who attends school in that district so that the parent may participate in certain school related functions relevant to their child. The term of a person's refusal of entry or ejection would not be able to exceed two years.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill does not violate or uphold our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.