COMMITTEE:   Public Education 

TIME & DATE: 12:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 

PLACE:       E2.036 
CHAIR:       Rep. Dan Huberty 


The order in which bills are heard is at the discretion of the chair.

*Testimony will be limited to two (2) minutes.*



Pending Business


The committee will hear additional testimony on H.B. 21 by Huberty (school finance bill).


The committee will also consider other pending business.


HB 69         Guillen                
Relating to a requirement that school districts and open-enrollment charter schools report certain information regarding children with disabilities who reside in residential facilities.

HB 136        Bell | et al.          
Relating to inclusion of career and technology education and workforce training in the mission of public education.

HB 264        Hernandez              
Relating to public outreach materials to foster awareness of certain public school curriculum requirements.

HB 357        Huberty | et al.       
Relating to the eligibility of the children of certain first responders for free prekindergarten programs in public schools.

HB 367        Bernal | et al.        
Relating to feeding hungry children through efficient use of excess food in public schools.

HB 404        Anchia | et al.        
Relating to higher education curriculum review teams to review public school curriculum standards for college readiness purposes.

HB 441        Martinez, "Mando"      
Relating to operation of public schools on Memorial Day.

HB 452        Moody                  
Relating to the notice to the parent or other person having lawful control of a public school student concerning the student's class performance.

HB 539        VanDeaver | et al.     
Relating to the ability of certain students to enroll full-time in courses provided through the state virtual school network.

HB 620        Leach                  
Relating to the first day of instruction at a public school.

HB 639        Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et al. 
Relating to authorizing the purchase of certain insurance coverage by public school districts for the benefit of businesses and students participating in career or technology training programs and providing for immunity from liability of certain public school students participating in career or technology programs.

HB 710        Wu | et al.            
Relating to providing free full-day prekindergarten for certain children.

HB 728        Guerra                 
Relating to the establishment by the commissioner of education of an advanced computer science program for high school students.

HB 729        Bohac                  
Relating to instruction in positive character traits in public schools.

HB 878        King, Ken              
Relating to the extension and modification of a public school district depository contract.

HB 1150       Davis, Sarah           
Relating to duties of a school district board of trustees.

HB 1270       Smithee                
Relating to excused absences from public school for the purpose of visiting a military recruitment center.

HB 1291       Geren                  
Relating to the inclusion of American principles in the public school curriculum and instructional materials.

HB 1389       Giddings               
Relating to class size limits for prekindergarten classes in public schools.

HB 1645       Lozano | et al.        
Relating to requiring certain school districts to adopt a policy allowing students who participate in Special Olympics to earn a letter on that basis.




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