1-1     By:  Luna (Senate Sponsor - Zaffirini)                H.B. No. 1733
 1-2           (In the Senate - Received from the House May 3, 1999;
 1-3     May 3, 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 a continuing advisory panel to provide policy guidance
 1-9     concerning special education and related services.
1-11           SECTION 1.  Section 29.006, Education Code, is amended to
1-12     read as follows:
1-13           Sec. 29.006.  CONTINUING ADVISORY PANEL [COMMITTEE].  (a)
1-14     The governor shall appoint a continuing advisory panel  [committee,
1-15     composed of 17 members,] under 20 U.S.C. Section 1412(a)(21) and
1-16     its subsequent amendments [1413(a)(12)].  The appointments are not
1-17     subject to confirmation by  the senate.  Members of the panel
1-18     [committee] are appointed for staggered terms of four years with
1-19     the terms of as nearly as possible to one-half of the [eight or
1-20     nine] members expiring on February 1 of each odd-numbered year.
1-21           (b)  For purposes of panel membership:
1-22                 (1)  a person who stands in parental relation to a
1-23     student  receiving services under the Individuals with Disabilities
1-24     Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et seq.) and its subsequent
1-25     amendments is considered a parent of a child with disabilities; and
1-26                 (2)  a parent who is an employee of a school district
1-27     or of any program that delivers services under the Individuals with
1-28     Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec.  1400 et seq.) and its
1-29     subsequent amendments is not considered a parent of a child with
1-30     disabilities.
1-31           SECTION 2.  Notwithstanding the terms of members of the
1-32     continuing advisory panel as specified under Section 29.006(a),
1-33     Education Code, as amended by this Act, on February 1, 2001, all
1-34     positions on the panel shall be filled.  Members of the panel
1-35     appointed to serve beginning on February 1, 2001, shall be
1-36     appointed so that representation on the panel complies with Section
1-37     29.006(a), Education Code, as amended by this Act, and with the
1-38     Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et
1-39     seq.) and its subsequent amendments.  Those members shall draw lots
1-40     for terms in accordance with Section 29.006(a), Education Code, as
1-41     amended by this Act.
1-42           SECTION 3.  The importance of this legislation and the
1-43     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-44     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-45     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
1-46     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
1-47     and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
1-48     passage, and it is so enacted.
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