State Rep. Justin Holland Files School Safety Bill

(AUSTIN, TX – Jan. 31, 2019) Today, State Representative Justin Holland (R- Rockwall) filed House Bill 1269, relating to the prohibition of student instruction while a school campus is a polling place.

“As a father of two young daughters, school safety is a top priority on my legislative portfolio,” said Representative Holland. “Despite the rising concern over school safety, school campuses designated as polling places remain open for a regular school day on election days, leaving our students and teachers vulnerable to potential harm.”

“Our goal is to partner with schools to assist them in keeping our children safe and secure. In cases where a campus serves as a polling place, HB 1269 would empower schools to designate the day as a staff development day. This keeps our students safe at home when school facilities accommodate visitors. I’m eager to work with my colleagues and local stakeholders to ensure the safety of our children and successful passage of H.B. 1269.”

Representative Holland plans to file additional legislation in the coming weeks relating to the opioid crisis, eminent domain reform, and creation of the Rockwall County Court at Law No. 2.

For more information on Rep. Holland’s legislative portfolio, please contact Robert Paulsen at

State Representative Justin Holland is a sixth-generation Rockwall native and Realtor since 2006. He serves Texas House District 33, which includes Rockwall County and portions of Collin County. 

Submitted press release for publication in Blue Ribbon News. 

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