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The House Public Education Committee will meet starting at 8 a.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2023, to hear testimony on the following bills:

  • HB 1149 (Swanson) would require parental consent for psychological or psychiatric examination, testing, or treatment conducted by a school district employee.
  • HB 1926 (Hull) would make the expiration date of the supplemental special education services program September 1, 2023.
  • HB 2102 (Goldman) changes the timeline by which a charter holder may provide written notice of the establishment of a new open-enrollment charter school campus or submit a request for approval for an expansion document amendment to 36 months before the date the campus is anticipated to open. Currently, they may do so 18 months prior.
  • HB 2120 (Keith Bell, et al.) relates to the practice of barbering and cosmetology at an establishment at a public secondary school.
  • HB 2125 (Bucy) relates to a required training course for persons serving as special education representatives and hearing officers at impartial due process hearings or as facilitators for individualized education program facilitation.
  • HB 2273 (Oliverson) requires the SBOE to adopt essential knowledge and skills for the foundation curriculum that develop each student’s understanding of political ideologies, such as communism and and totalitarianism, that conflict with the principles of freedom and democracy essential to the founding principles of the United States as well as the student’s shared rights and responsibilities as a resident of this state. It also requires the SBOE to adopt oral history resources to be used by school districts in instruction in the essential knowledge and skills that provide portraits in patriotism based on the personal stories of diverse individuals who demonstrate civic-minded qualities, including first-person accounts of victims of other nations’ governing philosophies who can compare those philosophies with the governing philosophies of the United States.
  • HB 2510 (Cain, et al.) relates to transparency in certain legal proceedings and contracts involving a school district and a limit on legal fees that may be spent by a school district in certain legal proceedings.
  • HB 2808 (VanDeaver) prevents TEA from auditing, investigating, or otherwise modifing the academic or financial accountability rating assigned to a school district or open-enrollment charter school for a school year after the agency has released the district’s or school’s final academic or financial accountability rating.
  • HB 3202 (Noble, et al.) would grant TEA access to certain criminal history records of certain private school employees.
  • HB 3303 (Guerra) would establish a dual language immersion bilingual education teaching certificate.
  • HB 3315 (Keith Bell, et al.) relates to a school district’s grievance procedure regarding complaints concerning violation of parental rights.
  • HB 3908 (Wilson, et al.) would require schools districts to provide at least 10 hours of research-based fentanyl prevention and drug poisoning awareness education for public school students in grades 6 through 12.
  • HB 3991 (Isaac, et al.) would designate the first Friday in April Texas Fruit and Vegetable Day in public schools and require districts to offer “appropriate instruction” to promote awareness of the health benefits of fruits and vegetables, etc.
  • HB 4070 (Schaefer) removes private schools from state law that requires schools to post certain signs regarding human trafficking, online solicitation of a minor, and prostitution.
  • HB 4342 (Plesa) relates to courses in personal finance literacy and economics for high school students in public schools.
  • HB 4375 (VanDeaver) relates to instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator in public schools.
  • HB 4460 (Gervin-Hawkins) relates to the transfer for an athletic participation purpose of a student from the school district of the student’s residence to another district.
  • HB 4477 (Landgraf) relates to the scheduling of University Interscholastic League competitions.
  • HB 4690 (Dutton) relates to the grievance procedure used by public schools to address complaints by students or parents.
  • HB 4716 (Manuel, et al.) requires school districts to refer certain students receiving special education services to a local intellectual and developmental disability authority for services or public benefits.

See the hearing posting.

Find information on in-person testifying.

Find information on submitting comments related to agenda items electronically.

Watch a live broadcast of the hearing on Tuesday.