TX: Bill would ban sex offenders from college dorms

Sometimes as a state representative, I come across laws that have outlived their usefulness, and at other times, glaring oversights that should have been addressed years ago. On Wednesday, in the House Committee on Higher Education, where I serve as Vice-Chair, I presented HB 355 which corrects one such glaring oversight, the prevention of registered sex offenders living in on-campus college housing. Full Article

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What an absolute, thoughtless ass. Will paroled thieves, drunk drivers, child abusers, wife beaters, murderers and other violent felons be barred from dorms as well?
Do politicians even bother to consider worthwhile legislation anymore or are they too worried it might offend someone, choosing instead the remaining safe targets: RSOs, Christians and white males?

Meanwhile, Satan Clubs are popping up in schools and preschoolers are learning that sometimes boys have vaginas and girls have penises and, perhaps worst of all, my tax dollars will pay for refuge and legal defense of people in my country illegally. I repeat, OUR tax dollars will be used by the city to help criminals continue to violate the law and drain public coffers.
Meanwhile, the jails are full, the roads look like a lunar landscape, sink holes are swallowing cars, water mains are bursting and my little ones come home with shopping lists from the teacher for classroom supplies and ask me questions like “Daddy what’s a lesbian? What’s LGBT…whatever?”

The world, the country I served 4 years to protect in particular, is upside effing down.

Hah, that means they’d have to ban 95% of the campus students from attending. On a side note: How against is this not banishment? Additional question: How is this being justified again?


Yes, that is GLARING! Probably tons of sex offenders assaulting people they live with in college dorms.


Look at all of these sex offenders on campus rapping and assaulting! Look at the headlines, they’re everywhere! Such great lawmakers we are paying for, they’re getting rid of such a menace to the United States instead of focusing on pharmaceutical drugs that kill hundreds of thousands, alcohol addiction, violence, home grown terrorism, etc. We should give these geniuses a raise!

I would bet that the number of RSOs who even want to live in a dorm is exactly 0.

I wish I had known about this before public comment was closed on March 22nd. I might have been able to get down there. As it is, I see a representative of Texas Voices For Reason, Mary Molnar, was there and opposed, but did not speak for some reason. The only one to speak against it was a Gary Wardian while 4 others spoke for it. I’ve tried to get Mary Molnar to send me updates on this kind of stuff but I guess she is busy.

This is ridiculous. The rep claims ” 23 percent of Texas sex offenders have committed a second sexual crime over the past 10 years.” but doesn’t site the source or how it relates to the average young college student who, if put on the registry as a juvenile, is the most likely NOT to re-offend regardless of any statistics that cover all sex offenders.

As someone else said, this only prevents young people that made a mistake from getting an education and integrating with society since many Texas Colleges require first year students to be on campus housing.

There were no issues that caused this law to need to be created. On the contrary, there is already a law that sex offenders notify the campus and this allows them to make the decision based on the individual circumstances and not some wide brush that sweeps away everyone.

Horrible. At least it isn’t retro-active though, but still horrible.

Looking at upcoming Texas bills I see:

SB 1041 – Senate version of this Campus bill

SB 811 – SEX OFFENDER CANNOT BE IN A MOTOR VEHICLE WITH UNRELATED CHILD (What the !?@#!?!) This means they can’t even ride a public bus or train!!!! (Not retroactive though)

HB 2575 – Sex Offenders must report to front office anytime they go to a school during business hours (RETROACTIVE! Covers all sex offenders other than those attending the school)

Now that I know where to find this stuff I’ll try to keep more aware. Here is where you can pull these up in a search for Bill Number as well as HB 355 from the article above:


Curious… why stop at living conditions? Why not stop educational conditions, which is, by default, employment opportunities? The implication is that registrants must live a sub-standard life compared to everyone else. I mean everyone has the capacity to live a sub-standard life, but the government is implementing that all registrants cannot be more than that.

I hope to God that Snyder burns all this down and we can sue the government for a plethora of abuses b/c we all are suffering from some kind of PTSD from all this AFTER BEING RELEASED FROM PUNISHMENT CUSTODY.

I actually went back to school after my ordeal/lost a professional license. I eventually obtained an MBA, financial Aide, grants and had no issues. I’ve since expunged my offense, but the registration process creates hurdle after hurdle. I can understand the legislators view, but come on. Things need to change.

this countries general population is so far gone or at least politicians know how to use them to further their power that i dont know if sanity can be brought back from the brink of exctinction. look at that no statute of limitatikns on so many different crimes..that sounds great on the surface but in reality its insane..hey I remember that vice principal that suspended me way back in eighth grade 30 years ago for smoking on campus molested me in his office…go get em.or that teacher that gave me an f 30 years ago molested me while I was in detention with him…ect.ect.ect.ect.ect….this country is crazy stupid now..ever seen idiocrasy the movie…thats our future….

This is a joke.
The recent college sexual assaults have been perpetrated by rich college jocks, not ex-offenders. But, if we don’t mention that, no one ever knows, right?
It’s lawmaker “puff and fluff” like this that continues the lies people believe about registrants. Time to put an end to it. Rise up registrants!

Just to clarify my comment-
Recent media attention of college assaults has been focused on several cases of the alleged “priviledged or athletically gifted” who committed sexual assaults. I’m sure there are plenty of sexual assaults on campus by others, but those are the ones that the media latches on to.
If lawmakers are so worried that former sex-offenders are going to commit a sexual assault while living on campus, then where’s the empirical evidence showing that ? Are they more likely to assault someone than some priviledged, athletically gifted or average college kid? No, I don’t think so.
Didn’t mean to sound as if I was painting anyone with a broad brushstroke, the lawmakers do enough of that.

I posit for those Innocent Family members who will be Victimized by those who lack knowledge or simply ignore it, for the sake of Beautiful Lies that reinforce and elevate the conceited Ego:


House Committee on Higher Education (C290)

Clerk: Grady Dahlberg Phone: (512) 463-0782 Room: EXT E2.106

Member & Position:
Rep. J. M. Lozano – – – – – – – – Chair
Rep. John Raney – – – – -Vice Chair
Rep. Roberto R. Alonzo
Rep. Carol Alvarado
Rep. Angie Chen Button
Rep. Travis Clardy
Rep. Donna Howard
Rep. Geanie W. Morrison
Rep. Chris Turner

As Yehovah Lives, so should we

Does anyone know if this law actually passed? I’m seeing this trend more and more and it’s very upsetting. In fact, I was personally denied education through a university that offers online correspondence specifically because of my sex offender status. What’s next? What will be taken from us next?