TEXAS ZERO TOLERANCE LAW Texas House Committee on Public Education Heard House Bills 171 & 172 Rep.Olivo's two major reform bills were heard before committee on Tuesday, March31. The hearing was pushed up from the expected April 7th date. I was at the TALAC Conference from TAMU-Difficult Child. My son and I spook to Debbie Riddle's Chief of Staff about this situation. I know of 8 and 10 year old under IDEA with inadequate BIP's or none at all, getting criminal records from this LAW! My own son got four tickets when he was in medication changes; I advocated for him and educated the attorneys; in two different JP courts, which had a reputation for no mercy. He turned 18 with a clean record. He now has a Homeland Security Clearance job, even though he has been in a relapse for 6mths, they have understood! This is very important for our children not to have criminal records and our rights as parents NOT be violated in the process. I had a responsibility to check criminal records as mandated by Federal Regulations for the position I processed applications and juvenile records DO SHOW up AND CAN AFFECT THEIR FUTURE EMPLOYMENT AND FURTHER EDUCATION! I am just asking if you have a Half of a thought about doing it; please dont hesitate to holler for our Texas Youth! Thanks from the Future of Texas! PS ======>Sorry I haven't been on but I been dealing with a Medicaid, SSI, OAG, school district, Dars, gone to two scholarship conferences, and outpatient at the Hospital for treatments for my son three times a week. But I been standing in the corner watching (YOU NAME AND I am going thru it right now to the point; you cant even imagine! I haven't even been able to advocate or been to one ARD in March!) I will update the ECT as soon as I meet some deadlines in the next few days. SS....it has awaken his mind, but we had bureaucratic issues in the middle for two weeks.