Texas Kids CanÕt Wait

Bills Supported and Opposed:  84th Legislature, 2015

9/18/15 5:56 PM

 

Bill #

Description

Authors

Position

Notes

Public Options

 

 

 

 

HB 1891 & SB 1483

Relating to community schools

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Text.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1891

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1483

HB 1891:  Eddie Rodriguez (D), Marsha Farney (R). Sylvester Turner (D), Gary Van Deaver (D), and Jimmie Don Aycock (R)

 

SB 1483:  Sylvia Garcia (D), Jose Rodriguez (D), Carlos Uresti (D), Royce West (D), & Judith Zaffirini D)

Support

HB 1891 referred to Public Education on 3/11/15

Pending in Committee 4/14/15

Passed Committee 5/5/15

Passed House 5/18/15

Referred to Senate 5/18/15

Referred to Education Committee in Senate 5/21/15

DEAD sine die.

 

 

SB 1483 referred to Education on 3/19/15.

Pending in Committee 4/7/15

Passed Senate Education Committee 4/28/15

Intent Calendar 4/30/15

DEAD sine die.

 

 

HB 1892 & SB 1484

Relating to the establishment of a community school grant program.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Text.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1892

 

Record VOTE.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1484

HB 1892:  Eddie Rodriguez (D)  & Gary VanDeaver (D)

 

SB 1484:  Sylvia Garcia (D)

Support

HB 1892 referred to Public Education on 3/11/15

Pending in Committee 4/14/15

Passed House Committee with substitutions 4/27/15

Failed on House floor 5/14/15

DEAD

 

SB 1484 referred to Education on 3/19/15

DEAD sine die.

HB 424

Relating to providing free full-day prekindergarten for certain children.

Harold Dutton (D)

Support (strongly support formula funding)

Left pending in committee 3/10/15

HB 4

Relating to prekindergarten, including a high quality prekindergarten grant program provided by public school districts.

 

Coauthors:  Carol Alvarado (D), Dennis Bonnen (R), Terry Canales (D), Kyle Kacal (R), Morgan Meyer (R), John Raney (R), Jason Villaba (R), James White (R), Gene Wu (D).

Senate sponsor:  Donna Campbell (R)

Cosponsors:  Sylvia Garcia (D), Kel Seliger (R), Carlos Uresti (D), Kirk Watson (D), Royce West (D), Judith Zaffirini (D).

 

Note:  This bill creates a high quality prekindergarten grant program not to exceed $130 million during the 2016-17 biennium.  Eligible students in qualifying high quality prekindergarten programs can receive funding in an amount determined by the commissioner not to exceed $1,500 per student for the full operational day.  A district must implement a curriculum for their high quality program that includes the Prekindergarten Guidelines established by TEA and must measure student progress. 

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB4

Dan Huberty (R), Joe Deshotel (D, Ken King (R), Helen Giddings (D, & Trent Ashby (R)

Support, but with reservation.

Preferred full-day, universal program with formula funding to ensure equity.

Signed by Governor 5/28/15

Home Schools

 

 

 

 

HB 2799

Relating to home-school education for foster children. 

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2799

Jonathan Stickland (R)

Mark Keough (R), Richard Raymond (D), & Susan King (R)

Oppose

Referred to Human Services on 3/16/15

Referred to subcommittee 5/5/15

Passed committee 5/8/15

DEAD sine die.

HB 347 & SB 391

Relating to equal opportunity for access by home-schooled students to UIL sponsored activities.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Text.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB347

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Text.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB391

 

Authors:  HB 347: Harold Dutton (D), James Frank (R), Jeff Leach (R), Jason Villalba (R), and Dan Huberty (R) &

Co-authors:  Pat Fallon (R), Jodie Laubenberg (R), Joe Moody (D), James White (R), and Molly White (R)

 

SB 391: Konni Burton (R) &

Co-author:  Van Taylor

See left.

Oppose

HB 347 referred to Public Education on 2/12/15

DEAD sine die.

 

SB 391 referred to Education on 2/2/15

DEAD sine die.

Charters

 

 

 

 

SB 1011

Relating to public school choice, including school campus information, student transfers, the public education grant program, and the transportation allotment.  State required to maintain a separate website with a search engine over a database that contains each campus and charter campus with info about its attendance zone, enrollment capacity, current enrollment, available ŌslotsĶ for enrollment, the past 3 yearsÕ financial and academic accountability ratings, and specified information about programs at the school.  Parents can petition in writing for their student to attend the school of their choosing within the district and local boards must generally grant the request.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1011

Kelly Hancock (R)

Oppose

Referred to Education 3/11/15

DEAD sine die.

HB 1276

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of real property leased to and used by certain schools.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Text.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1276

HB 1276:  Jim Murphy (R)

 

 

Oppose

HB 1276 referred to Ways & Means on 3/3/15

Pending in Committee 4/28/15

Passed Committee 5/1/15

 

DEAD sine die.

 

 

HB 1905 & SB 545

Relating to certain state and local taxes, including ad valorem taxes, and to the repeal of certain of those taxes. [Jumpstarts an effort to exempt public charter schools that lease buildings from paying property taxes.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1905

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB545 

Drew Springer (R), Ron Simmons (R), Craig Goldman (R), John Wray (R), and Pat Fallon (R)

& in Senate:  Larry Taylor (R)

 

SB 545:  Larry Taylor

Oppose

HB 1905:  Referred to Ways & Means 3/11/15

Passed Committee 4/9/15

Passed House 5/7/15

Referred to Senate Finance Committee 5/12/15

Passed Senate Committee 5/22/15

Passed Senate 5/26/15

Senate adopts conf. committee report, 5/31/15

House adopts conf. committee report, 5/31/15

Sent to Governor 6/1/15

Signed by Governor 6/20/15

HJR 85 & SJR 30

Proposing a Constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property leased by certain schools.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Text.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HJR85

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Text.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SJR30

Jim Murphy (R) &

 

Sen. Larry Taylor (R)

Oppose

HJR 85 referred to Ways & Means on 3/9/15

Pending in committee 4/28/15

Passed committee 5/1/15

DEAD sine die.

 

SJR 30 referred to Finance on 2/17/15

Passed committee on 4/22/15

Passed Senate on 4/29/15

Referred to House Ways & Means Committee 5/4/15

Placed on Calendar 5/26/15

 

DEAD sine die

HB 1728

Relating to certain facilities transactions between school districts and charter schools—would require school districts to identify unused or underutilized facilities that could be sold to charter companies at market value.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1728

 

Harold Dutton (D)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education on 3/12/15

DEAD sine die.

HB 718

Relating to the number of Charters the State Board of Education may grant for open-enrollment charter schools.  Would eliminate the current provision that limits to 215 the number of charters.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Text.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB718

 

Co-author:  Matt Rinaldi (R)

Mark Keough (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education on 2/23/15

DEAD sine die.

SB 955

Relating to permissible locations of open-enrollment charter schools created by institutions of higher education.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB955

Charles Schwertner (R) &

 

House sponsor: Rick Miller (R)

Oppose

Signed by the Governor

HB 1170 & SB 1567

Relating to the applicability to open-enrollment charter schools of certain laws regarding local governments and political subdivisions. [Gives charter schools access to risk pools and immunity from liability and suit.]

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1170

 

HB 1170 passed both Houses.

Marsha Farney (R), Jason Villaba (R), & Pat Fallon (R)

 

SB 1567:  Eddie Lucio  (D)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education 3/3/15

Passed Committee 4/20/15

Passed House 5/11/15

Sent to Senate 5/11/15

Referred to Senate Education 5/11/15

Passed Senate 5/29/15

Sent to Governor 6/1/15

Signed by Governor 6/18/15

 

HB 1171 & SB 1569

Relating to the applicability of certain immunity and liability laws to open-enrollment charter schools.  [Gives charter schools access to risk pools and immunity from liability and suit.]

 

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1171

 

Note:  HB 1171 passed both Houses.

Marsha Farney (R), Jason Villaba (R), & Pat Fallon (R)

 

SB 1569:  Eddie Lucio (D)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education Committee on 3/3/15

Pending in Committee 4/7/15

Passed House committee 4/20/15

Sent to Calendars committee 4/23/15

Passed House 5/8/15

Sent to Senate 5/18/15

Referred to Senate Education Committee 5/18/15

Passed Committee 5/22/15

Passed Senate 5/29/15

Sent to Governor 6/1/15

Signed by the Governor

 

HB 3018

Relating to the guarantee of charter district bonds by the permanent school fund.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3018

Jim Murphy (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education on 3/23/15

DEAD sine die.

HB 2851

Relating to the limitation on the liability of the nonprofit corporation established by the Texas Public Finance authority to issue revenue bonds for open-enrollment charter schools to provide educational facilities. [Accelerates payments for fast-growth charter schools at the beginning of the school year to assist with expansion.]

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2851

Tan Parker (R)

 

Senate:  Larry Taylor (R)

Oppose

Referred to Investments & Financial Services on 3/16/15

Passed committee 4/1/15

Sent to Calendars 4/7/15

Passed House 5/11/15

Referred to Senate State Affairs Committee 5/15/15

Passed Senate 5/26/15

Sent to Governor 5/29/15

Signed by the Governor

 

HB 1842

[Improves the three-strikes charter school law to ensure that great schools can grow and expand and that closure is a last resort.]

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1842

Jimmie Don Aycock (R), Harold Dutton(D)m Dwayne Bohac (R), Eddie Rodriguez, (D), & Marsha Farney (R)

 

Senate:  Larry Taylor (R)

Cosponsor:  Royce West (D

Oppose

Sent to Governor 6/1/15

Signed by the Governor.

SB 692

Relating to the admission policy of an open-enrollment charter school.  Strikes the language that states that a charter school may provide for the exclusion of a student who has a documented history of criminal offense, a juvenile court adjudication or discipline problems in its admission policy.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB692

Jose Rodriguez (D) & Sylvia Garcia (D)

Support

Referred to Education Committee on 2/25/15

DEAD sine die.

HB 1796

Relating to public school choice, including school campus information, student transfers, the public education grant program, and the transportation allotment.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1796

Dwayne Bohac (R), Debbie Riddle (R) & cosponsor: Rick Miller (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education Committee on 3/12/15

Pending in committee 4/7/15

DEAD sine die.

HB 3173

Relating to renewal, expiration, or revocation of charters and evaluation of performance of open-enrollment charter schools providing education within a residential treatment facility.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3173

Matt Schaefer (R)

 

Referred to Public Education 3/23/15

DEAD sine die.

HB 3347 & SB 1898

Relating to revocation of a charter for an open-enrollment charter school and procedures for the disposition of property owned by a charter school after revocation or surrender of a charter.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3347

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1898

Jimmie Don Aycock (R) &

 

Larry Taylor (R)

 

HB 3347 referred to Public Education on 3/17/15

Passed committee 4/28/15

 

SB 1898 referred to Education Committee 3/25/15

Pending in committee 4/14/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 3392 & SB 1900

Relating to funding for an open-enrollment charter school based on certain ad valorem taxes collected by school districts.  Would entitle charter schools to receive the state average amount of debt service tax revenue per weighted ADA.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3392

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1900

Harold Dutton (D) &

 

Donna Campbell (R)

Oppose

HB 3392 referred to Public Education on 3/17/15

 

SB 1900 referred to Education on 3/25/15

Left pending in committee 4/15/16

Passed committee 5/11/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 3487

Relating to operation of open-enrollment charter schools, including parental rights, applicability of certain laws, and admission policy.  Requires management companies to fall within open records laws.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3487

Ken King (R)

Support

Referred to Public Education on 3/18/15

DEAD sine die.

