02/04/2016 09:30 AM-04:30 PM
Where: Board Room, 1200 East Anderson Lane, Austin
Purpose: House Bill 1, 84th Texas Legislature, appropriates $1.5 million for the 2016-17 biennium for public institutions of higher education to provide tuition exemptions for educational aides who take courses that lead to teacher certification in a critical shortage subject area. Modifications to Texas Administrative Code Chapter 21, Subchapter II (Educational Aide Exemption Program) will be required. The THECB will engage in a negotiated rulemaking process as described in Chapter 2008 of the Texas Government Code to modify these rules. This is in accordance with the provisions of Texas Education Code 61.0331.
Status: Rules adopted at April 28, 2016 Board Meeting; committee disbanded.
Texas Penal Code Section 46.035(c) states: "A license holder commits an offense if the license holder intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries a handgun under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, regardless of whether the handgun is concealed or carried in a shoulder or belt holster, in the room or rooms where a meeting of a governmental entity is held and if the meeting is an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Government Code, and the entity provided notice as required by that chapter." Thus, no person can carry a handgun and enter the room or rooms where a meeting of the THECB is held if the meeting is an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Government Code.
Please Note that this governmental meeting is, in the opinion of counsel representing THECB, an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Government Code and THECB is providing notice of this meeting as required by Chapter 551. In addition, please note that the written communication required by Texas Penal Code Sections 30.06 and 30.07, prohibiting both concealed and open carry of handguns by Government Code Chapter 411 licensees, will be posted at the entrances to this governmental meeting.