SB 1838

85(R) - 2017
Senate Education
Senate Education
Charter Schools 
Public Education

Vote Recommendation

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Bryan Hughes

Bill Caption

Relating to the applicability of certain laws to open-enrollment charter schools.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

This bill would have open enrollment charter schools be considered school districts for the purposes of zoning. Charter schools would also not have to pay impact fees unless the board of trustees of the district or the governing body of the charter school consents to the payment of the fees by entering a contract with the political subdivision that imposes the fees.

Vote Recommendation Notes

SB 1838 would ensure that open enrollment charters are treated fairly when it comes to zoning requirements; just as school districts are treated. For this reason, we support this bill.