HB 4033

Relating to approval by the commissioner of education of an expansion or new school amendment for a charter holder previously denied a charter by the State Board of Education.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB4033

Yvonne Davis (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education on 3/23/15

 

DEAD sine die.

 

HB 4047

Relating to the extension to open-enrollment charter school employees, including the right to join professional associations.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB4047

Alma Allen (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/23/15

Pending in committee 4/28/15

Passed committee 5/7/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 1272

Relating to requirements regarding certain purchasing and contracting guidelines for open-enrollment charter schools.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1272

Royce West (D)

Support

Referred to Education on 3/17/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 3375

Relating to ownership and control of property acquired with state funds by the charter holder of an open-enrollment charter school.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3375

Dwayne Bohac (R)

Support

Referred to Public Education on 3/17/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 1757

Relating to authorization for a school district board of trustees to grant charters for the establishment of certain charter schools.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1757

Eddie Lucio (D)

Support

Referred to Education 3/24/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 1897

Relating to the powers and duties of the commissioner of education regarding open enrollment charter schools.  Would allow the commissioner to grant more than one charter to a charter holder if the purpose for the additional school is different from that of the original schools.  Bill also allows commissioner to reconstitute a charterÕs governing board instead of revoking the charter.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1897

Larry Taylor (R)

Co-author:  Donna Campbell (R)

Oppose

Referred to Education on 3/25/15

Pending in committee 4/14/15

Passed committee 5/5/15

Passed Senate 5/11/15

Referred to House Public Education Committee 5/14/15

 

DEAD sine die.

 

SB 1241

Relating to authority of school districts, home-rule districts, and open-enrollment charter schools to establish innovation zones and the authority of school districts to obtain designation as districts of innovation.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1241

Larry Taylor (R)

 

House sponsor:  Dwayne Bohac (R)

Oppose

Referred to Education 3/17/15

Pending in committee 4/7/15

Passed committee 4/23/15

Placed on Intent Calendar 5/4/15

Passed Senate 5/11/15

Referred to House Public Education Committee 5/14/15

 

DEAD sine die.  [note:  some of this language was approved as an amendment to AycockÕs HB 1842.]

HB 3281

Relating to public school accountability—would make it much more difficult for the state to not renew or to revoke charters.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3281

 

James Frank (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education on 3/17/15

Pending in committee 4/28/15

Local Control (Home Rule)

 

 

 

 

HB 1798

Relating to local control school districts

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1798

 

Co-author:  Matt Schafer (R), Phil King (R), Jodie Laubenberg (R), Rick Miller (R), & Debbie Riddle (R).

Joe Deshotel (D) , Jason Villaba (R) & Dan Huberty (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education Committee on 3/12/15

Pending in committee 4/7/15

Passed committee 4/28/15

Passed House 5/13/15

 

DEAD sine die.

Parent Trigger

 

 

 

 

SB 14

Would amend current parent trigger law to allow a group to specifically identify the changes it would like to see at a campus, the process by which a group must be selected if that change is alternative management, and the specific alternative management company if a process is not provided.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB14

Larry Taylor (R) & Brandon Creighton (R)

 

Coauthor:  Paul Bettencourt (R)

Oppose

Referred to Education Committee on 3/3/15

Passed committee 4/13/15

Passed Senate 4/15/15

Referred to House Public Education Committee 5/5/15

Left pending in committee 5/19/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1727

Relating to petitions by parents of students for the repurposing, alternative management, or closure of low-performing public school campuses.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1727

 

Harold Dutton (D) & Debbie Riddle (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education Committee on 3/12/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 2251

Relating to an established schedule of payments from the foundation school fund of the yearly entitlement of certain open-enrollment charter schools.

 

Note:  This bill creates an accelerated payment schedule for fast-growth charter schools.  Eligible charter schools can request FSP payments on an accelerated scheduled defined in statute.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB%202251

Rafael Anchia (D) &

 

Kelly Hancock (R)

Oppose

Signed by Governor 6/17/15

SB 2062

Relating to authorizing certain charter holders to provide combined services for certain adult and high school dropout recovery programs.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB%202062

Kirk Watson (D) & Larry Taylor (R)

 

Marsha Farney (R)

Oppose

Signed by Governor 6/19/15

Opportunity School District

 

 

 

 

SB 895 & HB 1536

Relating to state interventions and sanctions against public school campuses with unacceptable performance and the establishment of the Texas Opportunity School District. (Year 2 -3 AU/IR campuses removed to Texas Opportunity School District.)

Would create a state-run school district to operate certain school district campuses rated academically unacceptable.  No capping the number of campuses that could be removed to the state school district.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB895

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1536

 

SB 895: Larry Taylor (R) & Charles Perry  

 

HB 1536:  Harold Dutton (D), Matt Schaefer (R), Debbie Riddle (R). Ken King (R), & Dan Huberty (R)

 

Coauthor:  Eddie Lucio III (D)

Oppose

SB 895 referred to Education on 3/9/15

Pending in committee 4/7/15

 

HB 1536 referred to Public Education on 3/10/15

Pending in committee 4/14/15

Passed committee 4/28/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 669

Relating to state interventions and sanctions against public school campuses with unacceptable performance and the establishment of the Texas Opportunity School District for educating students.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB669

Royce West (D)

Oppose

Referred to Education on 2/24/15

Pending in committee 4/7/15

Passed Senate committee 4/28/15

Passed Senate 5/7/15

Referred to House Education Committee 5/11/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 520

Relating to state interventions and sanctions against public school campuses with unacceptable performance and the establishment of the Texas Opportunity School District for education students at certain low-performing campuses.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB%20520

Royce West (D)

Oppose

Referred to Education on 2/18/15

 

DEAD sine die.

Online Courses

 

 

 

 

SB 894

Would remove prohibitions on the number of virtual courses students may take, the establishment of full-blown virtual schools, and the requirement that students be enrolled in a public school before enrolling in virtual courses.  Students not previously enrolled in public schools did not need to be held accountable because they arenÕt currently in the accountability system.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB894

Larry Taylor (R)

Oppose

Referred to Education on 3/9/15

Public hearing 3/12/15

Left pending in committee 3/12/15

Passed Senate committee 4/27/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 2032

Relating to the ability of certain students to enroll full-time in courses provided by the virtual schools network.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2032

Craig Goldman (R)

 

Coauthors:  Debbie Riddle (R) & Rick Miller (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education on 3/11/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1802 & SB 1896

Relating to providing public school students tutorials through the state virtual school network for end-of-course assessment instruments required for graduation. Courses would be made available through the stateÕs Virtual School Program by 2016-17 school year.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1802

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1896

HB 1802: Ken King (R)

 

SB 1896:  Larry Taylor (R)

Oppose

HB 1802 Referred to Public Education on 3/12/15

 

SB 1896 referred to Education 3/25/15

Passed Senate committee 4/28/15

Passed Senate 5/6/15

Referred to House Public Education Committee 5/6/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 2814

Relating to the grade levels at which students may enroll in courses provided through the state virtual school network.  Adds kindergarten or elementary to those grades eligible for the virtual schools network.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2814

Dwayne Bohac (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education on 3/16/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 2815

Relating to the removal of restrictions on funding and paying of costs for certain full-time online educational programs.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2815

Dwayne Bohac (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education on 3/16/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 2760

Relating to the state virtual school network, including funding and the provision of courses. (The only people to benefit are private companies selling these courses for K-12.)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2760

Giovanni Capriglione (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education on 3/16/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 3331

Relating to the state virtual school network, including student eligibility, course provider eligibility, and funding for certain providers. (Places restrictions on providers.  Takes $400 cap off of courses.)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3331

Ryan Guillen (D)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education on 3/17/15

 

DEAD sine die.

Vouchers

 

 

 

 

SB 1447

Relating to equal opportunity for access by private and parochial school students to all UIL sponsored activities.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1447

Donna Campbell (R)

Oppose

Referred to Education on 3/18/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 4

Relating to school choice programs for certain students eligible to attend public schools.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB4

Larry Taylor (R), Paul Bettencourt (R), & Donna Campbell (R)

Oppose

Referred to Education 3/16/15

Passed committee 4/13/15

Intent Calendar 4/14/15

Passed Senate 4/21/15

Referred to House Ways & Means Committee 5/5/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 276 & HB 4106

Relating to state savings and government efficiency achieved through a taxpayer savings grant program administered by the comptroller of public accounts.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB276

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB4106

SB 276:  Donna Campbell (R) & Paul Bettencourt (R)

 

HB 4106:  Gilbert Pena (R) & Molly White

Oppose

SB 276 referred to Education on 1/28/15

Pending in committee 3/26/15

 

HB 4106 referred to Public Education on 3/23/15

 

DEAD sine die.

 SB 642 & HB 1043

Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations. Tax credits not to exceed $100 million, but each year expands to 105% of previous year.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB642

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1043

 

 

HB 1043 co-authors:  Rodney Anderson (R), Tony Dale (R), Gary Elkins (R), Allen Fletcher (R), Craig Goldman (R), Bryan Hughes (R), Phil King (R), Jodie Laubenberg (R), Jeff Leach (R), Jim Murphy (R), Dennis Paul (R), Matt Rinaldi (R), Scott Sanford (R), Matt Shaheen (R), Stuart Spitzer (R), Jason Villaba (R), and Bill Zedler (R).

SB 642: Paul Bettencourt (R) , Donna Campbell (R), & Don Huffines (R)

 

HB 1043: Dwayne Bohac (R), Rick Miller (R), & John Zerwas (R)

Oppose

SB 642 Referred to Education on 3/10/15

Pending in committee 3/26/15

 

HB 1043 Referred to Ways & Means Committee on 3/3/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 895

Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain education assistance organizations.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB895

Rick Miller (R)

Oppose

Referred to Ways & Means Committee 2/25/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 623

Relating to state funding for certain children to attend private prekindergarten programs.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB623

Kelly Hancock (R)

Oppose

Referred to Education on 2/23/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 3887 & SB 1123

Relating to the establishment of the office of early learning within the Texas Education Agency.  Would coordinate and direct funding to private prekindergarten programs.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3887

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1123

HB 3887: Harold Dutton (D)

 

SB 1123 Royce West (D)

Oppose

SB 1123 referred to Education on 3/17/15

 

HB 3887 referred to Public Education on 3/23/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 1178

Relating to establishing an education savings account program.  Would include private school, private tutor, homeschooling, or another approved option.

