HB 481

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

Vote Recommendation

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Ken King

Bill Caption

Relating to the recovery of over-allocated state funds by the Texas Education Agency.

Fiscal Notes

From the Legislative Budget Board: no significant fiscal implication to the state is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 481 would prohibit the Texas Education Agency from recovering over-allocated funds from the Foundation School Program if the over-allocation occurred more than seven years before the discovery was made and resulted from statutory changes and related requirements.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill violates our limited government principle. The government has a responsibility to properly manage taxpayer funds as efficiently as possible. This bill decreases accountability and allows for over-allocation of funds to go without being repaid in certain circumstances. For these reasons, we oppose 481.