Bill Text: TX HB1147 | 2023-2024 | 88th Legislature | Introduced

Bill Title: Relating to the regulation of bleeding control stations in public schools.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2023-03-13 - Left pending in committee [HB1147 Detail]

Download: Texas-2023-HB1147-Introduced.html
  88R4363 DIO-F
  By: Gervin-Hawkins H.B. No. 1147
  relating to the regulation of bleeding control stations in public
         SECTION 1.  Section 38.030, Education Code, is amended by
  amending Subsections (b) and (d) and adding Subsection (d-1) to
  read as follows:
         (b)  The protocol required under this section must:
               (1)  provide for a school district or open-enrollment
  charter school to maintain and make available to school employees
  and volunteers bleeding control stations, as described by
  Subsection (d), for use in the event of a traumatic injury involving
  blood loss;
               (2)  ensure that bleeding control stations are stored
  in easily accessible areas of the campus that are selected by the
  district's school safety and security committee or the charter
  school's governing body;
               (3)  require that agency-approved training on the use
  of a bleeding control station in the event of an injury to another
  person be provided to:
                     (A)  each school district peace officer
  commissioned under Section 37.081 or school security personnel
  employed under that section who provides security services at the
                     (B)  each school resource officer who provides law
  enforcement at the campus; and
                     (C)  all other district or school personnel who
  may be reasonably expected to use a bleeding control station; and
               (4)  require the district or charter school to annually
  offer instruction on the use of a bleeding control station from a
  school resource officer or other appropriate district or school
  personnel who has received the training under Subdivision (3) to
  students enrolled at the campus in grade three [seven] or higher.
         (d)  A bleeding control station required under this section
  must contain all of the following required supplies in quantities
  determined appropriate by the superintendent of the district or the
  director of the school:
               (1)  tourniquets approved for use in battlefield trauma
  care by the armed forces of the United States;
               (2)  chest seals;
               (3)  compression bandages;
               (4)  bleeding control bandages;
               (5)  space emergency blankets;
               (6)  latex-free gloves;
               (7)  markers;
               (8)  scissors; [and]
               (9)  instructional documents developed by the American
  College of Surgeons or the United States Department of Homeland
  Security detailing methods to prevent blood loss following a
  traumatic event; and
               (10)  emergency alerting devices.
         (d-1)  In this section, "emergency alerting device" means a
  device designed to send, once the case containing the device is
  opened, an emergency alert that provides continuous information
  about the location of the device to preprogrammed recipients,
  including 9-1-1 call centers, school resource officers, and
  emergency services personnel, using multiple forms of
  communication technology to ensure connectivity, including
  cellular telephone technology, Bluetooth technology, global
  positioning system technology, general packet radio service
  technology, and wireless computer networking technology.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.