1-1     By:  Ehrhardt, Madden (Senate Sponsor - West)          H.B. No. 617
 1-2           (In the Senate - Received from the House May 10, 1999;
 1-3     May 10, 1999, read first time and referred to Committee on
 1-4     Education; May 14, 1999, reported favorably by the following vote:
 1-5     Yeas 6, Nays 0; May 14, 1999, sent to printer.)
 1-6                            A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-7                                   AN ACT
 1-8     relating to waiver applications by a public school campus or
 1-9     district.
1-11           SECTION 1.  Section 7.056(b), Education Code, is amended to
1-12     read as follows:
1-13           (b)  A school campus or district seeking a waiver must submit
1-14     a written application to the commissioner not later than the 31st
1-15     day before the campus or district intends to take action requiring
1-16     a waiver.  The application must include:
1-17                 (1)  a written plan approved by the board of trustees
1-18     of the district that states the achievement objectives of the
1-19     campus or district and the inhibition imposed on those objectives
1-20     by the requirement, restriction, or prohibition; and
1-21                 (2)  written comments and the signature of the
1-22     chairperson of [from] the appropriate campus- or district-level
1-23     committee established under Section 11.251 evidencing review of the
1-24     application by a majority of the members of the committee as
1-25     follows:
1-26                       (A)  in the case of an application by a district,
1-27     the chairperson of the district-level committee and of each
1-28     campus-level committee whose campus is affected by the waiver must
1-29     comment  on and sign the application; and
1-30                       (B)  in the case of an application by a campus,
1-31     the chairperson of the campus-level committee for the campus must
1-32     comment on and  sign the application.
1-33           SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 1999.
1-34           SECTION 3.  The importance of this legislation and the
1-35     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-36     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-37     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
1-38     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.
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