Bill Text: TX HB352 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to a reduction of the amount required to be paid by certain school districts to achieve the equalized wealth level under the public school finance system.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-08-08 - Left pending in committee [HB352 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB352-Introduced.html
  85S10075 KKA-D
 
  By: Faircloth H.B. No. 352
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to a reduction of the amount required to be paid by certain
  school districts to achieve the equalized wealth level under the
  public school finance system.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter D, Chapter 41, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 41.0933 to read as follows:
         Sec. 41.0933.  REDUCTION FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS
  COSTS. (a)  This section applies only to a school district in which
  at least 65 percent of the enrolled students are educationally
  disadvantaged or at risk of dropping out of school, as defined by
  Section 29.081(d).
         (b)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a
  school district to which this section applies that executes an
  agreement to purchase all attendance credits necessary to reduce
  the district's wealth per student to the equalized wealth level may
  reduce the total amount required to be paid for attendance credits
  under Section 41.093 by 25 percent.
         (c)  A reduction under Subsection (b) shall be made after
  making any reduction to which the district is entitled under
  Section 41.0931, 41.097, or 41.098 or another provision of this
  chapter.
         (d)  The district shall use amounts available to the district
  as a result of this section to pay district maintenance and
  operations costs.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, if this
  Act 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 effect on that
  date, this Act takes effect on the 91st day after the last day of the
  legislative session.
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