Bill Text: TX HB2186 | 2015-2016 | 84th Legislature | Comm Sub

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Bill Title: Relating to suicide prevention training for educators in public schools.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 80-41)

Status: (Passed) 2015-06-19 - Effective immediately [HB2186 Detail]

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  By: Cook, et al. (Senate Sponsor - Campbell) H.B. No. 2186
         (In the Senate - Received from the House May 11, 2015;
  May 13, 2015, read first time and referred to Committee on
  Education; May 22, 2015, reported adversely, with favorable
  Committee Substitute by the following vote:  Yeas 10, Nays 0;
  May 22, 2015, sent to printer.)
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  COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR H.B. No. 2186 By:  Campbell
 
 
 
  COMMITTEE VOTE
 
 
         YeaNayAbsentPNV
         TaylorofGalvestonX
         LucioX
         BettencourtX
         CampbellX
         GarciaX
         HuffinesX
         KolkhorstX
         RodríguezX
         SeligerX
         TaylorofCollinX
         WestX
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
 
  relating to suicide prevention training for educators in public
  schools.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  This Act may be cited as the Jason Flatt Act in
  memory of Jonathan Childers.
         SECTION 2.  Section 21.451, Education Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (d) and adding Subsections (d-1) and (d-2) to
  read as follows:
         (d)  The staff development:
               (1)  may include training in:
                     (A)  technology;
                     (B)  conflict resolution;
                     (C)  discipline strategies, including classroom
  management, district discipline policies, and the student code of
  conduct adopted under Section 37.001 and Chapter 37; and
                     (D)  preventing, identifying, responding to, and
  reporting incidents of bullying; [and]
         (2)  subject to Subsection (e) and to Section 21.3541 and
  rules adopted under that section, must include training based on
  scientifically based research, as defined by Section 9101, No Child
  Left Behind Act of 2001 (20 U.S.C. Section 7801), that:
                     (A)  related to instruction of students with
  disabilities; and
                     (B)  is designed for educators who work primarily
  outside the area of special education; and
         (3)  must include suicide prevention training that must be
  provided:
               (A)  on an annual basis, as part of a new employee
  orientation, to all new school district and open-enrollment charter
  school educators; and
               (B)  to existing school district and open-enrollment
  charter school educators on a schedule adopted by the agency by
  rule.
         (d-1)  The suicide prevention training required by
  Subsection (d)(3) must use a best practice-based program
  recommended by the Department of State Health Services in
  coordination with the agency under Section 161.325, Health and
  Safety Code.
         (d-2)  The suicide prevention training required by
  Subsection (d)(3) may be satisfied through independent review of
  suicide prevention training material that:
               (1)  complies with the guidelines developed by the
  agency; and
               (2)  is offered online.
         SECTION 3.  This Act applies beginning with the 2015-2016
  school year.
         SECTION 4.  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 September 1, 2015.
 
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