SB 1309

83(R) - 2013

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Wendy Davis

Bill Caption

Relating to assessment alternatives or accommodations for public school students in special education programs.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for SB1309: a negative impact of ($1,100,000) through the biennium ending August 31, 2015. The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill. No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: SB 1309 would redevelop assessments for disabled students who are in the special education program.

Analysis: This legislation would address assessing students with disabilities by modifying the current tests provided. The change in assessments may or may not improve the students' education. Therefore, we are neutral on SB 1309.