HBA-KMH S.B. 1330 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 1330 By: Shapiro Public Education 5/12/1999 Engrossed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, Texas law allows a sex offender and the victim of the sex offender to be placed in the same classroom. Such a situation has been reported to cause undue stress on the victim and to serve as a distraction in the learning process for the victim. S.B. 1330 sets forth procedures limiting the assignment of certain students to a class of a victim. 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 37.0031, as follows: Sec. 37.0031. LIMITING ASSIGNMENT OF CERTAIN STUDENTS TO CLASS OF VICTIM. Prohibits a student who has been adjudicated as having engaged in delinquent conduct as defined under Section 51.03 (Delinquent Conduct; Conduct Indicating a Need for Supervision), Family Code, that included a violation of Section 21.11 (Indecency With a Child), 22.011 (Sexual Assault), or 22.021 (Aggravated Sexual Assault), Penal Code, or who has been convicted of an offense under those sections, from being assigned to the same classroom as the victim of that delinquent conduct or offense without the consent of the victim or victim's parents, if the victim is 18 years of age or older, unless the Placement Review Committee determines that such placement is the only alternative. SECTION 2. Amends Section 37.003(a), Education Code, to require each school to establish a committee to determine the placement of a student when a teacher refuses the return of a student to the teacher's classroom or a parent or victim refuses the student's assignment to a classroom under Section 37.0031. Makes conforming changes. SECTION 3. Provides that this Act applies beginning with the 1999-2000 school year. SECTION 4.Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.