By Maxey H.B. No. 583 75R3932 CAS-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to the parental involvement division of the Texas 1-3 Education Agency. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Subchapter B, Chapter 7, Education Code, is 1-6 amended by adding Section 7.025 to read as follows: 1-7 Sec. 7.025. PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT DIVISION. (a) The agency 1-8 shall establish a parental involvement division. 1-9 (b) The division shall develop, implement, and administer 1-10 programs and activities to encourage and maintain parental 1-11 involvement in public schools. 1-12 SECTION 2. (a) On January 1, 1998, the commissioner of 1-13 education shall consolidate all Texas Education Agency programs and 1-14 activities relating to parental involvement in the parental 1-15 involvement division of the agency established as required by 1-16 Section 7.025, Education Code, as added by this Act. 1-17 (b) All money, records, property, and equipment in the 1-18 custody of the Texas Education Agency on December 31, 1997, for 1-19 parental involvement program or activity purposes shall be 1-20 transferred to the custody of the parental involvement division of 1-21 the agency on January 1, 1998. A person employed by the Texas 1-22 Education Agency in a program or activity related to parental 1-23 involvement becomes an employee of the parental involvement 1-24 division of the agency on January 1, 1998. 2-1 SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 1997. 2-2 SECTION 4. The importance of this legislation and the 2-3 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 2-4 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 2-5 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 2-6 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.