Austin, Texas
April 4, 2019

Honorable Larry Taylor, Chair, Senate Committee on Education
John McGeady, Assistant Director     Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director
Legislative Budget Board
SB1376 by Paxton (Relating to eliminating certain requirements imposed on school districts and other educational entities.), As Introduced

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for SB1376, As Introduced: a positive impact of $1,916,049 through the biennium ending August 31, 2021.

The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.

Fiscal Year Probable Net Positive/(Negative) Impact to General Revenue Related Funds
2020 $979,012
2021 $937,037
2022 $1,000,000
2023 $1,000,000
2024 $1,000,000

Fiscal Year Probable Savings/(Cost) from
General Revenue Fund
2020 $979,012
2021 $937,037
2022 $1,000,000
2023 $1,000,000
2024 $1,000,000

Fiscal Analysis

The bill would amend the Education Code to repeal the option for school districts to enter into shared services arrangements to operate special education programs. The bill would eliminate several additional requirements for the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and school districts, including requirements that school districts conduct annual fitness testing of students, purchase energy efficient lightbulbs for instructional facilities, and, for school districts with less than 10,000 enrolled students, participate in a recycling program.  


This analysis assumes the bill would result in a savings of $1.0 million in General Revenue each fiscal year due to the elimination of fitness testing requirements. TEA assumes this savings would be partially offset by costs totaling $20,988 in fiscal year 2020 and $62,963 in fiscal year 2021 to modify the Texas Student Data System (TSDS) to remove references to shared services arrangements for special education programs.


To modify the TSDS, TEA assumes it would be required to remove up to 10 codes for special education from the shared services arrangement type code table, remove 20 validation rules, modify up to 10 reports, and perform associated testing.

Local Government Impact

This analysis assumes school districts would be able to avoid some costs of complying with current recycling program and energy efficient lightbulb requirements under the bill.

Source Agencies:
582 Commission on Environmental Quality, 701 Texas Education Agency, 720 The University of Texas System Administration
LBB Staff:
WP, HL, AM, ASa, GDz