Representative Kolkhorst (Brenham) has introduced House Bill 101, which was heard by the Public Education Committee on March 19th. Watch public testimony offered on the bill here, starting at 2:45:30.
HB 101 will protect students from the mandatory use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in Texas schools, allowing for local and parental control.
… school district may not require a student to use an
identification device that uses radio frequency identification
technology or similar technology to identify the student, transmit
information regarding the student, or track the location of the
… school district may allow the voluntary use of a
student identification device described by Subsection (b) only if
authorized by resolution adopted by the board of trustees of the
district. A district that allows the voluntary use of a student
identification device described by Subsection (b) shall provide an
alternative method of identification for a student on the timely
written request of a student ’s parent or guardian.
… school district may not penalize a student using an alternative method of identification under Subsection (c),
including restricting or prohibiting the student from participating in school or district activities.
Here is a link to House Bill 101: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=83R&Bill=HB101
Take a stand for the children of Texas! Coalition partners range from Eagle Forum on the “right” and the Texas ACLU on the “left.” We all agree, children should not be tracked like animals!
Contact committee members immediately to encourage their support of HB 101.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2910 Austin, TX 78768
Rep. Aycock, as Chairman, is the gatekeeper. Contact him first!
Representative Jimmie Aycock, Chairman
E2.708, Capitol Ext.
(254) 690-1752 AND (512) 463-0684
Rep. Alma Allen, Vice Chairman
E1.506, Capitol Ext.
(713) 776-0505 AND (512) 463-0744
Rep. John Davis
CAP 1N.10, Capitol
(281) 333-1350 AND (512) 463-0734
Rep. Joe Deshotel
(409) 724-0788 AND (512) 463-0662
Rep. Harold Dutton
CAP 3N.5, Capitol
(713) 692-9192 AND (512) 463-0510
Rep. Marsh Farney
E1.310, Capitol Ext.
Rep. Dan Huberty
E2.722, Capitol Ext.
(281) 360-9410 AND (512) 463-0520
Rep. Ken King
E2.402, Capitol Ext.
(806)323-8870 AND (512) 463-0736
Rep. Bennet Ratliff
E2.404, Capitol Ext.
Rep. Justin Rodriguez
E2.804, Capitol Ext.
Rep. Mike Vallarreal
CAP 4S.6, Capitol
(210) 734-8937 AND (512) 463-0532
Thank you for your service on the Public Education Committee!
I write today to encourage your support of House Bill 101. Authored by Representative Kolkhorst, this bill is relating to the use of RFID technology in Texas Schools.
This bill is important to me because….
Please support HB 101!
Please take time to personalize your message. AGAIN, a hand written note to each committee member (in addition to a phone call and email) is a GREAT way to communicate your support of HB 101.
Thank you for TAKING ACTION!