 

http://www.cHB 3887:apitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1178

Donald Huffines (R)

Oppose

Referred to Education on 3/17/15

Pending in committee 4/23/15

Passed committee 5/5/15

Passed Senate 5/11/15

Referred to House Public Education Committee 5/14/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 1513

Relating to state funding for certain children to attend certain private schools.  Would require school districts with 27,000 to 31,000 students in a county with more than 2.3 million population to pay for the private school education of eligible children.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1513

Kelly Hancock (R)

Oppose

Referred to Education 3/23/15

Pending in committee 4/21/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 1611

Relating to the establishment of professional charter academies.  Program would be run by an educator and would be subject only to the laws applicable to private schools.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1611

Donald Huffines (R)

Oppose

Referred to Education 3/23/15

Pending in committee 4/14/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 3594

Relating to credits against the ad valorem taxes imposed by a school district on the property of certain persons who provide an educational alternative for a child eligible to attend a public school in the district.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3594

Rick Miller (R)

Oppose

Referred to Ways and Means, 3/19/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HJR 141

Proposing a Constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to provide for credits against the ad valorem taxes imposed by a school district on the property of certain persons who provide an educational alternative.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HJR141

Rick Miller (R)

Oppose

Referred to Ways and Means, 3/19/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HJR 82

Proposing a Constitutional amendment prohibiting the authorization of funding of an elementary or secondary education voucher program.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HJR82

Richard Raymond (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/23/15

 

DEAD sine die.

Secession

 

 

 

 

HB 1065

Relating to the Interstate Primary and Secondary Public Education Compact. Intends to suspend the operation of all federal laws, rules, regulations, and orders regarding primary and secondary pubic education that are inconsistent with state laws.  Asserts that federal funds cannot be conditional on any regulations, policy, law, or rule.

 

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1065

James White (R)

Oppose

Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility Committee on 3/4/15

Pending in committee 4/30/15

 

DEAD sine die.

Assessment

 

 

 

 

HB 1139 & HB 829

Relating to inclusion of a civics test in the graduation requirements for public high school students.  Questions are to be based on test given by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services for naturalization.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1139

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB829

HB 1139:  Pat Fallon (R)

 

HB 829:  Bill Zedler (R)

Oppose

HB 1139:  Referred to Public Education 3/2/15

 

HB 829:  Referred to Public Education 2/26/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 73

Relating to academic assessment of public school students with significant disabilities.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB73

Mary Gonzalez (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 2/9/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 43

Relating to the creation of a task force to evaluate state assessment instruments administered to public school students with significant cognitive disabilities.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB43

Mary Gonzalez (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 2/9/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 514

Relating to the creation of an advisory council to research and make recommendations on the use of assessment instruments in public schools.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB514

Joe Moody (D)

Support

 

 

 

 

 

Referred to Public Education 2/16/15

 

DEAD sine die.

 

 

HB 66

Relating to the consideration of the performance of certain students of limited English proficiency on state assessment instruments.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB66

Mary Gonzalez (D), Eddie Lucio III (D), & Joe Moody (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 2/9/15

Passed committee on 3/3/15

Calendar Committee 3/25/15

Passed House on 4/30/15

Referred to Senate Education Committee 5/20/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 356

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

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB406

Mary Gonzalez (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 2/16/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 406

Relating to the creation of a task force to determine alternative methods of assessing the performance of public school students and school districts.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB406

Mary Gonzalez (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 2/16/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 407

Relating to school district selection of an alternative assessment method in place of state-administered assessment instruments.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB407

Mary Gonzalez (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 2/16/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 462

Relating to successful completion of dual credit courses as an alternative to compliance with end-of-course assessment requirements.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB462

Craig Goldman (R)

Support

Referred to Public Education on 2/11/15

Pending in committee 3/24/15

 

DEAD sine die.

 

 

HB 588

Relating to restricting certain state and school district assessments of public school students in prekindergarten and kindergarten.  No administration of criterion- or norm-referenced tests, including achievement tests, to students in either prek or k.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB588

Ana Hernandez (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 2/18/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 662

Relating to public school students evaluated for purposes of accountability ratings (would require that only African American males be considered in evaluating school and district performance).

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB662

Harold Dutton (D)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education 2/19/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 741

Relating to the administration to public school students in certain grades of state-administered assessment instruments.  Similar to HB 866 from 83rd Legislature.  Would reduce testing at elementary and middle levels.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB741

Dan Huberty (R)

Support

Referred to Public Education 2/23/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 742

Relating to eliminating certain state-required assessment instruments (writing & social studies in grades 3-8) and certain end-of-course assessment instruments  (US History) administered to public school students in certain grades.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB742

Dan Huberty (R), Rick Galindo (R), & Will Metcalf (R)

Support

Referred to Public Education on 2/23/15

Passed committee 4/14/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 743

Relating to the essential knowledge and skills of the required public school curriculum and to certain state-adopted or state-developed assessment instruments for public school students.  Requires validity and reliability. Limits test time requirements to 120 minutes in grades 3-5 and 180 minutes in grades 6-8. Testing has to be on one day. Study of TEKS.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB743

Dan Huberty (R) & Jason Isaac (R)

 

Coauthors:  Celia Israel (D) and Minjarez (D)

 

Senate Sponsor:  Kel Seliger (R)

Cosponsor:  Royce West (D)

Support

HB 743 referred to Public Education on 2/23/15

Passed committee 4/16/15

Calendars Committee 4/17/15

Passed House 5/4/15

Referred to Senate Education Committee 5/6/15

Passed Senate committee 5/22/15

Passed Senate 5/25/15

House & Senate adopt conf. committee report 5/31/15

Sent to Governor 6/1/15.

Signed by the Governor

 

HB 2195

Relating to the administration of college preparation assessment instruments to public school students at state cost.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2195

Rodney Anderson (R)

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/13/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1468

Relating to the assessment of fourth and seventh grade public school students in writing and English language arts.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1468

Dan Huberty (R)

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/5/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1469

Relating to the assessment of public school students in writing and English language arts.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1469

Dan Huberty (R)

Support

Referred to Public Education on 3/5/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1673

Relating to eliminating certain state-required assessment instruments and certain end-of-course assessment instruments not required by federal law.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1673

Gary VanDeaver (R)

 

Coauthor:  Will Metcalf (R)

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/9/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1866

Relating to the authorization of alternative assessment instruments for use under the public school accountability system.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1866

Jason Isaac (R)

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/11/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 2093

Relating to a study of the cost (loss of federal money) of a moratorium on administering certain assessments.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2093

Rick Miller (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education 3/13/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 3973

Relating to the validity, reliability, and design of certain state-developed assessment instruments for public school students.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3973

Jessica Farrar (D

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/23/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 1769

Relating to the period of days in which a student is enrolled in a school in the United States for purposes of determining a number of years for which the student may receive an alternative or exemption from student assessment.  To determine exemption, 120 days required, instead of 60.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1769

Larry Taylor (R)

Support

Referred to Education 3/24/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 3991 & SB 1259

Relating to the committee developing a studentÕs individualized education plan, the written report of the committee, and a regular education teacherÕs opportunity for input into a studentÕs individualized education plan.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3991

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1259

HB 3991:  Alma Allen (D)  

 

SB 1259:  Jose Rodriguez (D)

 

HB 3991 referred to Public Education 3/23/15

Passed committee 4/27/15

Passed House 5/28/15

 

SB 1259 referred to Education on 3/17/15

Pending in committee 4/23/15

Passed Senate 5/27/15

Sent to Governor 5/30/15

Signed by the Governor

SB 313 & HB 1341

Relating to review and modification of the essential knowledge and skills of the required public school curriculum.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB313

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1341

SB 313:  Kel Seliger (R)  

 

HB 1341:  Jimmie Don Aycock (R)

Support

SB 313 referred to Education 2/2/15

Passed committee 4/29/15

Passed Senate 5/5/15

Referred to House Public Education Committee 5/5/15

Passed House 5/31/15

 

HB 1341 referred to Public Education on 3/5/15

Sent to Governor 6/1/15

Vetoed by the Governor 6/20/15

 

Accountability

 

 

 

 

HB 544

Relating to payment by a school district of the costs of developmental coursework provided by an institution of higher education under the success initiative.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB544

Harold Dutton (D)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education 2/18/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 868

Relating to a defense to prosecution for and civil liability of an educator who uses force or deadly force to protect the educatorÕs person, students of the school, or property of the school, and suspension of a student.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB868

Dan Flynn (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education 3/4/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 916

Relating to the creation of a program to improve public education through partnerships between certain public school campuses and public universities.  Creates the School Turnaround Education Program:  University Partnerships (STEP UP).  Purpose is to raise student performance at public school campuses through partnerships with universities.  Offers an opportunity to avoid school reconstitution, repurposing, alternative management, or closure.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB916

Kel Seliger (R)

Support

Referred to Education 3/9/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 340

Relating to the receipt of an exemption or waiver for a school district or campus that is academically unacceptable.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB340

Harold Dutton (D)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education 2/12/15

 

DEAD sine die.

 

 

HB 775

Relating to removing the requirement of satisfactory performance on state assessment instruments (grades 5 & 8) for public school grade-level promotion and providing alternative compliance.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB775

Mary Gonzalez (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 2/23/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1162

Relating to eliminating satisfactory performance requirements for public school end-of-course assessment instruments as a criterion for promotion or graduation.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1162

Gary VanDeaver (R)

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/3/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1164 & SB 1893

Relating to the assessment of public school students in writing and English language arts.  Assessments would measure English language arts rather than writing.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1164

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1893  

HB 1164:  Gary VanDeaver (R), Mary Gonzalez (D), Ryan Guillen (D), and Dan Huberty (R)

 

Coauthor:  Byron Cook (R). Celia Israel (D), & J. D. Sheffield (R)

 

SB 1893:  Sylvia Garcia (D)

Support

HB 1164 referred to Public Education on 3/3/15

Passed committee 4/9/15

Passed House 4/30/15

Referred to Senate Education 5/4/15

Passed Senate committee 5/22/15

Passed Senate 5/27/15

Sent to Governor 5/30/15

Signed by the Governor 6/17/15

 

SB 1893 referred to Education 3/25/15

HB 1304

Relating to the use of school committees to make determinations regarding graduation for certain public high school students who fail to perform satisfactorily on end-of-course assessment instruments.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1304

Ryan Guillen (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education on 3/5/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1611 & SB 1776

Relating to the exemption from the assessment requirements of the Texas Success Initiative for students who successfully complete certain college preparatory courses.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1611

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1776

HB 1611:  Ryan Guillen (D)  

 

SB 1776:  Jose Menendez (D)

Support

HB 1611 referred to Higher Education on 3/9/15
Pending in committee 4/22/15

Passed committee 5/5/15

 

SB 1776 referred to Higher Education on 3/24/15

Passed committee 4/15/15

Passed Senate 4/22/15

Passed House 5/24/15

Sent to Governor 5/26/15

Signed by the Governor 6/16/15

 

 

HB 1612

Relating to a requirement that public institutions of higher education provide certain information to students and school districts regarding student performance on Texas Success Initiative.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1612

Ryan Guillen (D)

Support

Referred to Higher Education 3/9/15

Passed House Committee 4/28/15

Passed House 5/15/15

Referred to Senate Higher Education 5/18/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1613

Relating to the use of performance on certain assessment instruments designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to satisfy requirements concerning high school end-of-course assessment.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1613

Ryan Guillen (D)

 

Sponsor:  Charles Perry (R)

Support

Referred to Higher Education 3/9/15

Passed House Committee 4/28/15

Passed House 5/8/15

Referred to Senate Higher Education 5/12/15

Passed Senate Committee 5/22/15

Passed Senate 5/27/15

Sent to Governor 5/30/15

Signed by the Governor 6/19/15

HB 1842 (See this bill also listed under Charters.)

