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. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 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.