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TxSER 86th Texas Legislature Current Bill Watch List

Check back here weekly for status updates including newly filed bills added to our list, important upcoming hearings and floor votes.

Number of Bills: 39

86(R) HB 43 Author: Hinojosa Last Action11/12/2018 H Filed Caption: Relating to the admission policy of an open-enrollment charter school. Comment: No discrimination based on disciplinary history

86(R) HB 65 Author: Johnson, Eric Last Action11/12/2018 H Filed Caption: Relating to reporting information regarding public school disciplinary actions. Comment: Adds out of school suspensions

86(R) HB 108 Author: González, Mary Last Action11/12/2018 H Filed Caption: Relating to establishing a pilot program under which public schools may use a digital portfolio method to assess student performance in grades three through eight for purposes of accountability and qualification for promotion. Comment: pilot student portfolio

86(R) HB 116Author: González, Mary Last Action11/12/2018 H Filed Caption: Relating to improving training and staff development for primary and secondary educators to enable them to more effectively serve all students. Comment: Teacher Prep

86(R) HB 124Author: González, MaryLast Action11/12/2018 H FiledCaption: Relating to the applicability of educator certification and assignment requirements to school districts of innovation.Comment:Certification requirements for DoIs

86(R) HB 142Author: Moody Last Action11/12/2018 H Filed Caption:Relating to a notice of educational rights and recovery by school districts and open-enrollment charter schools of costs for certain student evaluations .Comment:8.5% Cap Parent Rights & District Cost Recovery

86(R) HB 165Author: Bernal Last Action11/12/2018 H Filed Caption:Relating to providing for endorsements for public high school students enrolled in special education programs. Comment:SPED Endorsements

86(R) HB 239Author: Farrar Last Action11/12/2018 H Filed Caption:Relating to social work services in public schools.Comment:Social work services in schools

86(R) HB 348Author: Nevárez Last Action11/14/2018 H Filed Caption: Relating to a salary bonus for a public school teacher who completes certain autism training. Comment: autism "training" bonus

86(R) HB 414Author: Flynn Last Action11/28/2018 H Filed Caption: Relating to a defense to prosecution for and the civil liability of an educator who uses force to protect the educator's person, students of the school, or property of the school and the suspension of a student who assaults an employee of a school. Comment: Flynn Teacher justification of force

86(R) HB 571Author: Hinojosa Last Action12/18/2018 H Filed Caption: Relating to rules and policies of the Texas Education Agency regarding public involvement, complaints, negotiated rulemaking, alternative dispute resolution, and advisory committees. Comment: Public involvement

86(R) HB 736Author: Landgraf Last Action01/10/2019 H Filed Caption: Relating to eliminating the requirement to use public school assessment instruments as a criterion for promotion or graduation or to make certain accountability determinations. Comment: Eliminates accountability for student performance

86(R) HB 822Author: Parker Last Action01/15/2019 H Filed Caption: Relating to addressing adverse childhood experiences and developing a strategic plan to address those experiences. Comment: "adverse childhood experiences!"

86(R) HB 873Author: Allen Last Action01/17/2019 H Filed Caption: Relating to behavior improvement plans and behavioral intervention plans for certain public school students and notification requirements regarding certain behavior management techniques. Comment: BIP bill!

86(R) HB 875Author: Allen Last Action01/17/2019 H Filed Caption: Relating to requiring a school district or open-enrollment charter school to report data regarding restraints administered to, complaints filed against, citations issued to, and arrests made of students. Comment: Data collection restraints, complaints etc.

86(R) HB 876Author: Allen Last Action01/17/2019 H Filed Caption: Relating to the model training curriculum and required training for school district peace officers and school resource officers. Comment: Eliminates min. pop. requirement for training

86(R) HB 906Author: Thompson, Senfronia Last Action01/17/2019 H Filed Caption: Relating to the establishment of a collaborative task force to study certain public school mental health services. Comment: Mental health task force

86(R) HB 965Author: González, Mary Last Action01/22/2019 H Filed Caption: Relating to updating references to certain former health services state agencies and certain terms used to describe persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the Education Code. Comment: Code language updates

86(R) HB 1069 Author: Price, Last Action 01/24/2019 H Filed Caption: Relating to consideration of the mental health of public school students in training requirements for certain school employees, curriculum requirements, counseling programs, educational programs, state and regional programs and services, and health care services for students and to mental health first aid program training and reporting regarding local mental health authority and school district personnel. Comment: Some good stuff in here.

