2023 Legislation: Truancy and Parental Impact

HB 3917 (Author: Buckley | Sponsor: Middleton), Relating to dismissal of a complaint alleging a parent contributing to nonattendance on the parent’s fulfillment of certain terms. HB 3917 allows for the dismissal of a complaint alleging a parent contributed to their child’s nonattendance at school, provided the parent enters into a written agreement with the school district to complete counseling, training, or another program as designated by the school district. The parent must complete the required counseling within 30 days of the complaint or within a period designated by the district. Effective on 9/1/23 

During the 2023 session of the Texas Legislature, the Texas Center for Justice and Equity tracked around 40 youth and adult justice bills that made it to the Governor's desk. You can find links to all of our analyses in our 2023 Bill Analysis Guide.