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HB 3 is up in the House.
After amendments including ones by Rep. @KingForTexas to clarify there is no voucher in HB 3, and one Rep. Keith Bell, House adopts amendment by Chairman @DanHuberty that conforms the bill to the runs. #txed #txlege
Chairman @DanHuberty pulling floor amendment on M&O compression, because the revenue isn't available at this time. HJR 3 could assist to create the revenue stream for ongoing tax relief. #txlege #txed
Amendment by Rep. @Scott_SanfordTX adopted overwhelmingly.
At least 18-19 amendments have been withdrawn so far.
Amendment by Chairman @JimMurphy133 is acceptable to author.
Rep. @GinaForAustin speaks on her amendment for parity in funding (charter schools currently get about $40,000 per classroom in M&O funding than an Austin ISD school) and withdraws in support of HB 3. Rep. @Jon_RosenthalTX also withdraws his amendment.
Rep. @DonnaHowardTX speaks on amendment she's withdrawing. Charters are getting a large proportion of state dollars relative to the small numbers of students they educate. Meanwhile, state funding for school districts (which educate 94% of students) has gone down substantially.
Rep. Stickland amendment removes provisions that add incentive aid for optional additional instructional days. Chair @DanHuberty moves to table. First test of day. It's tabled. Board is entirely green. #txlege #txed
Rep. @Bailesfortx lays out amendment providing an efficiency audit for charter schools, just as there is for school districts. Overwhelmingly passes 132-9. #txed #txlege
Rep. @DonnaHowardTX amendment adds authorization to use compensatory education funds for at-risk students who are parents and also requires PEIMS rules to include pregnancy as a reason a student withdraws from or no longer attends school. Adopted. #txlege #txed
More amendments being withdrawn. This is going a little faster than the appropriations bill, so hooray.
Rep. @VikkiGoodwinTX amendment, which annually increases the amount of the basic allotment by the greater of 1% or CPI, is withdrawn out of respect for Chairman Huberty. She points out that this would provide reliable and gradual increase in basic allotment.
Rep. Cain calls and withdraws POO (point of order) on Rep. @ChrisGTurner amendment on pay raises.
Amendment by Rep. @RepMaryGonzalez adopted; increases the mainstream weight for special education to 1.15 from the current 1.1 weight.
Amendment signed by Reps. @ChrisGTurner, @RepPenaRaymond and Chairman @DanHuberty is adopted. capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/am…
Rep. @DiegoBernalTX amendment on compensatory and bilingual education spending adopted.
Rep. @DrGregBonnen adds school safety allotment to HB 3.
Rep. @dwayne_bohac adds charter school representative to compensatory education advisory committee. It also provides that rules establish criteria that likely disadvantage a student’s ability to learn and detail ways to dropout recovery and residential treatment facility.
Rep. @RepPenaRaymond adds classroom teachers to advisory committee.
Rep. @RyanGuillen adds PTECH for CTE.
Rep. @DonnaHowardTX amendment adds 58% spending for CTE.
Rep. @RepMattSchaefer speaks on his merit pay amendment and withdraws it.
Rep. @DiegoBernalTX amends amendment on compensatory education to have rules determine appropriate weight for homeless students.
Rep. @DrewSpringer amendment, as amended by Rep. @poncho_nevarez, provides a district with less than 500 students that’s the only district in the county does not lose state and local revenue to which district was entitled for 2019-20 school year.
Rep. @DiegoBernalTX speaks for Rep. @andoconmando39 on several clean-up amendments that are adopted.
Rep. @PhilKingTX amendment, signed by numerous members, provides that districts are entitled to reimbursement for the amount of interest included in a tax refund made by the district, in FY 2018 and FY 2019; subsection expires 9/1/21.
Chairman @RepJohnZerwas withdraws amendment on payments to districts.
Rep. @RyanGuillen amends amendment to provide for districts with ADA decline.
