HBA-TYH S.B. 1766 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 1766 By: Barrientos Public Safety 5/21/1999 Engrossed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, the boards of trustees of school districts may commission peace officers to protect students and personnel on school campuses. However, the governing board of the Texas School for the Deaf, which operates school campuses and student residences, does not have the authority to commission peace officers. S.B. 1776 grants the governing board the authority to employ security officers and commission peace officers. 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 Section 30.052, Education Code, by adding Subsection (1), to authorize the governing board of the Texas School for the Deaf to employ security personnel and to commission peace officers in the same manner as a board of trustees of a school district under Section 37.081 (School District Peace Officers and Security Personnel). SECTION 2. Effective date: August 31, 1999. SECTION 3. Emergency clause.