By Alonzo H.B. No. 1687 74R5741 DD-F A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to the notification of school personnel of the arrest or 1-3 detention of a student. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 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. Within seven days after the date the 1-18 oral notice is given, the law enforcement agency shall mail written 1-19 notification, marked "PERSONAL and CONFIDENTIAL" on the mailing 1-20 envelope, to the superintendent or the person designated by the 1-21 superintendent. The written notification must have the following 1-22 printed on its face in large, bold letters: "WARNING: The 1-23 information contained in this notice is intended only to inform 1-24 appropriate school personnel of an arrest or detention of a student 2-1 believed to be enrolled in this school. An arrest or detention 2-2 should not be construed as proof that the student is guilty. Guilt 2-3 is determined in a court of law. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS 2-4 NOTICE IS CONFIDENTIAL!" 2-5 SECTION 2. The change in law made by this Act applies 2-6 beginning with the 1995-1996 school year. 2-7 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the 2-8 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 2-9 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 2-10 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 2-11 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended, 2-12 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its 2-13 passage, and it is so enacted.