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HB 172 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the consideration of the performance of students of limited English proficiency on state assessment instruments and inclusion of related information in campus report cards. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 184 85-0 (2017) Author: Bernal, Diego Relating to public school accountability for bilingual education and English as a second language and other special language programs. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 186 85-0 (2017) Author: Bernal, Diego | et. al. Relating to a study regarding the costs of educating educationally disadvantaged students and students of limited English proficiency in public schools. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 1367 85-0 (2017) Author: Rinaldi, Matt Relating to removing the requirement for bilingual education and special language programs for certain students of limited English proficiency. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3104 85-0 (2017) Author: VanDeaver, Gary Relating to the assessment of public school students in writing and English language arts. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 4208 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to designating English as the official language of this state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 61 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to public school accountability for bilingual education and English as a second language and other special language programs. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 98 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to removing the requirement for bilingual education and special language programs for certain students of limited English proficiency. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 373 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to designating English as the official language of this state. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 423 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to a study regarding the costs of educating educationally disadvantaged students and students of limited English proficiency in public schools. Senate: Education Referred to Education
HB 56 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary Relating to the creation of a task force to evaluate the English language proficiency standards used in public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 629 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to a person's ability to read and write in English as a qualification for service as a petit juror. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 1164 84-0 (2015) Author: VanDeaver, Gary | et. al.
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia
Relating to requiring the Texas Education Agency to conduct a study to develop a writing assessment method for public school students and establish a pilot program to administer the assessment method developed. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1326 84-0 (2015) Author: Button, Angie | et. al. Relating to designating English as the official language of this state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1468 84-0 (2015) Author: Huberty, Dan Relating to the assessment of fourth and seventh grade public school students in writing and English language arts. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1469 84-0 (2015) Author: Huberty, Dan Relating to the assessment of public school students in writing and English language arts. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1851 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to promulgation of certain forms for use in landlord-tenant matters. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2863 84-0 (2015) Author: Bernal, Diego Relating to public school accountability for bilingual education and English as a second language and other special language programs. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3848 84-0 (2015) Author: Rinaldi, Matt Relating to removing the requirement for bilingual education and special language programs for certain students of limited English proficiency. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
SB 161 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Relating to a study regarding the costs of educating students of limited English proficiency in public schools. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Public Education
SB 447 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob | et. al. Relating to designating English as the official language of this state. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 977 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to a secondary-level English language learners' program for public school students of limited English proficiency. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1842 84-0 (2015) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to removing the requirement for bilingual education and special language programs for certain students of limited English proficiency. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1868 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to public school accountability for bilingual education and English as a second language and other special language programs. Senate: Education Left pending in committee
SB 1893 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to the assessment of public school students in writing and English language arts. Senate: Education Referred to Education
HB 251 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Relating to considering the performance of certain students on state assessment instruments in evaluating school district and campus performance. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 513 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the bilingual education and special language programs offered in public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 921 83-0 (2013) Author: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al. Relating to establishing the Texas State Seal of Bilingualism and Biliteracy for recognition of high school graduates who attain a high level of proficiency in both English and another language. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 986 83-0 (2013) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to the language in which a ballot to be voted by mail is printed. House: Elections Considered in Calendars
HB 1107 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to a person's ability to read and write in English as a qualification for service as a petit juror. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1219 83-0 (2013) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to removal of the parental approval requirement for a student's participation in a bilingual education program. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1328 83-0 (2013) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to data requirements and certain other requirements concerning students of limited English proficiency in public schools. House: Public Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1699 83-0 (2013) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to a requirement that any information regarding state-administered assessment instruments provided by a school district or public school to a student's parent be printed in both English and Spanish. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
SB 42 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to public school accountability for bilingual education and English as a second language and other special language programs. Senate: Education Left pending in committee
SB 377 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: González, Mary | et. al.
