CS HB 1942:
Relating to bullying in public schools.
Primary Authors: Rep. Diane Patrick (R-Arlington), Rep. Mark Shelton (R-Fort Worth), Rep. Mark Strama (D-Austin), Rep. Rob Eissler (R-The Woodlands), Rep. Ryan Guillen (D-Rio Grande City)
Co-Authors: Rep. Marisa Marquez (D-El Paso); Rep. Jerry Madden (R-Plano); Rep. Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin); Rep. Carol Alvarado (D-Houston); Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock (R-Killeen); Rep. Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth); Rep. Joe Farias (D-San Antonio); Rep. Veronica Gonzales (D-McAllen); Rep. Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio); Rep. Ana Hernandez Luna (D-Houston); Rep. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas); Rep. Susan King (R-Abilene); Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville); Rep. Jose Menendez (D-San Antonio); Rep. Boris Miles (D-Houston); Rep. Elliott Naishtat (D-Austin); Rep. Aaron Pena (R-Edinburg); Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City).
Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio)
Background: Bullying is a chronic problem throughout our public school system. In 2005, the 79th Texas Legislature passed the first anti-bullying measure. Since then, the Texas legislature has failed to adopt modern language addressing the rapidly changing face of bullying in our schools. We currently seek comprehensive legislation that includes: a modern definition of the act of bullying, stronger parental notification requirements, broader accountability within the school system among others issues.
05/23/2011 - Voted on and Passed. Senate passage as amended report.
05/21/2011 - Co-sponsor Authorized.
05/21/2011 - Placed on Intent Calendar.
05/20/2011 - Committee Report Printed and Distributed.
05/05/2011 - Reported Engrossed and Sent to Senate.
05/03/2011 - Passed to engrossment as amended. Y: 102 N: 34
05/02/2011 - Placed on General State Calendar.
04/20/2011 - Committee Report Sent to Calendars.
04/19/2011 - Committee Report Distributed.
04/19/2011 - Committee Report Filed with Committee Coordinator.
04/12/2011 - Committee Substitute Considered in Committee April 12, 2011, Reported Favorably
03/29/2011 - Committee Substitute Considered in Committee, Testimony Taken and Left Pending.
03/29/2011 - Scheduled for Public Hearing on 03/29/2011
(2 pm or upon adjournment. E2.036
03/07/2011 - Read First Time and Referred to Public Education.
03/01/2011 - Filed.
Equality Texas Position: Equality Texas supports this legislation and it is part of our legislative agenda.
Bill History: Bill History on CS HB 1942
Summary of Committee Action
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