Bill Text: TX HB145 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to social work services in public schools.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-08-08 - Committee report sent to Calendars [HB145 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB145-Introduced.html
  85S10100 MM-F
 
  By: Farrar H.B. No. 145
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to social work services in public schools.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter Z, Chapter 33, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 33.905 to read as follows:
         Sec. 33.905.  SOCIAL WORK SERVICES. (a)  In this section,
  "social work services" means services specialized to assist
  students and families and designed to alleviate barriers to
  learning, connect the home, the community, and the school, advocate
  for the best interest and academic success of students, strengthen
  relationships, and assist with basic and psychosocial needs.
         (b)  A social worker may provide social work services to
  students and families in a school or district.
         (c)  A social worker shall collaborate with school
  administrators and other school professionals in order to enhance
  students' learning environments.
         SECTION 2.  This Act applies beginning with the 2017-2018
  school year.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect December 1, 2017.
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