86th LEGISLATIVE SESSION UPDATE

Name* Label / Subtitle Category Description
CATEGORY 1: SCHOOL FINANCE/SCHOOL REFORM 
House Bill 3 Author/s: Huberty,  Bernal,  Zerwas,  Ben King, Allen Relating to public school finance and public education; creating a criminal offense; authorizing the imposition of a fee.
CATEGORY 2: SCHOOL SAFETY/MENTAL HEALTH/PHYSICAL HEALTH 
HOUSE BILL 18 Author/s: Price, Huberty,  Senfronia Thompson, Coleman,  Greg Bonnen EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2019Relating to consideration of the mental health of public school students in training requirements for certain school employees, curriculum requirements, counseling programs, educational programs, state and regional programs and services, and health care services for students and to mental health first aid program training and reporting regarding local mental health authority and school district personnel.
SENATE BILL 11 Author/s: Ed Thompson Relating to the assumption of the powers and duties relating to driver's licenses, personal identification certificates, and other related programs, powers, and duties by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.
HOUSE BILL 76 Author/s: Huberty, Cain, Ashby, Mary González, Bohac EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019Relating to cardiac assessments of high school participants in extracurricular athletic activities sponsored or sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League.
HOUSE BILL 496 Author/s: Gervin-Hawkins, Bernal, Allison EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to traumatic injury response protocol and the use of bleeding control stations in public schools.
HOUSE BILL 684 Author/s: Clardy, Middleton, Klick EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to the care of students with seizure disorders and the training requirements for certain school personnel regarding seizure recognition and related first aid.
HOUSE BILL 961 Author/s: Howard, King, Ken EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to the membership and training course requirements of a public school concussion oversight team and the removal of a public school student from an interscholastic athletic activity on the basis of a suspected concussion.
HOUSE BILL 2243 Author/s: Oliverson, Bowers EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to the use of prescription asthma medicine on public and private school campuses.
HOUSE BILL 3884 Author/s: Wilson EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to dissemination of bacterial meningitis information by school districts.
SENATE BILL 435 Author/s: Nelson EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to recommendations by local school health advisory councils regarding opioid addiction and abuse education in public schools.
SENATE BILL 522 Author/s: Zaffirini EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to the development of an individualized education program for a public school student with a visual impairment.
SENATE BILL 869 Author/s: Zaffirini EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to guidelines for policies of school districts and open-enrollment charter schools for the care of certain students at risk for anaphylaxis.
SENATE BILL 2075 Author/s: Paxton EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to public school compliance with dyslexia screening, reading instrument requirements, and a requirement that a school district notify certain parents or guardians of a program providing students with reading disabilities the ability to borrow audiobooks free of charge.
HOUSE BILL 2195 Author/s: Meyer, Rosenthal, Calanni, Leach, Burrows EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to an active shooter emergency policy for school districts and required active shooter training for school district peace officers and school resource officers.
CATEGORY 3: MISCELLANEOUS SECONDARY EDUCATION 
HOUSE BILL 165 Author/s: Bernal EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to providing for endorsements for public high school students enrolled in special education programs.
HOUSE BILL 539 Author/s: Leman, Springer, Nevárez, Stucky, Ashby EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to the automatic admission to general academic teaching institutions and eligibility for certain scholarships of a student who is the valedictorian of the student's high school graduating class.
HOUSE BILL 638 Author/s: Capriglione, Bonnen, Greg, VanDeaver, Patterson EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYelating to the issuance of posthumous high school diplomas to certain students.
HOUSE BILL 1026 Author/s: Bohac, Allison EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to instruction in positive character traits in public schools.
HOUSE BILL 2184 Author/s: Allen, White, Wu, Phelan, Morales EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to a public school student's transition from an alternative education program to a regular classroom.
HOUSE BILL 2526 Author/s: Leach EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to criteria for admission of certain students into public schools.
SENATE BILL 213 Author/s: Seliger EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to the use of individual graduation committees and other alternative methods to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.
SENATE BILL 1374 Author/s: Paxton EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to the sequencing of certain required mathematics courses in public schools.
CATEGORY 4: STUDENT DISCIPLINE 
HOUSE BILL 65 Author/s: Eric Johnson EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to reporting information regarding public school disciplinary actions.
HOUSE BILL 692 Author/s: White, Wu EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to the suspension of a student who is homeless from public school.
HOUSE BILL 811 Author/s: White, Wu EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to determining appropriate disciplinary action to be taken against a public school student who is in foster care or who is homeless.
HOUSE BILL 3012 Author/s: Talarico, Bernal, Ramos, Meyer, Morales EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to the disposition of certain students to alternative education settings and the provision of educational services to students in those settings or subject to in-school or out-of-school suspension.
