By Wise H.B. No. 420
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to standards that must be met by school district
1-3 prekindergarten programs.
1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-5 SECTION 1. Section 29.153(g), Education Code, is amended to
1-6 read as follows:
1-7 (g) A [
If a] school district [ contracts with a private
1-8 entity for the operation of the district's] prekindergarten
1-9 program, including a [ the] program operated by a private entity
1-10 under a contract with the district, must at a minimum comply with
1-11 the applicable child-care licensing standards adopted by the
1-12 Department of Protective and Regulatory Services under Section
1-13 42.042, Human Resources Code.
1-14 SECTION 2. This Act applies beginning with the 2001-2002
1-15 school year.
1-16 SECTION 3. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
1-17 a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
1-18 provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
1-19 Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
1-20 Act takes effect September 1, 2001.