The resolution cites the gun violence that killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24. It also notes that this was the nation’s 27th school shooting this year.
“The Texas Legislature can take action to protect our children from the scourge of gun violence by implementing common sense reforms that have been debated but not implemented,” the resolution states.
The resolution encourages the governor to call a special session before the start of the next school year and to include “common-sense policies that will protect our children.”
Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks was the one who asked that the resolution be drafted.
“There is a matter of urgency here,” Brooks said. “Before the fall session of school starts, students, their parents, faculty and school staff need some relief that only the Legislature can grant them. This is not something that can wait. This is something that needs to be addressed now.”
He then read into the record the full resolution, which is below.