SB 968

86(R) - 2019
Senate Education
Senate Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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Kelly Hancock


Bob Hall

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

SB 968 would require a municipality to "to consider an open-enrollment charter school a school district for purposes of zoning, permitting, code compliance, and development." This bill would also prohibit political subdivisions from enacting a prohibition that restricts where a open-enrollment charter school can operate. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action recommends supporting SB 968 because it promotes our principle of limited government. This bill would prohibit a municipality, county, or other political subdivision from restricting where an open-enrollment charter school can operate, which promotes school choice and fair treatment to charter schools. 

Organizations Supporting

Texas Business Leadership Council
Texas Public Policy Foundation