Bill Text: TX HB157 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Relating to eligibility for admission to an educator preparation program for certification in trade and industrial workforce training.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-08-08 - Committee report sent to Calendars [HB157 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB157-Comm_Sub.html
  85S10287 PAM-D
 
  By: Gervin-Hawkins, Guillen H.B. No. 157
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to eligibility for admission to an educator preparation
  program for certification in trade and industrial workforce
  training.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 21.0442(b), Education Code, as added by
  H.B. 3349, Acts of the 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  A person is eligible for admission to an educator
  preparation program created under this section only if the person:
               (1)  has been issued a high school diploma, a high
  school equivalency certificate, or a postsecondary credential,
  certificate, or degree;
               (2)  has seven years of full-time wage-earning
  experience, including experience obtained while serving in the
  United States armed services, within the preceding 10 years in an
  approved occupation for which instruction is offered;
               (3)  holds with respect to that occupation a current
  license, certificate, or registration, as applicable, issued by a
  nationally recognized accrediting agency based on a recognized test
  or measurement; and
               (4)  within the period described by Subdivision (2),
  has not been the subject of a complaint filed with a licensing
  entity or other agency that regulates the occupation of the person,
  other than a complaint that was determined baseless or unfounded by
  that entity or agency.
         SECTION 2.  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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