HB 3630

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive


Morgan Meyer
Mary Gonzalez
Matt Shaheen


Ana-Maria Ramos
Erin Zwiener


Eddie Lucio Jr.

Bill Caption

Relating to prohibiting the use of certain behavioral interventions on students enrolled in public school who receive special education services.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 3630 would prohibit a public school district or a district employee, volunteer, or an independent contractor from authorizing, ordering, consenting to, or paying for a behavioral intervention: (1) designed or likely to cause physical pain; (2) that involves the directed release of a noxious, toxic, or otherwise unpleasant spray near a student's face; (3) that denies adequate sleep, air, food, water, shelter, bedding, physical comfort, or access to a restroom facility; (4) that involves subjecting a student to verbal abuse, ridicule, or humiliation; (5) that employs a device that simultaneously immobilizes all four extremities; (6) that impairs breathing; (7) that restricts circulation; (8) that secures a student to a stationary object; (9) that inhibits, reduces, or hinders a student's ability to communicate; (10) that involves the use of a chemical restraint; (11) that prevents observation by a direct line of sight; and (12) that deprives a student of the use of one or more of the student's senses to a student with a disability that receives special education services. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports HB 3630 which uplifts the principles of individual liberty and limited government by prohibiting schools from using a broad range of disciplinary methods that do not belong in schools, many of which would be dangerous to the health and safety of students. 

Organizations Supporting

Center for Public Policy Priorities
Coalition of Texans with Disabilities
Disability Rights Texas
Easter Seals Central Texas
Texas Appleseed