Bill Text: TX HB3650 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to an agreement between a school district and public institution of higher education to provide a dual credit program to high school students enrolled in the district.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-1)

Status: (Passed) 2019-06-10 - Effective immediately [HB3650 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB3650-Enrolled.html
 
 
  H.B. No. 3650
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to an agreement between a school district and public
  institution of higher education to provide a dual credit program to
  high school students enrolled in the district.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 28.009(b-2), Education Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (b-2)  Any agreement, including a memorandum of
  understanding or articulation agreement, between a school district
  and public institution of higher education to provide a dual credit
  program described by Subsection (b-1) must:
               (1)  include specific program goals aligned with the
  statewide goals developed under Subsection (b-1);
               (2)  establish, or provide a procedure for
  establishing, the course credits that may be earned under the
  agreement, including by developing a course equivalency crosswalk
  or other method for equating high school courses with college
  courses and identifying the number of credits that may be earned for
  each course completed through the program;
               (3)  describe the academic supports and, if applicable,
  guidance that will be provided to students participating in the
  program;
               (4)  establish the district's and the institution's
  respective roles and responsibilities in providing the program and
  ensuring the quality and instructional rigor of the program;
               (5)  state the sources of funding for courses offered
  under the program, including, at a minimum, the sources of funding
  for tuition, transportation, and any required fees or textbooks for
  students participating in the program; [and]
               (6)  require the district and the institution to
  consider the use of free or low-cost open educational resources in
  courses offered under the program; and
               (7)  be posted each year on the district's and the
  institution's respective Internet websites.
         SECTION 2.  Section 28.009(b-2), Education Code, as amended
  by this Act, applies only to an agreement to provide a dual credit
  program entered into or renewed on or after September 1, 2019.  An
  agreement to provide a dual credit program entered into or renewed
  before September 1, 2019, is governed by the law as it existed at
  the time the agreement was entered into or renewed, and the former
  law is continued in effect for that 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, 2019.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3650 was passed by the House on May 2,
  2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 139, Nays 1, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3650 was passed by the Senate on May
  22, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor       
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