Bill Text: TX HB1531 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the sequencing of required English language arts courses in schools.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-03-09 - Referred to Public Education [HB1531 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB1531-Introduced.html
  85R9812 MM-F
 
  By: VanDeaver H.B. No. 1531
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the sequencing of required English language arts
  courses in schools.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 28.025(b-2), Education Code, as amended
  by Chapter 211 (H.B. 5), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2013, is amended to read as follows:
         (b-2)  In adopting rules under Subsection (b-1), the State
  Board of Education shall provide for a student to comply with the
  curriculum requirements for an advanced English course under
  Subsection (b-1)(1) taken after successful completion of English I
  and [,] English II, [and English III,] for an advanced mathematics
  course under Subsection (b-1)(2) taken after the successful
  completion of Algebra I and geometry, and for any advanced science
  course under Subsection (b-1)(3) by successfully completing a
  course in the appropriate content area that has been approved as an
  advanced course by board rule or that is offered as an advanced
  course for credit without board approval as provided by Section
  28.002(g-1).
         SECTION 2.  This Act applies beginning with the 2017-2018
  school year.
         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 September 1, 2017.
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