The 86th Texas Legislature convened Jan. 8, 2019, for a 140-day session that ended on May 27, 2019. Below you'll find more information about education-related bills passed during the session. Click on the bill's name in the table to see more details about it.

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Bill Number Sponsor Last Action Bill Categories Bill Summary
HB 1 Rep. John Zerwas, Sen. Jane Nelson Signed by governor Finance

Appropriations bill (state budget); sent to comptroller for certification

HB 3 Rep. Dan Huberty, Sen. Larry Taylor Signed by governor Finance

School finance reform, teacher compensation and merit pay, property tax reductions

HB 18 Rep. Four Price, Sen. Kirk Watson Signed by governor Mental Health

Student mental health and services

HB 19 Rep. Four Price, Sen. Kirk Watson Signed by governor Mental Health

Mental health resources and support

HCR 59 Rep. Ryan Guillen, Sen. Beverly Powell Signed by governor Governance

School Psychologist Appreciation Week

HB 65 Rep. Eric Johnson, Sen. Royce West Signed by governor Discipline

Reporting on out-of-school suspensions

HB 76 Rep. Dan Huberty, Sen. Carol Alvarado Signed by governor Health

Notice of availability of electrocardiogram testing

HB 109 Rep. Armando Martinez, Sen. Juan Hinojosa Vetoed Governance

Charter school instruction on Memorial Day

HB 111 Rep. Mary Gonzalez, Sen. Pat Fallon Signed by governor Certification and Training

Training on maltreatment of children with cognitive disabilities

HB 114 Rep. James White, Sen. Brian Birdwell Signed by governor Counselors

Providing information about college credit for military service

HJR 151 Rep. Dan Huberty, Sen. Larry Taylor Signed by governor Finance

Increasing distributions to the available school fund

HB 165 Rep. Diego Bernal, Sen. Beverly Powell Signed by governor Special populations

Endorsements for special education students

HB 293 Rep. Ken King, Sen. Kel Seliger Signed by governor Governance

Exemption from investment training for certain school officials

HB 330 Rep. Gary VanDeaver, Sen. Bryan Hughes Signed by governor Accountability

Excluding certain students in a treatment facility from dropout and completing rates

HB 391 Rep. Cesar Blanco, Sen. Judith Zaffirini Signed by governor Instructional Materials

Providing instructional materials to students without Internet access

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