Bill Text: TX HB3710 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Relating to providing school districts electronic tutorials for certain end-of-course assessment instruments required for graduation.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 9-2)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-09 - Placed on General State Calendar [HB3710 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB3710-Comm_Sub.html
  86R26246 SOS-F
 
  By: Bell of Kaufman, Allen, Ashby, Bernal, H.B. No. 3710
      VanDeaver
 
  Substitute the following for H.B. No. 3710:
 
  By:  Bernal C.S.H.B. No. 3710
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to providing school districts electronic tutorials for
  certain end-of-course assessment instruments required for
  graduation.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter C, Chapter 29, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 29.0845 to read as follows:
         Sec. 29.0845.  ELECTRONIC TUTORIALS FOR CERTAIN
  END-OF-COURSE ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT PREPARATION. (a) The agency
  shall select three end-of-course assessment instruments listed in
  Section 39.023(c) and develop three two-hour electronic tutorials
  that provide a review of each course for which the applicable
  end-of-course assessment instrument is administered.
         (b)  From funds appropriated for purposes of this section,
  the agency shall make the tutorials developed under Subsection (a)
  available to school districts.
         (b-1)  The agency shall provide the tutorials developed
  under Subsection (a) not later than the 2020-2021 school year.  This
  subsection expires September 1, 2021.
         (c)  A school district may not be charged a fee for access to
  a tutorial provided under this section or materials used in
  conjunction with a tutorial.
         (d)  The commissioner shall adopt rules as necessary to
  administer this section.
         SECTION 2.  The Texas Education Agency is required to
  implement a provision of this Act only if the legislature
  appropriates money specifically for that purpose. If the
  legislature does not appropriate money specifically for that
  purpose, the Texas Education Agency may, but is not required to,
  implement a provision of this Act using other appropriations
  available for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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