HB 2655

86(R) - 2019
House Public Education
House Public Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Jon E. Rosenthal
Alma A. Allen
James Talarico
Steve Toth


Steve Allison
Charles Anderson
Trent Ashby
Cesar Blanco
Dwayne Bohac
Rhetta Andrews Bowers
John H Bucy III
Terry Canales
Travis Clardy
Sheryl Cole
Philip Cortez
John Cyrier
Drew Darby
Jay Dean
Alex Dominguez
Art Fierro
Charlie Geren
Jessica Gonzalez
Mary Gonzalez
Abel Herrero
Donna Howard
Celia Israel
Jarvis Johnson
Kyle Kacal
Ken King
Stan Lambert
Lyle Larson
Oscar Longoria
Theresa Meza
Ina Minjarez
Evelina Ortega
Leo Pacheco
Dade Phelan
John Raney
Eddie Rodriguez
Carl Sherman
Phil Stephenson
Chris Turner
Gary VanDeaver
Armando Walle
Gene Wu
John Zerwas
Erin Zwiener

Bill Caption

Relating to an active shooter emergency protocol for public school districts and required active shooter training for school district peace officers and school resource officers.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 2655 would require school districts to include protocols for responding to active shooters in a district facility in their multihazard emergency operations plan. These plans would be required to include school drills and exercises.

This bill would also require a district peace officer or a school resource officer to complete an active shooter response training program approved by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action recommends supporting HB 2655 because it promotes our principle of limited government. It is within the role of government to provide for the safety and security of their school students and employees.