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HB 4170 85-0 (2017) Author: Cosper, Scott | et. al. Relating to the state virtual school network. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
SB 610 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don | et. al. Relating to a study on expanding the state virtual school network. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Public Education
HB 290 85-1 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al. Relating to the sparsity adjustment for certain school districts under the Foundation School Program. House: Public Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 588 84-0 (2015) Author: Hernandez, Ana Relating to restricting certain state and school district assessments of public school students in prekindergarten and kindergarten. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2814 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the grade levels at which students may enroll in courses provided through the state virtual school network. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
SB 172 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bennett
Relating to diagnosing the reading development and comprehension of public school kindergarten students. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 316 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to mandatory kindergarten attendance in public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1001 81-0 (2009) Author: Bolton, Valinda Relating to limits on the size of public school classes in prekindergarten, kindergarten, and grades one through four. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2590 81-0 (2009) Author: Truitt, Vicki Relating to an exemption for certain facilities from the child-care licensing requirements. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 2703 81-0 (2009) Author: Olivo, Dora
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to classification of a prekindergarten or kindergarten student who is retained at the request of the student's parent. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 3110 81-0 (2009) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to a kindergarten-plus pilot project for certain children. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 169 80-0 (2007) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to mandatory kindergarten attendance in public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1884 80-0 (2007) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to a kindergarten-plus program for certain children. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1912 80-0 (2007) Author: Truitt, Vicki Relating to an exemption for certain facilities from the child-care licensing requirements. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 2941 80-0 (2007) Author: Bolton, Valinda Relating to limits on the size of public school classes in prekindergarten, kindergarten, and grades one through four. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3390 80-0 (2007) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to a kindergarten-plus pilot project for certain children. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 3433 80-0 (2007) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to limits on the size of public school classes in kindergarten and grades one through four. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
SB 52 80-0 (2007) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the compulsory school attendance age. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1756 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to a kindergarten-plus pilot project for certain children. Senate: Education Referred to Education
HB 262 79-0 (2005) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to permitting early entry into public school kindergartens for certain children. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1487 79-0 (2005) Author: Eissler, Rob Relating to the age of children for whom public school kindergarten must be provided. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 3377 79-0 (2005) Author: Peña, Aaron Relating to a kindergarten-plus program for certain children. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
SB 23 79-0 (2005) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Relating to subsidized child-care services and early childhood care and education program coordination. House: Human Services
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 841 78-0 (2003) Author: Howard, Charlie Relating to the public education grant program. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1150 77-0 (2001) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Relating to mandatory kindergarten attendance in public schools. House: Public Education No action taken in committee
SB 30 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to mandatory kindergarten attendance in public schools. Senate: Education No action taken in committee
SB 213 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David Relating to the compulsory school attendance age and to the age of children for whom public school kindergarten must be provided. Senate: Education Left pending in committee
SB 526 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the age at which a child may be admitted to public school. Senate: Education Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 1849 76-0 (1999) Author: Lengefeld, David Relating to compulsory school attendance and to public school kindergarten. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 1497 75-0 (1997) Author: Garcia, Domingo Relating to public prekindergarten programs. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1589 75-0 (1997) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to school district prekindergarten programs. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1924 75-0 (1997) Author: Hodge, Terri Relating to public school prekindergarten. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1925 75-0 (1997) Author: Hodge, Terri Relating to public prekindergarten programs. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3049 75-0 (1997) Author: Berlanga, Hugo | et. al. Relating to the prekindergarten program operated by the Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi Early Childhood Center. House: Public Education Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2231 74-0 (1995) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto Relating to permitting the student/teacher ratio in grades kindergarten through four to be determined as an average. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 2170 72-0 (1991) Author: Glossbrenner, Ernestine Relating to class size requirements in prekindergarten classes. House: Public Education No action taken in committee
HB 2395 72-0 (1991) Author: Hirschi, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Carriker, Steven
Relating to an unofficial election for students in kindergarten through 12th grade held in conjuction with a general, special, or primary election. House: Elections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/91
SB 399 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Glossbrenner, Ernestine
Relating to class size requirements in prekindergarten classes. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
1st Printing sent to Calendars
SB 608 72-0 (1991) Author: Johnson, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Linebarger, Libby
Relating to standards for prekindergarten programs and coordination of resources among prekindergarten programs and other child care programs. House: Human Services
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 97 71-3 (1990) Author: Rudd, Jim Relating to prekindergarten programs in public schools. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 184 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Sam Relating to funding of public school kindergarten. House: Public Education Posting rule suspended
HB 11 70-2 (1987) Author: Johnson, Sam Relating to funding of public school kindergarten. House: Public Education Pending in committee
HB 523 69-0 (1985) Author: Jackson, Lee Relating to the funding of public school kindergarten and to the basic allotment for funding a school district's foundation school program. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Education
