Bill Text: TX HB374 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to use of compensatory education allotment funding to provide assistance to students at risk of dropping out of school who are pregnant or who are parents and requiring reporting through the Public Education Information Management System.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-08-09 - Committee report sent to Calendars [HB374 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB374-Introduced.html
  85S12182 CAE-D
 
  By: Howard H.B. No. 374
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to use of compensatory education allotment funding to
  provide assistance to students at risk of dropping out of school who
  are pregnant or who are parents and requiring reporting through the
  Public Education Information Management System.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 42.152, Education Code, is amended by
  adding Subsections (c-3) and (c-4) to read as follows:
         (c-3)  Notwithstanding Subsection (c), funds allocated under
  this section may be used to:
               (1)  provide child-care services or assistance with
  child-care expenses for students at risk of dropping out of school,
  as described by Section 29.081(d)(5); or
               (2)  pay the costs associated with services provided
  through a life skills program in accordance with Sections
  29.085(b)(1) and (3)-(7).
         (c-4)  Not later than January 1, 2018, the commissioner shall
  adopt rules requiring the Public Education Information Management
  System (PEIMS) to include pregnancy as a reason a student withdraws
  from or otherwise no longer attends public school.
         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 to take effect
  September 1, 2017, this Act takes effect on the 91st day after the
  last day of the legislative session.
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