Relating to the assessment of intervention in and sanction of a public school that does not satisfy accreditation criteria.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1842

Jimmie Don Aycock (R), Harold Dutton (D), Dwayne Bohac (R), Eddie Rodriguez (D), & Martha Farney (R)

 

Senate Sponsor:  Larry Taylor (R)

Cosponsor:  Royce West (D)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education 3/11/15

Passed House committee 4/28/15

See status under Charters.

Sent to Governor 6/1/15

Signed by the Governor

HB 2109 & HB 2176 & SB 6

Relating to public school performance rating.  Would change current campus and district rating nomenclature to A-F.  Under HB 5 (83rd Legislature), districts are already to be rated A-F for the 2016-17 school year.  (Note:  Portions of this bill were incorporated as amendments in HB 1842, which did pass both Houses.) 

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2109

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2176

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB6

HB 2109:  Morgan Meyer (R)

 

HB 2176:  Dan Huberty (R) & Debbie Riddle

 

SB 6:  Larry Taylor (R), Donna Campbell (R)

Co-author:  Paul Bettencourt

Oppose

HB 2109 referred to Public Education 3/13/15

 

HB 2176 referred to Public Education 3/12/15

 

SB 6 referred to Education 3/3/15

Passed committee 3/23/15

Passed Senate 3/31/15

Referred to House Public Education Committee 4/17/15

Pending in committee 4/28/15

Pending in committee 4/28/15

 

DEAD sine die.

 

 

 

 

HB 2792

Relating to access to certain information regarding the performance of public school campuses.  Unfunded mandate.  Requirement of utilization info is a set-up to force sale to charter schools.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2792

Morgan Meyer (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education 3/16/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 2804

Relating to assessment of public school students and evaluation of public school performance.  Allows districts to choose assessments from approved list.  Further limits number of assessments required under current law.

 

Note:  This bill creates a new accountability system based on five domains (assessments, percent meeting standards, achievement gaps, dropout/completion/endorsements/etc., community/student engagement).  An A-F rating will be assigned to each district and campus; additional, an A-F rating will be assigned for each domain as well as community and student engagement for each district and campus.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2804

Jimmie Don Aycock (R) & Morgan Meyer (R)

 

Senate sponsor:  Larry Taylor (R)

Oppose strongly the A-F labels of schools.

Referred to Public Education 3/16/15

Pending in committee 4/14/15

Passed House committee 4/28/15

Passed House 5/15/15

Referred to Senate Education Committee 5/18/15

Passed Senate Committee 5/22/15

Passed Senate 5/25/15

Sent to Governor 6/1/15

Signed by the Governor 6/1/15

 

HB 3106 & SB 1825

Relating to the period of time allowed for appointment of a board of managers for a school district.  Extends the time that an unelected board runs a school district.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3106

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1825

HB 3106:  Dan Huberty (R) & Dade Phelan (R)

 

SB 1825: Brandon Creighton (R)

Oppose

HB 3106 referred to Public Education 3/23/15

Pending in committee 4/14/15

Passed House 5/7/15

Referred to Senate Education Committee 5/11/15

Passed Senate 5/24/15

House & Senate adopt conf. comm. Reports 5/31/15

Sent to Governor 6/1/15

Signed by the Governor 6/19/15

 

SB 1825 referred to Education 3/25/15

Pending in committee 4/23/15

HB 3145

Relating to the computation of dropout rates of a school district and the calculation of average daily attendance for funding purposes with respect to certain students 18 years of age or older.  Adds funding weight.  Excludes in-school over-age special education students from dropout calculations.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3145

Mary Gonzalez

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/23/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 1867

Relating to excluding certain adult students receiving special education services from computation of dropout and completion rates for purposes of public school accountability.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1867

Judith Zaffirini (D)

 

House sponsor:  Jimmie Don Aycock (R)

Support

Referred to Education 3/25/15

Passed committee 4/28/15

Intent Calendar 4/30/15

Passed House 5/4/15

Referred to House Public Education Committee 5/5/15

Passed Committee 5/19/15

Passed House 5/30/15

Sent to Governor 6/1/15

HB 3885

Relating to procedures for public school district and campus performance evaluations.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3885

Marsha Farney (R)

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/23/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 3886

Relating to assignment and appeal of public school district and campus performance ratings.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3886

Marsha Farney (R)

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/23/15

 

DEAD sine die.

 

 

SB 1868

Relating to public school accountability for bilingual education and English as a second language and other special language programs.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1868

SB 1868:  Judith Zaffirini

Support

Referred to Education 3/25/15

Pending in committee 4/21/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 3201

Relating to a federal waiver to allow the Texas Education Agency to administer annual assessment instruments based on modified achievement standards for certain public school students.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3201

Rick Miller (R)

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/23/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 3708

Relating to the use of the results of assessment instruments administered to public school students transferring from out-of-state schools.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3708

John Frullo (R)

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/19/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 4028 & SB 1200

Relating to the creation of a committee to recommend a new system of student assessment and public school accountability. (Cannot support unless it emphasizes that report must be grounded in credible research and that educators comprise the majority of committee.) 15 members:  to include at least 1 parent, 1 educator, 1 education in the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium, 1 member of business community, 1 member of civic community, a leader in student assessment, a leader in assessment research.  Governor appoints chair.

 

 

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB4028

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1200

 

HB 4018:  Dan Huberty (R) & Debbie Riddle (R)

 

SB 1200:  Larry Taylor

 

Coauthor:  Sylvia Garcia (D)

Oppose

HB 4028 referred to Public Education on 3/23/15

 

SB 1200 referred to Education 3/17/15

Passed committee 4/16/15

Passed Senate 4/30/15

Referred to Public Education Committee 5/4/15

Passed committee 5/21/15

 

DEAD sine die.

 

 

 

SB 149

Relating to the creation of individual graduation committees for certain high school students.

 

Note:  Allows students to receive a diploma without having to pass all five end-of-course exams, with certain criteria such as meeting the qualifications of an individual graduation committee (IGC).

 

Co-authors:  Sylvia Garcia (D), Don Huffines (R), Eddie Lucio (D), Jose Rodriguez (D), and Royce West (D)

 

House sponsor:  Dan Huberty (R)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB149

Kel Seliger (R)

Support

 

Referred to Education 1/27/15

Passed committee 3/11/15

Passed Senate 3/17/15

Referred to House Public Education Committee 4/2/15

Passed committee 4/7/15

Placed on Calendar 4/21/15

Passed House 4/29/15

Sent to Governor 4/30/15

Signed by Governor 5/11/15

SB 176

Relating to the Texas School Accountability Dashboard.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB176

Kel Seliger (R)

Support

Referred to Education 1/27/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 1431

Relating to promoting efficiency in school district administration by limiting, reducing, simplifying, or eliminating certain processes and procedures (includes a prohibition of field testing of assessment instruments).

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1431

Bob Hall (R)

Oppose

Referred to Education 3/18/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 312

Relating to a required report made to a public school student, parent, and teacher regarding the studentÕs performance on certain state-adopted or state-developed assessment instruments.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB312

Kel Seliger (R)

Support

Referred to Education 2/2/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 3746

Relating to the study of public education performance.  Creates an independent policy center called the Center for Performance Information for Public Education (CPIPE) that represents interests of Ōbusiness, finance, public policy, education and other interestsĶ as appropriate.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3746

Dwayne Bohac (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education 3/23/15

Pending in committee 4/21/15

Passed committee 5/5/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 2349

Relating to public school assessment, performance standards, and course requirements.  FHSP students are only required to take and pass EOC tests for the courses in which they enroll.  May take more than 3 courses at a junior college.  Repeal requirement to enroll 12th grade students in college prep courses for each failed EOC course.  Repeals the limitation on district testing to no more than 10% of the days that instruction is offered in any given year.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2349

Jimmie Don Aycock

 

Senate sponsor:  Lois Kolkhorst (R)

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/13/15

Passed committee 4/14/15

Passed House 5/11/15

Referred to Senate Education Committee 5/13/15

Passed Senate committee 5/22/15

Passed Senate 4/27/15

Sent to Governor 6/1/15

Signed by Governor 6/18/15

SB 452

Relating to administering the Texas Success Initiative assessment instrument to certain public school students (10th grade students; used only for diagnostic purposes; ARD committee would determine if appropriate for special education students)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB452

Kel Seliger (R)

Support

Referred to Education 2/9/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1227

Relating to eliminating the requirement that a school district assess the physical fitness of students.

 

Co-authors:  Cindy Burkett (R), Giovanni Capriglione (R), Larry Gonzales (R), Bryan Hughes (R), Kenneth Sheets (R), Gary VanDeaver (R), and Bill Zedler (R)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1227

Rodney Anderson (R),  Susan King (R), Dennis Bonnen (R), Dan Huberty (R), and Eddie Lucio (D)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education 3/3/15
Pending in committee 4/21/15

Passed committee 5/5/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 2792

Relating to access to certain information regarding the performance of public school campuses.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2792

 

 

 

Morgan Meyer (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education 3/16/15

 

DEAD sine die.

Class Size

 

 

 

 

HB 49

Relating to a requirement for school districts to report class size to the Texas Education Agency (each class, each grade level).

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB49

Mary Gonzalez (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 2/9/15

 

DEAD sine die

HB 51

Relating to limits on the size of certain classes in public schools (limit of 28 in grades 5-8).

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB51

Mary Gonzalez (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 2/9/15

 

DEAD sine die

HB 171

Relating to limits on the size of fifth grade classes in public schools (expands 22:1 class size ratio to grade 5).

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB171

Carol Alvarado (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 2/9/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 355

Relating to the creation of a task force to evaluate class size limits in public schools.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB355

Mary Gonzalez (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 2/12/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 515

Relating to the notice to the parent or other person having lawful control of a public school student concerning the studentÕs class performance and the size of the class.  Requires school districts to include class size information on report cards and failure notices.  Must specify the number of students enrolled in each of the studentÕs classes as of the last day of grading period.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB515

Joe Moody (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 2/16/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1023 & SB 1221

Relating to public school class size limits (K-4 average of 22:1).

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1023

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1221

 

 

HB 1023:  Jonathan Stickland (R)

 

SB 1221: Paul Bettencourt

Support

HB 1023 referred to Public Education 3/2/15

 

SB 1221 Referred to Education 3/17/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 3262

Relating to limits on class size at certain grade levels in public schools.  Would lower class size in K-4 to 17.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3262

Abel Herrero (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/17/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 73

Relating to limits on the size of prekindergarten classes in public schools (limits pre-k to 18 students).

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB73

Rodney Ellis (D)

Support

Referred to Education 1/26/15

 

DEAD sine die.

Teacher Quality

 

 

 

 

HB 1300

Relating to the required qualifications of persons admitted to educator preparation programs.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1300

Giovanni Capriglione (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education on 3/5/15

Pending in subcommittee 4/16/15
Passed committee 4/28/15

Passed House 5/12/15

Referred to Higher Education in Senate 5/14/15

Passed Senate committee 5/21/15

Passed Senate 5/22/15

Sent to Governor 5/25/15

Signed by the Governor 6/16/15

HB 387

Relating to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund for classroom teacher salary increases.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB387

Richard Raymond (D)

Support

Referred to Appropriations 2/12/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 893 & HB 2543

Relating to public school teacher performance appraisals, continuing education, professional development, career advancement, and compensation.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB893

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2543

SB 893:  Kel Seliger (R) & Donna Campbell (R)

 

HB 2543:  Marsha Farney (R)

Oppose

Referred to Education on 3/9/15

Passed committee 3/30/15

SB 893 passed by Senate 4/7/15

Referred to House Public Education Committee 4/30/15

 

HB 2543 referred to Public Education 3/16/15

Pending in committee 4/7/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 513

Relating to educator financial incentives and salary contingencies based on student performance on certain assessment instruments.  Would prohibit the use of student performance on state assessments from being used as a basis for strategic compensation, bonus pay, etc., for educators, unless that is done in compliance with federal funding requirements.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB513

Joe Moody (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 2/16/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 885 & HB 2225

Relating to bonuses for teachers who teach students who perform successfully on college advanced placement (3 or above) tests and international baccalaureate (4 or above).