Relating to the determination of certain exemptions from the administration of state assessment instruments to public school students. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 711 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to a postponement for certain recent immigrants of requirements for enrolling in public school courses for which end-of-course assessment instruments are administered. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1126 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to establishing the Texas State Seal of Bilingualism and Biliteracy for recognition of high school graduates who attain a high level of proficiency in both English and another language. Senate: Education Referred to Education
HB 81 82-0 (2011) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the use of public funds to print certain public documents in a language other than English and other bilingual requirements. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 176 82-0 (2011) Author: Jackson, Jim | et. al. Relating to designating English as the official language of this state. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 301 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Relating to the establishment of English as the official language of Texas and the requirement that official acts of government be performed in English. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 373 82-0 (2011) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the establishment of a program at the University of North Texas to provide financial incentives to certain students who agree to teach bilingual education, English as a second language, or Spanish in certain public schools. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 374 82-0 (2011) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to a program to provide financial incentives to students who agree to teach bilingual education, English as a second language, or Spanish in certain public schools. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 615 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim | et. al. Relating to requiring that certain tests required for the issuance of a driver's license or a commercial driver's license be conducted in English. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Withdrawn from schedule
HB 623 82-0 (2011) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Relating to the detection and reporting of unauthorized immigration, the collection and dissemination of information concerning unauthorized immigration, the legal treatment or classification of unauthorized immigrants for certain purposes, the enforcement of certain laws governing immigration, and the establishment of English as the official language of this state. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 745 82-0 (2011) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to requirements for providing documents and written information to certain owners of property subject to the exercise of eminent domain authority. House: Land & Resource Management Referred to Land & Resource Management
HB 1633 82-0 (2011) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to a person's ability to read and write in English as a qualification for service as a petit juror. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 2191 82-0 (2011) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to the language in which a ballot to be voted by mail is printed. House: Elections Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 37 82-0 (2011) Author: Guillen, Ryan Urging the United States Congress to revise the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 so that the State of Texas may exclude the assessment scores of recently arrived limited English proficiency students from adequate yearly progress determinations for a period of three years following the students' initial enrollment and so that the exclusion period for LEP students who enter Texas schools in grades 10 and higher concludes prior to the students' final year of schooling. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HJR 38 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish English as the official language of Texas and require that official acts of government be performed in English. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1199 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to a ballot by mail single language requirement. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1622 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to a secondary-level English language learners' program for public school students of limited English proficiency. Senate: Education Left pending in committee
SB 1623 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to transfer of a student of limited English proficiency out of a public school bilingual education or special language program. Senate: Education Referred to Education
HB 47 82-1 (2011) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to a person's ability to read and write in English as a qualification for service as a petit juror. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 76 82-1 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the bilingual education and special language programs offered in public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 81 81-0 (2009) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the use of public funds to print certain public documents in a language other than English and other bilingual requirements. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 253 81-0 (2009) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Relating to language requirements for engaging in certain regulated activities. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 370 81-0 (2009) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Relating to the establishment of English as the official language of Texas and the requirement that official acts of government be taken in English. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 501 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Relating to a person's ability to read and write in English as a qualification for service as a petit juror. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1033 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Jim | et. al. Relating to designating English as the official language of this state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1035 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Jim Relating to the requirement that an application or examination for a state-issued license be in English. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4000 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to participation by certain students in bilingual and special language programs provided by school districts. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 4079 81-0 (2009) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to a secondary-level English language learners' program for public school students of limited English proficiency. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 4603 81-0 (2009) Author: Olivo, Dora Relating to the educational needs of students of limited English proficiency who are placed in disciplinary alternative education programs. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HJR 27 81-0 (2009) Author: Berman, Leo Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish English as the official language of Texas and require that official acts of government be taken in English. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 32 81-0 (2009) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish English as the official language of Texas and require that official acts of government be taken in English. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1459 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al. Relating to education initiatives for students of limited English proficiency and students at risk of dropping out of school. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Public Education
SB 1460 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to professional development academies designed for public school teachers who provide instruction to certain students of limited English proficiency. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Public Education
