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Last session I authored legislation to tackle the issue of inappropriate student/teacher relationships. Our schools need to be safe areas where kids can learn and adults do not prey on children. We were successful in strengthening the law as it relates to preventing teachers from being passed from school district to school district, but the bill did not address unlicensed people who work in these educational environments. I filed HB 1799 to address this issue, but it did not pass. I plan on working on similar legislation in the next session. Here is a KXAN story about why we need to address this area of concern.