Bill Text: TX SB72 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to additional state aid for certain school districts.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-07-18 - Filed [SB72 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SB72-Introduced.html
  85S10308 KKA-D
 
  By: Perry S.B. No. 72
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to additional state aid for certain school districts.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter E, Chapter 42, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 42.25162 to read as follows:
         Sec. 42.25162.  ADDITIONAL STATE AID FOR CERTAIN DISTRICTS.
  (a) This section applies only to a school district determined by
  the commissioner to be the predominant provider of public education
  in a county of this state based on the following factors:
               (1)  the extent to which the district is the public
  education provider for substantially all of the students residing
  in the county who attend school in a school district, other than a
  minimal number of students in the county who reside in the
  attendance zone of another school district; 
               (2)  the degree of hardship that the district's
  students would experience if the district were to discontinue
  providing public education and the district's students were
  required to attend school in another school district; and
               (3)  any other relevant factor identified by the
  commissioner.
         (b)  A school district is entitled to the additional state
  aid that would have been provided to the district for the current
  school year under Section 42.2516, as that section existed on
  January 1, 2017, if the district demonstrates, to the satisfaction
  of the commissioner, that the failure to receive that state aid
  would require the district to close at least one campus.
         (c)  The commissioner shall adopt rules necessary to
  implement this section.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017, 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 effect on that
  date, this Act takes effect on the 91st day after the last day of the
  legislative session.
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