HB 1995 69-0 (1985) Author: Colbert, Paul Relating to the transfer of certain funds from the funding of public school kindergarten to the funding of the basic allotment and the enrichment equalization allotment. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2047 69-0 (1985) Author: Schlueter, Stan Relating to funding of public school kindergarten and the basic allotment. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2203 69-0 (1985) Author: Haley, Bill Relating to the funding of kindergarten, equalization transition, and compensatory education. House: Public Education No action taken in committee
SB 563 69-0 (1985) Author: Leedom, John Relating to funding of public school kindergarten. Senate: Education Referred to subcommittee
HB 68 69-2 (1986) Author: Haley, Bill Relating to funding of public school kindergarten. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
SB 6 69-2 (1986) Author: Leedom, John Relating to average daily attendance of public school kindergarten students. Senate: Finance Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 1336 68-0 (1983) Author: Saunders, Robert
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the attendance of children enrolled in public school kindergarten. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 2367 67-0 (1981) Author: Denton, Betty Relating to the provision of full-day Kindergarten. House: Public Education Referred to Committee on Public Education
HB 459 66-0 (1979) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to eligibility for participation in a special program for non-English speaking children. House: Public Education Referred to Committee on Public Education
HB 942 66-0 (1979) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to state funding for kindergarten. House: Public Education Ordered not printed
HB 1459 66-0 (1979) Author: Atkinson, Hamp Relating to personnel unit allotments under the foundation school program. House: Public Education Referred to Committee on Public Education
HB 1599 66-0 (1979) Author: Atkinson, Hamp Relating to the provision of full-day kindergarten. House: Public Education Referred to Committee on Public Education
SB 730 66-0 (1979) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the provision of full-day kindergarten; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Education Referred to Committee on Education
HB 772 65-0 (1977) Author: Massey, Tom Relating to financing kindergarten programs under the Foundation School Program. House: Public Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 687 64-0 (1975) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to a public school kindergarten program for certain children. House: Public Education Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1852 64-0 (1975) Author: Denton, Lane Relating to the allocation of classroom teacher units for kindergarten classes under the Foundation School Program. House: Public Education Referred to Committee on Public Education
SB 585 64-0 (1975) Author: Clower, Ron Relating to the determination of benefits for kindergarten students under the Foundation School Program. Senate: Education Referred to subcommittee
HB 91 63-0 (1973) Author: Kubiak, Dan
Sponsor: Patman, W.N. "Bill"
Relating to the creation of the Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education. House: Education
Senate: Education
Signed by the Governor
HB 1661 63-0 (1973) Author: Kubiak, Dan Relating to textbooks and other teaching materials for kindergarten pupils; amending Subsections (a), (b), and (g), Section 12.04, Texas Education Code; and declaring an emergency. House: Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Committee on Education
HR 172 63-0 (1973) Author: Presnal, Bill Requesting subcommittee of the House Committee on Education to study the public school kindergarten program in Texas. House: Education
HB 779 62-0 (1971) Author: Traeger, John Relating to textbooks for children enrolled in kindergarten classes in the public schools of the state.
HB 780 62-0 (1971) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Watson, Murray
Relating to providing that a public school kindergarten may be operated on a half-day basis or a full-day basis at the option of the governing board of the school district.
HB 1042 62-0 (1971) Author: Howard, Ed Relating to eligibility for participation in the Minimum Foundation School Program.
SB 437 62-0 (1971)
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to textbooks for children enrolled in kindergarten classes in the public schools of the State.
SB 438 62-0 (1971) Author: Watson, Murray | et. al. Relating to providing that a public school kindergarten may be operated on a half-day basis or a full-day basis at the option of the governing board of the school district.
HB 629 61-0 (1969) Author: Cummings, Russell Bennett Relating to authorizing and providing for partial State support of an educational program for five-year-olds in public free school districts of Texas desiring to participate under plan submitted pursuant to regulations of and approved by the Central Education Agency; providing an effective date of this Act.
SB 350 61-0 (1969) Author: Kennard, Don | et. al. Relating to authorizing and providing for partial State support of an educational program for five-year-olds in public free school districts of Texas desiring to participate under plan submitted pursuant to regulations of and approved by the Central Education Agency; providing an effective date of this Act.
SB 638 61-0 (1969) Author: Bernal, Joseph J. Relating to the establishing of an educational program for five-year-olds in public free school districts of Texas and to the financing of the program.
HB 893 60-0 (1967) Author: Cummings, Russell Bennett | et. al. Relating to authorizing and providing for partial state support of an educational program for five-year-olds in public free school districts of Texas desiring to participate under plan submitted pursuant to regulations of and approved by the Central Education Agency; prescribing formula for determination of allotments and costs, professional units, operation and transportation for purposes of this Act; authorizing and providing for payment of the State's share out of the Foundation School Fund; providing an effective date of this Act.
SB 100 60-0 (1967) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to providing for the voluntary inspection and registration of kindergartens by the Central Education Agency; requiring kindergartens to file an annual enrollment report.
SB 265 60-0 (1967) Author: Kennard, Don Relating to authorizing and providing for partial State support of an educational program for five-year-olds in public free school districts of Texas desiring to participate under plan submitted pursuant to regulations of and approved by the Central Education Agency; providing an effective date of this Act.
HB 56 57-1 (1961) Author: Peeler, Travis A. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute to provide that the trustees of any school district shall, upon petition of twenty percent (20%) of the qualified voters of the school district, call an election to determine whether or not a district shall establish and maintain a kindergarten.
SB 348 51-0 (1949) Author: Proffer, Robert L. "Bob" Relating to provide for the accreditation of nursery and kindergarten schools; providing a repealing clause; providing a savings clause.
HB 375 35-0 (1917) Author: Bedell, Elmer E. | et. al. Relating to empowering trustees of school districts upon petition of parents or guardians to require said trustees to establish and maintain free kindergarten for children between the ages of five and seven years, and to provide for trained kindergarten teachers.
SB 109 35-0 (1917) Author: Bee, Carlos Relating to empowering the trustees of any school district, upon petition of parents or guardians, to require said trustees to establish and maintain free kinder-garten, for the training of children under the scholastic age down to and including five years, and to provide for trained kindergarten teachers.
HB 332 30-0 (1907) Author: Neblett, R. S. Relating to empowering the trustees of any school district to establish and maintain free Kindergartens, for the training of children between four and seven years of age, and to provide for trained teachers for the same.

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