JLM S.B. 462 75(R) BILL ANALYSIS PUBLIC EDUCATION S.B. 462 By: Luna, Gregory (Hernandez) 5-18-97 Committee Report (Unamended) BACKGROUND Currently, state law allows a board of trustees of a school district, or its designee, to admit a person into the district if the person is at least five years of age and under 21 years of age on the first day of September and if certain residency requirements are met. Some children who have divorced parents may live in one school district with one parent, while the other parent lives in another district. This bill allows the residency of parents and their students to be considered in determining which school district a child may attend. PURPOSE As proposed, S.B. 462 allows the residency of parents and their students to be considered in determining which school district a child may attend. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the committee's opinion that this bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 25.001(b), to admit a person into the public schools of a district if that person and either parent reside in the school district, or if that person does not reside in the school district but one of the parents resides in the school district and that parent has joint managing conservator of the person. Also makes a conforming change. SECTION 2. Provides that this Act applies beginning with the 1997-1998 school year. SECTION 3. Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.