By Gallego H.B. No. 3766 76R7516 ESH-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to additional funding to school districts for teacher 1-3 salaries. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 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.