HBA-SEB H.B. 3519 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 3519 By: Madden Public Education 4/20/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, an employee of a school district must obtain a parent's written consent before the employee may conduct a certain psychological test or record or authorize the recording of the child or the child's voice on a videotape or recorder. H.B. 3519 provides that a school district employee must also obtain written consent of a child's parent before the employee may require the child to take part in a pilot or experimental program or curriculum. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 26.009, Education Code, to provide that an employee of a school district must obtain written consent of a child's parent before the employee may require the child to take part in a pilot or experimental program or curriculum. Makes a conforming change. SECTION 2. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 3. Emergency clause.