SB 2002 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Relating to a secondary-level English language learners' program for public school students of limited English proficiency. Senate: Education Co-author authorized
SB 2180 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to transfer of a student of limited English proficiency out of a public school bilingual or special language program and to public school accountability for those programs. Senate: Education Referred to Education
HB 933 80-0 (2007) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al. Relating to the bilingual education and special language programs offered in public schools. House: Public Education Withdrawn from schedule
HB 1108 80-0 (2007) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al. Relating to requiring that certain tests required for the issuance of a commercial driver's license be conducted in English. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 1274 80-0 (2007) Author: Jackson, Jim | et. al. Relating to the requirement of speaking and reading the English language as a condition for the issuance of a commercial driver's license. House: Transportation Returned to committee
HB 1603 80-0 (2007) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Relating to assessment of public school students enrolled in English immersion programs. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2205 80-0 (2007) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to designating English as the official language of this state. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2459 80-0 (2007) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to the use of public funds to print certain public documents in a language other than English and other bilingual requirements. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 83 80-0 (2007) Author: Zedler, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish English as the official language of Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 546 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John Relating to the requirement of speaking and reading the English language as a condition for the issuance of a commercial driver's license. Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security Left pending in committee
HB 779 79-0 (2005) Author: Luna, Vilma Relating to bilingual education and special language programs in public schools. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 3468 79-0 (2005) Author: Isett, Carl
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to an intensive reading and language intervention pilot program. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 1636 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the development of occupational skills training curriculum by the Texas Education Agency. Senate: Education Referred to Education
HB 85 79-3 (2006) Author: Luna, Vilma Relating to bilingual education and special language programs in public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3379 78-0 (2003) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to employment discrimination based on certain employer-imposed language requirements. House: Economic Development No action taken in committee
HB 243 77-0 (2001) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to employment discrimination based on certain employer-imposed language requirements. House: Economic Development Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1787 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the assessment of academic skills of students of limited English proficiency. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 2088 77-0 (2001) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to exemption for public school students of limited English proficiency from state assessment instruments. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2487 77-0 (2001) Author: Garcia, Domingo | et. al. Relating to state assessment of students of limited English proficiency. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
SB 1698 77-0 (2001) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to employment discrimination based on certain employer-imposed language requirements. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 685 76-0 (1999) Author: Oliveira, Rene Relating to providing intensive English language development training to certain public school students. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 2285 76-0 (1999) Author: Woolley, Beverly Relating to state assessment of public school students. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 2881 76-0 (1999) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to employment discrimination based on certain employer-imposed language requirements. House: Economic Development Considered in Calendars
HB 3199 76-0 (1999) Author: Chavez, Norma Relating to a promotora program under which persons who act as bilingual liaisons between health care providers and patients are trained and regulated. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
SB 745 76-0 (1999) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to employment discrimination based on certain employer-imposed language requirements. Senate: Economic Development Left pending in committee
SB 1140 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al. Relating to eligibility for public prekindergarten classes. Senate: Education Co-author authorized
SB 1377 76-0 (1999) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to a promotora program under which persons who act as bilingual liaisons between health care providers and patients are trained and regulated. House: Public Health
Senate: Human Services
Referred to Public Health
HB 470 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the requirement that any faculty member who teaches a course at an institution of higher education be proficient in the oral use of English. House: Higher Education Placed on General State Calendar
HJR 55 70-0 (1987) Author: Patterson, Pete Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the establishment of English as the official language of Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 108 70-2 (1987) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the requirement that each institution of higher education establish a program or short course to assist certain faculty members to become proficient in the use of the English language. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 828 69-0 (1985) Author: Moreno, Alex Relating to certain requirements for and restrictions on English language courses and teachers who teach English language courses. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1075 69-0 (1985) Author: Luna III, Albert
Sponsor: Sharp, John
Relating to the implementation of a comprehensive language services program by the Texas Employment Commission. House: Labor & Employment Relations
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HCR 13 69-0 (1985) Author: Patrick, Kae Recognizing English as the official language of Texas. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 407 69-0 (1985) Author: Sharp, John Relating to certain requirements for and restrictions on English language courses and teachers who teach English language courses. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 477 67-0 (1981) Author: Truan, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Garcia, Matt
Relating to bilingual education and English as a second language and other special language programs in public schools. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1292 67-0 (1981) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete" Relating to pilot programs for the purpose of studying alternative methods of instruction in language programs for students of limited English-speaking ability. Senate: Education Reported from committee favorably with amendments
HB 2029 66-0 (1979) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to the use of clear language in state contracts, agency rules and approved insurance policies. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 105 62-0 (1971) Author: Clayton, Bill Relating to the use of English as the basic language of instruction in all schools; setting a penalty.
