Honorable Donna Campbell, Chair, Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB1901 by Campbell (Relating to Texas Military Heroes Day in public schools.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Education Code to require the Governor to designate a day as Texas Military Heroes Day in public schools. The bill would require appropriate instruction as determined by each public school which may include information about people from the local community or geographic area who have served in the U.S. armed forces, and either in-person or technology-based participation in age-appropriate learning projects at battlefields and gravesites of those who have served in the U.S. armed forces. The bill would take effect immediately if passed within necessary voting margins, or September 1, 2017, and would apply beginning school year 2017-18.
The Texas Education Agency indicates any costs associated with the provisions of the bill could be accomplished with existing resources.
Local Government Impact
Public schools may incur costs associated with instruction, including identifying materials and activities, in-person or technology-based field trips, and other instructional activities. However, the bill would provide public schools the flexibility to structure instruction using existing resources.