(Note:  There is no research evidence that merit pay works for teachers or students.)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB885

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2225

SB 885:  Jose Rodriguez (D)

 

HB 2225:   Joe Deshotel (D)

Oppose

SB 885 referred to Education 3/4/15

 

HB 2225 referred to Public Education 3/14/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 2205

Relating to educator preparation programs, including the appointment of a member of the State Board for Educator Certification with experience and knowledge of alternative educator preparation programs.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2205

Myra Crownover (R), Gary VanDeaver (D), & Matt Schaefer (R)

 

Senate Sponsor:  Kel Seliger (R)  

Oppose

Referred to Public Education on 3/13/15

Pending in subcommittee 4/16/15

Passed committee 4/28/15

Passed House 5/15/15

Referred to Senate Higher Education Committee 5/18/15

Passed committee 5/22/15

Passed Senate 5/26/15

Sent to Governor 6/1/15

Signed by Governor 6/18/15

 

 

HB 810

Relating to employment of persons with professional qualifications as public school teachers. (Authorizes uncertified teachers for certain introductory courses.)

(Deprofessionalization of educators.)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB810

James White (R), Drew Springer (R), & Jason Isaac (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education 2/23/15

Pending in subcommittee 3/26/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 874

Relating to employment of persons with advanced degrees as public school teachers (Authorizes uncertified teachers in grades 7-12) (Deprofessionalization of educators.)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB874

Scott Sanford (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education 3/2/15

No action by subcommittee 4/16/15

 

DEAD sine die.

 

SB 159

Relating to certification requirements for teachers in bilingual education.

 

Co-authors:  Sylvia Garcia (D) & Royce West (D)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB159

Jose Rodriguez (D)

 

Support

Referred to Education 1/27/15

Passed committee 3/30/15

Passed Senate 4/1/15

Referred to House Public Education Committee 5/1/15

Passed Senate 4/1/15

Referred to Public Education Committee 5/1/15

Passed Committee 5/19/15

 

DEAD sine die

HB 218

Relating to certification requirements for teachers in bilingual education.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB218

Marisa Marquez (D), Joe Moody (D), & Mary Gonzalez

 

Senate sponsor:  Eddie Rodriquez (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 2/10/15

Passed committee 4/9/15

Sent to Calendars 4/17/15

Passed House 5/1/15

Referred to Senate Education Committee 5/7/15

Passed Senate Commmittee 5/13/15

Passed Senate 5/22/15

Sent to Governor 5/25/15

Signed by Governor 6/15/15

 

SB 168

Relating to temporary waiver of superintendent certification for employment of public school district superintendents.  (Note:  Deprofessionalization of educators.)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB168

Carlos Uresti (D)

 

House sponsor:  Joe Farias (D)

Oppose

Referred to Education 1/27/15

Passed committee 4/13/15

Placed on intent calendar 4/16/15

Passed Senate 4/20/15

Referred to House Public Education Committee 5/1/15

Passed House committee 5/21/15

Passed House 5/27/15

Sent to Governor 5/30/15

Signed by Governor 6/19/15

HB 1601

Relating to eligibility of certain school district employees for certification as a principal (removes certification). (Note:  Deprofessionalization of educators.)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1601

Richard Raymond (D) & Kyle Kacal (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education 3/9/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 2014

Relating to the authority of military personnel to obtain certification to teach career and technology education classes in public schools. (Note:  Deprofessionalization of educators.)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2014

Kenneth Sheets (R), Pat Fallon (R), Ryan Guillen (D), & Joe Moody (D)

 

Senate sponsor:  Van Taylor (R)

Cosponsor:  Jose Menendez (D)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education 3/11/15

Pending in subcommittee 4/16/15

Passed committee 4/27/15

Passed House 5/8/15

Referred to Vet Affairs & Military Installations committee 5/12/15

Passed committee 5/21/15

Passed Senate 5/25/15

Sent to Governor 5/27/15

Signed by Governor 6/17/15

Civil Rights

 

 

 

 

SB 711

Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying activities or lobbyists.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB711

Konni Burton (R)

Oppose

Referred to State Affairs, 3/2/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 1862

Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying activities or lobbyists.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1862

Konni Burton (R)

Oppose

Referred to State Affairs

Left pending in committee 5/4/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 3219

Relating to the use by a school district of public money for lobbying activities or lobbyists.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3219

Matt Shaheen (R)

Oppose

Referred to General Investigating & Ethics 3/24/15

Pending in committee 4/9/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1257

Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying activities or lobbyists—would prohibit school districts from expending any funds directly or indirectly to influence legislation. (Note:  This proposal is designed to KILL the Equity Center, TASA, TASB, TASSP, TAESP, etc.  A school official could not use school time, equipment, postage, etc. to mail a letter to a legislator.  Etc.)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1257

Matt Shaheen (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education 3/17/15

Pending in committee 4/9/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 3403

Relating to public school curriculum and textbooks.  (Note:  More micro-managing of curriculum and materials.  Obviously an ideological bill to dictate social studies curriculum.)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3403

Jeff Leach (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education 3/17/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HJR 16

Proposing a Constitutional amendment relating to the exclusive legislative duty support and maintain an efficient system of public schools.  It would bar the judiciary from interfering with or issuing a judgment or opinion regarding the legislatureÕs implementation of the general diffusion of knowledge provisions of the constitution.  (Note:  The checks and balances required in a democracy are no more when one branch is allowed to forbid another from doing its constitutional duty.)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HJR16

Matt Rinaldi (R), Jodie Laubenberg (R), Jim Murphy (R), Greg Bonnen (R), & Dwayne Bohac (R)

 

Coauthors:  Rodney Anderson (R), Pat Fallon (R), Bryan Hughes (R), Mark Keough (R), Jeff Leach (R), Morgan Meyer (R), Scott Sanford (R), Matt Schaefer (R), Stuart Spitzer (R), Jonathan Stickland (R), tony Tinderholt (R), & Bill Zedler (R)

Oppose 

Referred to Public Education 3/24/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 2450

Relating to the accreditation status and eligibility for funding under the Foundation School Program of a district that knowingly violates the Texas Constitution.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2450

Drew Springer (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education 3/13/15

 

DEAD sine die.

 

HB 3896

Relating to access to school textbooks.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3896

Sylvester Turner (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/23/15

Pending in committee 4/28/15

Passed committee 5/8/15

 

DEAD sine die

HJR 86

Proposing a Constitutional amendment authorizing elections for the recall of independent school district trustees.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HJR86

Rick Galindo III (R)

Oppose

Referred to Elections 3/9/15

Passed committee 4/16/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 1155

Relating to prohibition of certain regulations by a county, municipality, or other political subdivision.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1155

Bob Hall (R)

Oppose

Referred to State Affairs 3/17/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 3815

Relating to instruction in positive character traits in public schools.  Must integrate into TEKS and post a report on how it was done.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3815

Dwayne Bohac (R) & Phil Stephenson (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education 3/23/15

Pending in committee 4/28/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 3848 & SB 1842

Relating to removing the requirement for bilingual education special language programs for certain students of limited English proficiency.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB3848

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1842

Matt Rinaldi (R) &

 

Bob Hall (R)

Oppose

HB 3848 referred to Public Education 3/24/15

 

SB 1842 referred to Education 3/25/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 1748 & HB 429

Relating to the nonpartisan election of members to the State Board of Education

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1748

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB429

Chuy Hinojosa (D)

 

 & Donna Howard (D)

Support

SB 1748 referred to State Affairs 3/24/15

 

HB 429 referred to Elections 2/16/15

 

DEAD sine die.

Adequacy

 

 

 

 

HB 1

The General Appropriations Act appropriates approximately $209.4 billion for the FY2016-17 state fiscal biennium beginning Sept. 1, 2015.  General government receives $6.4 billion, an increase of 34.1 percent.  Total funding for health and human services is $77.2 billion, an increase of 4.4 percent.  Includes $78.4 billion for both public and higher education, a 5.7 percent increase.  Judiciary receives 4796.8 million, a 9.5 percent increase.  Public safety and criminal justice receives $12.4 billion, an increase of 6.9 percent.  Natural resources is funded at $4.4 billion, an 8.2 percent decrease.  Business and economic development is funded at $27.7 billion, an increase of 11 percent.  Regulatory functions are funded at $920.4 million, an increase of 17.3 percent.  The legislature is appropriate $385.5 million, an increase of 7.6 percent.

 

House Appropriations bill—to include an additional $2.2 billion of funding within the Foundation School Program for improving equity, reducing recapture, and increasing the state share of the FSP.

Senate Sponsor:  Jane Nelson

 

Note:  This budget bill increases the Basic Allotment by $100 to $5,140; the Equalized Wealth Level increases to $514,000.  This budget also includes new funding for IFA & NIFA for the first time since 2009 ($55.5 million for IFA and $47.5 million for NIFA.)  The Golden Penny Yield increases to $74.28 in the first year of the biennium, and $77.53 in the second year of the biennium.  An additional $200 million is included to address fractional funding issues (as described in HB 7).

 

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1

John Otto (R)

 

Senate sponsor:  Jane Nelson (R)

Oppose

 

School funding is neither adequate, nor equitable.

Referred to Appropriations 3/18/15

Passed committee 3/24/15

Passed House 4/1/15

Received by Senate 4/7/15

Referred to Senate Finance Committee 4/7/15

Passed by Senate Finance Committee 4/9/15

Passed Senate 4/14/15

Conferees appointed by House & Senate 4/23/15

Senate adopts conf. committee report 5/29/15

House adopts conf. committee report 5/29/15

Sent to Comptroller 6/1/15

Signed by Governor 6/20/15

Line Item Veto

HB 7

Relating to certain fiscal matters affecting governmental entities; reducing or affecting the amounts or rates of certain taxes, assessments, surcharges, and fees.

