Bill Text: TX SB1869 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the election of trustees of certain school districts.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-26 - Referred to Education [SB1869 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-SB1869-Introduced.html
  87R5822 MLH-D
 
  By: Miles S.B. No. 1869
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the election of trustees of certain school districts.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 11.052(a), Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (a)  Except as provided by Subsection (b) or Section 11.0521,
  the board of trustees of an independent school district, on its own
  motion, may order that trustees of the district are to be elected
  from single-member trustee districts or that not fewer than 70
  percent of the members of the board of trustees are to be elected
  from single-member trustee districts with the remaining trustees to
  be elected from the district at large.
         SECTION 2.  Subchapter C, Chapter 11, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 11.0521 to read as follows:
         Sec. 11.0521.  MULTIMEMBER TRUSTEE DISTRICTS FOR CERTAIN
  SCHOOL DISTRICTS. (a) This section applies only to an independent
  school district with the largest student enrollment in a county
  with a population of 550,000 or more that is adjacent to a county
  with a population of 3.3 million or more.
         (b)  The board of trustees of an independent school district
  to which this section applies shall:
               (1)  order that trustees of the district are to be
  elected as follows:
                     (A)  one trustee elected from the district at
  large; and
                     (B)  six trustees elected by position from two
  multimember voting districts composed of three trustee positions
  each;
               (2)  divide the school district as nearly as
  practicable into two multimember voting districts of equal
  population, with one voting district representing the west half of
  the school district and the other voting district representing the
  east half of the school district; and
               (3)  designate by number each position on the board of
  trustees.
         (c)  Residents of each multimember voting district are
  entitled to cast votes for each trustee position within the
  multimember voting district.
         SECTION 3.  As soon as practicable after the effective date
  of this Act, the board of trustees of a school district to which
  Section 11.0521, Education Code, as added by this Act, applies
  shall adopt an order as required by that section.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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