HB 103 61-0 (1969) Author: Truan, Carlos | et. al. Relating to requiring that English shall be the basic language of instruction in all grade schools.
HB 334 61-0 (1969) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to requiring that English shall be the basic language of instruction in all grade schools; providing the governing body of the school district or school may determine when, in which grades or classes, and circumstances instruction may be given bilingually; declaring state policy on bilingual instruction.
SB 46 61-0 (1969) Author: Bernal, Joseph J. | et. al. Relating to requiring that English shall be the basic language of instruction in all grade schools; providing the governing body of the school district or school may determine when, in which grades or classes, and circumstances instruction may be given bilingually; declaring state policy on bilingual instruction.
HB 78 59-0 (1965) Author: Alaniz, John C. | et. al. Relating to a required preschool program for non-English speaking children as a part of the Minimum Foundation Program.
HB 51 56-0 (1959) Author: McGregor, Malcolm | et. al. Relating to authorizing a pre-school instructional program for non-English speaking children.
HB 303 37-0 (1921) Author: Thomason, William Edgar Relating to amend a certain Act regarding the compulsory attendance law.
SB 173 37-0 (1921) Author: Witt, Edgar E. Relating to amending the compulsory school attendance law so as to increase requirements gradually, etc.
HB 55 36-0 (1919) Author: Beard, Campbell McCleary Relating to amending certain laws requiring teachers in the public free schools or private or parochial school to conduct school work in the English language exclusively, preventing the adoption of texts for elementary grades not printed in English, defining the grades in which a foreign language may be taught, and fixing the penalties for the violation of this Act.
HB 422 36-0 (1919) Author: Vaughan, Benjamin F. "Ben" Relating to amending certain statutes relating to officers of elections assisting a voter in preparing his ballot; providing a penalty for the violation of said statutes; making it mandatory for both parties to use the English language when such assistance to the voter is rendered.
HB 554 36-0 (1919) Author: Johnson, Thomas S. | et. al. Relating to declaring the English language the official language of the State of Texas; making it unlawful for public officials to conduct public business in any other than the English language; providing that certain books, accounts, contract, etc., shall not be admissible in evidence unless written or printed in the English language, with certain exception; prescribing punishment and penalties for the violation of this Act.
SB 235 36-0 (1919) Author: Dudley, Richard M. Relating to amending certain acts providing that teachers in the public free schools shall be required to conduct school work in the English Language exclusively by further providing that said acts shall not prevent the teaching of French and Spanish and granting authority to the Trustees to prescribe the text books for the teaching of said languages. Senate: Educational Affairs
SB 368 36-0 (1919) Author: Suiter, William David "Will" Relating to prohibiting the publishing of articles, comments, and criticisms in newspapers, periodicals, posters, and circulars, in a foreign language without printing opposite to such article, comment or criticism, a correct translation of the same into the English language, when such article or common relates to the Governmental affairs of this State, or any State in the United States, or of the United States, or of the United States or any city, county or municipality in this State. Senate: Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 591 35-0 (1917) Author: Low, Sr., Sam D.W. Relating to transferring the rights and powers pertaining to the public free schools heretofore vested in the county commissioners court onto the Board of County School Trustees
HB 128 35-4 (1918) Author: Fly, William Madden | et. al. Relating to requiring teachers in the public free schools to conduct school work in the English language exclusively, and fixing the penalties for the violation of this Act.
HB 763 33-0 (1913) Author: Cox, William Euel Relating to providing that physicians' prescriptions and druggists and pharmists' labels shall be in the English language, providing a penalty.
HB 850 33-0 (1913) Author: Haney, Edgar Pierce Relating to providing for the adoption of a series of dictionaries on the English language suitable for use in the primary, intermediate, high school grades of the public schools of Texas, for a term of six years, and authorizing and directing the State Textbook Board to make said adoption.
HB 17 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes (1895) of the State of Texas, by adding an article prohibiting the admission to record of instruments in any other than the English language, except instruments executed prior to the taking effect of this act, which may be recorded if accompanied by sworn translations thereof.
HB 691 23-0 (1893) Relating to authorizing counties to have their archives and records of instruments of writing, now in the Spanish language, relating to land, translated into the English language, and making the said recorded translations archives of the county clerks' offices.

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