HB 974

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Will Metcalf
Alma A. Allen
Harold Dutton Jr.
Mary Gonzalez
Dan Huberty
Brooks Landgraf


Gina Calanni
Ryan Guillen
Ray Lopez
Matt Shaheen
Steve Toth


Larry Taylor

Bill Caption

Relating to public school safety measures and procedures.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 974 would require trustees on the State Board of Education to undergo school safety training. Schools would also be required to require any person entering the school for any reason other than to attend a school-sponsored public event to display the person's driver's license or another form of photo identification. The school would need to verify that the person visiting is not a sex offender. Schools would be able to develop a photo identification card that is only valid for the school year that it is issued during or a photo I.D. for a parent if they have no other photo I.D. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on HB 974.