 

Note:  This bill was amended to include SB 945 (Larry Taylor) to address fractional funding issues.  This bill allows districts with 2007/08 compressed tax rates below $1.00 that have raised their adopted tax rates to adjust their compressed tax rates in order to compensate for being penalized in Tier I for their low 2007/08 compressed tax rate.  The change is optional and requires an application to the commissioner for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years, but will apply to all eligible districts in 2017-18.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB7

Drew Darby (R), John Otto (R), Donna Howard (D), Sylvester Turner (D), Andrew Murr (R)

 

Coauthor:  Giovanni Capriglione (R), Byron Cook (R), Larry Gonzalez (R), J. D. Sheffield (R), & Leighton Schubert

Oppose

Signed by the Governor 6/15/15

HJR 97

Proposing a Constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the controller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation unless the requirement is met.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HJR97

Donna Howard

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/23/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HJR 59

Proposing a Constitutional amendment to dedicate net revenue from the state lottery to support educational programs that benefit classroom teaching in the stateÕs public schools and to prohibit certain lottery advertisements.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HJR59

Richard Raymond (D)

Support

Referred to Appropriations 2/26/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 240

Relating to the stateÕs contribution to the financing of public education.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB240

Kirk Watson (D)

Support

Referred to Education 1/28/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1551

Relating to money distributed by the School Land Board to the available school fund or to the State Board of Education for investment in the permanent school fund.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1551

Donna Howard (D)

Greg Bonnen (R), & Linda Koop (R)

 

Senate sponsor:  Kelly Hancock (R)

Support

Referred to Appropriations 3/9/15

Passed committee 4/15/15

Passed House 5/7/15

Referred to Finance Committee in Senate 5/12/15

Passed committee 5/21/15

Passed Senate 5/26/15

Sent to Governor 5/29/15

Signed by Governor 6/17/15

 

HB 964

Relating to the calculation of the rollback tax rate of a school district.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB964

Donna Howard (D), Drew Darby (R), & Debbie Riddle (R)

Support

Referred to Ways and Means, 4/21/15

Pending in committee 4/21/15

Passed committee 5/1/15

Passed House 5/15/15

Referred to Senate Finance Committee 5/21/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 15

Relating to state tax reductions and the limit on appropriations from certain state tax revenue for a state fiscal biennium.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB15

Jane Nelson (R), Kevin Eltife (R), and Juan Hinojosa (D)

Oppose

Referred to Finance, 3/4/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SJR 3

Proposing a Constitutional amendment excepting certain appropriations for reducing state debt from the Constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SJR3

Jane Nelson (R), Kevin Eltife (R), and Juan Hinojosa (D)

Oppose

Referred to Finance 3/4/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 654

Relating to public school finance and the formation of school finance districts.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB654

Jimmie Don Aycock (R)

Support

Referred to Public Education, 2/19/15

 

DEAD sine die

 

HB 1759

Relating to the public school finance system.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1759

Jimmie Don Aycock (R), John Otto (R), & Marisa Marquez (D)

 

Coauthors:  Dustin Burrows (R), Giovanni Capriglione (R), Donna Howard (D), Bryan Hughes (R), Celia Israel (D), Jose Lozano (R), James White (R)

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/12/15

Pending in committee 4/14/15

Passed committee 4/21/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 2204

Relating to state support for assistance with payment of existing debt on certain bonds issued by school districts.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2204

Ed Thompson (R), Patricia Harless (R). & Dan Huberty (R)

 

Coauthors:  Wayne Faircloth (R). John Kuempel (R). J. D. Sheffield (R), James White (R), & Molly White (R)

Support

Left pending in House subcommittee 4/8/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 125

Relating to studying the cost of education index.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB125

Trey Martinez Fischer (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 2/11/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 243

Relating to the cost of education adjustment.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB243

 

Kirk Watson (D)

Support

Referred to Education 1/28/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1283

Relating to a proposition to approve the issuance of bonds or other debt.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1283

Ron Simmons (R), Mike Schofield (R), Dade Phelan (R), & Pat Fallon (R)

Oppose

Referred to Elections 3/3/15

Passed committee 4/16/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 114

Relating to the issuance of certain capital

appreciation bonds by political subdivisions.

 

Note:  This bill places new restrictions on the issuance of CABs such as providing notice to taxpayers of current and proposed debt, the use of unspent funds and various projects to be financed.  A CAB cannot be issued unless it has a maturity date of no more than 20 years; the governing body must receive a written estimate of the potential costs; and the governing body must determine there was no personal or financial relationship between the governing body and anyone associated with the bond issuance.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB114

Dan Flynn (R), Tony Dale (R), Matt Shaheen (R), Tan Parker (R), and Giovanni Capriglione (R)

 

Coauthor:  Greg Bonnen (R), Pat Fallon (R), James Frank (R), Craig Goldman (R), Bryan Hughes (R), Matt Krause (R), Rick Miller (R), Dade Phelan (R), Ron Simmons (R), Phil Stephenson (R), Tony Tinderholt (R), Molly White (R), & Bill Zedler (R)

 

Senate sponsor:  Juan Hinojosa (D)

 

Cosponsor:  Donna Campbell (R)

Oppose

Referred to Investments & Financial Services 2/12/15

Passed committee 4/9/15

Passed House 5/13/15

Referred to Senate Finance Committee 5/15/15

Passed committee 5/21/15

Passed Senate 5/28/15

Sent to Governor 5/30/15

Signed by the Governor 6/19/15

HB 506

Relating to the issuance of tax-supported bonds by certain school districts and increasing the tax rate limitation on the issuance of those bonds.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB506

Eddie Rodriguez (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 2/16/15

Passed committee 4/6/15

Sent to Calendars 4/16/15

Passed House 5/13/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 102 & HB 1182

Relating to ballot propositions authorizing political subdivisions to issue bonds.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB102

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1182

SB 102:  Chuy Hinojosa (D) & Charles Swertner (R)

 

HB 1182:  Mark Shaheen

Oppose

SB 102 referred to State Affairs 1/27/15

 

HB 1182 referred to Elections 3/3/15

Passed committee 4/16/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 103

Relating to a prohibition on the issuance of certain capital appreciation bonds by local governments.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB103

Chuy Hinojosa (D)

 

Coauthors:  Donna Campbell (R), & Charles Schwertner (R)

Oppose

Referred to Intergovernmental Relations 1/27/15

Pending in committee 5/4/15

 

DEAD sine die

SB 310

Relating to procedures and requirements for the issuance of certificates of obligation.

 

Co-author:  Lois Kolkhorst (R), Paul Bettencourt (R), & Don Huffines (R)

 

House Sponsor:  Craig Goldman (R)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB310

Donna Campbell (R)

Oppose

Referred to Intergovernmental Relations

Passed committee 5/8/15

Passed Senate 5/12/15

Referred to Investments & Financial Services 5/14/15

Passed committee 5/23/15

 

DEAD sine die.

 

 

SB 315

Relating to the issuance of tax-supported bonds by certain school districts and increasing the tax rate limitation on the issuance of those bonds.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB315

Chuy Hinojosa (D)

Support

Referred to Education 2/2/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 134

Relating to certain information included with ballot propositions for elections to authorize state and local general obligation bonds.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB134

David Simpson (R) & Jodie Laubenberg (R)

 

Coauthor:  Dustin Burrows (R), Angie Button (R), Pat Fallon (R), Celia Israel (D), Jeff Leach (R), Dade Phelan (R), Ron Reynolds (D), Matt Schaefer (R), Kenneth Sheets (R), Ron Simmons (R), Jon Stickland (R), Tony Tinderholt (R), James White (R)

Oppose

Referred to Elections 2/11/15

Passed committee 4/16/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 399

Relating to ballot propositions authorizing certain political subdivisions to issue debt obligations.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB399

Donna Campbell (R)

Oppose

Referred to State Affairs 2/2/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1378

Relating to annual financial reporting of debt information.

 

Note:  Requires school districts to provide annual, detailed reports of their debt, including the amount of all authorized debt obligations, principal and interest of outstanding debt, and the principal and interest required to pay the debt in full and on time.  Additionally, this reporting is limited to debts secured by ad valorem taxes, and it must be expressed as a total and per capita amount.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1378

Dan Flynn (R), Jim Murphy (R), Charles Anderson (R)

 

Coauthor:  Bill Zedler (R)

 

Senate sponsor:  Paul Bettencourt (R)

 

Cosponsor:  Van Taylor (R)

Oppose

Signed by Governor 6/18/15

HB 2765

Relating to property tax relief, the school facilities allotment and the existing debt allotment under the Foundation School Program.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2765

Eddie Lucio III (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/16/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 2852

Relating to municipal fees charged to public school districts for water and sewer service.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2852

Poncho Nevarez (D)

Support

Placed on House Calendars 5/12/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 2607

Relating to treatment under the school finance system for certain school districts of maintenance and operations revenue in excess of the local share requirement.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2607

Jose Lozano (R)

Support

Left pending in House committee 4/21/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 1357

Relating to treatment under the school finance system for certain school districts of maintenance and operations revenue in excess of the local share requirement.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1357

Juan Hinojosa (D)

Support

Referred to Education 3/18/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 256

Relating to use of compensatory education allotment funding to provide assistance with childcare to students at risk of dropping out of school.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB256

Donna Howard (D), Cindy Burkett (R), Marisa Marquez (D), Rick Galindo (R), & Joe Deshotel (D)

 

Coauthor:  Ryan Guillan (D)

 

Senate sponsor:  Larry Taylor (R)

Support

 

Referred to Public Education 2/11/15

Passed committee 3/3/15

Calendars 3/25/15

Passed House 5/1/15

Referred to Senate Education Committee 5/7/15

Pending in committee 5/12/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 2252 & SB 1570

Relating to the use of the compensatory education funds to fund developmental guidance and counseling programs.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2252

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1570

HB 2252:  Sylvester Turner (D)

 

SB 1570:   Eddie Lucio (D)

Support

HB 2252 referred to Public Education 3/13/15

 

SB 1570 referred to Education 3/23/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1474

Relating to the placement of money in the state instructional materials fund for public schools to use to purchase instructional materials.

 

Note:  This bill changes the Instructional Materials Allotment (IMA) from annual to biennial.  It requires the commissioner to establish allotment amounts based on enrollment the previous biennium.  Districts will receive the full amount of their IMA in the first year of the biennium.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1474

Gary VanDeaver (R), Ryan Guillen (D) & Diego Bernal (D)

 

Coauthors:  Dan Flynn (R) & J. D. Sheffield (R)

 

Senate sponsor:  Kevin Eltife (R)

Support

Signed by Governor 6/17/15

HB 645 &

HB 720 & SB 324

Relating to the small-sized district adjustment under the Foundation School Program.

 

(Co-authors of HB 645:  Charles Anderson (R), Dewayne Burns (R), Travis Clardy (R), Drew Darby (R), James Frank (R), Patricia Harless (R), Abel Herrero (D), Bryan Hughes (R), James Keffer (R), Phil King (R), Susan King (R). Chris Paddie (R), Larry Phillips (R), J. D. Sheffield (R), David Simpson (R), Drew Springer (R), Phil Stephenson (R), James White (R), and John Wray (R).)

 

 

(Co-authors of SB 324: Kevin Eltife (R) and Charles Perry (R).)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB645

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB720

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB324

Trent Ashby (R), Byron Cook (R), Ryan Guillan (D), Marsha Farney (R) and Gary VanDeaver (R) for HB 645  

 

 

James Frank (R) , Drew Springer (R), & Dennis Bonnen (R) for HB 720  &

 

Robert Nichols (R) for SB 324

Support

HB 645 referred to Public Education 2/23/15

 

HB 720 referred to Public Education 2/23/15

 

SB 324 referred to Education 2/2/15

 

DEAD sine die.

 

 

HB 666 &

HB 719

Relating to the small and mid-sized district adjustments under the Foundation School Program.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB666

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB719

HB 666:  Ken King (R)  

 

HB 719:  Ken King (R)

Oppose

HB 666 referred to Public Education 2/19/15

 

HB 719 referred to Public Education 2/23/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 802

Relating to the provision of a transportation allotment under the foundation school program based on the price of gasoline.

