The Senate will reconvene at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 21
The House will reconvene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, November 21
Friday, November 17
- The House recommitted HB 1 (Buckley) Relating to primary and secondary education, including the certification, compensation, and health coverage of certain public school employees, the public school finance system to House Educational Opportunity & Enrichment, Select. Before the bill was recommitted to committee, an amendment was adopted on the floor, stripping the ESA provisions in the bill (84-63).
- The House passed HJR 1 (K. King) Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the state school safety fund to provide ongoing financial support for projects that ensure the safety of public schools in this state (144-3) with one amendment which clarifies $1.1b allocated to this new fund does not affect the SHF, changes administrator of the fund from Comptroller’s office to TEA, clarifies excess FSP will be transferred to the new fund.
- The House also passed HB 2 (K. King) Relating to measures for ensuring safety and security in public schools, including the establishment of a school safety grant program and a school safety plan implementation grant program (145-0) with two amendments which adds fentanyl awareness programs to the list schools can use this funding for and requiring parental consent for psychological and psychiatric exams with an exception for those under an active threat assessment. The bill will now move to the Senate for further consideration.
Tuesday, November 14
- The House passed SB 3 (Huffman) Relating to an appropriation to provide funding for the construction, operation, and maintenance of border barrier infrastructure and border security operations (81-57) with one amendment which authorizes funds to be used to assist local governments and LEOs with associated costs of implementing this bill. The bill will now go back to the Senate for them to approve the changes, or to send the bill to conference committee.
- The House also passed SB 4 (Perry) Relating to prohibitions on the illegal entry into or illegal presence in this state by a person who is an alien, the enforcement of those prohibitions and certain related order (83-61) with no amendments.