86th Lege Bill Tracking

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

HB 65 by Johnson, Eric – Relating to reporting information regarding public school disciplinary actions. (SB 304 by Miles)

HB 165 by Bernal – Relating to providing for endorsements for public high school students enrolled in special education programs.

HB 293 by King, Ken – Relating to investment training requirements for school district and municipal financial officers. (SB 248 by Seliger)

HB 391 by Blanco – Relating to student access to public school instructional materials and technology.

HB 496 by Gervin-Hawkins – Relating to the placement of bleeding control kits in public schools and to required training of school personnel.

HB 539 by Leman – Relating to the automatic admission to general academic teaching institutions and eligibility for certain scholarships of a student who is the valedictorian of the student’s high school graduating class. (SB 249 by Kolkhorst)

HB 678 by Guillen – Relating to the public high school graduation credit requirements for a language other than English. [Adds ASL as a curriculum requirement credit.]

HB 684 by Clardy – Relating to training requirements for public school nurses and certain other school personnel regarding seizure recognition and related first aid. (SB 1044 by Hughes)

HB 906 by Thompson, Senfronia – Relating to the establishment of a collaborative task force to study certain public school mental health services. (SB 992 by Powell)

HB 961 by Howard – Relating to the membership and training course requirements of school district and open-enrollment charter school concussion oversight teams.

HB 963 by Bell, Cecil – Relating to the career and technology education and technology applications allotment and the essential knowledge and skills of the career and technology education and technology applications curriculums. (SB 2433 by Taylor)

HB 1026 by Bohac – Relating to instruction in positive character traits in public schools.

HB 1597 by Lambert – Relating to establishing residency for purposes of admission into public schools.

HB 1612 by Murphy – Relating to the authority of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to invest in certain hedge funds. (SB 423 by Huffman)

HB 2195 by Meyer – Relating to an active shooter emergency policy for school districts.

HB 2210 by Bell, Keith – Relating to the consideration for public school accountability purposes of certain students receiving residential services in state hospitals.

HB 2243 by Oliverson – Relating to the use of prescription asthma medicine on public and private school campuses. (SB 1665 by Buckingham)

HB 2526 by Leach – Relating to criteria for admission of certain students into public schools.

HB 3012 by Talarico – Relating to requiring the provision of instruction to public school students subject to in-school or out-of-school suspension.

HB 3145 by Toth – Relating to the right of a parent appointed as a conservator of a child to attend school activities.

HB 3630 by Meyer – Relating to prohibiting the use of certain behavioral interventions on students enrolled in public school who receive special education services. (SB 712 by Lucio)

SB 12 by Huffman, et. al – Relating to the contributions to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 54 by Zaffirini – Relating to the consideration for public school accountability purposes of certain students participating in regional day school programs for the deaf.

SB 213 by Seliger – Relating to the use of individual graduation committees and other alternative methods to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements. (HB 677 by Guillen)

SB 232 by Menendez – Relating to parental notification by a school district regarding high school graduation requirements.

SB 401 by Hancock – Relating to legislative oversight of deferred maintenance projects. (HB 1620 by Cyrier)

SB 435 by Nelson – Relating to recommendations by local school health advisory councils regarding opioid addiction and abuse education in public schools. (HB 1293 by Price)

SB 500 by Nelson – Relating making supplemental appropriations and reductions in appropriations and prescribing limitations regarding appropriations. [Senate Version Includes $100 million for school safety] 

SB 522 by Zaffirini – Relating to the development of an individualized education program for a public school student with a visual impairment.

SB 712 by Lucio – Relating to prohibiting the use of certain behavioral interventions on students enrolled in public school who receive special education services. (HB 3630 by Meyer)

SB 869 by Zaffirini – Relating to guidelines for policies of school districts and open-enrollment charter schools for the care of certain students at risk for anaphylaxis. (HB 2555 by Parker)

SB 1306 by Kolkhorst – Relating to requiring a school district to post on the district’s Internet website the name and contact information of each school administrator primarily responsible for student discipline at a district campus. (HB 3322 by Burns)

SB 1374 by Paxton – Relating to the sequencing of certain required mathematics courses in public schools.

SB 1707 by Lucio – Relating to the duties of school district peace officers, school resource officers, and security personnel. (HB 3470 by Allen[allows TSD to go into an MOU with Law Enforcement for an SRO]

SB 2075 by Paxton – Relating to public school compliance with dyslexia screening and testing requirements. (HB 1199 by Miller)

EFFECTIVE 9/1/19

HB 1 by Zerwas – General Appropriations Bill.

