Bill Text: TX HB391 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to student access to public school instructional materials and technology.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-06-14 - Effective immediately [HB391 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB391-Enrolled.html
 
 
  H.B. No. 391
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to student access to public school instructional materials
  and technology.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 26.006, Education Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (c) and adding Subsection (d) to read as
  follows:
         (c)  A student's parent is entitled to request that the
  school district or open-enrollment charter school the student
  attends allow the student to take home any instructional materials
  used by the student.  Subject to the availability of the
  instructional materials, the district or school shall honor the
  request.  A student who takes home instructional materials must
  return the instructional materials to school at the beginning of
  the next school day if requested to do so by the student's teacher.  
  A school district or open-enrollment charter school must provide
  the instructional materials to the student in printed format if the
  student does not have reliable access to technology at the
  student's home.  In this subsection, "instructional material" has
  the meaning assigned by Section 31.002.
         (d)  The requirement under Subsection (c) to provide to a
  student instructional materials in a prin
  ted format does not
  require a school district or open-enrollment charter school to
  purchase printed copies of instructional materials that the
  district or school otherwise would not purchase.  A district or
  school may comply with Subsection (c) by providing the student a
  printout of the relevant electronic instructional materials.
         SECTION 2.  Section 26.006, Education Code, as amended by
  this Act, applies beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.
         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.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 391 was passed by the House on April
  25, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 107, Nays 15, 1 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 391 on May 23, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 135, Nays 8, 1
  present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 391 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 21, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor       
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