HBA-MPA H.B. 449 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 449 By: Pitts Public Education 4/20/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, students who are suspended or expelled from school are liable to become a problem by having unstructured time in which to become involved in criminal activities. H.B. 449 requires that the principal of an elementary or secondary school notify the juvenile probation department for the county where the school is located. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Subchapter A, Chapter 37, Education Code, by adding Section 37.0041, as follows: Sec. 37.0041. PRIOR NOTIFICATION TO JUVENILE PROBATION DEPARTMENT. (a) Requires the principal of a public elementary or secondary school to notify the juvenile probation department for the county where the school is located before suspending or expelling a student. Provides an exception under Subsection (b). (b) Requires the principal or designee, if the expulsion of the student is immediate as authorized by Section 37.019, Education Code (Emergency Placement or Expulsion), to notify the juvenile probation department immediately after the expulsion. (c) Provides that notification of juvenile probation authorities is in addition to required notification of juvenile court as provided in Section 37.010 (Court Involvement), Education Code. SECTION 2. Effective Date: 1999-2000 school year. SECTION 3. Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.