H.B. No. 1687
    1-1                                AN ACT
    1-2  relating to the notification of school personnel of the arrest or
    1-3  detention of a student.
    1-5        SECTION 1.  Article 15.27(a), Code of Criminal Procedure, is
    1-6  amended to read as follows:
    1-7        (a)  A law enforcement agency that arrests or takes into
    1-8  custody as provided by Chapter 52, Family Code, an individual who
    1-9  the agency knows or believes is enrolled as a student in a public
   1-10  primary or secondary school, for an offense listed in Subsection
   1-11  (h) of this article, shall orally notify the superintendent or a
   1-12  person designated by the superintendent in the school district in
   1-13  which the student is enrolled or believed to be enrolled of that
   1-14  arrest or detention within 24 hours after the arrest or detention,
   1-15  or on the next school day.  The superintendent shall promptly
   1-16  notify all instructional and support personnel who have regular
   1-17  contact with the student.  All personnel shall keep the information
   1-18  received in this subsection confidential.  The State Board for
   1-19  Educator Certification may revoke or suspend the certification of
   1-20  personnel who intentionally violate this subsection.   Within seven
   1-21  days after the date the oral notice is given, the law enforcement
   1-22  agency shall mail written notification, marked "PERSONAL and
   1-23  CONFIDENTIAL" on the mailing envelope, to the superintendent or the
   1-24  person designated by the superintendent.  The written notification
    2-1  must have the following printed on its face in large, bold letters:
    2-2  "WARNING:  The information contained in this notice is intended
    2-3  only to inform appropriate school personnel of an arrest or
    2-4  detention of a student believed to be enrolled in this school.  An
    2-5  arrest or detention should not be construed as proof that the
    2-6  student is guilty.  Guilt is determined in a court of law.  THE
    2-8        SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies
    2-9  beginning with the 1995-1996 school year.
   2-10        SECTION 3.  The importance of this legislation and the
   2-11  crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
   2-12  emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
   2-13  constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
   2-14  days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
   2-15  and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
   2-16  passage, and it is so enacted.