SB 1390

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Jose Menendez


Eddie Lucio Jr.
Angela Paxton
Beverly Powell


Steve Allison
Garnet F. Coleman

Bill Caption

Relating to suicide prevention in public school curriculum and certain educational programs concerning suicide prevention and substance abuse prevention.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 1390 would require school districts to include mental health and suicide prevention as part as their enrichment curriculum. Essential knowledge and skills in the health curriculum would include the relationship between drugs and alcohol to suicide, recognizing signs of suicide, and help-seeking behaviors and community suicide prevention services. This bill also requires local school health advisory councils to make policy recommendations on raising parental awareness of suicide-related risk factors. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on SB 1390 because it does not promote or violate our principles. 

Organizations Supporting

Coalition of Texans with Disabilities
League of Women Voters of Texas
Mental Health America of Greater Houston
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Texas
 National Association of Social Workers/Texas