On Tuesday, the Public Education committee met to hear a new slate of bills and vote out several from previous hearings. This included the committee substitute for House Bill 3, which made some technical changes and added clarifying language reflective of the original intent. It also added several necessary conforming changes.
You can view the meeting from Tuesday in full by clicking the links below. Due to technical difficulties, the hearing was moved to a second room, resulting in two different tapings.
We are busy preparing for next week, as we get ready to debate the General Appropriations Act, or HB 1, on the floor Wednesday. Amendments are being accepted now through the weekend and we anticipate a long day of spirited conversation in the Chamber that day. We will also have SB 500, of the Supplemental Appropriations bill, on the House Floor that morning. Tune in to watch at www.house.texas.gov. Also, look below for a breakdown of the bills from the House Republican Caucus.