Amend CSHB 5 (house committee report) by adding the following appropriately numbered SECTION to the bill and renumbering subsequent SECTIONS in the bill accordingly:
SECTION ____.  Section 29.182(b), Education Code, is amended to read as follows:
(b)  The state plan must include procedures designed to ensure that:
(1)  all secondary and postsecondary students have the opportunity to participate in career and technology education programs;
(2)  the state complies with requirements for supplemental federal career and technology education funding; [and]
(3)  career and technology education is established as a part of the total education system of this state and constitutes an option for student learning that provides a rigorous course of study consistent with the required curriculum under Section 28.002 and under which a student may receive specific education in a career and technology program that:
(A)  incorporates competencies leading to academic and technical skill attainment;
(B)  leads to:
(i)  an industry-recognized license, credential, or certificate; or
(ii)  at the postsecondary level, an associate or baccalaureate degree;
(C)  includes opportunities for students to earn college credit for coursework; and
(D)  includes, as an integral part of the program, participation by students and teachers in activities of career and technical student organizations supported by the agency and the State Board of Education; and
(4)  a school district provides, to the greatest extent possible, to a student participating in a career and technology education program opportunities to enroll in dual credit courses as part of the program.