By Gutierrez H.B. No. 2139
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to compensation for public school classroom teachers and
1-3 full-time librarians for additional days of service.
1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-5 SECTION 1. Section 21.402, Education Code, is amended by
1-6 amending Subsections (a) and (f) and adding Subsection (g) to read
1-7 as follows:
1-8 (a) Except as provided by Subsection (d), [
or] (e), or (f),
1-9 a school district must pay each classroom teacher or full-time
1-10 librarian not less than the minimum monthly salary, based on the
1-11 employee's level of experience, determined by the following
1-13 MS = SF X (FSP/ADA)
1-15 "MS" is the minimum monthly salary;
1-16 "SF" is the applicable salary factor specified by
1-17 Subsection (c);
1-18 "FSP" is the amount appropriated in the General
1-19 Appropriations Act for the fiscal year for the Foundation School
1-20 Program, as determined by the commissioner as provided by
1-21 Subsection (b); and
1-22 "ADA" is the total estimated average daily attendance, as
1-23 defined by Section 42.005, used for purposes of the General
1-24 Appropriations Act for the fiscal year.
2-1 (f) The minimum monthly salary of a classroom teacher or
2-2 full-time librarian in a school district that requires more than
2-3 the minimum number of days of service required under Section 21.401
2-4 is an amount equal to the minimum monthly salary determined under
2-5 this section multiplied by a fraction, the numerator of which is
2-6 the number of days of service required under Section 21.401 plus
2-7 the number of additional days required by the district and the
2-8 denominator of which is the minimum number of days of service
2-9 required under Section 21.401.
2-10 (g) In this section, "gross monthly salary" must include the
2-11 amount a teacher or librarian received that represented a career
2-12 ladder salary supplement under Section 16.057, as that section
2-13 existed January 1, 1993.
2-14 SECTION 2. This Act applies beginning with the 1999-2000
2-15 school year.
2-16 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the
2-17 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
2-18 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
2-19 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-20 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
2-21 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
2-22 passage, and it is so enacted.