By Gallego                                            H.B. No. 3766
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                                A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-1                                   AN ACT
 1-2     relating to additional funding to school districts for teacher
 1-3     salaries.
 1-5           SECTION 1.  Subchapter I, Chapter 21, Education Code, is
 1-6     amended by adding Section 21.4031 to read as follows:
 1-7           Sec. 21.4031.  SALARY SUPPLEMENT.  (a)  From funds
 1-8     appropriated for the purpose, each school district is entitled to
 1-9     an annual allotment equal to $6,000 for each full-time equivalent
1-10     classroom teacher.
1-11           (b)  Each full-time classroom teacher is entitled to a salary
1-12     supplement from the allotment in the amount of $5,500. A part-time
1-13     classroom teacher is entitled to a salary supplement proportionate
1-14     to the percentage of full-time worked by the teacher, as determined
1-15     by the district in accordance with the rules of the commissioner.
1-16           (c)  The balance of the district's annual allotment may be
1-17     used by the district to pay:
1-18                 (1)  an additional salary supplement for all classroom
1-19     teachers; or
1-20                 (2)  an additional salary supplement for only those
1-21     teachers who teach in the areas of math, science, reading, or
1-22     bilingual education and in which the district has identified a
1-23     critical shortage of qualified teachers.
1-24           (d)  A salary supplement is not considered in determining
 2-1     whether the district is paying a teacher the minimum monthly salary
 2-2     under Section 21.402.
 2-3           (e)  The commissioner may adopt rules as necessary for the
 2-4     implementation of this section.
 2-5           SECTION 2.  This Act applies beginning with the 1999-2000
 2-6     school year.
 2-7           SECTION 3.  The importance of this legislation and the
 2-8     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
 2-9     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
2-10     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-11     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
2-12     and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
2-13     passage, and it is so enacted.