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From the LBB: The fiscal implications of the bill cannot be determined at this time due to the unavailability of data related to the number of students who would be subject to a high risk of violence if they walked to school. The Commissioner of Education would not be required to implement the legislation in the absence of an appropriation.
The number of children living within two miles of their school who would be subject to a high risk
of violence if they walked to school is not known. However,as an example, the Texas Education
Agency (TEA) indicated in the 2014-15 school year, $9,775,532 was provided under the
transportation allotment for the transportation of students who would otherwise be subject to
hazardous traffic conditions. If 10 percent of the amount provided to transport children subject to
hazardous traffic conditions in fiscal year 2018 was provided to transport students who would be
subject to a high risk of violence if they walked, the cost to implement the provisions of the bill
would be $977,553 in fiscal year 2018.