COMMITTEE:    Education 

TIME & DATE:  8:30 AM, Thursday, May 16, 2013 

PLACE:        E1.028 (Hearing Room) 
CHAIR:        Senator Dan Patrick 



HB 590        Naishtat                SP: Zaffirini
Relating to determining a child's eligibility for a school district's special education program on the basis of a visual impairment.

HB 647        Patrick, Diane          SP: Davis
Relating to employment of persons by open-enrollment charter schools.

HB 742        Strama | et al.         SP: Watson
Relating to measures to evaluate and improve student participation and performance in public schools and open-enrollment charter schools, including a grant program for certain school districts to provide summer instruction primarily for students who are educationally disadvantaged.

HB 1454       Gonzalez, Naomi         SP: Rodríguez
Relating to events to educate students about Type 2 diabetes in certain school districts.

HB 1775       Thompson, Ed | et al.   SP: Hancock
Relating to the authority of the University Interscholastic League regarding activities involving sports officials.

HB 2012       Villarreal              SP: Patrick
Relating to collection, distribution, and use of information relating to salaries of certain professional employees of school districts.

HB 2201       Farney | et al.         SP: Lucio
Relating to increasing the courses offered in the career and technology education curriculum.

HB 2483       Alvarado | et al.       SP: Ellis
Relating to including oral health education as part of the coordinated health program for public elementary, middle, and junior high school students.

HB 2607       Huberty                 SP: Davis
Relating to the representation through a telephone conference call of a school district employee under a district grievance policy.

HB 2824       Ratliff | et al.        SP: Paxton
Relating to the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium.

HB 3573       Aycock                  SP: Patrick
Relating to the requirements for obtaining a health science technology education teaching certificate and to the scope of courses a person may teach holding a technology applications teaching certificate.

HB 3662       Clardy | et al.         SP: Seliger
Relating to the Texas Workforce Innovation Needs Program; authorizing a fee.

Public testimony will be limited to two (2) minutes per person.




HB 217        Alvarado | et al.       SP: Uresti
Relating to the types of beverages that may be sold to students on public school campuses.

HB 217 will be considered in lieu of SB 317 which was left pending in committee.


HB 1479       Villarreal              SP: Van de Putte
Relating to establishing a committee in certain counties to recommend a uniform truancy policy.

HB 1501       Raymond                 SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the commemoration of September 11, 2001, at public schools.

HB 1751       Patrick, Diane | et al. SP: Van de Putte
Relating to the public school educator excellence innovation program.

HB 1926       King, Ken | et al.      SP: Hegar
Relating to the operation of the state virtual school network and courses provided through other distance learning arrangements.

HB 2836       Ratliff | et al.        SP: Patrick
Relating to the administration of certain state-adopted or state-developed assessment instruments to public school students.

The committee will not reconvene this afternoon at 4 PM.




Bills deleted after last posting:

HB 462

HB 1009


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