Tag Archives: HB 6

SB 6 Passed by the House

SB 6 was passed by the House on Friday, June 17th.  The House added several amendments on the floor.  One amendment added back the Technology Lending Program. This would allow the Commissioner to appropriate up to 5% of the IMA … Continue reading

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Numbers Matter….In the Funding of SB 6

SB 6, was passed by the Senate last Friday and voted out of the House Public Education Committee today.  The House added no amendments to SB 6.   It has not yet been scheduled to be voted on by the entire … Continue reading

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Instructional Materials Allotment Revived in Special Session

HB 6, which established a new funding mechanism for technology for Texas school districts, died in the last few minutes of the 82nd Texas Regular Legislative Session.  It became a victim of the attempt to slow down the passage of … Continue reading

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HB 6 Moves to the Full Senate

The Senate Education Committee heard testimony on HB 6 this morning. Joyce Stevens, the Director of Academic Technology Services from Northside ISD, testified on behalf of TCEA and her school district. She urged the committee to support the bill but … Continue reading

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HB 6 to be Heard in Senate Education Committee

HB 6, legislation that combines funds for textbooks and technology, will be heard in the Senate Education Committee on Thursday, May 5th, at 8:30 AM.  The Senate version, SB 6, has already been approved by the Texas Senate. However, in … Continue reading

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HB 6 Takes Big Step Toward Passage

The House of Representatives passed HB 6 on Wednesday, April 6th. It needs one more vote in the House, but this is usually a formality. The bill has changed some as it has gone through the process. The first changes … Continue reading

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More Questions As HB 6 is Examined

Several questions have been raised concerning HB 6.  I don’ t have all the answers but I will attempt to answer them as best I can. Question 1: In Section 31.001 it states: Except as provided by Section 31.104(d), a … Continue reading

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