Education Legislation Status

More than 100 education-related bills were passed during the regular session of 83rd Texas Legislature. Most of those were signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry. The following list provides information about education-related bills.

NOTE: To view the final version of the bill (including all agreed revisions from the House and Senate), click on the bill number and review the "ENROLLED" version. Earlier versions will not be reflective of the final version sent to the Governor for final action.

To see all legislation introduced during the 83rd regular session or to search for a specific bill, visit Texas Legislature Online.

 Legislation

Authors

Description

Last Action

HB 5   

Aycock, Jimmie Don(R)

Relating to public school accountability, including assessment, and curriculum requirements.

Signed by the Governor (various effective dates)

Patrick, Dan(R)

HB 10

Pitts, Jim(R)

Relating to making emergency supplemental appropriations and providing direction and transfer authority regarding certain appropriations.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 3-13-13)

Williams, Tommy(R)

HB 217

Alvarado, Carol(D)

Relating to the types of beverages that may be sold to students on public school campuses.

Vetoed

Uresti, Carlos(D)

HB 308

Bohac, Dwayne(R)

Relating to a school district's recognition of and education regarding traditional winter celebrations.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 9-1-13)

Nichols, Robert(R)

HB 343

Marquez, Marisa(D)

Relating to the filing of financial disclosure statements by trustees of an independent school district.

Signed by the Governor

Rodriguez, Jose(D)

HB 347

Pitts, Jim(R)

Relating to prohibiting using a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle on school property.

Signed by the Governor

Nichols, Robert(R)

HB 376

Strama, Mark(D)

Relating to the regulation of child-care providers by the Texas Workforce Commission and local workforce development boards.

Signed by the Governor

Zaffirini, Judith(D)

HB 437

Davis, John(R)

Relating to career and technical education programs.

Signed by the Governor

Seliger, Kel(R)

HB 455

Dukes, Dawnna(D)

Relating to excused absences from public school for certain students.

Signed by the Governor

Davis, Wendy(D)

HB 462

Huberty, Dan®

Relating to state control of teacher appraisal criteria, curriculum standards, and assessment instruments.

Signed by the Governor

Patrick, Dan(R)

HB 525

Aycock, Jimmie Don(R)

Relating to the collection of data relating to military-connected students through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS).

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Fraser, Troy(R)

HB 590

Naishtat, Elliott(D)

Relating to determining a child's eligibility for a school district's special education program on the basis of a visual impairment.

Signed by the Governor

Zaffirini, Judith(D)

HB 617

Rodriguez, Eddie(D)

Relating to transition and employment services for public school students enrolled in special education programs.

Signed by the Governor

Zaffirini, Judith(D)

HB 628

Dale, Tony(R)

Relating to the right of a member of the board of trustees of a school district to obtain information, documents, and records.

Signed by the Governor

Paxton, Ken(R)

HB 642

Patrick, Diane(R)

Relating to continuing education requirements for certain educators.

Signed by the Governor

Lucio, Eddie(D)

HB 647

Patrick, Diane(R)

Relating to employment by open-enrollment charter schools of certain persons as teachers.

Signed by the Governor

Davis, Wendy(D)

HB 742

Strama, Mark(D)

Relating to a grant program for certain school districts to provide summer instruction primarily for students who are educationally disadvantaged and summer teaching opportunities for high-performing, new, and student teachers.

Signed by the Governor

Watson, Kirk(D)

HB 753

Villarreal, Mike(D)

Relating to certain information to be provided by school districts to parents concerning supplemental educational services.

Signed by the Governor

Zaffirini, Judith(D)

HB 773

Farney, Marsha(R)

Relating to a requirement that students at an open-enrollment charter school recite the pledges of allegiance to the United States flag and the state flag.

Signed by the Governor

Schwertner, Charles(R)

HB 798

Thompson, Senfronia(D)

Relating to certain actions taken by certain licensing authorities regarding a license holder or applicant who has been convicted of a Class C misdemeanor.

