By Moreno of Harris H.B. No. 3493 77R6162 KKA-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to exceptions from limits on public school class sizes. 1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-4 SECTION 1. Section 25.112(d), Education Code, is amended to 1-5 read as follows: 1-6 (d) On application of a school district, the commissioner in 1-7 exceptional circumstances may except the district from the limit in 1-8 Subsection (a) if the commissioner finds that an emergency exists 1-9 that is beyond the control of the district and the limit works an 1-10 undue and substantial hardship on the district. The commissioner 1-11 may grant an exception under this subsection only to districts with 1-12 the most critical need for an exception. An exception expires at 1-13 the end of the semester for which it is granted, and the 1-14 commissioner may not grant an exception for more than one semester 1-15 at a time. 1-16 SECTION 2. This Act applies beginning with the 2001-2002 1-17 school year. 1-18 SECTION 3. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives 1-19 a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as 1-20 provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this 1-21 Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this 1-22 Act takes effect September 1, 2001.