By Madden, Telford                                    H.B. No. 1278
       74R3032 GCH-D
                                 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
    1-1                                AN ACT
    1-2  relating to credit in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas for
    1-3  out-of-state service.
    1-5        SECTION 1.  Section 823.401(a), Government Code, is amended
    1-6  to read as follows:
    1-7        (a)  Except as provided by Subsection (b), an eligible member
    1-8  may establish equivalent membership service credit for employment
    1-9  with a public school system maintained wholly or partly by another
   1-10  state or territory of the United States or by the United States,
   1-11  whether inside or outside the boundaries of the United States, for
   1-12  children of its citizens.  For purposes of this section, a public
   1-13  school system maintained wholly or partly by the United States
   1-14  includes a school that is not operated by the United States
   1-15  government but has a substantial enrollment of children of American
   1-16  citizens and receives regular payments because of that enrollment
   1-17  from an agency of the United States government.
   1-18        SECTION 2.  The importance of this legislation and the
   1-19  crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
   1-20  emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
   1-21  constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
   1-22  days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
   1-23  and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
   1-24  passage, and it is so enacted.