H.B. No. 2372
  relating to training requirements for juvenile correctional
  officers employed by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.
         SECTION 1.  Section 242.009(b), Human Resources Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The department shall provide competency-based training
  to each juvenile correctional officer employed by the department,
  which must include on-the-job training. Each officer must complete
  at least 300 hours of training in the officer's first year of
  employment, with at least 240 [300] hours of training [, which must
  include on-the-job training,] before the officer independently
  commences the officer's duties at the facility. The officer must
  demonstrate competency in the trained subjects as required by the
  department. The training must provide the officer with information
  and instruction related to the officer's duties, including
  information and instruction concerning:
               (1)  the juvenile justice system of this state,
  including the juvenile correctional facility system;
               (2)  security procedures;
               (3)  the supervision of children committed to the
               (4)  signs of suicide risks and suicide precautions;
               (5)  signs and symptoms of the abuse, assault, neglect,
  and exploitation of a child, including sexual abuse, sexual
  assault, and human trafficking, and the manner in which to report
  the abuse, assault, neglect, or exploitation of a child;
               (6)  the neurological, physical, and psychological
  development of adolescents;
               (7)  department rules and regulations, including
  rules, regulations, and tactics concerning the use of force;
               (8)  appropriate restraint techniques;
               (9)  the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (42 U.S.C.
  Section 15601, et seq.);
               (10)  the rights and responsibilities of children in
  the custody of the department;
               (11)  interpersonal relationship skills;
               (12)  the social and cultural lifestyles of children in
  the custody of the department;
               (13)  first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
               (14)  counseling techniques;
               (15)  conflict resolution and dispute mediation,
  including de-escalation techniques;
               (16)  behavior management;
               (17)  mental health issues;
               (18)  employee rights, employment discrimination, and
  sexual harassment; and
               (19)  trauma-informed care.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to a juvenile correctional officer hired by the Texas Juvenile
  Justice Department on or after the effective date of this Act. A
  juvenile correctional officer hired before the effective date of
  this Act is governed by the law in effect immediately before the
  effective date of this Act, and that law is continued in effect for
  that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 2372 was passed by the House on May 5,
  2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 145, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 2372 was passed by the Senate on May
  26, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________