HOUSE BILL 3630 Author/s: Meyer, González, Mary, Shaheen EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to prohibiting the use of certain aversive techniques on students enrolled in public schools.
SENATE BELL 1306 Author/s: Kolkhorst EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to requiring a school district to post on the district's Internet website the contact information of the school administrator primarily responsible for student discipline at a district campus.
CATEGORY 5: ASSESSMENT/ACCOUNTABILITY 
HOUSE BILL 1244 Author/s: Ashby, Allison, Huberty, VanDeaver, King, Ken EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to the United States history end-of-course assessment instrument administered to public high school students and reporting requirements for that assessment instrument.
HOUSE BILL 3906 Author/s: Huberty EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELYRelating to the assessment of public school students, including the development and administration of assessment instruments, and technology permitted for use by students.
EDUCATION RELATED BILLS PASSED BY THE 86TH TEXAS LEGISLATURE
HOUSE BILL 1 Authors: Zerwas   General Appropriations Bill
HOUSE BILL 19 Author/s: Price | Huberty | Thompson, Senfronia | Coleman | Bonnen, Greg EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to mental health and substance use resources for certain school districts.
HOUSE BILL 109 Author/s: Martinez EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to the operation of open-enrollment charter schools on Memorial Day.
HOUSE BILL 111 Author/s: González, Mary | Meyer | Button EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to public school policy and training for public school employees addressing the prevention of sexual abuse, sex trafficking, and other maltreatment of certain children.
HOUSE BILL 114 Author/s: White | Minjarez | Dominguez EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to providing public high school students information regarding the availability of college credit awarded for military experience, education, and training obtained during military service.
HOUSE BILL 293 Author/s: Ken King EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to investment training requirements for school district financial officers.
HOUSE BILL 305 Author/s: Paul | Phelan | Holland | Cain | Frullo EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to the requirement that certain political subdivisions with authority to impose a tax post certain information on an Internet website.
HOUSE BILL 330 Author/s: VanDeaver | Guillen EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to excluding certain students from the computation of dropout and completion rates for purposes of public school accountability.
HOUSE BILL 391 Author/s: Blanco | Guillen EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to student access to public school instructional materials and technology.
HOUSE BILL 396 Author/s: VanDeaver EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to acceptable uses of the instructional materials and technology fund and the instructional materials and technology allotment.
HOUSE BILL 403 Author/s: Thompson, Senfronia EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to training requirements for a member of the board of trustees and the superintendent of an independent school district regarding sexual abuse, human trafficking, and other maltreatment of children.
HOUSE BILL 452 Author/s: Shine | Buckley EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to the creation of truancy masters for Bell County.
HOUSE BILL 455 Author/s: Allen | Cortez | Beckley | Bowers | Talarico Relating to policies on the recess period in public schools.
HOUSE BILL 477 Author/s: Murphy | Paul | Metcalf | González, Mary EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to the notice required before the issuance of certain debt obligations by political subdivisions.
HOUSE BILL 548 Author/s: Canales EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to reporting certain information through the Public Education Information Management System.
HOUSE BILL 674 Author/s: Patterson | Toth EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to soliciting from school districts served by a regional education service center certain information in conjunction with the annual evaluation of the center.
HOUSE BILL 678 Author/s: Bettencourt | Creighton | Hancock | Paxton | Taylor EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to the public high school graduation credit requirements for a language other than English.
HOUSE BILL 680 Author/s: Birdwell | Campbell | Fallon | Flores | Hall | Nelson | Schwertner EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Workforce Commission and local workforce development boards regarding the provision of child care.
HOUSE BILL 700 Author/s: Guillen EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to the use of the skills development fund by certain entities and a study and report regarding the effectiveness of that fund.
HOUSE BILL 706 Author/s: Bernal | Ortega EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to the eligibility of certain children who are deaf or hard of hearing for audiology services under the school health and related services program.
HOUSE BILL 906 Author/s: Thompson, Senfronia | Phelan | Moody | Bonnen, Greg | Coleman EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to the establishment of a collaborative task force to study certain public school mental health services.
HOUSE BILL 963 Author/s: Bell, Cecil | Bernal | Howard | Johnson, Jarvis EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to the availability of school district trustee information on the Internet and a review of the essential knowledge and skills of certain curricula.
HOUSE BILL 965 Author/s: González, Mary | Moody EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to updating references to certain former health services state agencies and certain terms used to describe persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the Education Code.
HOUSE BILL 1051 Author/s: VanDeaver | Ashby | Longoria | Zerwas | White EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to an adult education program provided under an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school program and reporting requirements regarding certain students.
