VOTES THAT IMPACT TEX. PUBLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN — ROLL CALL VOTES AS OF 4.16.19

Apr 16, 2019 by

“Votes That Impact Texas Public School Children – Roll Call Votes As of 4.16.19”

By Donna Garner

4.16.19

Please remember that there are many steps through which bills must pass before they are finalized, passed, and engrossed (put into law).  Here is the latest on important bills that impact Texas public school children.  I have added the links to each bill that track the bill’s stages.  Let’s remember that the bill is not put into law until all the stages have been completed. 

We need to thank those Texas Legislators who voted “Nay” on these bills and then continue to contact the other Texas Legislators about our many concerns.

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HB 10 — Creates a psych research institute consisting of medical schools that already have close ties to drug companies and agenda-driven non-profits that may have agendas of their own

HB 10 – Passed the House on 4.16.19 – (not yet certified by House Journal Clerk)  114 yeas, 32 nays, 1 present, 1 not votinghttps://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/RecordVote.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=HB00010&RcdVtNo=366&Ch=H&Dt=4/16/2019%2012:00:00%20AM

Nays – Bell, C.; Biedermann; Bohac; Burns; Cain; Craddick; Cyrier; Frank; Harless; Harris; Hefner; Klick; Krause; Landgraf; Lang; Middleton; Noble; Parker; Patterson; Paul; Sanford; Schaefer; Shaheen; Smithee; Springer; Stephenson; Stickland; Swanson; Tinderholt; Toth; Wilson; Zedler

Bill Stages:  https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/BillStages.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=HB10

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HJR 5  — Provides up to $3 Billion in Bond funding for psychiatric research forcing Texas taxpayers to foot the bill for insurance that may benefit drug companies and device makers but is unlikely to benefit Texans

HJR 5 – Passed the House on 4.15.19 – (not yet certified by House Journal Clerk) — https://journals.house.texas.gov/hjrnl/86r/pdf/86RDAY46FINAL.PDF#page=21

CSHJR 5, as amended, was adopted by (Record 344): 110 Yeas, 32 Nays, 2 Present, not voting.

Nays — Nays — Bell, C.; Biedermann; Bohac; Cain; Craddick; Frank; Harless; Hefner; King, P.; Klick; Krause; Lang; Middleton; Noble; Parker; Patterson; Paul; Sanford; Schaefer; Shine; Smith; Smithee; Springer; Stephenson; Stickland; Stucky; Swanson; Tinderholt; Toth; White; Wilson; Zedler.

Bill Stages: — https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/BillStages.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=HJR5

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HB 18 — Creates a framework for more mental health training, more mental health focus in our public schools with the emphasis on Social Emotional Learning in which teachers are trained to be pseudo-psychologists/psychiatrists instead of allowing them to carry out their true mission of raising children’s academic achievement

HB 18 – Passed the House on 4.15.19 – (not yet certified by House Journal Clerk) 129 Yeas, 14 Nays, 1 Present, not voting —  https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/RecordVote.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=HB00018&RcdVtNo=362&Ch=H&Dt=4/16/2019%2012:00:00%20AM

Nays —  Biedermann; Cain; Hefner; Krause; Lang; Middleton; Noble; Patterson; Sanford; Schaefer; Stickland; Swanson; Tinderholt; Toth

Bill Stages: — https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/BillStages.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=HB18

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HB 19 — Would expand mental health training for school district personnel even though parents and the community might be better equipped to handle children’s mental health and substance abuse – could increase use of psychotropic medications for children – takes schools’ emphasis off academic performance

HB 19 – Passed the House on 4.16.19 (not yet certified by House Journal Clerk)  127 Yeas, 19 Nays, 1 Present, not voting —   https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/RecordVote.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=HB00019&RcdVtNo=363&Ch=H&Dt=4/16/2019%2012:00:00%20AM

Nays – Bell, C.; Biedermann; Cain; Cyrier; Hefner; Krause; Lang; Middleton; Noble; Parker; Patterson; Sanford; Schaefer; Stickland; Swanson; Tinderholt; Toth; Wilson; Zedler

Bill Stages:  https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/BillStages.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=HB19

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SB 10 – Straight out of Democrat Platform  — downplays the public schools’ real mission of raising academic achievement, redefines schools as “Community Centers,” creates massive state government bureaucracy made up of large pharma and healthcare entities

SB 10 –   Passed the Senate on 3.5.19 — Third reading: 31 Yeas, 0 Nays —   https://journals.senate.texas.gov/sjrnl/86r/pdf/86RSJ03-05-F.PDF#page=8

Bill Stages:  https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/BillStages.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=SB10

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HB 663 – After the fact – SBOE already acted — Texas Legislators telling the elected members of the Texas State Board of Education and the Texas Education Agency how to conduct the Texas curriculum standards adoption process

HB 663 – Passed the House on 4.16.19 — 115 Yeas, 32 Nays, 2 Present, not voting —  https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/RecordVote.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=HB00663&RcdVtNo=377&Ch=H&Dt=4/16/2019%2012:00:00%20AM

Nays – Biedermann; Bonnen; Cain; Capriglione; Cyrier; Dean; Flynn; Frank; Goldman; Harris; Hefner; Holland; Klick; Krause; Landgraf; Lang; Leach; Middleton; Murr; Noble; Oliverson; Paul; Sanford; Schaefer; Shaheen; Springer; Stickland; Swanson; Thompson, E.; Tinderholt; Wilson; Zedler

Bill Stages:  https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/BillStages.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=HB663

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ARTICLES CONTAINING MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE BILLS

4.27.19 – “Drugging Kids for Profit” – by Carole Hornsby Haynes — http://drcarolehhaynes.com/index.php/articles/education1/education2/306-drugging-kids-for-profit

4.13.19 — “Three Disastrous Bills To Be Voted on This Monday in TX Lege – HB 10, HJR 5, HB 18” – from Donna Garner – EdViews.org — http://www.educationviews.org/three-disastrous-bills-to-be-voted-on-this-monday-in-tx-lege-hb-10-hjr-5-hb-18/

4.12.19 — “Texas HB 663 Would Disrupt 5 ½ Million Texas Students” — By Donna Garner – EdViews.org — http://www.educationviews.org/texas-hb-663-would-disrupt-5-1-2-million-texas-students-vote-against-hb-663/

4.7.19 — “Educate, Don’t Medicalize Our Children: Mental Health Is Not the Job of Schools”  — by Alice Linahan — https://www.facebook.com/AliceL.Linahan/photos/a.206677619682338/836601993356561/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

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