Rep. @BrooksLandgraf adds amendment allowing districts an option to pay attendance credits in one payment for the total amount by August 15.
Another clarifying amendment by Rep. @andoconmando39 is adopted.
Rep. @VoteGiovanni amendment on #taxparency informs constituents about how their local tax dollars are used. #txlege #txed @TaxparencyTexas
Rep. Stickland offers an amendment to an amendment to repeal Robin Hood, but it is not in order because it is not germane to the amendment that's on the floor. #txlege #txed
Rep. @RepMaryGonzalez adds requirement for commissioner to distribute new amount of funding for special education as soon as practicable in the amount needed to comply with federally required maintenance of state financial support for the current fiscal year (immediate effect).
Chairman @Burrows4TX amendment creates contingency if HB 2 passes to change to “no-new-revenue tax” rate replacing “effective rate” nomenclature.
Rep. @andoconmando39 amendment is added to require districts to post gifted and talented certification on their website.
Rep. Yvonne Davis amendment requires commissioner study of relationship between district size, cost, and effectiveness; point of order is called on germaneness. POO is upheld because HB 3 is not an omnibus bill.
Rep. @andoconmando39 amendment added. Also added is Rep. Morgan @MorganMeyerTX amendment on CCMR outcomes to mirror early childhood/3rd grade goals (thanks @SethSAISD for pointing out; tweeted wrong description earlier).
Rep. Sergio Munoz amendment on reporting of employee pay increases is adopted. Also adopted is amendment by Rep. @poncho_nevarez as amended by @RepMaryGonzalez on incentives for autism training.
Rep. @RyanGuillen amendment requires district policies on use of funds for gifted and talented.
Rep. @MattShaheen amendment requires that the district’s gifted and talented program be consistent with the state GT plan.
More GT amendments added by Rep. @RyanGuillen (no limit on students) and Rep. @TurnerForTX (report on use of funds).
Rep. Stan Lambert adds summer CTE program.
We are almost all the way through the amendment packet. FYI, every child's favorite amendment, prohibiting assessments on a Monday, has been withdrawn.
The House is at ease.
They're back! Now reconsidering some previously adopted amendments to make technical corrections. Rep. @DiegoBernalTX offers amendment to Rep. @andoconmando39 amendment (nomenclature change). Rep. @RyanGuillen changes his amendment on high decline ADA adjustment.
Amendments are concluded. Now speaking for the bill: Rep. @GinaForAustin "I'm proud of what the Texas House is doing today. ... The House has crafted a bill with the primary focus on our kids." House applauds Chairman @DanHuberty. #txlege #txed
Rep. @GinaForAustin: HB 3 invests in full-day PreK, invests in Basic Allotment, "invests in kids and not on test scores." It recognizes and rewards our educators and lets increases be shared by all employees. Recognizes Rep. @RepMaryGonzalez work on special education. #txlege
Vice Chairman @DiegoBernalTX: "No one knows this issue of school finance better than @DanHuberty."
Vice Chairman @DiegoBernalTX: Next year, when this bill takes effect, things will be different. Built into the bill are mechanisms that focus on the campus.
Rep. Ken @KingForTexas, who served on the School Finance Commission, recognizes the great staff who has worked on the bill, such as Andrea Sheridan and Amy Peterson.
Rep. @KingForTexas notes how the different needs of different districts have shaped this bill. We had 92 amendments last night and we're done before 5 pm.
Chairman Harold Dutton, one of the longest-tenured members who's been here 18 sessions, says of 90,000 bills he's seen during his career, he can't think of any bill that does as much for Texas as HB 3 does.
Chairman @RepHaroldDutton credits Speaker @RepDennisBonnen and Chairman @DanHuberty for the success of HB 3. If we give every child a chance for a great public education, they will succeed. What gift did God place in them?
Chairman @DanHuberty: The time is now for school finance reform.
Chairman @DanHuberty thanks everyone who’s been a part of this bill. “The time is now, and I move passage.”
HB 3 passes on second reading.
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