SB 1679

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Royce West


Diego Bernal
Morgan Meyer
John Turner
Gary VanDeaver


Mary Gonzalez

Bill Caption

Relating to eligibility of certain children for free prekindergarten programs in public schools.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 1679 would provide automatic eligibility for four-year-old children who qualified for free, half-day pre-kindergarten at the age of three. Currently, parents are required to complete paperwork that proves eligibility after the child turns four.

Vote Recommendation Notes

While we oppose taxpayer subsidized prekindergarten programs as not being within the proper role of the state, we do not oppose this change in proof of eligibility requirements; consequently we remain neutral. 

Organizations Supporting

Center for Public Policy Priorities
Christian Life Commission
City of Corpus Christi
League of Women Voters of Texas
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Texas
Texas Association of Business