Amend CSSB 1 (house committee report) in Article III of the bill, immediately following the appropriations to the Texas Education Agency (page III-3), by adding the following appropriately numbered rider and renumbering subsequent riders accordingly:
____.  Contingent Appropriation: Regional Education Service Center for Region 13. Out of money appropriated to the Texas Education Agency under Section 13.01, Article IX, that is provided through the elementary and secondary school emergency relief fund under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Pub. L. No. 116-260) or the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Pub. L. No. 117-2), notwithstanding Section 13.02, Article IX, and to the extent authorized by federal law, the commissioner of education shall allocate for each state fiscal year of the state fiscal biennium beginning September 1, 2021, an amount equal to the lesser of $2,500,000 or the total amount of that money that may be spent for purposes of this section to the Regional Education Service Center for Region 13 for the center to provide professional development and other technical assistance services to school districts in the region that are part of the New Tech Network.