Media Availability:
Senator Bettencourt To File Senate Bill 7 to Address Educator Misconduct
SB 7 is one of Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s top 10 legislative priorities for the upcoming session

WHO: Senator Paul Bettencourt

WHAT: Media availability with Senator Bettencourt regarding his filing of Senate Bill 7, which seeks to strengthen and enhance the educator misconduct law in Texas. SB 7 is one of Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s top 10 legislative priorities for the upcoming session.

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at 2:00 PM

WHERE: District office of Sen. Bettencourt
11451 Katy Freeway, Suite 209
Houston, TX 77079

With inappropriate educator-student relationships on the rise in Texas, Senator Bettencourt will file legislation on Friday that strengthens the reporting and training requirements and establishes appropriate penalties to help ensure the safety of Texas students in both public and private schools. The Senate Education Committee heard testimony from the Texas Education Agency and others on this issue and took ideas on how to address and eliminate the problem. Educator misconduct is one of Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s top 10 legislative priorities for the upcoming session.

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