By Wilson H.B. No. 1169 77R4207 CAS-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to the residency of certain public school teachers. 1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-4 SECTION 1. Subchapter I, Chapter 21, Education Code, is 1-5 amended by adding Section 21.411 to read as follows: 1-6 Sec. 21.411. RESIDENCY OF TEACHERS. (a) This section 1-7 applies only to a school district that has an enrollment of at 1-8 least 195,000 students on the date enrollment is determined for the 1-9 school year. 1-10 (b) Except to the extent permitted under Subsection (c), 1-11 notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a school 1-12 district may not continue the employment of a teacher unless the 1-13 teacher resides in the boundaries of the school district. 1-14 (c) A person who does not reside in the boundaries of a 1-15 school district on the date employment as a teacher with the 1-16 district begins must reside in the district not later than the 1-17 120th day after that date. 1-18 SECTION 2. (a) Notwithstanding Section 21.411, Education 1-19 Code, as added by this Act, a school district to which that section 1-20 applies may not continue the employment of a teacher employed by 1-21 the district on the effective date of this Act unless the teacher 1-22 resides in the boundaries of the district not later than January 1, 1-23 2002. 1-24 (b) Section 21.411, Education Code, as added by this Act, 2-1 may not affect the rights of a teacher under a contract with a 2-2 school district. 2-3 SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2001.