HBA-BTC H.B. 334 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 334 By: Seaman Public Education 4/21/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, the State Board of Education is required to determine the curriculum requirements for the minimum recommended and advanced high school programs that are consistent with the curriculum prescribed by the Education Code. H.B. 334 requires that the State Board of Education also determine curriculum requirements for the career and technology high school programs that are consistent with the required curriculum under of the Education Code. Under this bill, the curriculum requirements for career and technology education program must also be consistent with the state plan for career and technology education and agency requirements under the Education Code. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that rulemaking authority previously delegated to the State Board of Education is modified in SECTION 1 (Section 28.025, Education Code). SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Sections 28.025(a) and (c), Education Code, to require the State Board of Education (board), by rule, to determine curriculum requirements for the career and technology high school programs that are consistent with the required curriculum under Section 28.002, Education Code, (Required Curriculum). Provides that curriculum requirements for such programs must also be consistent with the state plan for career and technology education required under Section 29.182, Education Code (State Plan for Career and Technology Education), and agency requirements in Section 29.185, Education Code (Career and Technology Program Rules). Makes a nonsubstantive change. SECTION 2. Requires the board to adopt rules in accordance with Section 28.025, as amended by this Act, no later than March 1, 2000. SECTION 3. Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.