Advocacy Action Alert | HB 2297 – Prohibit Early Pick-Ups as Discipline!

HB 2297 – Prohibit Early Pick-Ups as Discipline!

Posted: 4/8/21


Relating to prohibiting certain releases of a student, to the student’s parent, after school-initiated communication by a school district and open-enrollment charter school. The bill would prohibit school districts from contacting parents to pick-up and remove their child from campus as a form of discipline or behavior management.


Early Release – HB 2297 by Rep. Dr. Alma Allen (There is not a Senate Companion for this bill).

Full bill text can be found here:

Specific Action Needed:

Ask: “Please set HB 2297 for a hearing in the House Public Education Committee! This is a huge issue for parents of children with autism!”

Who to Call/Email:

Please call members of the House Public Education Committee.

House Public Education
Representative Harold Dutton Jr. – Chair (512) 463-0510
Representative J.M. Lozano – Vice Chair (512) 463-0463
Representative Brad Buckley (512) 463-0684
Representative Dan Huberty (512) 463-0520
Representative Diego Bernal (512) 463-0532
Representative Dr. Alma Allen (512) 463-0744
Representative Gary VanDeaver (512) 463-0692
Representative Gary VanDeaver (512) 463-0692
Representative James Talarico (512) 463-0670
Representative Keith Bell (512) 463-0458
Representative Ken King (512) 463-0736
Representative Mary Gonzalez (512) 463-0613
Representative Steve Allison (512) 463-0686
Representative Terry Meza (512) 463-0641
Committee Clerk Tamoria Jones (512) 463-0804

Let us know if you were successful or if AST Advocacy staff need to do any follow-ups at 512-479-4199 Ext. 10 or