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A look at some education-related Senate bills already passed by the Legislature

Teach the Vote
Teach the Vote

Date Posted: 5/22/2013 | Author: Jennifer Mitchell, CAE

As of noon today (Wednesday), these Senate bills have been approved by both the Senate and House: SB 17 Author: Patrick, Dan(R) Sponsor: Fletcher, Allen(R) Relating to the training in school safety of certain employees of a school district or an open-enrollment charter school authorized to carry a concealed handgun on school premises. SB 119 Author: Rodriguez, Jose(D) Sponsor: Marquez, Marisa(D) Relating to the operation of special student recovery programs by certain school districts. SB 122 Author: Rodriguez, Jose(D) Sponsor: Marquez, Marisa(D) Relating to the removal from office of a member of the board of trustees of an independent school district. SB 123 Author: Rodriguez, Jose(D) Sponsor: Marquez, Marisa(D) Relating to the authority of the commissioner of education to issue subpoenas and conduct accreditation investigations. SB 172 Author: Carona, John(R) Sponsor: Ratliff, Bennett(R) Relating to diagnosing the reading development and comprehension of public school kindergarten students. SB 260 Author: Davis, Wendy(D) Sponsor: Stickland, Jonathan(R) Relating to the absence of a student from school to visit with a parent or guardian who will be or has been deployed on military duty. SB 286 Author: Hinojosa, Chuy(D) Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg(R) Relating to a home loan program operated by the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation. SB 376 Author: Lucio, Eddie(D) Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie(D) Relating to breakfast for certain public school students. SB 377 Author: Lucio, Eddie(D) Sponsor: Gonzalez, Mary(D) Relating to considering the performance of certain students on state assessment instruments in evaluating school district and campus performance. SB 435 Author: Duncan, Robert(R) Sponsor: Cortez, Philip(D) Relating to the payment of tuition for public high school students who participate in college credit programs. SB 542 Author: Watson, Kirk(D) Sponsor: Allen, Alma(D) Relating to alternative dispute resolution methods regarding educational services for students with disabilities, including individualized education program facilitation. SB 553 Author: Uresti, Carlos(D) Sponsor: Johnson, Eric(D) Relating to certain high school students serving as early voting clerks in an election. SB 620 Author: Van de Putte, Leticia(D) Sponsor: Allen, Alma(D) Relating to student loan repayment assistance for speech-language pathologists or audiologists employed by a public school or as faculty members of certain graduate programs at public institutions of higher education. SB 715 Author: Lucio, Eddie(D) Sponsor: Farney, Marsha(R) Relating to use of consistent terminology to refer to school counselors in the Education Code. SB 758 Author: Williams, Tommy(R) Sponsor: Pitts, Jim(R) Relating to the established schedule of payments from the foundation school fund of the yearly entitlement of certain school districts. SB 816 Author: Hegar, Glenn(R) Sponsor: Huberty, Dan(R) Relating to the date by which a school district must complete a report of an initial evaluation of a student for special education services. SB 833 Author: Davis, Wendy(D) Sponsor: Dukes, Dawnna(D) Relating to the aggregation of data in the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) regarding public school students in foster care. SB 860 Author: Lucio, Eddie(D) Sponsor: Farney, Marsha(R) Relating to the provision of career and technology education courses in certain partnership programs to provide high school dropout recovery. SB 914 Author: Lucio, Eddie(D) Sponsor: Ratliff, Bennett(R) Relating to a behavior improvement plan adopted for certain students with an individualized education program. SB 1142 Author: Duncan, Robert(R) Sponsor: Davis, John(R) Relating to an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school pilot program for adults 19 to 50 years of age. SB 1406 Author: Patrick, Dan(R) Sponsor: Toth, Steve(R) Relating to State Board of Education oversight of regional education service center services and products concerning student curriculum. SB 1474 Author: Duncan, Robert(R) Sponsor: Allen, Alma(D) Relating to the adoption of major curriculum initiatives by a school district. SB 1538 Author: Van de Putte, Leticia(D) Sponsor: Farney, Marsha(R) Relating to evaluating the performance, including computing dropout and completion rates, of public schools, including schools designated as dropout recovery schools and residential facilities. SB 1541 Author: Van de Putte, Leticia(D) Sponsor: Allen, Alma(D) Relating to discipline of public school students by school bus drivers. SB 1556 Author: Seliger, Kel(R) Sponsor: Davis, John(R) Relating to the establishment of the School Safety Advisory Council and School Safety Certification Program SB 1857 Author: Estes, Craig(R) Sponsor: Geren, Charlie(R) Relating to the training of certain qualified handgun instructors to conduct school safety training.


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