HOUSE BILL 1143 Author/s: Hefner | Huberty | Springer | Toth EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to the transportation or storage of a handgun or other firearm or ammunition by a handgun license holder in a school parking area.
HOUSE BILL 1387 Author/s: Hefner | Swanson | Bonnen, Greg | Pacheco | Dutton EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to the number of school marshals that may be appointed to serve on a public school campus or at a private school.
HOUSE BILL 1597 Author/s: Lambert | Buckley EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to establishing residency for purposes of admission into public schools.
HOUSE BILL 1612 Author/s: Murphy EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to the authority of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to invest in certain hedge funds.
HOUSE BILL 1734 Author/s: Holland | Leach | Gervin-Hawkins | Martinez | Longoria EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to litigation involving certain defects in school district facilities and enforcement of certain duties following that litigation; authorizing a civil penalty.
HOUSE BILL 1891 Author/s: Stucky EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to an exemption from the assessment requirements of the Texas Success Initiative for students who achieve a certain score on a high school equivalency examination.
HOUSE BILL 2190 Author/s: Hunter EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to admission of certain students to an open-enrollment charter school.
HOUSE BILL 2210 Author/s: Bell, Keith | Hinojosa | Darby | Clardy | Springer EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to the consideration for public school accountability purposes of certain students who reside in a state hospital and receive educational services provided by a school district.
HOUSE BILL 2424 Author/s: Ashby EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to the creation of a micro-credential certification program for public school educator continuing education.
HOUSE BILL 2633 Author/s: Morrison EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to the consumption, possession, or sale of an alcoholic beverage at a performing arts facility leased to a nonprofit organization by a school district.
HOUSE BILL 2778 Author/s: King, Tracy O. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to the allocation of expenses of a joint election to certain school districts.
HOUSE BILL 2820 Author/s: Flynn EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to the registration and certification of certain investment products made available to public school employees.
HOUSE BILL 2840 Author/s: Canales | Guerra | Guillen | Raymond EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to the right of a member of the public to address the governing body of a political subdivision at an open meeting of the body.
HOUSE BILL 2984 Author/s: Allison | González, Mary | Minjarez | Lopez | Capriglione EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to the essential knowledge and skills of the technology applications curriculum and the establishment of a computer science strategic advisory committee to increase computer science instruction and participation in public schools.
HOUSE BILL 3007 Author/s: Turner, Chris | Krause EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to requiring the Texas Education Agency to provide to a school district certain information used in determining academic accountability ratings for the district.
HOUSE BILL 3011 Author/s: Turner, Chris EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to provide to a school district certain information used in determining academic accountability ratings for the district.
HOUSE BILL 3145 Author/s: Toth EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to the right of a parent appointed as a conservator of a child to attend school activities.
HOUSE BILL 3217 Author/s: Ashby | Huberty EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to certain eligibility requirements for issuance of a teaching certificate.
HOUSE BILL 3316 Author/s: White EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to the Texas Crime Stoppers Council.
HOUSE BILL 3435 Author/s: Miller | Zerwas | Reynolds | Stephenson EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to notice of a radioactive substance release.
HOUSE BILL 3511 Author/s: VanDeaver | Anchia | Thompson, Senfronia | Murphy | Lozano EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to the creation of the Commission on Texas Workforce of the Future.
HOUSE BILL 3650 Author/s: Turner, Chris | Ramos | Howard | Guillen EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to an agreement between a school district and public institution of higher education to provide a dual credit program to high school students enrolled in the district.
HOUSE BILL 3871 Author/s: Nevárez EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to the creation of the Val Verde County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees, surcharges, and taxes.
HOUSE BILL 4090 Author/s: Noble EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to the licensing of certain school-age programs that provide child-care services.
HOUSE BILL 4205 Author/s: Craddick EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to accountability intervention provisions applicable to school district campuses, including the conditions under which a closed campus may be repurposed to serve students at that campus location and the creation of accelerated campus excellence turnaround plans.
HOUSE BILL 4258 Author/s: Murphy | Gervin-Hawkins EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to review and approval by the attorney general of certain bonds financing an educational facility for certain charter schools.
HOUSE BILL 4310 Author/s: Dutton EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to a school district's scope and sequence for subjects in the required curriculum for public school students.
HOUSE BILL 4342 Author/s: Clardy EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the Texas School Safety Center.
HOUSE BILL 4388 Author/s: Murphy | Huberty | Capriglione | Zerwas | Shine EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to the management of the permanent school fund by the School Land Board and the State Board of Education and a study regarding distributions from the permanent school fund to the available school fund.
HOUSE BILL 4611 Author/s: Huberty EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to certain distributions to the available school fund.
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 59 Author/s: Guillen EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Designating the second week of November as School Psychologist Appreciation Week for a 10-year period beginning in 2019.
