83R17479 CAS-F
 
  By: Thompson of Harris, Miles H.B. No. 797
 
  Substitute the following for H.B. No. 797:
 
  By:  Toth C.S.H.B. No. 797
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to certain written information the Windham School District
  must provide to a person before the person enrolls in a district
  vocational training program.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
 
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 19, Education Code, is amended by adding
  Section 19.0042 to read as follows:
         Sec. 19.0042.  INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED BY DISTRICT BEFORE
  VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM ENROLLMENT. Before a person described
  by Section 19.005 enrolls in a district vocational training
  program, the district must inform the person in writing of:
               (1)  any rule or policy of a state agency that would
  impose a restriction or prohibition on the person in obtaining a
  certificate or license in connection with the vocational training
  program;
               (2)  the total number of district students released
  during the preceding 10 years who have completed a district
  vocational training program that allows for an opportunity to apply
  for a certificate or license from a state agency and, of those
  students:
                     (A)  the number who have applied for a certificate
  or license from a state agency;
                     (B)  the number who have been issued a certificate
  or license by a state agency; and
                     (C)  the number who have been denied a certificate
  or license by a state agency; and
               (3)  the procedures for:
                     (A)  requesting a criminal history evaluation
  letter under Section 53.102, Occupations Code;
                     (B)  providing evidence of fitness to perform the
  duties and discharge the responsibilities of a licensed occupation
  for purposes of Section 53.023, Occupations Code; and
                     (C)  appealing a state agency's denial of a
  certificate or license, including deadlines and due process
  requirements:
                           (i)  to the State Office of Administrative
  Hearings under Subchapter C, Chapter 2001, Government Code; and
                           (ii)  through any other available avenue.
         SECTION 2.  Section 19.0042, Education Code, as added by
  this Act, applies only regarding enrollment of a person in a Windham
  School District vocational training program on or after September
  1, 2013.
         SECTION 3.  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, 2013.