HB 4258

86(R) - 2019
House Pensions, Investments, & Financial Services
Senate Education
House Pensions, Investments, & Financial Services
Senate Education

Companion Bill

SB 1182

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive


Jim Murphy
Barbara Gervin-Hawkins


Donna Campbell

Bill Caption

Relating to approval by the attorney general of certain bonds financing an educational facility for certain charter schools. 

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal impact to the state is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

Under current law, an open-enrollment charter school must give public notice of a bond to be issued to finance the construction or purchase of an educational facility. The notice must be approved by the municipal government where the facility will be located. Some municipal governments are trying to refuse to approve these notices as a means to prevent expansion of charter schools in their jurisdictions. 

HB 4258 would vest sole authority to review and approve bond notices for charter school facilities in the Attorney General. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports HB 4258 because it promotes limited government and individual liberty principles. This bill would provide a safeguard against municipal authorities who seek to prevent the growth of charter schools by refusing to approve the required notice. Ultimately this bill, if passed, will help provide parents and students greater choice in public education.