HBA-GUM H.B. 3239 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 3239 By: Denny Public Education 4/19/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In 1995, the 74th Texas Legislature enacted a provision which requires a school district to hold a public meeting within its boundaries except as required by law or except to hold a joint meeting with another district. An exception was not made for holding a joint meeting with a governmental entity such as a city council or county commissioners court if the council chambers or court building is located outside the district's boundaries. H.B. 3239 allows a school board to hold public meetings outside the district's boundaries to meet jointly with a governmental entity if the boundaries of the governmental entity lie within the boundaries of the district. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 26.007(b), Education Code, to provide that a joint meeting between the board of trustees of a school district and a governmental entity is not required to be held within the boundaries of the district if the boundaries of the governmental entity are within the boundaries of the district. SECTION 2. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 3. Emergency clause.