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February 26, 2007

No Radio Frequency Identification in Schools?

Filed under: Texas — texased @ 9:25 pm

One attempt to slow the growth of big brother in society.

80(R) HB 1925 – Introduced version – Bill Text:

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT relating to the transmission of information regarding public school students through the use of radio frequency identification technology.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Subchapter Z, Chapter 25, Education Code, is amended by adding Section 25.903 to read as follows:
Sec. 25.903. CERTAIN MANDATORY STUDENT IDENTIFICATION METHODS PROHIBITED. (a) In this section, “radio frequency identification technology” means a wireless identification system that uses an electromagnetic radio frequency signal to transmit data without physical contact between a card, badge, or tag and another device.
(b) A school district may not require a student to use an identification device that uses radio frequency identification technology or similar technology to identify the student, transmit information regarding the student, or track the location of the student.
(c) A school district that permits the voluntary use of a student identification device described by Subsection (b) shall provide an alternative method of identification for a student if the student’s parent or guardian submits timely written objection to the use of radio frequency identification technology.

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