 

Co-authors:  Dustin Burrows (R)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB802

Ken King (R), Patricia Harless (R) & Drew Springer (R)

Support

Referred to Public Education 2/23/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1135

Relating to a transportation allotment for a school district transporting students to dual credit courses.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1135

Sergio Munoz (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/2/15

Pending in committee 4/14/15

Passed committee 5/5/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 925

Relating to the balance maintained in a school districtÕs general fund and associated requirements regarding the general fund.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB925

Ryan Guillen (D) & Helen Giddings (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 4/21/15

Pending in committee 4/21/15

 

DEAD sine die

HB 1157

Relating to funding for public school career and technology education programs.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1157

Carol Alvarado (D) & Donna Howard (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/3/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1163

Relating to the percentage of the annual distribution from the permanent school fund set aside for the state instructional materials fund.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1163

Gary VanDeaver (R) & Donna Howard (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/3/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SJR 1

Proposing a Constitutional amendment providing for an exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes of a portion of the market value of a residence homestead based on the median market value of all residence homesteads in the state.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SJR1

Jane Nelson (R), Paul Bettencourt (R), Brian Birdwell (R), Konni Burton (R), Donna Campbell (R), Brandon Creighton (R), Craig Estes (R), Troy Fraser (R), Bob Hall (R), Kelly Hancock (R), Don Huffines (R), Jean Huffman (R), Lois Kolkhorst (R), Eddie Lucio (D), Robert Nichols (R), Charles Perry (R), Charles Schwertner (R), Larry Taylor (R), Van Taylor (R), & Carlos Uresti (D)

 

House sponsor:  Dennis Bonnen (R)

 

Cosponsors:  Dwayne Bohac (R), Angie Button (R), Drew Darby (R), Yvonne Davis (D), Trey Martinez Fischer (D), Jim Murphy (R), Tan Parker (R), Drew Springer (R),  Chris Turner (D), & John Wray (R)

Oppose

Referred to Finance 2/24/15

Passed committee 3/23/15

Passed Senate 3/25/15

Referred to Ways & Means in House 5/5/15

Passed committee 5/21/15

Passed House 5/25/15

Senate concurs with House amendments 5/29/15

Filed with Secretary of State 6/1/15

 

HB 52

Relating to increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district from $15,000 to $45,000.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB52

Armando Martinez (D) & Cesar Blanco (D)

Support

Referred to Ways and Means, 2/9/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1001

Relating to the periodic evaluation of certain exemptions from property taxes and state taxes and the application of the sunset review process to those exemptions.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1001

Yvonne Davis (D)

Support

Referred to Ways and Means, 3/3/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 128

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of mineral interests having a value less than a certain amount.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB128

Craig Goldman (R)

Oppose

Referred to Ways and Means 2/9/15

Pending in committee 4/21/15

Passed committee 5/1/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 365 & SB 182

Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rates of certain taxing units.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB365

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB182

HB 365:  Gary Elkins (R) & Greg Bonnen (R)

 

SB 182:  Paul Bettencourt (R) &

 

Coauthor: Don Huffines (R)

Oppose

HB 365 referred to Ways and means, 2/12/15

 

SB 182 referred to Finance 1/27/15

Pending in committee 4/9/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 958 & SB 515

Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB958  

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB515

HB 958: Dwayne Bohac (R) & Gilbert Pena (R)

 

SB 515:  Paul Bettencourt (R), Brian Birdwell (R), Donna Campbell (R), Brandon Creighton (R), Kevin Eltife (R). Bob Hall (R). Lois Kolkorst (R), Robert Nichols (R), Charles Perry (R), Charles Schwertner (R), Larry Taylor (R), & Van Taylor (R)

Oppose

HB 958 referred to Ways and Means 2/23//15

 

SB 515 referred to Finance on 2/11/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 156

Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.

 

Co-authors:  Paul Bettencourt (R), Brandon Creighton (R) and Don Huffines (R)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB156

Robert Nichols (R)

 

Oppose

Referred to Finance 1/27/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 278

Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district and the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB278

Kirk Watson (D)

Support

Referred to Finance 1/28/15

Pending in committee 3/4/15

 

DEAD sine die

HJR 20

Proposing a Constitutional amendment to extend the number of days that certain tangible personal property to be transported outside of this state is exempt from ad valorem taxation.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HJR20

Dwayne Bohac (R)

Oppose

Referred to Ways and Means 3/12/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HJR 64

Proposing a Constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by research technology corporations created by public or private institutions.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HJR64

Gary Elkins (R)

 

Senate sponsor:  Paul Bettencourt (R)

Oppose

Referred to Government Transparency and Operation 3/9/15

Passed committee 3/25/15

Calendars 4/2/15

Passed House 4/28/15

Referred to Senate Natural Resources and Economic Development Committee 5/4/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HJR 71

Proposing a Constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HJR71

Dwayne Bohac (R) & Greg Bonnen (R)

Oppose

Referred to Ways and Means 3/2/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HJR 72 & SJR 28

Proposing a Constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HJR72

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SJR28

HJR 72: Dwayne Bohac (R) & Greg Bonnen (R)

 

SJR 28:  Paul Bettencourt (R). Brian Birdwell (R). Donna Campbell (R), Brandon Creighton (R), Craig Estes (R), Bob Hall (R), Lois Kolkhorst ¨, Robert Nichols (R), Charles Perry (R), Charles Schwertner (R), Larry Taylor (R), & Van Taylor (R)

Oppose

HJR 72 referred to Ways and Means 3/2/15

 

SJR 28 referred to Finance

 

DEAD sine die.

HJR 74

Proposing a Constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HJR74

Dwayne Bohac (R)

Oppose

Referred to Ways and Means, 3/2/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1518

Relating to the authority of the governing body of a taxing unit to adopt a local option residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the appraised value of an individualÕs residence homestead.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1518

Sylvester Turner (D)

Support

Referred to Ways and Means, 3/10/15

 

DEAD sine die

SJR 14

Proposing a Constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or less of the appraised value of the property.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SJR14

Robert Nichols (R)

 

Coauthors:  Paul Bettencourt (R), Brandon Creighton (R) & Don Huffines (R)

Oppose

Referred to Finance 2/2/15

 

DEAD sine die

SJR 20

Proposing a Constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SJR20

Kirk Watson (D)

 

House Sponsor:  Eddie Rodriguez (D)

Oppose

Referred to Finance 2/2/15

Pending in committee 3/4/15

Passed committee 4/27/15

Passed Senate 5/5/15

Referred to  House Ways & Means Committee 5/6/15

Passed House committee 5/21/15

 

DEAD sine die.

 

HB 1022

Relating to the eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of certain persons with a life estate in the homestead property.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1022

Joe Moody (D), Trey Martinez Fischer (D), & Greg Bonnen (R)

 

Senate sponsor:  Jose Rodriguez (D)

Support

Referred to Ways and Means, 3/2/15

Passed committee 4/9/15

Calendars 4/14/15

Passed House 4/28/15

Referred to Senate Finance Committee 5/4/15

Passed committee 5/14/15

Passed Senate 5/20/15

Sent to Governor 5/22/15

Signed by Governor 6/10/15

HB 1519

Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district and the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1519

Sylvester Turner (D)

Oppose

Referred to Ways and Means 3/10/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 593

Relating to the award of attorneyÕs fees in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB593

Kirk Watson (D)

 

House sponsor:  Drew Darby  (R)

Support

Referred to Finance 2/23/15

Passed committee 4/22/15

Intent Calendar 4/28/15

Passed Senate 5/4/15

Referred to House Ways & Means Committee 5/5/15

Passed committee 5/14/15

Passed House 5/26/15

Sent to the Governor 6/1/15

Signed by Governor 6/20/15

SB 7

Relating to decreasing the rates of the franchise tax

 

 

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB7

Jane Nelson (R), Paul Bettencourt (R), Brian Birdwell (R), Donna Campbell (R), Brandon Creighton (R), Craig Estes (R), Troy Fraser (R), Bob Hall (R), Kelly Hancock (R), Juan Hinojosa (D, Don Huffines (R), Joan Huffman (R), Lois Kolkhorst (R), Eddie Lucio (D), Charles Perry (R), Charles Schwertner (R), Larry Taylor (R), Van Taylor (R), Carlos Uresti (D), & Royce West (D)

Oppose

Referred to Finance 2/24/15

Passed committee 3/23/15

Passed Senate 3/25/15

Referred to House Ways & Means 5/5/15

Pending in committee 5/12/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 8

Relating to the total revenue exemption for the franchise tax.

 

Authors:  Paul Bettencourt, Brian Birdwell, Konni Burton, Donna Campbell, Brandon Creighton, Kevin Eltife, Craig Estes, Troy Fraser, Bob Hall, Kelly Hancock, Juan Hinojosa, Don Huffines, Joan Huffman, Lois Kolkhorst, Eddie Lucio, Jr., Jane Nelson, Robert Nichols, Charles Perry, Kel Seliger, Larry Taylor, Van Taylor, Carlos Uresti.

 

Coauthor:  Royce West (D)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB8

Charles Schwertner (R)

Oppose

Referred to Finance 2/24/15

Passed committee 3/17/15

Passed Senate 3/25/15

Referred to House Ways & Means 5/5/15

 

DEAD sine die.

 

HB 250 & HB 552

Relating to the phaseout and repeal (2020) of the business franchise tax.

 

HB 250 co-author: Jim Murphy

 

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB250

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB552

HB 250:  Jeff Leach (R)

 

HB 552:  Dan Huberty (R) & Will Metcalf (R)

Oppose

HB 250 referred to Ways and Means, 2/11/15

 

HB 552 referred to Ways and Means 2/18/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 321

A bill relating to the repeal of the franchise tax on Jan. 1, 2017.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB321

Mark Keough (R), Matt Rinaldi (R), & Tony Tinderholt (R)

 

Coauthor:  Jim Murphy (R)

Oppose

Referred to Ways and Means 2/11/15

 

DEAD sine  die.

HB 358

Relating to the inclusion of the costs of accepting credit and debit cards in the costs of goods sold for purposes of computing the franchise tax.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB358

Angie Button (R), Joe Deshotel (D), John Kuempel (R), & Ken King (R)

 

Coauthor:  James White (D)

Oppose

Referred to Ways and Means 2/12/15

 

DEAD sine die

HB 79

Relating to exemptions from the sales and use tax and the franchise tax for certain businesses during an initial period of operation in the state.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB79

Ryan Guillen (D)

Oppose

Referred to Ways and Means 2/9/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 668

Relating to the franchise tax liability of certain taxable entities.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB668

Marsha Farney (R)

Oppose

Referred to Ways and Means 2/19/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 722

Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities offering internships to certain high school students.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB722

Travis Clardy (R)

Oppose

Referred to Ways and Means 2/23/15

Pending in committee 5/5/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1047 & SB 1248

Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that employ certain students in certain paid internships or similar programs.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1047

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1248

HB 1047: Paul Workman (R), Tan Parker (R), & Drew Darby (R)

 

SB 1248: Royce West (D

Oppose

HB 1047 referred to Ways and Means 3/4/15

 

SB 1248 referred to Finance 3/17/15

Pending in committee 4/22/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 850

Relating to the repeal of the franchise tax.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB850

Craig Goldman (R)

Coauthor:  Jim Murphy (R)

Oppose

Referred to Ways and Means 3/2/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1134 & SB 331

Relating to the use of certain surplus state revenue to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1134  

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB331

HB 1134: Will Metcalf (R)  

 

SB 331: Brandon Creighton (R)

Oppose

HB 1134 referred to Appropriations 3/3/15

 

SB 331 referred to Ways and Means 3/3/15

Pending in committee 3/4/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1152 & SB 138

Relating to the phaseout and repeal of the franchise tax.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1152

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB138

HB 1152: Scott Turner (R), Jim Murphy (R), & Matt Shaheen (R)

 

Coauthor:  James White (R)

 

SB 138: Charles Perry (R)

Oppose

HB 1152 referred to Ways and Means 3/3/15

 

SB 138 referred to Finance 1/27/15

Pending in committee 3/4/15

 

DEAD sine die.

