Bill Text: TX HB1288 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the date on which an election for trustees of certain school districts must be held.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-22 - Filed [HB1288 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB1288-Introduced.html
  87R5821 MLH-D
 
  By: Reynolds H.B. No. 1288
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the date on which an election for trustees of certain
  school districts must be held.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 11.0581, Education Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsection (a-1) to read as
  follows:
         (a)  Except as provided by Subsection (a-1), an [An] election
  for trustees of an independent school district shall be held on the
  same date as:
               (1)  the election for the members of the governing body
  of a municipality located in the school district;
               (2)  the general election for state and county
  officers;
               (3)  the election for the members of the governing body
  of a hospital district, if the school district:
                     (A)  is wholly or partly located in a county with a
  population of less than 40,000 that is adjacent to a county with a
  population of more than three million; and
                     (B)  held its election for trustees jointly with
  the election for the members of the governing body of the hospital
  district before May 2007; or
               (4)  the election for the members of the governing
  board of a public junior college district in which the school
  district is wholly or partly located.
         (a-1)  An election for the board of trustees of an
  independent school district with the largest student enrollment in
  a county with a population of 550,000 or more that is adjacent to a
  county with a population of 3.3 million or more shall be held on the
  November uniform election date as a joint election under Chapter
  271, Election Code, with any other election occurring on that date
  in all or part of the same county.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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