Suspending limitations on conference committee
jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1116 (Solomons/Nelson)
By: Solomons H.R. No. 2280
BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the State of Texas, 79th Legislature, Regular Session, 2005, That House Rule 13, Section 9(a), be suspended in part as provided by House Rule 13, Section 9(f), to enable the conference committee appointed to resolve the differences on House Bill 1116 (the governmental entities subject to the sunset review process) to consider and take action on the following matter: House Rule 13, Section 9(a)(4) is suspended to allow the committee to add the following new language as Subsections (a) and (b) of SECTION 1.04 of the conference committee report: (a) Section 21.035(a), Education Code, is amended to read as follows: (a) [The board is subject to Chapter 325, Government Code (Texas Sunset Act). Unless continued in existence as provided by that chapter, the board is abolished and this subchapter expires September 1, 2005.] [(b)] The [board and the] Texas Education Agency shall provide [enter into a memorandum of understanding to consolidate] administrative functions and services. [(c) The sunset commission shall focus its review of the board on the appropriateness of recommendations made by the sunset commission to the 78th Legislature and compliance with the MOU to consolidate functions.] (b) Section 21.039, Education Code, is repealed. Explanation: This addition is necessary to adjust the language in the legislation regarding the administrative relationship between the State Board for Educator Certification and the Texas Education Agency. Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1116.