Honorable Dan Patrick, Chair, Senate Committee on Education
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB1556 by Seliger (relating to the establishment of the School Safety Task Force and school safety security criteria.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
The bill would require members from the Texas Division of Emergency Management, the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center, the Texas School Safety Center (TSSC), and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service to establish the School Safety Task Force (SSTF). The SSTF would study best practices for use in school multihazard emergency operations planning in order to make recommendations to the TSSC and the Office of Homeland Security, with input from a variety of stakeholders. The SSAC would report its findings and recommendations to the legislature every even-numbered year by September 1 beginning in 2014.
The bill would require TSSC to develop security criteria that school districts may consider in the design of school safety plans.
Provisions of the bill could be implemented within existing resources.
405 Department of Public Safety, 710 Texas A&M University System Administrative and General Offices, 758 Texas State University System
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