Signed by the Governor

Garcia, Sylvia(D)

HB 809

Davis, John(R)

Relating to the dissemination of information regarding employment opportunities in this state to secondary school students.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 9-1-13)

Deuell, Bob(R)

HB 842

Bell, Cecil(R)

Relating to requiring public school districts to provide certain opportunities to career and technical students under the college credit program.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Deuell, Bob(R)

HB 866

Huberty, Dan(R)

Relating to the administration to public school students in certain grades of state-administered assessment instruments.

Signed by the Governor

Seliger, Kel(R)

HB 885

Murphy, Jim(R)

Relating to the guarantee of refinanced open-enrollment charter school bonds by the permanent school fund.

Signed by the Governor

Patrick, Dan(R)

HB 897

Zerwas, John(R)

Relating to instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automated external defibrillators in secondary education curriculum.

Signed by the Governor

Hinojosa, Chuy(D)

HB 1009

Villalba, Jason(R)

Relating to the creation of a new category of law enforcement officer who shall be designated a school marshal.

Signed by the Governor

Patrick, Dan(R)

HB 1016

Davis, Sarah(R)

Relating to legal representation for civil suits against peace officers employed by a school district.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 5-18-13)

Williams, Tommy(R)

HB 1018

Patrick, Diane(R)

Relating to development of goals and policy recommendations for increasing physical activity and improving fitness among public school students.

Signed by the Governor

Nelson, Jane(R)

HB 1020

Reynolds, Ron(D)

Relating to the certification of alcohol awareness programs required for minors convicted of or receiving deferred disposition for certain alcohol offenses.

Signed by the Governor

Huffman, Joan(R)

HB 1025

Pitts, Jim(R)

Relating to making supplemental appropriations and reductions in appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations.

Signed by the Governor/line item veto

Williams, Tommy(R)

HB 1122

Johnson, Eric(D)

Relating to a pilot program for a three-year high school diploma plan and cost-neutral expansion of full-day prekindergarten programs.

Signed by the Governor

West, Royce(D)

HB 1264

Huberty, Dan(R)

Relating to information regarding the number of public school students with dyslexia.

Signed by the Governor

Deuell, Bob(R)

HB 1272

Thompson, Senfronia(D)

Relating to the continuation and duties of the Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force.

Signed by the Governor

Van de Putte, Leticia(D)

HB 1296

Alvarado, Carol(D)

Relating to providing information to assist postsecondary educational institutions in addressing the state's projected workforce needs for training and education.

Signed by the Governor

Taylor, Larry(R)

HB 1479

Villarreal, Mike(D)

Relating to establishing a committee in certain counties to recommend a uniform truancy policy.

Signed by the Governor

Van de Putte, Leticia(D)

HB 1501

Raymond, Richard(D)

Relating to the commemoration of September 11, 2001, at public schools and institutions of higher education.

Signed by the Governor

Zaffirini, Judith(D)

HB 1675

Bonnen, Dennis(R)

Relating to governmental entities subject to the sunset review process.

Signed by the Governor

Nichols, Robert(R)

HB 1751

Patrick, Diane(R)

Relating to the public school educator excellence innovation program.

Signed by the Governor

Van de Putte, Leticia(D)

HB 1752

Patrick, Diane(R)

Relating to creating the Texas Teacher Residency Program.

Signed by the Governor

Seliger, Kel(R)

HB 1775

Thompson, Ed(R)

Relating to the authority of the University Interscholastic League regarding activities involving sports officials.

Signed by the Governor

Hancock, Kelly(R)

HB 1871

King, Tracy(D)

Relating to the allocation of the expenses of a joint election to certain school districts.

Signed by the Governor

Uresti, Carlos(D)

HB 1926

King, Ken(R)

Relating to the provision of electronic courses by a school district or open-enrollment charter school.

Filed without signature (effective immediately)

Hegar, Glenn(R)

HB 1952

Thompson, Senfronia(D)

Relating to professional development training for certain public school personnel regarding student disciplinary procedures.

Signed by the Governor

Van de Putte, Leticia(D)

HB 2012

Villarreal, Mike(D)

Relating to collection, distribution, and use of information relating to salaries and working conditions of public school classroom teachers.

Signed by the Governor

Patrick, Dan(R)

HB 2016

Keffer, Jim(R)

Relating to the receipt or consideration of a petition requesting detachment and annexation by the board of trustees of a school district consolidating under a local consolidation agreement.

