HB 3198

House Bill 3198 is authored by Rep. Gonzalez of El Paso. This bill would create a moratorium on charter schools starting this fall. Follow the bill here

SB 1594

Senate Bill 1594 is authored by Jose Rodriguez. This bill is identical to Gonzalez’s bill in the House. Follow the bill here

HB 43

House Bill 43 is authored by Rep. Gina Hinojosa. This bill would prevent charters from having a discipline exception to open-enrollment admissions. Follow the bill here

HB 570

House Bill 570 is authored by Rep. Giovanni Capriglione. This bill would require charter schools to hold open meetings in either the county where the school is located or online. This would greatly add much needed transparency between charters and the public. Follow the bill here

HB 953

House Bill 953 is authored by Rep. Ken King. This bill would requires charters to pay TRS contribution for the full amount of an employee’s salary above the min salary schedule. Currently, charter schools don’t pay into TRS, this bill would change that! Follow the bill here

HB 109

House Bill 109 is authored by Rep. Armando Martinez. This bill would require charters to give students Memorial Day off, just like traditional public schools do. Follow the bill here

HB 127

House Bill 127 is authored by Rep. Mary Gonzalez. This bill would have charters’ funding adjustments be based on the adjustment of the school district within whose boundaries the charter holder’s campus with the greatest enrollment is located. Follow the bill here

HB 139

House Bill 139 is authored by Rep. Mary Gonzalez. This bill would require an 18-month notice for when a charter is going to open. Follow the bill here

HB 388

House Bill 388 is authored by Rep. Jim Murphy. This bill would give tax breaks to property owners who lease property for open-enrollment charter schools. Follow the bill here

HB 429

House Bill 429 is authored by Rep. Matt Shaheen. This bill would no longer allows charters to charge a student for taking a course virtually for the reason that it is substantially similar to a course currently offered. Requires a study regarding the effectiveness of digital learning in public schools. Follow the bill here

HB 528

House Bill 528 is authored by Rep. Harold Dutton. This bill would include a student residing in the boundaries of a school district attending an open enrollment charter school as part of the districtโ€™s weighted average daily attendance. Follow the bill here

HB 636

House Bill 636 is authored by Rep. James White. This bill would subject charter schools to the same interested party disclosure rules as school districts. Follow the bill here

HB 1003

House Bill 1003 is authored by Rep. Nicole Collier. This bill requires admissions preference for students residing within the attendance zone of the school district. Follow the bill here

HB 1004

House Bill 1004 is authored by Rep. Nicole Collier. This bill requires letter of community support or opposition from state rep who represents the district, applies to apps and expansion amendments. Follow the bill here

HB 1051

House Bill 1051 is authored by Rep. Gary VanDeaver. This bill gives adult, dropout recovery charters access to Foundation School Program money, meaning unlimited funding. Follow the bill here

HB 1730

House Bill 1730 is authored by Rep. Yvonne Davis. This bill prohibits expansion of additional charter schools within ONE mile of an existing charter schools. Follow the bill here

HB 1830

House Bill 1830 is authored by Rep. Diego Bernal. This bill would subject charters to municipal zoning laws if a campus is adjacent or surrounded by a municipality that has a population of 1 million or more and is primarily located in a county with 1.5 million or more. Follow the bill here

HB 1921

House Bill 1921 is authored by Rep. Jared Patterson. This bill opens up full-time online charters to all providers. Currently, law requires provider to have been operating on Jan. 1, 2013. Follow the bill here

HB 1930

House Bill 1930 is authored by Rep. James White. This bill would allow the establishment of charter schools by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. It is subject to Sunset Provision. Follow the bill here

HB 2190

House Bill 2190 is authored by Rep. Todd Hunter. This bill allows the child of a charter employee to attend regardless of geographic boundaries and child’s residence. Follow the bill here

HB 2487

House Bill 2487 is authored by Rep. Harold Dutton. This bill would make governing board members and an “officer” of a charter public employees. Follow the bill here

HB 2488

House Bill 2488 is authored by Rep. Harold Dutton. This bill would have open enrollment charter schools considered state agencies if they have 5,000+ students in average daily attendance. Follow the bill here

