HB 3349

85(R) - 2017
House Public Education
Senate Education
House Public Education
Senate Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Barbara Gervin-Hawkins


Van Taylor


Jose Menendez
Carlos Uresti

Bill Caption

Relating to creating an abbreviated certification program and a certificate for trade and industrial workforce training.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB 3349, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: a negative impact of ($413,388) through the biennium ending August 31, 2019. 

Bill Analysis

This bill would create an accelerated educator training program to train experts in vocational teaching. The bill would make a person meeting certain requirements related to education and experience eligible for admission to the program. At the end of this program, one would be given a license to train others in the program and certified to teach the relevant class. 

HB 3349 requires the Board of Education, for the purpose of providing a continuing additional source of teachers, to provide workforce training, to establish a probationary trade and industrial workforce training certificate and a standard trade and industrial workforce training certificate that may be obtained through an abbreviated educator preparation program. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill would expedite the process of obtaining a teaching certificate for industry certified individuals by creating a program by which experts in an industrial field can go through, in order to receive a vocational training license to teach in classrooms. HB 3349 would limit government by giving these qualified people an opportunity to teach with fewer regulatory prerequisites to meet.

Organizations Supporting

National Federation of Independent Business
Texas Association of Business
Texas Association of Business
Texas Association of Manufacturers
Texas Business Leadership Council
Texas Construction Association