HOUSE RESOLUTION 87 Author/s: VanDeaver ADOPTED BY THE HOUSE ON JANUARY 30, 2019 Recognizing February 2019 as Career and Technical Education Month in Texas.
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 151 Author/s: Huberty ELECTION TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 5, 2019 Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing increased distributions to the available school fund.
SENATE BILL 2 Author/s: Bettencourt | Creighton | Hancock | Paxton | Taylor EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020 Relating to ad valorem taxation; authorizing fees.
SENATE BILL 12 Author/s: Huffman | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | Flores | Hall | Hinojosa | Hughes | Johnson | Kolkhorst | Nelson | Nichols | Paxton | Perry | Powell | Rodríguez | Taylor | Watson | West | Zaffirini EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to the contributions to and benefits under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
SENATE BILL 54 Author/s: Zaffirini EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to a study regarding the appropriate methods and standards to evaluate certain students participating in regional day school programs for the deaf.
SENATE BILL 139 Author/s: Rodríguez EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to a notice of educational rights for certain student evaluations.
SENATE BILL 232 Author/s: Menéndez EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to parental notification by a school district regarding high school graduation requirements.
SENATE BILL 372 Author/s: Campbell EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to the authority of an open-enrollment charter school to employ security personnel, commission peace officers, and have school resource officers.
SENATE BILL 504 Author/s: Seliger EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to the inclusion of certain information in postsecondary education and career counseling academies developed for certain school counselors and other postsecondary advisors employed by a school district.
SENATE BILL 608 Author/s: Watson | Birdwell | Buckingham | Nichols EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to the continuation and functions of the School Land Board.
SENATE BILL 668 Author/s: Hughes EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to data collection, reporting, and notice requirements for certain educational entities.
SENATE BILL 712 Author/s: Lucio EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to prohibiting the use of certain aversive techniques on students enrolled in public schools.
SENATE BILL 820 Author/s: Nelson EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to a requirement that a school district adopt a cybersecurity policy.
SENATE BILL 1230 Author/s: Bettencourt EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to the reporting of private school educator misconduct.
SENATE BILL 1231 Author/s: Bettencourt EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to providing certain public and private school administrators with information regarding certain child abuse and neglect investigations and allegations.
SENATE BILL 1276 Author/s: Powell EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to an agreement between a school district and public institution of higher education to provide a dual credit program to high school students enrolled in the district.
SENATE BILL 1376 Author/s: Paxton EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to eliminating certain requirements imposed on school districts and other educational entities.
SENATE BILL 1451 Author/s: Taylor EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to the ability of public school teachers to maintain student discipline without being subjected to adverse employment consequences.
SENATE BILL 1454 Author/s: Taylor EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to the ownership, sale, lease, and disposition of property and management of assets of an open-enrollment charter school.
SENATE BILL 1476 Author/s: Bettencourt EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to the requirement for certain administrators of certain educational entities to report certain educator misconduct to the State Board for Educator Certification.
SENATE BILL 1557 Author/s: Lucio EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to military-connected students, including providing a designation for certain school district campuses that take actions to assist those students.
SENATE BILL 1679 Author/s: West EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to eligibility of certain children for free prekindergarten programs in public schools.
SENATE BILL 1682 Author/s: Huffman EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to establishing a contingency reserve account under the Texas Public School Employees Group Insurance Program.
SENATE BILL 1707 Author/s: Lucio EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to the duties of school district peace officers, school resource officers, and security personnel.
SENATE BILL 1746 Author/s: Miles EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to the inclusion of certain students as students at risk of dropping out of school.
SENATE BILL 1828 Author/s: Menéndez EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to Holocaust Remembrance Week in public schools.
SENATE BILL 2018 Author/s: West EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to abolishing a dissolution committee established to abolish certain county boards of education or boards of county school trustees and appointing commissioners courts to assume the duties of the dissolution committee.
SENATE BILL 2073 Author/s: Taylor EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to a reduction in required days of service for educators in public schools under certain circumstances.
SENATE BILL 2117 Author/s: Bettencourt EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Relating to approval of school district and charter school partnerships to operate school district campuses and programs and to eligibility for state funding.
SENATE BILL 2135 Author/s: Powell EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to information a law enforcement agency is required to share with a school district about a person who may be a student.
SENATE BILL 2283 Author/s: Campbell EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to the eligibility of persons convicted of certain offenses to serve as a member of a board of trustees of a school district.
SENATE BILL 2293 Author/s: Fallon EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to the applicability of certain laws to and admission procedures for open-enrollment charter schools.
SENATE BILL 2432 Author/s: Taylor EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Relating to the removal of a public school student from the classroom following certain conduct.