Office of Lieutenant Governor of Texas

05/26/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/26/2019 19:31

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 11

May 26, 2019

'The safety of our children remains paramount - the future of Texas depends on it.'

AUSTIN - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of the conference committee report for Senate Bill 11 - School Safety Act, by Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood:

'In the wake of the Santa Fe High School shooting last year, we knew we had to take swift action to prevent future tragedies from occurring. Senate Bill 11 will implement a comprehensive package of strategies to help prevent school shootings. Our goal is that no child will ever feel afraid at school and our prayer is that no Texas family will ever experience the grief that follows a school shooting. The safety of our children remains paramount - the future of Texas depends on it.'