By Patty Santos   abc KSAT12


San Antonio District 6 Councilman Greg Brockhouse is asking the city to consider passing a good Samaritan policy to protect people who break into vehicles during emergency situations to save the lives of children or pets left unattended during inclement weather.

Brockhouse submitted a Council Consideration Request to take a look at what the problem looks like in the city and how other cities and states are handling the problem.

Last legislative session, Texas lawmakers failed to pass House Bill 401 and Senate Bill 69, both addressing the issue of children and pets left unattended in vehicles. The bills had also sought protection for good Samaritans.

The staff will gather data and it will be presented before several committees, which will shape it into a policy that can then be heard before City Council.

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