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  81R8877 KKA-D
 
  By: Giddings H.B. No. 1944
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to actions required to be taken by the Texas Education
  Agency and a school district when the district fails to file its
  annual audit report in a timely manner.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 44.008, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (d-2) to read as follows:
         (d-2)  If a school district has not filed a copy of the school
  district's annual audit report in compliance with Subsection (d) by
  the 180th day after the date specified by that subsection:
               (1)  the agency shall provide a written notification to
  the district that specifies the date on which the audit report was
  required by this section to be filed with the agency; and
               (2)  the district shall:
                     (A)  if the district has an Internet website:
                           (i)  post a statement on the website
  informing interested persons that the district is more than six
  months late in filing the district's audit report as required by
  this section; and
                           (ii)  maintain the statement described by
  Subparagraph (i) on the website until the district files the
  district's audit report in compliance with this section; and
                     (B)  conduct a public meeting specifically for the
  purpose of:
                           (i)  publicizing, by reading into the record
  of the meeting, the notification received by the district from the
  agency under Subdivision (1); and
                           (ii)  discussing the date on which the
  district anticipates the audit report will be filed, as well as the
  reasons for the district's failure to comply with the filing
  requirement in a timely manner.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2009.