Bill Text: TX HB476 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to certain duties of public institutions of higher education and the Department of State Health Services regarding policies on the use of epinephrine auto-injectors by public institutions of higher education.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-05-16 - Signed by the Governor [HB476 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB476-Enrolled.html
 
 
  H.B. No. 476
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to certain duties of public institutions of higher
  education and the Department of State Health Services regarding
  policies on the use of epinephrine auto-injectors by public
  institutions of higher education.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 51.882, Education Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (d) and adding Subsection (f) to read as
  follows:
         (d)  Each institution of higher education that adopts a
  policy under Subsection (a):
               (1)  must require that the institution's campuses have
  personnel or volunteers authorized and trained to administer an
  epinephrine auto-injector present; and
               (2)  shall include the policy in the institution's
  student handbook or similar publication and publish the policy on
  the institution's Internet website.
         (f)  An institution of higher education that adopts a policy
  under Subsection (a) shall submit to the Department of State Health
  Services a copy of the policy and any amendment to the policy
  adopted by the institution.  The department shall maintain a record
  of the most recent policy and amendments submitted by each
  institution under this subsection and shall make that information
  available to the public on request. 
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 476 was passed by the House on April
  9, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 146, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 476 was passed by the Senate on May 3,
  2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor       
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