Amend CSHB 21 (house committee printing) by adding the following appropriately numbered SECTION to the bill and renumbering subsequent SECTIONS of the bill accordingly:
SECTION ____.  Subchapter E, Chapter 42, Education Code, is amended by adding Section 42.25162 to read as follows:
Sec. 42.25162.  ADDITIONAL STATE AID FOR DISTRICTS THAT ARE ONLY DISTRICT IN COUNTY. Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, if a school district that received additional state aid under Section 42.2516 for the 2016-2017 school year is the only school district located and operating in a county, the commissioner shall provide the district with additional state aid in the amount the district would have been provided under former Section 42.2516, as that section existed on January 1, 2017. A district receiving additional state aid under this section is not eligible to receive a grant under Subchapter H.