Bill Text: TX HB65 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to an appropriation of money from the general revenue fund for classroom teacher salary increases.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-07-20 - Referred to Appropriations [HB65 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB65-Introduced.html
  85S10175 KKA-D
 
  By: Raymond H.B. No. 65
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to an appropriation of money from the general revenue fund
  for classroom teacher salary increases.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  The amount of $1 billion is appropriated from the
  general revenue fund to the foundation school fund for distribution
  by the commissioner of education during the state fiscal biennium
  beginning September 1, 2017, to school districts to provide
  classroom teacher salary increases.
         SECTION 2.  The commissioner of education shall distribute
  the amount appropriated under this Act to school districts on the
  basis of the number of classroom teachers, as defined by Section
  5.001, Education Code, employed by each district.
         SECTION 3.  Each school district may use funds distributed
  under this Act only to increase the salary that would otherwise be
  provided to classroom teachers employed by the district.
         SECTION 4.  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 on the 91st day after the last day of the
  legislative session.
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