 

 

 

 

HB 1314

Relating to the phaseout and repeal of the franchise tax.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1314

Dwayne Bohac (R)

Oppose

Referred to Ways and Means 3/5/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1315

Relating to temporary permissive alternate rates for the franchise tax.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1315

Dwayne Bohac (R)

Oppose

Referred to Ways and Means 3/5/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 32

Relating to decreasing the rates of the franchise tax.

 

Authors:  Dennis Bonnen (R), Jim Murphy (R), Tan Parker (R), Rene Oliveira (D), & Ron Simmons (R)

Coauthors:  Rodney Anderson (R), Trent Ashby (R), Dewayne Bohac (R), Greg Bonnen (R), Dewayne Burns (R), Giovanni Capriglione (R), Byron Cook (R), Cryier, Pat Fallon (R), Dan Flynn (R), James Frank (R), Craig Goldman ¨, Bobby Guerra (D), Ryan Guillen (D), Dan Huberty (R), Mark Keough (R), Phil King (R), Linda Koop (R), Matt Krause (R), Brooks Landgraf (R), Jeff Leach (R), Will Metcalf (R), Morgan Meyer (R), Doug Miller (R), Andrew Murr (R), Chris Paddie (R, Gilbert Pena (R), Scott Sanford (R), Schubert, J. D. Sheffield (R), Drew Springer (R), Ed Thompson (R), Scott Turner (R), Gary VanDeaver (D, Jason Villaba (R), James White (R), Paul Workman (R), John Wray (R), Bill Zedler (R), & John Zerwas (R)

 

Senate Sponsor:  Jane Nelson (R)

Cosponsors:  Paul Bettencourt (R), Bob Hall (R), Kelly Hancock (R), & Van Taylor (R).

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB32  

See left.

Oppose

Referred to Ways and Means 3/5/15

Passed committee 4/16/15

Passed House 4/29/15

Referred to Senate Finance Committee 5/6/15

Passed committee 5/21/14

Passed Senate 5/28/15

Sent to Governor 6/1/15

Signed by Governor 6/15/15

 

HJR 19

Proposing a Constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a rate of the franchise tax to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HJR19

Morgan Meyer (R)

Oppose

Referred to Ways and Means 3/23/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 52

Relating to the computation of the franchise tax.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB52

Jane Nelson (R)

 

Coauthors:  Paul Bettencourt (R), & Robert Nichols (R)

Oppose

Referred to Finance 1/26/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 134

Relating to the total revenue exemption for the franchise tax.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB134

Charles Schwertner (R)

Oppose

Referred to Finance 1/27/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 186

Relating to the franchise tax and alternate revenue sources and spending priorities for this state.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB186

Brandon Creighton (R)

Oppose

Referred to Finance 1/27/15

Pending in committee 3/4/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 330

Relating to the computation of the franchise tax.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB330

Brandon Creighton (R)

Oppose

Referred to Finance 2/2/15

Pending in committee 3/4/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 2506

Relating to an exemption of certain tangible personal property related to medical data centers from the sales and use tax.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2506

Tan Parker (R)

Oppose

Referred to Ways and Means 3/16/15

Passed committee 4/9/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 129

Relating to the allocation to the state highway fund of revenue from taxes imposed on the sale, rental, or use of motor vehicles and other taxes imposed on motor vehicles. (Currently 25% goes to the Foundation School Fund and 75% to the stateÕs general revenue.)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB129

Craig Goldman (R)

Oppose

Referred to Transportation

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 395

Relating to the rates of the state motor fuel taxes and to the use of additional revenue derived from those taxes. (Would raise tax rates on motor fuels, but maintain custom of allocating 25% to Foundation School Program.)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB395

Ruth Jones McClendon      (D)

Support

Referred to Ways and Means, 2/19/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 992

Relating to certain fees deposited to the credit of the state highway fund.

 

Coauthors:  Pat Fallon (R), Marsha Farney (R), Trey Martinez Fischer (D), Jose Lozano (R), Joe Moody (D), & Tan Parker (R)

Senate sponsor:  Larry Taylor (R)

Cosponsor:  Juan Hinojosa (D)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB992

HB 992: Dennis Bonnen (R). Trey Martinez Fischer (D), Greg Bonnen (R), Sergio Munoz, Jr. (D), & Rick Miller (R)

Oppose

HB 992 referred to Ways and Means 3/2/15

Passed committee 4/2/15

Calendars 4/14/15

Passed House 4/24/15

Referred to Senate Finance Committee 5/6/15

Passed committee 5/14/15

Passed Senate 5/24/15

Sent to Governor 5/27/15

Signed by Governor 6/17/15

 

 

 

 

HB 399

Relating to taxes wholly or partly deposited to the credit of the state highway fund. (Would eliminate any allocation to Foundation School Program.)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB399

Patricia Harless (R)

 

Coauthor:  J. D. Sheffield (R)

Oppose

Referred to Transportation 3/18/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 469

Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue.

 

Coauthors:  Mark Keough (R), Brooks Landfraf (R), J. D. Sheffield (R), & John Wray (R)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB469

Will Metcalf (R)

Oppose

Referred to Transportation 3/18/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HJR 48

Proposing a Constitutional amendment limiting the permissible uses of the state highway fund, including further limiting the use of additional tax and fee revenue attributable to changes to certain state taxes and fees.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HJR48

Patricia Harless (R)

 

Coauthor:  J. D. Sheffield

Oppose

Referred to Transportation 3/18/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 184

Relating to state highway funds.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB184

Charles Schwertner (R)

Oppose

Referred to Finance 1/27/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 351

Relating to the exemption from the sales tax for certain school art supplies during limited periods.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB351

Helen Giddings (D)

Support

Referred to Ways and Means 2/12/15

Pending in Committee 4/7/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1261

Relating to the comptrollerÕs report on the effect of certain tax provisions.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1261

Susan King (R)

 

Senate sponsor:  Carlos Uresti (D)

Support

Referred to Ways and Means 3/3/15

Passed committee 4/2/15

Calendars 4/6/15

Passed House 4/23/15

Referred to Senate Finance Committee 5/7/15

Passed committee 5/14/15

Passed Senate 5/20/15

Sent to Governor 5/22/15

Signed by Governor 6/10/15

HB 1697

Relating to the limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1697

Giovanni Capriglione (R)

 

Coauthor:  Rick Miller (R)

Oppose

Referred to Appropriations

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 2981 &

SB 9

Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations.

 

SB 9 co-authors:  Paul Bettencourt (R), Brian Birdwell (R), Donna Campbell (R), Brandon Creighton (R), Craig Estes (R)l Bob Hall (R), Larry Taylor (R), and Van Taylor (R)

 

House sponsors:  John Otto (R), Greg Bonnen (R), Trent Ashby (R), Cindy Burkett (R), Larry Gonzales (R)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2981

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB9

HB 2981:  Mike Schofield (R)

 

SB 9:  Kelly Hancock (R)

 

Oppose

HB 2981 referred to Appropriations 3/16/15

 

SB 9 referred to Finance on 3/10/15

Passed committee on 4/7/15

Passed Senate 4/9/15

Referred to House Appropriations Committee 5/5/15

Passed committee 5/22/15

Passed House 5/27/15

Conferees appointed 5/28/15

 

DEAD sine die.

 

SJR 15

Proposing a Constitutional amendment prescribing the purposes for which revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, certain motor vehicle-related taxes, and certain revenues may be used.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SJR15

Charles Schwertner (R)

Oppose

Referred to Finance 2/2/15

 

DEAD sine die

Taxpayer Equity

 

 

 

 

SB 556

Relating to a comprehensive review by the Texas Education Agency of weights, allotments, and adjustments under the public school finance system.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB556

Sylvia Garcia (D)

Support

Referred to Education 2/18/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 595

Relating to the equalized wealth level, basic allotment, local share, and guaranteed yield under the public school finance system.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB595

Kirk Watson (D)

Support

Referred to Education 2/23/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 246

Relating to the basic allotment and the equalized wealth level under the Foundation School Program.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB246

Kirk Watson (D)

Support

Referred to Education 1/28/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 247

Relating to the equalized wealth level and the guaranteed yield under the public school finance system.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB247 

Kirk Watson (D)

Support

Referred to Education 1/28/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 945

Relating to the repeal of provisions requiring school districts to reduce their wealth per student to the equalized wealth level.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB945

Matt Rinaldi (R) & Mark Keough (R)

 

Coauthors:  Brooks Landgraf (R), Jodie Laubenberg (R), Jeff Leach (R), Dennis Paul (R), & Matt Shaheen (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education 3/2/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1478

Relating to a limitation on the amount of school property tax revenue that is subject to recapture under the public school finance system.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1478

Morgan Meyer (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1479

Relating to the equalized wealth level and the guaranteed yield under the school finance system.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1479

Morgan Meyer (R)

Oppose

Referred to Public Education

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 2026

Relating to the calculation of the number of students in weighted daily attendance for purposes of the public school finance system.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2026

Marisa Marquez (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/11/15

 

DEAD sine die.

SB 161

Relating to the bilingual education allotment provided under the public school finance system; increases the weight for bilingual or ESL in the FSP from 0.10 to 0.25.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB161

Jose Rodriguez (D)

 

Coauthors:  Sylvia Garcia (D) & Royce West (D)

Support

Referred to Education 1/27/15

Pending in committee 4/28/15

Passed committee 5/5/15

Passed Senate 5/11/15

Referred to House Education Committee 5/14/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1461

Relating to the bilingual education allotment provided under the public school finance system (Raises weight to 0.25.)

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1461

Eddie Lucio III (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/4/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1711

Relating to doubling the compensatory education and bilingual education weights.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1711

Rene Oliveira (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/12/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 1305

Relating to a program to provide a free or reduced-price breakfast to eligible students attending a public school and the method of determining the number of educationally disadvantaged students.

 

Note:  This bill allows school districts to include students receiving locally funded free or reduced-price meals in their calculation of economically disadvantaged students, generating additional compensatory education funding beginning with the 2016-17 school year.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1305

Greg Bonnen (R) & Dennis Paul (R)

 

Senate sponsor:  Larry Taylor (R)

Support

Signed by Governor 6/20/15

HB 1713

Relating to the establishment of a technology allotment for public schools ($15 per ADA per year).

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB1713

Donna Howard (D)

Support

Referred to Public Education 3/12/15

 

DEAD sine die.

HB 2164

Relating to the applicability of certain unfunded mandates.

 

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2164

James White (R)

Support

Referred to Government Transparency & Operation 3/16/15

Pending in committee 4/15/15

Passed committee 4/22/15

 

DEAD sine die.