Bill Text: TX SB1016 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Relating to an audit by the Texas Education Agency of public school professional development training requirements.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-17 - Committee report sent to Calendars [SB1016 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB1016-Comm_Sub.html
 
 
  By: Powell, et al. S.B. No. 1016
 
  (Bernal)
 
   
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to an audit by the Texas Education Agency of public school
  professional development training requirements.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Sections 21.4513(a) and (b), Education Code, are
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  Using only available funds and resources from public or
  private sources, the agency shall [periodically] conduct an audit
  at least once every four years of the professional development
  requirements applicable to educators in this state and any other
  continuing education and training requirements, including state
  and federal requirements and requirements imposed by school
  districts.
         (b)  Based on audit results, the agency, with input from
  stakeholders and organizations that represent educators, shall
  consider the value of maintaining existing state-mandated training
  requirements relating to specific topics and seek to eliminate any
  unnecessary topic-specific training requirements, eliminate any
  conflicting requirements, and consolidate any duplicative
  requirements through the following methods, as appropriate:
               (1)  taking administrative action;
               (2)  encouraging school districts to make appropriate
  changes to district policies; or
               (3)  recommending statutory changes to the
  legislature.
         SECTION 2.  Not later than December 31, 2020, the Texas
  Education Agency shall complete an audit of professional
  development training requirements as required by Section 21.4513,
  Education Code, as amended by this Act.
         SECTION 3.  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 agency may, but is not required to, implement a
  provision of this Act using other appropriations available for that
  purpose.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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