Signed by the Governor

Duncan, Robert(R)

HB 2058

Allen, Alma(D)

Relating to the administration of a high school equivalency examination.

Signed by the Governor

Ellis, Rodney(D)

HB 2103

Villarreal, Mike(D)

Relating to education research centers and data sharing among cooperating state agencies.

Signed by the Governor

Seliger, Kel(R)

HB 2137

Fletcher, Allen(R)

Relating to eligibility of certain persons for enrollment in school district summer school courses.

Signed by the Governor

Paxton, Ken(R)

HB 2201

Farney, Marsha(R)

Relating to increasing the courses offered in the career and technology education curriculum.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 9-1-13)

Lucio, Eddie(D)

HB 2318

Aycock, Jimmie Don(R)

Relating to public school educator preparation and alternative certification programs.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Seliger, Kel(R)

HB 2414

Button, Angie(R)

Relating to requirements for open meetings held by videoconference call.

Signed by the Governor

Deuell, Bob(R)

HB 2483

Alvarado, Carol(D)

Relating to including oral health education as part of the coordinated health program for public elementary, middle, and junior high school students.

Signed by the Governor

Ellis, Rodney(D)

HB 2549

Patrick, Diane(R)

Relating to the periodic review and revision of college and career readiness standards in public education.

Signed by the Governor

Paxton, Ken(R)

HB 2607

Huberty, Dan(R)

Relating to the representation through a telephone conference call of a school district employee under a district grievance policy.

Signed by the Governor

Davis, Wendy(D)

HB 2610

Pitts, Jim(R)

Relating to the issuance of interest-bearing time warrants and certain notes by school districts.

Signed by the Governor

Hegar, Glenn(R)

HB 2619

Naishtat, Elliott(D)

Relating to the educational needs of children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Signed by the Governor

West, Royce(D)

HB 2662

Farney, Marsha(R)

Relating to requiring a personal financial literacy credit for graduation under the recommended and advanced high school programs.

Signed by the Governor

Patrick, Dan(R)

HB 2694

Villarreal, Mike(D)

Relating to establishing a state-level credit by examination program for public secondary education.

Signed by the Governor

Duncan, Robert(R)

HB 2712

Perez, Mary Ann(D)

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of energy storage systems used for the control of air pollution in a nonattainment area.

Signed by the Governor

Taylor, Larry(R)

HB 2824

Ratliff, Bennett(R)

Relating to the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium.

Vetoed

Paxton, Ken(R)

HB 2836

Ratliff, Bennett(R)

Relating to state assessment instruments administered in grades three through eight in public schools.

Vetoed

Patrick, Dan(R)

HB 2952

Rodriguez, Justin(D)

Relating to the period of time allowed for issuance of decisions by the commissioner of education in certain appeals against school districts.

Signed by the Governor

Watson, Kirk(D)

HB 2961

Huberty, Dan(R)

Relating to the social security numbers of school district employees.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 9-1-13)

Deuell, Bob(R)

HB 3028

Davis, John(R)

Relating to the use of the skills development fund to support certain joint credit courses offered by school districts under agreements with public junior colleges.

Signed by the Governor

Birdwell, Brian(R)

HB 3483

Fletcher, Allen(R)

Relating to requirements for a driver education course and the eligibility of persons under 18 years of age to hold a driver's license or operate a motor vehicle.

Signed by the Governor

Watson, Kirk(D)

HB 3573

Aycock, Jimmie Don(R)

Relating to the requirements for obtaining a health science technology education teaching certificate and to the scope of courses a person may teach holding a technology applications teaching certificate.

Signed by the Governor

Patrick, Dan(R)

HB 3662

Clardy, Travis(R)

Relating to the Texas Workforce Innovation Needs Program.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Seliger, Kel(R)

HB 3677

Farney, Marsha(R)

Relating to the issuance of Foundation School Program license plates.

Signed by the Governor

Patrick, Dan(R)

SB 2

Patrick, Dan(R)

Relating to charter schools and home-rule charter school districts, including establishment of the Charter School Authorizing Authority.

