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Special sessions topics

21 special legislative session topics [ session: 79th, 2 C.S. ] Topics are based on the text of the Governor's official proclamations and messages.

 79th 2nd C.S.  Proclamations

  • Increase the homestead ad valorem tax exemption. [Wed Jul 20, 2005]
  • Limiting the ad valorem tax appraisals and rates of certain taxing units. [Wed Jul 20, 2005]
  • Providing ad valorem tax relief and protecting taxpayers. [Wed Jul 20, 2005]
  • Address educator compensation, benefits and certification. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Charter school funding and reform. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Funding for the public school finance system and the continuation of the Texas Education Agency. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Further competition in the telecommunications market. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Increase the compensation of judges, including salary and retirement benefits. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Increased accountability and intervention for schools failing to meet state standards. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Issuance of state-issued certificates of franchise authority for cable and video services. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Legislation providing for end-of-course examinations to be usedin public schools. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Legislation related to the provision of broadband over powerlines. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Legislation that establishes indicators of college readiness and higher levels of student achievement in the public school accountability system. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Legislation that funds textbooks and creates the instructional materials allotment for public schools. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Local property tax rate compression and voter approval of local property tax rates. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Modifications to the recapture provisions of the public school finance system. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • November elections for public school boards of trustees. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Providing for performance-based incentives to educators and schools that attain higher levels of student achievement. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Providing for public school financial accountability and increasing transparency in school district financial reportin. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • The authorization, issuance and funding of tuition revenue bonds. [Thu Jul 21, 2005]
  • Limiting the use of eminent domain to take private property for private parties or economic development purposes. [Tue Aug 9, 2005]

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