HB 1597

86(R) - 2019
House Public Education
Senate Education
House Public Education
Senate Education

Companion Bill

SB 676

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Stan Lambert
Brad Buckley


Dawn Buckingham

Bill Caption

Relating to establishing residency for purposes of admission into public schools.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 1597 would allow for a parent that is in active military service to submit a copy of their orders or transfer to a military base as a proof of residency to admit their children to a public school, provided that they provide proof of residence within ten days after the arrival date on their orders.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action recommends supporting HB 1597 because it promotes limited government by reducing an administrative burden in the school enrollment process for people moving to Texas on military orders.

Organizations Supporting

Coalition of Texans with Disabilities