By Britt Snipes
AUSTIN, TX (KFDA) – The Texas House of Representatives passed Representative Four Price’s mental health bill on Tuesday and is now headed to the Senate for further consideration. Representative Four Price introduced three bills yesterday that address the mental health needs of students and awareness training. “All three of the bills work in tandem to provide impactful resources, support and other solutions to positively address the heightened mental health concerns in Texas public schools,” said Price. Governor Greg Abbott held a roundtable discussion on school safety and mental health in May of 2018 to create an action plan. “I am grateful for Governor Abbott’s leadership in raising the profile of mental health matters by prioritizing it as a legislative emergency item during his 2019 State of the State address,” said Price. The bills are now on their way to the Senate for consideration and will then proceed to Governor Greg Abbott’s office.