Bill Text: TX HB132 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the election of trustees of certain school districts.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-08-01 - Left pending in committee [HB132 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB132-Introduced.html
  85S10264 SRS-D
 
  By: Reynolds H.B. No. 132
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the election of trustees of certain school districts.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 11.052, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (b-1) and amending Subsection (d) to read as
  follows:
         (b-1)  Subsection (c) does not apply in the case of an order
  adopted under this subsection. The board of trustees of an
  independent school district with the largest student enrollment in
  a county with a population of 555,000 or more that is adjacent to a
  county with a population of 3.3 million or more shall order that
  trustees of the district are to be elected in the following manner:
               (1)  one trustee must be elected from the district at
  large; and
               (2)  the remaining trustees must be elected from
  single-member districts, with all single-member trustee districts
  grouped into two multimember voting districts in which,
  notwithstanding Subsection (g), residents of each multimember
  voting district are entitled to cast votes for each trustee
  district within the multimember voting district.
         (d)  An order of the board adopted under Subsection (a), [or]
  (b), or (b-1) must be entered not later than the 120th day before
  the date of the first election at which all or some of the trustees
  are elected from single-member trustee districts authorized by the
  order.
         SECTION 2.  The board of trustees of a school district to
  which Section 11.052(b-1), Education Code, as added by this Act,
  applies shall adopt an order as required by that section not later
  than January 31, 2018.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect December 1, 2017.
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