Kelsey Sanchez, KVUE News | A bill that would require education about fentanyl prevention and awareness at Texas public schools is one step closer to becoming law after it passed through the Texas House on Tuesday.
“House Bill 3908, also known as Tucker’s Law, arose when mothers whose children have passed from fentanyl poisoning came to us asking for us to do something,” Wilson said on Tuesday before the bill passed through the House.
“The schools wouldn’t talk about it, and all of our grieving families out there, we all are parents. We have children in the schools. We recognize the problem and we weren’t getting anywhere,” Turner said. “And so, we took it to the next level, and we’re grateful.”KVUE News, May 10, 2023
If it is signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott, a course for students in grades 6 through 12 would be implemented for no more than 10 hours of education throughout the school year. It would also include a poisoning awareness week.
“Today the House passed out HB 3908, Tucker’s Law, to help ensure our kids are education about the dangers of fentanyl. This was brought to us by Tucker’s mother, Stefanie Turner, who was with us at the Capitol today. I want to thank her, and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, for all the work done so far on this issue and for what will be done in the future to protect children from illegal and dangerous drugs in our community.”Representative Terry Wilson, via Facebook, May 9, 2023