Amend CSHB 5 (house committee report) on page 9, by striking lines 11-22 and substituting the following:
(b-9)  A school district may allow [The agency shall establish a pilot program allowing] a student [attending school in a county with a population of more than one million and in which more than 75 percent of the population resides in a single municipality] to satisfy the fine arts credit required under Subsection (b-1)(7) [(b-1)(3)(A)] by participating in a community-based fine arts program not provided by the school district in which the student is enrolled. The fine arts program may be provided on or off a school campus and outside the regular school day. The fine arts program must provide instruction in the essential knowledge and skills identified for the fine arts curriculum under Section 28.002(c). [Not later than December 1, 2010, the agency shall provide to the legislature a report regarding the pilot program, including the feasibility of expanding the pilot program statewide.]