86(R) HB 1075Author: González, Mary Last Action01/25/2019 H Filed Caption: Relating to payments to school districts for certain special education evaluations. Comment: $1k/eval paid by TEA from "funds available"

86(R) HB 1093Author: Moody Last Action01/25/2019 H Filed Caption: Relating to the limitation period for filing a complaint and requesting a special education impartial due process hearing. Comment: SPED DP not less than 2 yr time limit

86(R) HB 1161 Author: Johnson, Jarvis Last Action: 01/29/2019 H Filed Caption: Relating to a grant available to school districts to provide services to students residing in care and treatment facilities and residential placement facilities. Comment: Grants for out of district placement costs.

86(R) HB 1199 Author: Miller Last Action: 01/30/2019 H Filed Caption: Relating to public school compliance with dyslexia screening and testing requirements. Comment: Check for screening compliance

86(R) HB 1276 Author: Rosenthal Last Action 02/01/2019 H Filed Caption: Relating to the assignment of a public school student to an uncertified teacher. Comment: Assignment to unlicensed SPED teacher?

86(R) HB 1295 Author: Davis, Sarah Last Action 02/01/2019 H Filed Caption: Relating to early childhood intervention and rehabilitative and habilitative services. Comment: ECI bill

86(R) HB 1335 Author: Price Last Action 02/04/2019 H Filed Caption: Relating to the establishment of school-based behavioral health centers by school districts and a grant program administered by the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission for the operation of those centers. Comment: Permits districts to establish/ HHSC grants

86(R) HB 1386 Author: Thompson, Senfronia Last Action 02/05/2019 H Filed Caption: Relating to training and development activities for persons who may interact with an individual with autism or other pervasive developmental disorder. Comment: Training staff (including school) "may" interact

86(R) HB 1413 Author: González, Mary Last Action 02/05/2019 H Filed Caption: Relating to the language acquisition of children eight years of age or younger who are deaf or hard of hearing. Comment: detailed report on language acquisition for D/HI

86(R) HB 1453Author: Bernal Last Action02/06/2019 H Filed Caption: Relating to updating requirements for special education training and the make up of the SBEC Board.Comment:Teacher training course + SBEC

86(R) SB 1Author: Nelson Last Action02/14/2019 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . . Caption: General Appropriations Bill. Comment:$$$$$

86(R) SB 3Author: Nelson | et al. Last Action01/15/2019 S Filed Caption: Relating to additional funding to school districts for classroom teacher salaries. Comment: $5000 teacher allotment

86(R) SB 100Author: Menéndez Last Action11/12/2018 S Filed Caption: Relating to the appointment of foster parents and other qualified persons to serve as educational decision-makers for certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. Comment: Decision Makers for SWDs in Foster Care

86(R) SB 139Author: Rodríguez Last Action11/12/2018 S Filed Caption: Relating to a notice of educational rights and recovery by school districts and open-enrollment charter schools of costs for certain student evaluations. Comment: 8.5% Cap Parent Rights & District Cost Recovery

86(R) SB 209Author: Rodríguez Last Action11/20/2018 S Filed Caption: Relating to social work services in public schools. Comment: Social work services companion

86(R) SB 293Author: Lucio Last Action01/03/2019 S Filed Caption: Relating to improving training and staff development for primary and secondary educators to enable them to more effectively serve all students. Comment: Teacher Prep (Companion)

86(R) SB 522Author: Zaffirini Last Action01/29/2019 S Filed Caption: Relating to the development of an individualized education program for a public school student with a visual impairment. Comment:VI Braille instruction "Functionally blind"

86(R) SB 656Author: Zaffirini Last Action02/05/2019 S Filed Caption: Relating to the transition and employment guide for public school students enrolled in a special education program. Comment:Adds financial literacy to transition guide

86(R) SB 664Author: Menéndez Last Action02/05/2019 S Filed Caption: Relating to behavior improvement plans and behavioral intervention plans for certain public school students and notification requirements regarding certain behavior management techniques. Comment:BIP companion bill

86(R) SB 712Author: Lucio Last Action02/08/2019 S Filed Caption:Relating to prohibiting the use of certain behavioral interventions on students enrolled in public school who receive special education services. Comment: Anti-Aversives bill

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