HBA-MSH H.B. 3569 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 3569 By: George Pensions & Investments 3/30/2001 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Under current law, certain retired teachers are allowed to continue to collect retirement benefits if they return to teaching in areas of acute teacher shortage. The provision allows understaffed schools to hire experienced teachers and benefit from their experience. Current law also prescribes a minimum monthly salary that a teacher must receive. Understaffed schools are often understaffed precisely because they do not have the resources to pay this minimum salary. House Bill 3569 exempts certain retired teachers from minimum monthly salary requirements. 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. ANALYSIS House Bill 3569 amends the Education Code to exempt from minimum monthly salary requirements the salary of a classroom teacher who is a retiree of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and qualifies to receive benefits while employed as a classroom teacher. EFFECTIVE DATE On passage, or if the Act does not receive the necessary vote, the Act takes effect September 1, 2001.