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SB 179, 85th Regular Session
Relating to harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying of a public school student or minor and certain mental health programs for public school students; increasing a criminal penalty.

Last action: Effective on 9/1/17

Author: José Menéndez
Joint Author: Judith Zaffirini
Coauthor: Larry Taylor | Sylvia Garcia | Kirk Watson | Eddie Lucio, Jr. | Brandon Creighton | Donna Campbell | Joan Huffman | Paul Bettencourt | Juan Hinojosa | Royce West
Sponsor: Ina Minjarez
Joint Sponsor: Wayne Faircloth | Joe Moody | Lyle Larson | Ken King
CoSponsor: Alma Allen | Roberto Alonzo | Rafael Anchia | Diana Arévalo | Kyle Biedermann | Philip Cortez | Joe Deshotel | Jessica Farrar | Barbara Gervin-Hawkins | Ryan Guillen | Jeff Leach | Eddie Lucio III | Dade Phelan | Richard Peña Raymond | Kevin Roberts | Eddie Rodriguez | Justin Rodriguez | Chris Turner | Tomas Uresti | Gary VanDeaver | Jason Villalba | Scott Cosper | Victoria Neave

Session Law Chapter:
Acts 2017, 85th R.S.,ch. 522, General and Special Laws of Texas

Signed legislation


HB 306 (Very Similar)

Bill Analyses:
Committee Report (TLC)
Enrolled (Senate Research Center)
Introduced (Senate Research Center)
Committee Report (Senate Research Center)

Conference Committee:

Conference Committee Report 
House Members: (appointed 05/19/2017) Ina Minjarez (Chair) | Diego Bernal | Wayne Faircloth | Dan Huberty | Joe Moody |

Senate Members: (appointed 05/17/2017) José Menéndez (Chair) | Brandon Creighton | Joan Huffman | Jane Nelson | Judith Zaffirini |

Civil Remedies & Liabilities
Education--Primary & Secondary--Discipline
Minors--Crimes Against
Minors--Health & Safety

House Committee: Public Education (Dan Huberty, Alma Allen, Diego Bernal, Dwayne Bohac, Joe Deshotel, Harold V. Dutton, Jr., Lance Gooden, Ken King, Linda Koop, Morgan Meyer, Gary VanDeaver)
Senate Committee: State Affairs (Joan Huffman, Brian Birdwell, Brandon Creighton, Craig Estes, Bryan Hughes, Eddie Lucio, Jr., Jane Nelson, Charles Schwertner, Judith Zaffirini)

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