04/18/2016 09:30 AM-04:30 PM
Where: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 1200 E. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX - Lonestar Room
Purpose: House Bill 1, Article III Section 45, 84th Texas Legislature, appropriates funds for the 2016-17 biennium to encourage students who enroll in an educator prep program at seven identified universities to become certified to teach bilingual education, English as a Second Language, or Spanish in school districts with high critical needs. The THECB will engage in a negotiated rulemaking process as described in Chapter 2008 of the Texas Government Code to develop the allocation methodology for this program. This is in accordance with the provisions of Texas Education Code 61.0331.
Status: Allocation methodology adopted at July 21, 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.