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Selected Date: 7/13/2018

Government Code 411.1901 on 7/13/2018


Sec. 411.1901.  SCHOOL SAFETY CERTIFICATION FOR QUALIFIED HANDGUN INSTRUCTORS. (a)  The department shall establish a process to enable qualified handgun instructors certified under Section 411.190 to obtain an additional certification in school safety.  The process must include a school safety certification course that provides training in the following:

(1)  the protection of students;

(2)  interaction of license holders with first responders;

(3)  tactics for denying an intruder entry into a classroom or school facility; and

(4)  methods for increasing a license holder's accuracy with a handgun while under duress.

(b)  The school safety certification course under Subsection (a) must include not less than 15 hours and not more than 20 hours of instruction.

(c)  A qualified handgun instructor certified in school safety under this section may provide school safety training, including instruction in the subjects listed under Subsection (a), to employees of a school district or an open-enrollment charter school who hold a license to carry a handgun issued under this subchapter.

(d)  The department shall establish a fee in an amount that is sufficient to cover the costs of the school safety certification under this section.

(e)  The department may adopt rules to administer this section.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 498 (S.B. 1857), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2013.

Amended by:

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 437 (H.B. 910), Sec. 24, eff. January 1, 2016.

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