88(3) HB 192 - Introduced version - Bill Text

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  88S30967 JTZ-D
 
  By:  Thierry H.B.  No.  192
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the reimbursement of certain school district classroom
  teachers for the cost of classroom supplies purchased with personal
  money.
               BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
               SECTION  1.    Subchapter I, Chapter 21, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 21.4145 to read as follows:
               Sec. 21.4145.    CLASSROOM SUPPLY REIMBURSEMENT FOR CERTAIN
  GRADE LEVELS.  (a)  From money appropriated or otherwise available
  for the purpose, the agency shall distribute to each school
  district the amount necessary for the district to reimburse each
  classroom teacher employed by the district who teaches students
  enrolled at or below the ninth grade level for the cost of classroom
  supplies purchased by the teacher with the teacher's personal money
  for the benefit of those students as follows:
                           (1)    for a classroom teacher who teaches students
  enrolled at or below the sixth grade level, up to $600 per school
  year; and
                           (2)    for a classroom teacher who teaches students
  enrolled at the seventh, eighth, or ninth grade level, up to $500
  per school year.
               (b)    A classroom teacher may be reimbursed under the
  classroom supply reimbursement program established under Section
  21.414 for the cost of purchases eligible for reimbursement under
  that section for which the teacher is not reimbursed under
  Subsection (a).
               (c)    The commissioner shall adopt rules necessary to
  implement this section.
               SECTION  2.    This Act applies beginning with the 2024-2025
  school year.
               SECTION  3.    This Act takes effect immediately 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 immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect on the 91st day after the last day of the
  legislative session.

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