COMMITTEE:   Public Education 

TIME & DATE: 8:00 AM, Tuesday, April 04, 2017 

PLACE:       E2.036 
CHAIR:       Rep. Dan Huberty 


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

*Public testimony will be limited to two (2) minutes*


HB 23         Huberty                
Relating to a grant program to fund innovative programs for public school students with autism.

HB 194        Bernal                 
Relating to providing for endorsements for public high school students enrolled in special education programs.

HB 713        Wu | et al.            
Relating to a prohibition of a monitoring system performance indicator based on the number or percentage of students receiving special education services.

HB 743        Farrar | et al.        
Relating to social work services in public schools.

HB 1033       Burns                  
Relating to a federal waiver to exempt public school students with significant cognitive disabilities from annual assessment requirements imposed by federal law.

HB 1076       Oliverson | et al.     
Relating to the mandatory spinal screening of public and private school students.

HB 1342       Parker                 
Relating to child sexual abuse prevention training for public school students.

HB 1556       González, Mary         
Relating to the appointment of foster parents and other qualified persons to serve as educational decision-makers for certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 1583       Cortez | et al.        
Relating to the use of epinephrine auto-injectors on private school campuses and at or in transit to or from off-campus school events.

HB 1720       Phillips               
Relating to parental notice regarding an incident of lice in a public elementary school.

HB 1886       Miller | et al.        
Relating to dyslexia testing, the designation by the Texas Education Agency of a dyslexia specialist, and the development by the agency of a list of training opportunities for educators regarding dyslexia.

HB 2130       Roberts | et al.       
Relating to a study conducted by the Texas Education Agency regarding the impact of the statewide assessment program on students in special education programs.

HB 2205       Kuempel                
Relating to a report of child abuse or neglect made by an employee of a school district or an open-enrollment charter school.

HB 2395       Collier                
Relating to testing for lead contamination in public school drinking water.

HB 2442       King, Ken              
Relating to the minutes of operation required for public school districts, charter schools, and other education programs and to calculating the average daily attendance for certain education programs.

HB 2623       Allen | et al.         
Relating to requiring school districts to assist students in making the transition back to school after certain prolonged placements outside of school.

HB 3157       Bonnen, Dennis         
Relating to requirements for screenings in public or private schools to detect vision disorders of students.

HB 3439       Koop | et al.          
Relating to a school district contract to partner with an open-enrollment charter school to operate a district campus and share education resources.

The committee will also consider pending business, including H.B. 22 by Huberty.





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