Signed by the Governor

Aycock, Jimmie Don(R)

SB 17

Patrick, Dan(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.

Vetoed

Fletcher, Allen(R)

SB 24

Hinojosa, Chuy(D)

Relating to the creation of a new university in South Texas within The University of Texas System.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Oliveira, Rene(D)

SB 31

Zaffirini, Judith(D)

Relating to formula funding for certain semester credit hours earned for dual course credit.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Patrick, Diane(R)

SB 39

Zaffirini, Judith(D)

Relating to the evaluation and instruction of public school students with visual impairments.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Naishtat, Elliott(D)

SB 59

Nelson, Jane(R)

Relating to certain required reports and other documents prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 9-1-13)

Callegari, Bill(R)

SB 119

Rodriguez, Jose(D)

Relating to the operation of special student recovery programs by certain school districts.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Marquez, Marisa(D)

SB 122

Rodriguez, Jose(D)

Relating to the removal from office of a member of the board of trustees of an independent school district.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Marquez, Marisa(D)

SB 123

Rodriguez, Jose(D)

Relating to the authority of the commissioner of education to issue subpoenas and conduct accreditation investigations.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Marquez, Marisa(D)

SB 124

Rodriguez, Jose(D)

Relating to the punishment for the offense of tampering with certain governmental records based on certain reporting for school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Marquez, Marisa(D)

SB 162

Van de Putte, Leticia(D)

Relating to the occupational licensing of members of the military and spouses of members of the military.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 5-18-13)

Flynn, Dan(R)

SB 172

Carona, John(R)

Relating to diagnosing the reading development and comprehension of public school kindergarten students.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Ratliff, Bennett(R)

SB 260

Davis, Wendy(D)

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.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Stickland, Jonathan(R)

SB 306

Huffman, Joan(R)

Relating to consideration of a student receiving treatment in a residential treatment facility for public school accountability purposes.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Sheffield, Ralph(R)

SB 307

Huffman, Joan(R)

Relating to the transfer of adult education and literacy programs from the Texas Education Agency to the Texas Workforce Commission.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 9-1-13)

Guillen, Ryan(D)

SB 377

Lucio, Eddie(D)

Relating to considering the performance of certain students on state assessment instruments in evaluating school district and campus performance.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 9-1-13)

Gonzalez, Mary(D)

SB 393

West, Royce(D)

Relating to the deferral of prosecution of children accused of certain Class C misdemeanors.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 9-1-13)

Lewis, Tryon(R)

SB 435

Duncan, Robert(R)

Relating to the payment of tuition for public high school students who participate in college credit programs.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Cortez, Philip(D)

SB 453

Deuell, Bob(R)

Relating to payment of tuition to attend public schools for students holding certain United States student visas.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Flynn, Dan(R)

SB 460

Deuell, Bob(R)

Relating to inclusion of instruction in the detection and education of students with mental or emotional disorders in the requirements for educator training programs.

Signed the Governor (effective on 9-1-13)

Coleman, Garnet(D)

SB 503

West, Royce(D)

Relating to the establishment of the Expanded Learning Opportunities Council to study and make recommendations concerning expanded learning opportunities for public school students.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Strama, Mark(D)

SB 504

Deuell, Bob(R)

Relating to eliminating the requirement that certain schoolchildren be screened for abnormal spinal curvature.

Vetoed

King, Susan(R)

SB 542

Watson, Kirk(D)

Relating to alternative dispute resolution methods regarding educational services for students with disabilities, including individualized education program facilitation.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Allen, Alma(D)

SB 553

Uresti, Carlos(D)

Relating to certain high school students serving as early voting clerks in an election.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Johnson, Eric(D)

SB 709

Lucio, Eddie(D)

Relating to representation of a person in a special education impartial due process hearing.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Allen, Alma(D)

SB 715

Lucio, Eddie(D)

Relating to use of consistent terminology to refer to school counselors in the Education Code.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Farney, Marsha(R)

SB 758

Williams, Tommy(R)

Relating to the established schedule of payments from the foundation school fund of the yearly entitlement of certain school districts.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Pitts, Jim(R)

