By Gutierrez                                           H.B. No. 729
         77R1093 ESH-F                           
                                A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-1                                   AN ACT
 1-2     relating to compensation for public school classroom teachers and
 1-3     full-time public school librarians, counselors, and nurses for
 1-4     additional days of service.
 1-6           SECTION 1. Section 21.402, Education Code, is amended by
 1-7     amending Subsections (a) and (h) and adding Subsection (i) to read
 1-8     as follows:
 1-9           (a)  Except as provided by Subsection (d), (e), [or] (f), or
1-10     (h), a school district must pay each classroom teacher, full-time
1-11     librarian, full-time counselor certified under Subchapter B, or
1-12     full-time school nurse not less than the minimum monthly salary,
1-13     based on the employee's level of experience, determined by the
1-14     following formula:
1-15                                MS = SF X FS
1-16           where:
1-17           "MS" is the minimum monthly salary;
1-18           "SF" is the applicable salary factor specified by Subsection
1-19     (c); and
1-20           "FS" is the amount, as determined by the commissioner under
1-21     Subsection (b), of state and local funds per weighted student
1-22     available to a district eligible to receive state assistance under
1-23     Section 42.302 with an enrichment tax rate, as defined by Section
1-24     42.302, equal to the maximum rate authorized under Section 42.303.
 2-1           (h)  The minimum monthly salary of a classroom teacher,
 2-2     full-time librarian, full-time counselor certified under Subchapter
 2-3     B, or full-time school nurse in a school district that requires
 2-4     more than the minimum number of days of service required under
 2-5     Section 21.401 is an amount equal to the minimum monthly salary
 2-6     determined under this section multiplied by a fraction, the
 2-7     numerator of which is the number of days of service required under
 2-8     Section 21.401 plus the number of additional days required by the
 2-9     district and the denominator of which is the minimum number of days
2-10     of service required under Section 21.401.
2-11           (i)  In this section, "gross monthly salary" must include the
2-12     amount a teacher or librarian received that represented a career
2-13     ladder salary supplement under Section 16.057, as that section
2-14     existed January 1, 1993.
2-15           SECTION 2. This Act applies beginning with the 2000-2001
2-16     school year.
2-17           SECTION 3. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a
2-18     vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
2-19     provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
2-20     Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
2-21     Act takes effect September 1, 2001.