Amend SB 801 (house committee report) as follows:
(1)  On page 1, line 5, strike "Section 31.023(b), Education Code, is amended" and substitute "Section 31.023, Education Code, is amended by amending Subsection (b) and adding Subsection (c)".
(2)  On page 1, line 8, between "errors" and the underlined semicolon, insert "and aligned with contemporary scholarship".
(3)  On page 1, line 10, between "submitted" and the underlined semicolon, insert ", as determined by an instructional material review team appointed by the commissioner".
(4)  On page 1, between lines 12 and 13, insert the following:
(c)  For purposes of Subsection (b), an academic expert may not be an author of the instructional material under consideration or an employee of the publisher of the instructional material under consideration. An academic expert must have at least five years of higher education teaching experience in:
(1)  the subject under review and a terminal degree in that subject; or
(2)  the field of education and a doctoral degree in education.
(5)  On page 1, line 13, strike "Section 31.035(a), Education Code, is amended" and substitute "Section 31.035, Education Code, is amended by amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsection (a-1)".
(6)  On page 2, line 4, between "errors" and the underlined semicolon, insert "and aligned with contemporary scholarship".
(7)  On page 2, line 5, between "level" and the underlined semicolon, insert ", as determined by an instructional material review team appointed by the commissioner".
(8)  On page 2, between lines 7 and 8, insert the following:
(a-1)  For purposes of Subsection (a), an academic expert may not be an author of the instructional material under consideration or an employee of the publisher of the instructional material under consideration. An academic expert must have at least five years of higher education teaching experience in:
(1)  the subject under review and a terminal degree in that subject; or
(2)  the field of education and a doctoral degree in education.