HB 2760

House Bill 2760 is authored by Rep. Steve Allison. This bill would require a notice of expansion by charters and require an impact report by the commissioner. It also requires an annual report by the Legislative Budget Board documenting financial impact of charters. Follow the bill here

HB 2776

House Bill 2776 is authored by Rep. Steve Allison. This bill requires an informed choice report to be completed by charters and have the report available online. Follow the bill here

HB 2964

House Bill 2964 is authored by Rep. Yvonne Davis. This bill prohibits charters from hiring people who have been denied a certificate or had a certificate revoked by the State Board for Educator Certification. Follow the bill here

HJR 31

House Joint Resolution 31 is authored by Rep. Jim Murphy. This bill would give a property tax exemption to owner for property leased to a charter school with reduction “passed on” to charter. Follow the resolution here

SB 242

Senate Bill 242 is authored by Senator Judith Zaffirini. This bill removes obsolete language allowing the SBOE to grant an open-enrollment charter or approve a charter revision. Follow the bill here

SB 372

Senate Bill 372 is authored by Senator Donna Campbell. This bill would allow open enrollment charter schools to be allowed to employ security personal and peace officers. Follow the bill here

SB 591

Senate Bill 591 is authored by Senator Kirk Watson. This would have adult education programs give priority to a person who has not earned a high school equivalency certificate. Each school district and open-enrollment charter school must annually report info regarding enrollment, dropout recovery, or adult education program provided under a high school diploma and industry certification charter school program provided by the district or school. Follow the bill here

SB 674

Senate Bill 674 is authored by Senator Donna Campbell. This bill exempts open-enrollment charter schools from certain municipal drainage requirements. Follow the bill here

SB 917

Senate Bill 917 is authored by Senator Donna Campbell. This bill establishes a new process for charter schools based on an external review. Also talks about the process for challenging a charter school. Follow the bill here

SB 947

Senate Bill 947 is authored by Senator Donna Campbell. This bill creates full-time online charters for home-schoolers. Follow the bill here

SB 968

Senate Bill 968 is authored by Senator Kelly Hancock. This bill requires municipalities to treat charters like real public schools, which means city has to eat a lot of costs associated with code compliance like side walk, etc. Follow the bill here

SB 1045

Senate Bill 1045 is authored by Senator Bryan Hughes. This bill creates a performance review of school district or open-enrollment charter that provides instruction to students on and off(online) campus full-time. But, will grade separately the online campus. Follow the bill here

SB 1182

Senate Bill 1182 is authored by Senator Donna Campbell. After reviewing the record of public notice and hearings relating to any bond financing an educational facility for an authorized charter school, the attorney general shall issue approval. Follow the bill here

SB 1706

Senate Bill 1706 is authored by Senator Eddie Lucio. This bill adds that charters are subject to educator certification requirements and elementary class size limits. Follow the bill here

SB 2117

Senate Bill 2117 is authored by Senator Paul Bettencourt. This bill would qualify a school district for funding for a campus program if the board of trustees of a school district grants a campus program charter and contracts with an entity that has been awarded a charter. Follow the bill here

SB 2118

Senate Bill 2118 is authored by Senator Paul Bettencourt. This bill establishes that the board of trustees of a school district may not partner with a municipality to operate a district campus. Follow the bill here

SB 2285

Senate Bill 2285 is authored by Senator Pat Fallon. This bill states the commissioner may not limit a challenge relating to a data or calculation error attributed to a school district or open-enrollment. Commissioner may not revoke the charter of a charter or allow it to expire if a school is not rated due to an accountability rating error. Follow the bill here

SB 2293

Senate Bill 2293 is authored by Senator Pat Fallon. This bill a member of the governing body of an open-enrollment charter and an officer of an open-enrollment charter school are considered officials of a political subdivision and employees of open-enrollment charters are considered to be a public employee. Follow the bill here

SB 2345

Senate Bill 2345 is authored by Senator Brandon Creighton. This bill exempts charters from paying property taxes. Property has to be used for “educational functions.” Follow the bill here