HB 3 by Huberty – Relating to public school finance and public education. [Mentions TSD Allotment] 

HB 19 by Price – Relating to mental health and substance use resources for certain school districts. (SB 914 by Watson)

HB 396 by VanDeaver – Relating to acceptable uses of the instructional materials and technology fund and the instructional materials and technology allotment. [Includes inventory software / systems for storing and access instructional materials to TSD]

HB 403 by Thompson – Relating to training requirements for a member of the board of trustees and the superintendent of an independent school district regarding sexual abuse, human trafficking, and other maltreatment of children. (SB 458 by Huffman)

HB 548 by Canales – Relating to reporting certain truancy information through the Public Education Information Management System. [Contains SB 895, regarding language acquisition of children eight and under]

HB 674 by Patterson – Relating to soliciting from school districts served by a regional education service center certain information in conjunction with the annual evaluation of the center.

HB 706 by Bernal – Relating to the eligibility of certain children with hearing impairments for audiology services under the school health and related services program.

HB 982 by Parker – Relating to the administration of “pay for success” contracts for state agencies. (SB 2340 by West)

HB 1101 by Darby – Relating to the name of the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf. [Changes the name from Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf to Southwest College for the Deaf.] (SB 828 by Seliger)

HB 1387 by Hefner – Relating to the number of school marshals that may be appointed to serve on a public school campus or at a private school.

HB 1949 by Guillen – Relating to the criteria for awarding adult education and literacy program performance incentive funds.

HB 2255 by Darby – Relating to the sharing of newborn and infant hearing screening results and the provision of information to parents following a screening. (SB 1912 by Johnson)

HB 3007 by Turner, Chris – Relating to requiring the Texas Education Agency to provide to a school district certain information used in determining academic accountability ratings for the district.

HB 3435 by Bowers – Relating to establishing and celebrating Texas Girls in STEM Day.

HB 4170 by Leach – Relating to nonsubstantive additions to, revisions of, and corrections in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes, and to conforming codifications enacted by the 85th Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.

HB 4342 by Clardy – Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the Texas School Safety Center.

SB 11 by Taylor – Relating to policies, procedures, and measures for school safety and mental health promotion in public schools; making an appropriation.

SB 64 by Nelson – Relating to cybersecurity for information resources.

SB 281 by Zaffirini – Relating to the use of respectful terminology in provisions of Texas statutes relating to the deaf community.

SB 494 by Huffman – Relating to certain procedures applicable to meetings under the open meetings law and the disclosure of public information under the public information law in the event of an emergency, urgent public necessity, or catastrophic event. (HB 3752 by Walle)

SB 753 by Huffman – Relating to wage requirements for community rehabilitation programs participating in the purchasing from people with disabilities program.

SB 820 by Nelson – Relating to a requirement that a school district develop and maintain a cybersecurity framework.

SB 944 by Watson – Relating to the public information law. (HB 1754 by Bonnen, Greg)

SB 1055 by Zaffirini – Relating to the administration by the Texas Workforce Commission of a workforce diploma pilot program. (HB 2416 by Frullo)

SB 1231 by Bettencourt – Relating to providing certain public and private school administrators with information regarding certain child abuse and neglect investigations and allegations. (HB 2740 by Meyer)

SB 2038 by Rodriguez – Relating to a report by the Texas Workforce Commission regarding occupational skills training for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. (HB 4299 by Fierro)

EFFECTIVE 12/1/19

HB 18 by Price – Relating to consideration of the mental health of public school students in training requirements for certain school employees, curriculum requirements, counseling programs, educational programs, state and regional programs and services, and health care services for students and to mental health first aid program training and reporting regarding local mental health authority and school district personnel. (SB 913 by Watson)

EFFECTIVE 1/1/20

SB 943 by Watson, et. al – Relating to the disclosure of certain contracting information under the public information law. (HB 2189 by Capriglione)

VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR

HB 455 by Allen – Relating to policies on the recess period in public schools. (SB 364 by Watson)

ENROLLED

HR 1076 by Rodriguez – Congratulating the girls’ basketball team from the Texas School for the Deaf on a successful 2018-2019 season.

HR 1933 by Dominguez – Congratulating Ricardo Cancinos Mazariegos of Brownsville on his graduation from the Texas School for the Deaf.

HR 2021 by Zedler – Congratulating Precious Schwartz of Fort Worth on her graduation from the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin.

SR 69 by Taylor – Recognizing the participants in the Texas Capitol Schoolhouse.

SR 512 by Watson – Recognizing the 2018-2019 Texas School for the Deaf girls’ basketball team for their achievements.

SR 752 by Schwertner – Recognizing Joziah Garcia on the occasion of his graduation from the Texas School for the Deaf.

SR 753 by Schwertner – Recognizing Alyssa Garrett on the occasion of her graduation from the Texas School for the Deaf.

SR 754 by Schwertner – Recognizing Preston Garrett on the occasion of his graduation from the Texas School for the Deaf.

SR 755 by Schwertner – Recognizing Hallel Stephens on the occasion of her graduation from the Texas School for the Deaf.

SR 758 by Taylor – Recognizing Alicia Davis on the occasion of her graduation from the Texas School for the Deaf.