Bill Text: TX HB1934 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to temporary certification of an educator from outside the state who is the spouse of an active duty military service member.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2017-06-15 - Effective immediately [HB1934 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB1934-Enrolled.html
 
 
  H.B. No. 1934
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to temporary certification of an educator from outside the
  state who is the spouse of an active duty military service member.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 21.052, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subsections (b-1) and (d-1) and amending Subsection (c) to
  read as follows:
         (b-1)  The board shall propose rules to establish procedures
  to expedite the processing of an application for a certificate
  under this section submitted by an educator who is the spouse of a
  person who is serving on active duty as a member of the armed forces
  of the United States, including rules for providing the appropriate
  documentation to establish the educator's status as a spouse of a
  person who is serving on active duty as a member of the armed forces
  of the United States.
         (c)  The board may issue a temporary certificate under this
  section to an educator who holds a degree required by Subsection
  (a)(1) and a certificate or other credential required by Subsection
  (a)(2) but who has not satisfied the requirements prescribed by
  Subsection (a)(3).  Subject to Subsections [Subsection] (d) and
  (d-1), the board may specify the term of a temporary certificate
  issued under this subsection.
         (d-1)  A temporary certificate issued under Subsection (c)
  to an educator who is the spouse of a person who is serving on active
  duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States may not
  expire before the third anniversary of the date on which the board
  completes the review of the educator's credentials and informs the
  educator of the examination or examinations under Section 21.048 on
  which the educator must perform satisfactorily to receive a
  standard certificate.
         SECTION 2.
    The State Board for Educator Certification is
  required to implement this Act only if the legislature appropriates
  money specifically for that purpose. If the legislature does not
  appropriate money specifically for that purpose, the board may, but
  is not required to, implement this Act using other appropriations
  available for the purpose.
         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.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1934 was passed by the House on April
  28, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 136, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 1934 on May 24, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0,
  2 present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1934 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 21, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor       
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