COMMITTEE:   Public Education 

TIME & DATE: 8:00 AM, Thursday, April 27, 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.*


HB 356        Huberty                
Relating to the carrying of concealed or holstered handguns by certain handgun license holders attending a meeting of the board of trustees of a school district or the governing body of an open-enrollment charter school.

HB 674        Johnson, Eric
Relating to the suspension of a student younger than six years of age from public school.

HB 867        Villalba | et al.      
Relating to school marshals for private schools.

HB 930        Fallon                 
Relating to authorization for a school district board of trustees to adopt or remove term limits.

HB 1261       Hinojosa, Gina | et al.
Relating to the admission policy of an open-enrollment charter school.

HB 1323       Frank | et al.         
Relating to equal opportunity for access by home-schooled students to University Interscholastic League sponsored activities; authorizing a fee.

HB 1335       Simmons | et al.       
Relating to the establishment of an education savings account program for certain children with special needs and other educational disadvantages.

HB 1516       Leach                  
Relating to the authority of a school district to excuse from school attendance a student who is exempt from the administration of a final examination.

HB 1577       Lozano                 
Relating to assignment by the University Interscholastic League of schools to districts for purposes of competition.

HB 1687       Bohac                  
Relating to an agreement between parents and classroom teachers of public school students.

HB 1692       Hefner | et al.        
Relating to the transportation or storage of a handgun or other firearm or ammunition by a license holder in a motor vehicle in a parking area of a primary or secondary school.

HB 1759       Smithee                
Relating to the authority of an independent school district to contract with a county for the design, improvement, or construction of an instructional facility or stadium or other athletic facility.

HB 2093       Miller | et al.        
Relating to a study and report by the commissioner of education concerning consideration of the performance of gifted and talented students under the public school accountability system.

HB 2159       Giddings               
Relating to school district grace period policies and the  provision of meals to public school students with insufficient balances on prepaid meal cards or meal accounts.

HB 2329       Burkett | et al.       
Relating to elimination of the authority of certain county school districts to impose ad valorem taxes and to a procedure under which those districts may be abolished.

HB 2730       Lucio III              
Relating to the authority of the commissioner of education to create career and technical credentials and certificates that may be earned through a career and technology education program and to a study to identify unmet needs in career and technology education programs.

HB 3244       Nevárez                
Relating to a salary bonus for a public school teacher who completes certain autism training.

HB 3270       Bohac                  
Relating to criminal background checks for persons employed by certain public school contractors.

HB 3437       Moody                  
Relating to a special education recovery program operated by the Texas Education Agency.

HB 3472       Schaefer               
Relating to the issuance of school district teaching permits to authorize individuals to teach certain classes.

HB 3684       Alvarado               
Relating to recommendations regarding instruction in public schools to prevent the use of e-cigarettes.

HB 3800       Dutton                 
Relating to the applicability of certain laws to open-enrollment charter schools.

HB 3861       Rodriguez, Eddie | et al.   
Relating to a public school campus's election under a campus turnaround plan to operate as a community school.

HB 4027       Allen                  
Relating to transition planning for a public school student enrolled in a special education program.

HB 4193       Simmons                
Relating to the establishment of a credit account program for students with disabilities.

Pending Business


The committee may consider pending business.



Notice of this meeting was announced from the house floor.




Bills added after last posting:

HB 674


Bills deleted after last posting:

HB 2955


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