SB 816

Hegar, Glenn(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.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 9-1-13)

Huberty, Dan(R)

SB 831

Taylor, Larry(R)

Relating to a list of mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention programs that may be selected for implementation by public schools.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 9-1-13)

Coleman, Garnet(D)

SB 832

Davis, Wendy(D)

Relating to training for school district liaisons who assist students in the conservatorship of the state with school enrollments and transfers.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Dukes, Dawnna(D)

SB 833

Davis, Wendy(D)

Relating to the aggregation of data in the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) regarding public school students in foster care.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Dukes, Dawnna(D)

SB 860

Lucio, Eddie(D)

Relating to the provision of career and technology education courses in certain partnership programs to provide high school dropout recovery.

Signed by the Governor (effective 5-24-13)

Farney, Marsha(R)

SB 906

Deuell, Bob(R)

Relating to developmentally appropriate assessment of special education students.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Huberty, Dan(R)

SB 914

Lucio, Eddie(D)

Relating to a behavior improvement plan adopted for certain students with an individualized education program.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Ratliff, Bennett(R)

SB 939

West, Royce(D)

Relating to reporting child abuse and neglect and to training regarding recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect at schools, institutions of higher education, and other entities.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 9-1-13)

Parker, Tan(R)

SB 1114

Whitmire, John(D)

Relating to the prosecution of certain misdemeanor offenses committed by children and to school district law enforcement.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 9-1-13)

Herrero, Abel(D)

SB 1142

Duncan, Robert(R)

Relating to an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school pilot program for adults 19 to 50 years of age.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 6-14-13)

Davis, John(R)

SB 1226

Zaffirini, Judith(D)

Relating to the establishment of an employment-first policy and task force that promote opportunities for individuals with disabilities to earn a living wage with competitive employment.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 6-14-13)

Perez, Mary Ann(D)

SB 1234

Whitmire, John(D)

Relating to the establishment of progressive sanctions for students who fail to attend school and to the repeal of the offenses of failure to attend school and parent contributing to nonattendance.

Vetoed

Price, Four(R)

SB 1365

Duncan, Robert(R)

Relating to the provision of credit by examination for public school students.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 6-14-13)

Villarreal, Mike(D)

SB 1404

Patrick, Dan(R)

Relating to attendance at and completion of high school by students who are in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 6-14-13)

Parker, Tan(R)

SB 1406

Patrick, Dan(R)

Relating to State Board of Education oversight of regional education service center services and products concerning student curriculum.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 6-14-13)

Toth, Steve(R)

SB 1474

Duncan, Robert(R)

Relating to the adoption of major curriculum initiatives by a school district.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 6-14-13)

Allen, Alma(D)

SB 1538

Van de Putte, Leticia(D)

Relating to evaluating the performance, including computing dropout and completion rates, of public schools, including schools designated as dropout recovery schools and residential facilities.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 9-1-13)

Farney, Marsha(R)

SB 1541

Van de Putte, Leticia(D)

Relating to discipline of public school students by school bus drivers.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Allen, Alma(D)

SB 1556

Seliger, Kel(R)

Relating to the establishment of the School Safety Advisory Council and School Safety Certification Program.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Davis, John(R)

SB 1557

Lucio, Eddie(D)

Relating to business participation in supporting early college high schools.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 9-1-13)

Villarreal, Mike(D)

SB 1590

Zaffirini, Judith(D)

Relating to requirements for personal financial literacy training offered by public school districts and public universities.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Branch, Dan(R)

SB 1658

Paxton, Ken(R)

Relating to the effect of certain state aid on school districts required to take action to equalize wealth under the school finance system.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 9-1-13)

Huberty, Dan(R)

SB 1705

Campbell, Donna(R)

Relating to the administration of certain examinations required to obtain a driver's license.

Signed by the Governor (effective on 9-1-13)

Parker, Tan(R)

SB 1720

Patrick, Dan(R)

Relating to the Texas Teach Corps Loan Repayment Assistance Program for undergraduate students who agree to teach in school districts in this state that have shortages of teachers in mathematics or science.

Signed by the Governor (effective immediately)

Clardy, Travis(R)

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