Bill Text: TX HB646 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the applicability of nepotism prohibitions to the appointment or employment of certain classroom teachers by school districts.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-01 - Referred to Public Education [HB646 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB646-Introduced.html
  87R591 JES-F
 
  By: Raymond H.B. No. 646
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the applicability of nepotism prohibitions to the
  appointment or employment of certain classroom teachers by school
  districts.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 573.061, Government Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 573.061.  GENERAL EXCEPTIONS. Section 573.041 does not
  apply to:
               (1)  an appointment to the office of a notary public or
  to the confirmation of that appointment;
               (2)  an appointment of a page, secretary, attendant, or
  other employee by the legislature for attendance on any member of
  the legislature who, because of physical infirmities, is required
  to have a personal attendant;
               (3)  a confirmation of the appointment of an appointee
  appointed to a first term on a date when no individual related to
  the appointee within a degree described by Section 573.002 was a
  member of or a candidate for the legislature, or confirmation on
  reappointment of the appointee to any subsequent consecutive term;
               (4)  an appointment or employment of a bus driver by a
  school district if:
                     (A)  the district is located wholly in a county
  with a population of less than 35,000; or
                     (B)  the district is located in more than one
  county and the county in which the largest part of the district is
  located has a population of less than 35,000;
               (5)  an appointment or employment of a personal
  attendant by an officer of the state or a political subdivision of
  the state for attendance on the officer who, because of physical
  infirmities, is required to have a personal attendant;
               (6)  an appointment or employment of a substitute
  teacher by a school district;
               (7)  an appointment or employment of a classroom
  teacher, as defined by Section 5.001, Education Code, by a school
  district in a subject area or geographic area certified by the
  commissioner of education as experiencing a critical shortage of
  teachers;
               (8)  an appointment or employment of a person by a
  municipality that has a population of less than 200; or
               (9) [(8)]  an appointment of an election clerk under
  Section 32.031, Election Code, who is not related in the first
  degree by consanguinity or affinity to an elected official of the
  authority that appoints the election judges for that election.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to the appointment or employment of a person by a school district on
  or after the effective date of this Act. A person who is appointed
  or employed by a school district before the effective date of this
  Act is governed by the law in effect at the time the person was
  appointed or employed, and the former law is continued in effect for
  that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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